egk13 - Hubs as anchor points for innovation in Africa - Claude Migisha, KLab Kigali

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egk13 - Hubs as anchor points for innovation in Africa - Claude Migisha, KLab Kigali

  1. 1. “Hubs  as  Anchor  Points  for   Innovation  in  Africa”   EGK2013   Addis-­‐Ababa   Claude  Migisha  K.   Kigali  -­‐  Rwanda  
  2. 2. …Some  facts  about  Africa   —  —  —  —  —  Africa:   mobile-­‐broadband   penetration   has   increased   from  2%  in  2010  to  11%  in  2013.  (ITU  2013)   Africa   is   the   world’s   youngest   continent:   Half   of   the   population  is  under  25  (UN  2013)   It   is   estimated   that   a   10%   increase   in   broadband   penetration  can  deliver  a  0.1  -­‐  1.4%  GDP  boost  (WEF   2012)   Africa’s  mobile  industry  contributes  US$56  billion  to   the  regional  economy,  around  3.5%  of  total  GDP  (AfDB   2013)   The   ITES   sector   represents   a   $500   billion   addressable   market,   of   which   only   about   20%   has   been  realized.  (AfDB2013)  
  3. 3. Question  for  you?   How  do  you  think  young  talented  Africans   can  tap  into  these  opportunities?  
  4. 4. Moussa  &  Diogene  
  5. 5. kLab   Multi-­‐ disciplinary   collaboration.   An  ecosystem   that  facilitates   growth   Business   networks.   Mentors  &   role  models   Connected   ideas   Technical   infrastructure   In 1.5 year: Around 100 members, 20 Mentors, 5 Startups, 30 trainings, etc.
  6. 6. AfriLabs  &  hubs  in  Africa  
  7. 7. Hub  roles   •  Innovation:  focus  on  early  stage  innovations   &  building  capacity.  (eg:  iLab  -­‐  Liberia)     •  Pre-­‐incubation:  Focus  on  products  making.   (eg:  kLab  -­‐  Rwanda)       •  Incubation:  Focus  on  entering  in  the  market.   (eg:  Nailab  -­‐  Kenya)     •  Accelerate:  Focus  on  growth  and  investment.   (eg:  Wennovate  -­‐  Nigeria  )  
  8. 8. Hubs  types   •  Hubs.  Eg:  BongoHive,  Zambia     •  University  afDiliated.  Eg:  iLab  Africa,  Kenya     •  Telecenters.  Eg:  iLab,  Liberia     •   Co-­‐working  space.  Eg:  The  Of`ice,  Rwanda     •  Incubators.  Eg:  ActiveSpace,  Cameroon     •  Upcoming:  Ice  Aswan  (Boat:  connect,  learn  &   inspire  4  communities)  
  9. 9. Some  great  solutions  from   hubs  
  10. 10. Diaspora  &  Hubs   —  —  —  —  Partnerships  –  Global  Markets   Financing  (SF,  VC)   Mentorship  (Onsite,  Online)   New  `ields  (Social  enterprises,  New  technologies)  
  11. 11. Thank  you   Q&As     @MigishaK   Mikaclau@gmail.com    

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