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Future of African Cities: Innovation, Spaces and Collaboration

18th – 20th of 2017 in Cairo, Egypt

Annual Gathering 2017

The AfriLabs Annual Gathering annually focuses on trending tech hub practices, local innovators and innovative solutions to relevant African issues. In order to key into the African integration agenda, the regional development or political organization at the hosting country will be fully involved.The Annual Gathering provides a unique opportunity for members and other stakeholders to convene, learn the latest hub insights, and build partnerships between and with hubs.

This year, the AfriLabs Annual Gathering and the Hivos Coworking Summit was a joint event hosted by The District that provided opportunities for the different members of both networks to exchange knowledge, network, build collaborative relationships and share resources. The conference took place from the 18th – 20th of 2017 in Cairo, Egypt and was themed ‘Future of African Cities: Innovation, Spaces and Collaboration’.

The conference was co-organized by AfriLabs, Hivos, District, Progrss, Wasabi, Facebook, The French University Sherouk City and The American University in Cairo.

Speakers

Rannia El Sayed

Rannia El Sayed

Director of Partnerships at Nahdet El Mahrousa, Egypt

Maya Boghdadi

Maya Boghdadi

Program Manager at Nahdet El Mahrousa, Egypt

Lynda Tezkratt

Lynda Tezkratt

Business Advisor, Sylabs, Algeria

Laila Hida

Laila Hida

Le 18 (Dix-Huit), Morocco

Houssem Aoudi

Houssem Aoudi

CEO and Cofounder, Cogite Coworking Space, Algeria

Hanan Abdel Meguid

Hanan Abdel Meguid

CEO Kamelizer, Egypt

Arthur Steiner

Arthur Steiner

Global Programme Manager at Hivos, The Netherlands

Matthew Terrell

Matthew Terrell

Global Lead of Developer Circles from Facebook - USA

Rex Lor

Rex Lor

Innovation Development Manager, Hub of Innovation for Inclusion - Philippines

Abigail Cabanilla

Abigail Cabanilla

Director, Hifi, College of Saint Benilde - Philippines

Evert Faber van der Muelen

Evert Faber van der Muelen

New Silk Roads, The Netherlands

Jenny Mbaye

Jenny Mbaye

Researcher/Expert in Creative Economy & Entrepreneurship in Africa, Senegal

Linda Kamau

Linda Kamau

Cofounder and Training Director at AkiraChix, Kenya

Maria Daif

Maria Daif

Director General of L'Uzine, Morocco

M’Hamed Kouidmi

M’Hamed Kouidmi

Founder and CEO, Business Wise, Algeria

Tamer Taha

Tamer Taha

Founder and CEO, Yomken, Egypt

Sartaj Singh Anand

Sartaj Singh Anand

Founder, Egomonk, India

Mathias Antonsson

Mathias Antonsson

Head of Human Rights Innovation Initiative at CRD - Sweden

Kola Aina

Kola Aina

Entrepreneur & Investor - Nigeria

Chloe Gueguen

Chloe Gueguen

Co-founder Fintech TWIN$ Initiative - France

Rebecca Enonchong

Rebecca Enonchong

Board Chair AfriLabs, CEO AppsTech, Vice President African Business Angels (ABAN)

Michael Oluwagbemi

Michael Oluwagbemi

Co-founder & Executive Partner at LoftyInc Allied Partners Limited, Nigeria

Ben White

Ben White

Founder, Venture Capital For Africa (VC4A)

Nekesa Were

Nekesa Were

Managing Director, iHub, Kenya & AfriLabs Board Member

Bernard Chiira

Bernard Chiira

Incubator Manager, iBiz Africa, Kenya & AfriLabs Board Secretary

Rakotoarivo Sarobidy

Rakotoarivo Sarobidy

AfriLabs Board Treasurer, Habaka Hub, Madagascar

Dr. Ayman Ismail

Dr. Ayman Ismail

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

Viola .A. Llewellyn

Viola .A. Llewellyn

President, Ovamba Solutions Inc, Cameroon

Bankole Oloruntoba

Bankole Oloruntoba

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

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