TechInAfrica – AfriLabs will host the 4th edition of AfriLabs Annual Gathering in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on October 28th to October 30th, 2019. The annual event will focus on its main theme ‘Connect: Towards an Integrated Innovation Ecosystem”. Meanwhile, it will be co-hosted by three hub members of AfriLabs, such as Tech Village, xHub, as well as Iceaddis.
The annual gathering will bring together stakeholders across the African tech ecosystems, including entrepreneurs, corporates, investors, academia, and developmental agencies. They will involve in discussion to share their knowledge as well as to widen their network.
The key focus of the 2019 AfriLabs Annual Gathering is to connect players across African entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem, including entrepreneurs, innovators, hubs, academicians, researchers, venture capitalists, governments, investors, and development agencies among others. The main purpose is to create a collaborative and sustainable system for the ecosystem to further develop the continent.
There will be 350 stakeholders are expected to attend the 3-day annual gathering. It will feature several panel discussions, keynote addresses, parallel workshops, presentation sessions, networking sessions, local ecosystem tour, and finally, open floor exhibitions.
On the panel of discussions, the attendees will discuss thematic topics on how to generate investment for African entrepreneurs as well as new job opportunities through entrepreneurship.
Furthermore, they will also discuss other topics that are crucial for the development of African continent, including, how to work with research institutions and universities to change research into innovation as well as build up strong institutional frameworks and network that can drive synergies between corporate, creative, technology sectors and the media.
AfriLabs is a pan-African network with more than 30 technology innovation hubs across 36 African countries. The organization has been committed to helping African entrepreneurs and driving innovation across the continent. Its ultimate goals are to identify problems facing Africa, develop solutions through innovation, and create new job opportunities.