Honoris Strengthens Partnerships in Entrepreneurship at the AfriLabs Annual Gathering, Zambia
October 28th, 2022 – Collaboration, community, and entrepreneurship. These are crucial pillars of the Honoris approach to seizing the opportunity for Africa’s prosperity with a pan-African approach. So it stands to reason that Honoris is a proud partner of AfriLabs, Africa’s only network of more than 350 entrepreneur hubs across the continent providing mentorship, financial support, networking opportunities, and capacity-building resources.
Its flagship event, the AfriLabs Annual Gathering, provides a unique opportunity for hubs in the network to convene, connect, share knowledge around a common theme, and build partnerships. As an African network of incubators, accelerators, and investors, AfriLabs is a springboard for innovative African talent and entrepreneurs, as well as those seeking to innovate, create value, and increase employment.
Taking place in Lusaka, Zambia, this year’s Annual Gathering was themed around ‘Intra-Africa Connectivity, Collaboration, and Innovation,’ attended by two of the 11 Honoris innovation, makerspace and incubator centers: South Africa’s redHUB and Tunisia’s Honoris Collective Lab.
Passionate about finding innovative ways of mainstreaming entrepreneurship, REGENT Business School’s redHUB is a business incubator currently based at two of its South African campuses. Led by Operations Manager, Hoosen Essof, as one of the newest members of the AfriLabs network, the redHUB team learned from distinguished members from across the region while also sharing their own mission for a prosperous Africa that harnesses the potential of the continent’s youth demographic.
Meanwhile, Honoris Collective Lab’s Director in Tunisia, Dr. Chaker Slaymi commented, “Today, I encourage all African hubs, universities, and research centres to join AfriLabs. This was a great opportunity to present our activities, and socio-economic impact, as well as to show a successful example of entrepreneurship within the university and academic world.”
Honoris looks forward to furthering collaboration through the extraordinary AfriLabs community, as more of its hubs and innovation centers join the current network that spans 49 countries in Africa.