African entrepreneurs are driving a second technological revolution in Africa. Where ICT’s were once imported from abroad and artificially embedded as telecenters a new trend is underway.
Local talent are actively working to deconstruct technology in ways they can rebuild it with a purpose. Designing from within the context and for the context gives it meaning.
A growing network of investors see this potential and are now working to engage the entrepreneurs with the best ideas and in a growing effort to tap this new potential.
The iHub, Nailab, Limbe Labs, Appfrica Labs, Banta Labs, MEST and other incubators on the continent are the front lines in this business. They bring together entrepreneurs in ways that they can effectively incubate new projects and ideas. They also serve as a critical nexus where knowledge, skills and capital come together. Otherwise an effective interface to the outside world, the public and private sectors and government.
Afrilabs brings this emerging network of labs together in the interest to promote these local initiatives, coordinate activities, share lessons learned and promote success stories.
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