How Smart Lab is Investing in Africa’s Innovation Ecosystem


Africa is rich in talent and potentials, and those are what platforms like Smart Lab are looking to nurture and scale.

Founded by Edwin Bruno and based in Tanzania, Smart Lab is an innovation lab and startup accelerator steering the growth of the continent’s next wave of innovative products and services. Smart Lab connects companies and entrepreneurs with working ideas, innovative products, and services aiming to promote African-based solutions.

Since its inception in 2018, Smart Lab has created several programs, including corporate accelerators, skill development and talent programs, hackathons, and a co-working space for entrepreneurs to work, connect and innovate collaboratively. 

By equipping startups and entrepreneurs with the environment, network, and potentials needed to accelerate and scale their innovative ideas, Smart Lab aims to massively contribute to the future of Africa’s innovation ecosystem.