We are a non-profit social enterprise working to strengthen the Africa technology & entrepreneurship ecosystem by promoting investment, skills and collaboration with the UK.
What we do
Technology in Africa is playing a key role in enabling innovative solutions to the continent's challenges and providing access to under-served communities.
Our mission is to promote the use of technology and business innovation as tools for driving sustainable development in Africa.
We host regular events in the UK aimed at showcasing the opportunities emerging across the Africa technology landscape and support UK businesses and investors in unlocking these opportunities to create both profit and impact
In addition through our Innovation Lab we support entrepreneurs and organisations in building solutions that leverage technology to address challenges in Africa.
AFRICA TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS FORUM
The Africa Technology Business Forum (Africa Tech Forum London) is an annual, one-day conference aimed at showcasing Africa's emerging technology opportunities to the global business and investor community.
The inaugural Forum was held in June 2016 as part of London Tech Week and brought together 150 technology business leaders, investors, entrepreneurs and professionals to share expert insights and success strategies for unlocking opportunities in the Africa technology sector. View presentations
Africa Tech London Meetup
We host regular meetups in London bringing together a diverse network of individuals with a shared interest in supporting and engaging with the African tech ecosystem. Join our meetup group or subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed about upcoming events.
ATBN Innovation Lab
We support entrepreneurs and organisations working to address challenges in Africa through technology and business innovation.
ATBN Innovation Lab is aimed at supporting entrepreneurs and organisations to unlock the potential of technology and business innovation as tools to impact development.
We design and deliver custom innovation programmes ranging from one-off ideation sessions and 2-day innovation workshops to startup incubators and mentorship programmes.
Our programmes are designed to enable participants and organisations to generate and accelerate their Africa-impacting ideas and solutions using our bespoke innovation framework which incorporates well-proven concepts & tools such as user-centred design, lean methodology and the business model canvas.
Our team bring a range of expertise in innovation facilitation, leadership development, business coaching and design & launch of technology-based solutions in the African market.
Our current projects include an innovation incubator and mentorship programme funded by Comic Relief to support young, African women entrepreneurs to develop technology-based solutions that improve the lives of women and girls in Africa.
If your organisation is working towards innovation-based solutions for development in Africa, get in touch to learn more about how we can help .
Meet the team
Eunice Baguma Ball
Founder & Executive Director ATBN
An innovation consultant and community builder with 10 years experience in the Africa mobile and digital innovation space. She is passionate about the potential of technology to drive sustainable development in Africa.
Innovation Facilitator & Programmes Director ATBN
A communications coach, innovation trainer and facilitator with extensive experience designing & delivering programmes to support organisations, young people and entrepreneurs to increase their impact.
Entrepreneur & business mentor
An entrepreneur, business mentor and life coach who has worked extensively to inspire women and young people across the globe to reach their full potential. Prior to that she held c-level roles at global companies including GSMA & Prudential.
Community & Events Manager ATBN
A digital marketing and social media expert with a focus on Africa, Ethiopia, entrepreneurship, start-ups, tech and the creative industries.
Board Advisor ATBN
Founder & CEO of Whitestone Finance.
Startup investor & investment specialist with extensive experience in investment, banking and technology across Europe & Africa.
Board Advisor ATBN
Director Oreed Group
An international trade and capital adviser focused on supporting African companies to build international partnerships with the UK.
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