PREVIOUS EVENT 2016
AfriLabs Annual Gathering 2016
The AfriLabs Annual Meeting took place in Africa for the first time since the creation of AfriLabs in 2011 at Alliance Française in Accra, Ghana. This Assembly was held from 24 to 27 October 2016 and addressed the theme “ Making the Technology Ecosystem Count ”. Its main sponsor was Making All Voices Count (MAVC).
Microsoft 4Afrika sponsored the Boot Camp for Tech Member Hubs which took place prior to the meeting on October 24, 2016. This was iSpace Foundation Hub, Ghana.
Were present: members of the AfriLabs hub, angel investors/venture capitalists, leaders of development organizations, startups, entrepreneurs and universities. The following countries were represented at La Rencontre from Africa (Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Tanzania, Morocco, Egypt, Kenya, etc.), Europe (Netherlands), Asia (Philippines), United States of America (Washington DC).
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) also took place on October 26, 2016 during the meeting. It was an opportunity for AfriLabs board members and hub managers to meet and discuss AfriLabs activities.
The Assembly thus undertakes a debate during which several sponsors and partners including Oracle, MAVC and Microsoft 4Afrik take the floor to express their opinion on the content. The debate continues with round tables, presentations, a pitch session, showcases and masterclasses.
The committee sessions were highly interactive and covered topics related to promoting women’s entrepreneurship, collaboration between universities and innovation for social change, strengthening hubs as institutions for open societies, the role of government in the growth of innovation hubs and startups and technology as a tool for social and economic change.
The master classes covered topics relevant to the growth of startups and innovation hubs such as monitoring and evaluation of business activities, management and business strategy, communication and leadership skills and business matrices. ‘business.
About 160 people were present daily during La Rencontre Annuelle.
Visit the gallery to see photos of highlights from La Rencontre Annuelle 2016.
“ The AfriLabs Annual Gathering 2021 marked a monumental milestone for the African technology.
Event conference speaker
AfriLabs Annual Gathering 2016
DR. VERA SOGWE
Executive Secretary Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
Executive Director AfriLabs
CEO Djembe Consultants
Founding Partner Ventures Platform, Board Member Reliance HMO
Board Chair Board Chair AfriLabs and Board Chair ActivSpaces Cameroon
CEO Dream Factory Foundation Botswana
PROFESSOR AHMED SHAIKH
Managing Director REGENT Business School, (Member institution of Honoris United Universities)
Project Manager in Charge of Startups and ICT Ecosystems at Smart Africa/Founder at Douar Tech
President African Business Angel Network ABAN
CEO at Afrobytes
Investment Manager DOB Equity
Partner and Country Director South Africa at Funema
CEO Big Cabal Media
Director of Strategy AfriLabs
Director, Innovation and Public Policy, Africa Mozilla
ETHEL D. COFIE
Board Member Africa Digital Expert Advising Organisations & Governments on Tech Innovation in Africa (Africa/Europe)
KHALID MOHAMMED ALI
Founder of Impact Hub Khartoum Sudan
EVA SOW EBION
Director of Community and Communication i4Policy
Strategy Lead iZone Hub, Zimbabwe
FATOUMATA NIANG NIOX
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