• Unlocking Opportunities for Technology Impact

    Africa Technology Business Network

  • About ATBN

    We are a social enterprise working to strengthen the African 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 opening up exciting business opportunities for entrepreneurs, businesses and investors.

     

    Our vision: Africa as a global leader in technology and innovation

     

    Our mission: To strengthen the African technology & entrepreneurship ecosystem by promoting investment, skills and collaboration with the UK.

     

    The three main pillars of our work are:

     

    1. Promoting investment into the African tech sector

    We organise events including the Africa Technology Business Forum, aimed at showcasing the emerging technology opportunities in Africa to global businesses and investors as well as supporting them to invest and do business with the sector.

     

    2. Skills development to accelerate Africa-impacting innovation

    We run skills development and innovation programmes to support entrepreneurs and organisations working to develop technology-based solutions to challenges in Africa.

     

    3. Building a collaborative network connecting the UK and Africa tech ecosystems

    Through our online community, we are building a global network of people who are passionate about strengthening the African tech sector. We connect and support our members to unlock opportunities and create impact using technology.

  • EVENTS

    Gain insights for unlocking Africa's emerging technology opportunies

    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 which was held in June 2016 as part of London Tech Week, brought together 150 technology business leaders, investors, entrepreneurs and professionals and was featured in the Guardian.

     

    Delegates gathered to gain expert insights and success strategies for unlocking opportunities in the Africa technology sector. View presentations

     

    Africa Tech London Meetup

    Building a global network of people who are passionate about Africa tech

    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.

  • Accelerating Africa-impacting innovation

    Skills development for Africa-impacting entrepreneurs and organisations

    We run programmes supporting entrepreneurs and organisations to develop innovative, technology-based solutions to challenges in Africa

    FOR ENTREPRENEURS:

    We run programmes supporting African, Diaspora and Africa-focused entrepreneurs to develop innovative, technology-based solutions to the continent's challenges by providing access to training, mentorship and our global network to help them successfully develop their solutions.

     

    Our current entrepreneur programmes include:

     

    African Women Innovators Network - a training and mentorship programme that aims to empower African women to develop technology-based solutions to issues that affect them.

     

    Diaspora in Tech - a programme aimed at inspiring and supporting diaspora entrepreneurs to gain the skills to launch successful technology careers and businesses which can ultimately create a positive impact in Africa.

     

    FOR ORGANISATIONS:

    We design and deliver innovation workshops and training to support organisations in leveraging technology and develop innovative solutions to challenges in Africa.

     

    Using our bespoke collaborative design framework, we incorporate well-proven tools such as user-centred design, lean methodology and the business model canvas to guide participants to create sustainable solutions by co-innovating with their users and beneficiaries.

     

    Our team bring a range of expertise in innovation facilitation, social enterprise, leadership development, business coaching and technology in Africa.

     

    Through our previous workshops we've supported organisations such as WeFarm and Zazu to generate innovative ideas to further their work improving the livelihoods of farmers in Africa.

     

    If your organisation is working towards innovative, technology-based solutions to development in Africa, get in touch to learn more about how we can help.

  • ATBN Team

    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.

    Gosbert Chagula

    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.

    Serah Lister

    Entrepreneur & business mentor

    Director ATBN

    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.

    Bilen Shifferaw

    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.

    Jean-Paul Melaga

    ATBN Board Advisor

    CEO Whitestone Finance

    Jean-Paul is the Founder & CEO of Whitestone Finance. Prior to that he was the Head of Africa at the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi and Head of Francophone Africa at Renaissance Capital. Jean-Paul started his career as FIG M&A analyst with Lehman Brothers.   

    Manny Ajuwon

    ATBN Board Advisor

    Director Oreed Group

    Manny heads Oreed Group; specialists in African Markets Capital Advisory representing over £1.5bn in overseas transactions & construction, working with FTSE
    listed businesses, speciality fund managers & private equity investors.

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