Hive Colab is Uganda’s first tech hub that also made it on CNN’s top 9 tech hubs of the future on the African continent. The hub boasts of a reliable Internet connection, back-up electricity, and a conference space for one-on-one meetings. It’s a community-owned co-working space based in Kampala, and provides hands-on assistance to young technology entrepreneurs in Uganda.
Among other hubs of the future according to CNN include: South Africa’s SmartXchange and RLabs, Nairobi Garage in Kenya, Ethiopia’s iceaddis, Co-Creation Hub in Nigeria, the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) in Ghana, Tanzania’s Kinu and iLabs in Liberia. All these make up the crème de la crème tech hubs in Africa and CNN has singled them out as technological hubs of the future.
Hive Colab is an Open, collaborative, community owned work environment for young tech entrepreneurs to focus on projects, access the internet, hold events and generally collaborate. It has been pivot in the establishment of a vibrant tech community in Kampala and still hosts a number of major tech conferences in the city.
Hive colab was founded by Appfrica , a firm founded in 2008 in Kampala, Uganda which helps the world’s leading multinational organizations and technology firms enter African markets. Appfrica offers creative program design, market research and technical solutions, in addition to offering regional talent and support in over 16 Sub-Saharan African countries.
You can find a list of all tech hubs in Uganda here.