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INNOVATION IN THE DATA AGE

11TH – 13TH OCTOBER 2018 IN DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA

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.

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.

 
 

our speakers

Board Chair AfriLabs

BERNARD CHIIRA

Incubator Manager, iBiz Africa, Kenya & AfriLabs Board Secretary

Meguid HANAN ABDEL MEGUID

CEO Kamelizer, Egypt

DR. REGINALD MENGI

Chairman-IPP-Group

MICHEAL OLUWAGBEMI

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

DR. AYMAN ISMAIL

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

RAKOTOARIVO SAROBIDY

AfriLabs Board Treasurer, Habaka Hub, Madagascar

BEN WHITE

Founder, Venture Capital For Africa (VC4A)

HON. AMB. EINAR H. JENSEN

Denmark

BEN ROBERTS

GCTO, Liquid Telecom, Africa

DR. JEAN-LEAH NJOROGE

Senior Data Scientist, Dell Technologies, USA

JOHN KIMANI

Program Manager, Google

KIDUS FISAHA ASFAW

GPL, UNICEF Innovation

AMBASSADOR ARTHUR MATTLI

Switzerland Embassy, Tanzania

REGINA MBODJ BROWN

Executive Director, CTIC Dakar & Francophone Representative, AfriLabs Board

MATTHEW PENNELLS

Digital Transformation Business Development Manager, Esri

MARTIN KARANJA

Senior Market Engagement Manager, Ecosystem Accelerator, GSMA

PENELOPE TERRANOVA

Project manager and Network Officer, JokkoLabs

CHRISTIAN JEKKINOU

President, African Business Angels Network (ABAN)

AHMED BASTAWY

Founder, Icealex, Egypt

ALPHA NURRY

Founder, Jamaa Funding

BANKOLE OLORUNTOBA

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

CHRISTIAN JEKKINOU

Executive Manager, Afric’Innov

ABIODUN ODUNUGA

Business Development and International Partnerships Manager – Bond’Innov

CHRISTIAN KAKOBA

Founder & Programs Manager, BitHub Africa, Kenya

NEKESA WERE

Managing Director, iHub, Kenya & AfriLabs Board Member

RACHEL SIBANDE

Founder, mHub Malawi

ABIODUN ODUNUGA

Business Development and International Partnerships Manager – Bond’Innov

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