Tech Trailblazers strengthens its African ties

Global enterprise tech startup awards partners with AfriLabs

receiving visibility on international scale - Akinyemi

The Tech Trailblazers has announced a partnership with AfriLabs, a pan-African network of technology and innovation hubs promoting the growth and development of the African technology sector. AfriLabs believe that by working together, individual labs improve the chances of success and create greater opportunities for its members.

AfriLabs is the largest tech hub network in Africa with 20 accelerators and hubs in 13 countries across Africa and an active social media following.

As part of the partnership with the Tech Trailblazers Awards (see here), AfriLabs is now able to offer its members a chance to gain visibility (via the judging panel)  with some of the technology industry’s most influential people across the world.

It can also offer a platform for entrants to compete in a globally recognised enterprise technology competition.

Categories include: –  mobile (naturally), cloud, info security, big data, virtualisation, networking, storage, sustainable IT and emerging markets.

“Being able to reach into Africa and bring their finest in enterprise technology to a global platform is going to be a great experience,” said Rose Ross, founder and chief Trailblazer.

“It will be interesting to see how they compare with all the other entrants from around the world,” she added.

“Partnering with the Tech Trailblazers Awards is a great opportunity for AfriLabs to enable its network members to be rewarded for their innovation,” observed AfriLabs director, Tayo Akinyemi.

She continued, “Making new connections with the judging network, having the chance to win great sponsor prizes and receiving visibility on an international scale is very exciting.”

The new African partnerships add to the collaboration with Silicon Cape, Ventureburn and Tech News.

The Tech Trailblazers Awards is open to entries until September 12th 2013. GoMo News is a media partner with Tech Trailblazers.

About Tony Dennis

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