We are a bridge to enable collaboration, skills transfer and investment between the UK and Africa technology ecosystems. Our aim is to help unlock profitable opportunities for businesses in both economies and positively impact Africa's economic development.
UNLOCKING OPPORTUNITIES & CREATING IMPACT THROUGH TECHNOLOGY
Technology in Africa is providing a powerful tool for transforming the continent‘s challenges into opportunities.
With now ubiquitous mobile devices, new payment systems, increasing connectivity and internet access by a rapidly growing population, technology is radically re-shaping the Africa business landscape and causing a multitude of new cross-sector opportunities to emerge.
The Africa Technology Business Network is a London-based organisation that is dedicated to promoting technology as a tool for driving social and economic development in Africa.
We host regular events in the UK aimed at highlighting the opportunities being created by technology in Africa and encourage UK businesses and investors to invest sustainably on the continent.
In addition we run a number of programmes supporting entrepreneurs building technology-based ventures that create opportunities between the UK and Africa and contribute to Africa's development.
Learn, Connect, Be Inspired
We organise regular events bringing together entrepreneurs, investors, businesses and organisations interested in the opportunities created by technology in Africa.
Join us at one of our events to connect with like-minded innovators, be inspired and learn more about:
AFRICA TECH FORUM LONDON
Showcasing Africa's Emerging Technology Opportunities to the World
Join us in London on 22nd June to explore Africa's emerging technology opportunities
The Africa Technology Business Forum is a one day conference showcasing the most exciting technology opportunities unfolding across the African continent to the global business and investor community during London Tech Week 2016.
Join over 120 experts, investors and professionals in the Banking , Finance, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Impact investment and the Mobile/Telecom sectors for a dynamic programme which includes informative panels and keynotes, expert-led round table discussions and an exciting startup innovation showcase. Learn more
Join our community
Connect with other passionate entrepreneurs and innovative businesses
The ATBN community is made up of entrepreneurs, investors and businesses interested in unlocking technology-based business opportunities and impacting development in Africa.
Join our growing community FREE on our meetup page Through our events, learn about the emerging technology trends in Africa and network with potential clients, co-founders and investors with a shared interest in opportunities in Africa.
Or simply visit our eventbrite page to see what's coming up.
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Innovation for Development Lab (i4DLab)
We support social innovators using technology to create a positive impact in Africa
Innovation for Development Lab (i4DLab) is a programme by the Africa Technology Business Network that is aimed at promoting technology as tool for development in Africa.
We connect, mentor and support social innovators in the UK and Africa working to tackle key challenges in Africa using technology.
Our goal is to enable sharing of resources and skills between social innovators in the UK and Africa.
Visit the i4DLab website to learn more about how to get involved.
UK-Africa Startup Lab
Supporting Africa-impacting UK startups and small businesses
The UK-Africa Startup Lab is a programme supporting UK and diaspora entrepreneurs to launch businesses that unlock new UK-Africa opportunities and positively impact Africa.
The programme provides participants with an opportunity to learn from seasoned entrepreneurs and mentors, acquire skills to validate their ideas, build a viable business model and get ready to launch their startup.
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I really appreciate having been part of the UK-Africa Startup Lab. I have been able to refine the value proposition of my idea taking into account valuable feedback and great insights into what it means to launch a technology business in Africa
Théodule ZERAGA, Founder - VisioRecruit
Being part of the UK-Africa Startup Lab helped me discover new business opportunities in Africa that can be unlocked using technology. I got great feedback which enabled me to conceive and develop my startup idea.
James Orior, Founder - Estimate.ng
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