Annual Gathering 2018

The 3rd edition of the AfriLabs Annual Gathering was held from 11th – 13th October 2018 at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania  with the theme ‘Innovation in the Data Age’.

The Annual Gathering welcomed over 500 attendees including AfriLabs network members from across Africa, investor groups like Venture Capital for African (VC4A) and African Business Angels Network (ABAN), Tanzanian government officials, developmental agencies like the Africa Development Bank (AfDB), corporate organisations and AfriLabs partners like IBM, Facebook, Liquid Telecom, Esri, GSMA, Google, Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA), Growth Wheel among others.

As a prelude to the Annual Gathering, AfriLabs facilitated a workshop on 10th October. The workshop, sponsored by the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA), brought together major ecosystem players to co-create AfriLabs Connect – which aims to proactively facilitate stronger collaboration among organisations who support entrepreneurs and innovators across the continent.

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OUR SPEAKERS

REBECCA ENONCHONG

REBECCA ENONCHONG

Board Chair AfriLabs

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BERNARD CHIIRA

BERNARD CHIIRA

Incubator Manager, iBiz Africa, Kenya & AfriLabs Board Secretary

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MEGUID HANAN ABDEL MEGUID

MEGUID HANAN ABDEL MEGUID

CEO Kamelizer, Egypt

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DR. REGINALD MENGI

DR. REGINALD MENGI

Chairman-IPP-Group
MICHEAL OLUWAGBEMI

MICHEAL OLUWAGBEMI

Co-founder & Executive Partner at LoftyInc Allied Partners Limited, Nigeria
DR. AYMAN ISMAIL

DR. AYMAN ISMAIL

Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation & Founding Director, American University in Cairo (AUC) Venture Lab.
RAKOTOARIVO SAROBIDY

RAKOTOARIVO SAROBIDY

AfriLabs Board Treasurer, Habaka Hub, Madagascar
BEN WHITE

BEN WHITE

Founder, Venture Capital For Africa (VC4A)
HON. AMB. EINAR H. JENSEN

HON. AMB. EINAR H. JENSEN

Denmark
BEN ROBERTS

BEN ROBERTS

GCTO, Liquid Telecom, Africa
DR. JEAN-LEAH NJOROGE

DR. JEAN-LEAH NJOROGE

Senior Data Scientist, Dell Technologies, USA
JOHN KIMANI

JOHN KIMANI

Program Manager, Google
KIDUS FISAHA ASFAW

KIDUS FISAHA ASFAW

GPL, UNICEF Innovation
AMBASSADOR ARTHUR MATTLI

AMBASSADOR ARTHUR MATTLI

Switzerland Embassy, Tanzania
REGINA MBODJ BROWN

REGINA MBODJ BROWN

Executive Director, CTIC Dakar & Francophone Representative, AfriLabs Board
MATTHEW PENNELLS

MATTHEW PENNELLS

Digital Transformation Business Development Manager, Esri
MARTIN KARANJA

MARTIN KARANJA

Senior Market Engagement Manager, Ecosystem Accelerator, GSMA
PENELOPE TERRANOVA

PENELOPE TERRANOVA

Project manager and Network Officer, JokkoLabs
CHRISTIAN JEKKINOU

CHRISTIAN JEKKINOU

President, African Business Angels Network (ABAN)
AHMED BASTAWY

AHMED BASTAWY

Founder, Icealex, Egypt
ALPHA NURRY

ALPHA NURRY

Founder, Jamaa Funding
BANKOLE OLORUNTOBA

BANKOLE OLORUNTOBA

Founder, Network of Incubators and Innovators in Nigeria (NINe), Nigeria.
CHRISTIAN JEKKINOU

CHRISTIAN JEKKINOU

Executive Manager, Afric’Innov
ABIODUN ODUNUGA

ABIODUN ODUNUGA

Business Development and International Partnerships Manager – Bond’Innov
CHRISTIAN KAKOBA

CHRISTIAN KAKOBA

Founder & Programs Manager, BitHub Africa, Kenya
NEKESA WERE

NEKESA WERE

Managing Director, iHub, Kenya & AfriLabs Board Member
RACHEL SIBANDE

RACHEL SIBANDE

Founder, mHub Malawi

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