• ABOUT US

    The Africa Technology Business Network is a social enterprise and global network focused on accelerating technology innovation & entrepreneurship for sustainable growth in Africa.

    We believe in the immense potential of technology as a catalyst for development in Africa and that African tech entrepreneurs will be the key drivers of growth.

    • Network & Events: Through our global network, we aim to drive investment into the African technology sector by increasing investor interest and understanding of the market. We also create platforms for UK & Africa tech ecosystem players to connect, share & collaborate
    • Startups & Entrepreneurs: We work to empower African technology entrepreneurs to grow their businesses and positively impact their communities by providing access to the right skills, expertise & networks.
    • Tech for Development: We develop tailored programmes and provide consultancy services supporting development organisations & social enterprises to leverage technology as a tool for driving sustainable development in Africa.

     

    "Our vision is to see Africa as a leading hub for globally competitive innovation, driven by skilled entrepreneurs and with women at the forefront.​"

    OUR TEAM

    Eunice Baguma Ball

    FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    An Africa tech & innovation specialist with 10 years' experience working at the intersection of tech and social enterprise both in the UK and Africa. She is passionate about the potential of technology to drive sustainable development in Africa.

    Stav Bar-Shany

    HEAD OF STRATEGY & PARTNERSHIPS

    Stav is a Technology in Emerging Markets specialist and a strategist for organizations looking to use innovation to drive sustainable growth.
    She is also the co-Founder of IsraelDev Network- an entrepreneurial community of over 3000 professionals working to harness Israeli innovation for solving challenges in developing markets.

    Serah Lister

    OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

    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

    EVENTS & COMMUNITY MANAGER

    Bilen is an events and digital marketing specialist with a particular passion for supporting small businesses, diaspora entrepreneurs and creative industries. She is also serves as a Trustee for the Ethiopian Diaspora Services in the UK, a charity aimed at supporting the Diaspora's contribution to the development of Ethiopia.

    Gosbert Chagula

    PROGRAMME DIRECTOR

    A communications coach, innovation trainer and facilitator with extensive experience designing & delivering programmes to support organisations, young people and entrepreneurs to increase their impact.

    Jean-Paul Melaga

    ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

    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.

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