A few things we learned about tech hubs in Africa: GSMA (Infographic)


The last mapping exercise done by the World Bank in September 2015 listed less than 120 tech hubs in Africa.

As of July 2016, GSMA’s research suggests there are 314 active tech hubs in Africa (a number aligned with Disrupt Africa’s prediction in March), a number that keeps on growing on a weekly basis.

For the purpose of GSMA’s landscaping exercise, they have been looking at all kinds of physical spaces that fall under the broad term of “tech hubs”: incubators, accelerators, co-working spaces, fab labs, makerspaces, hackerspaces and other innovation spaces. Incubators and accelerators – which provide start-ups with business support resources and services to help them scale – account for almost 60% of these tech hubs.

Read more: A few things we learned about tech hubs in Africa and Asia – Mobile for Development

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