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What have we learned so far about tech hubs in Africa and Asia?

We were really interested to receive a report recently from GSMA on its work with hubs in Africa and Asia. The GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund, which is funded by DfID, aims to build collaboration between start-ups and mobile operators, … Continue reading

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A bit of background to Malawi’s mHub

mHub in Malawi was established by Rachel Sibande in 2013. Over the last three years, it has seen around 4,000 young people come through its doors and take part in activities within the hub. This short news film from Voa … Continue reading

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Introducing HapaSpace and IceAddis

As mentioned in a previous post, The Joint Hub Fund was delighted this year to be able to support two new hubs –IceAddis in Ethiopia and HapaSpace in Ghana. IceAddis was established in 2011 and aims to be an open … Continue reading

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Joint Hub Fund 2016/17 grantees announced!

We are very excited to be working alongside OSIWA and the Queen’s Young Leaders programme to support technology innovation hubs across Africa. Earlier this year, we were busy assessing applications from 11 hubs, all of which are doing exciting work … Continue reading

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The Long Road to Stimulating Tech Innovation in Africa-Hubs, Start-Ups and Building Communities

I recently wrote an article for Huffington Post which explores the tech ecosystem in African countries, with a focus on innovation hubs, start-ups and building sustainable communities.  It explores the potential of the sector, some of the challenges remaining and how … Continue reading

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A Review of the Year in Grants

The UK is no stranger to bizarre rituals and arcane institutions (see cheese rolling, Morris dancing and swan upping) and the British tax year is no exception. Because of a decision made back in 1752, our accounting year runs from … Continue reading

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Second Grant to Joint Hub Fund

In June last year, we blogged about our involvement in establishing the Joint Hub Fund to support tech hubs across Africa. Today, Indigo is delighted to announce that we will provide a further £100,000 towards supporting the Fund. This is the … Continue reading

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