Burundi: BujaHub Fosters a Thriving Digital Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

By : Melchior Koba

Date : mardi, 21 novembre 2023 13:07

BujaHub provides an environment conducive to the growth and success of entrepreneurs. With its ongoing commitment to innovation and socio-economic development, it contributes to building a continent driven by entrepreneurship and innovation.

BujaHub is a non-governmental organization created in 2019 by the Young African Development Foundation (YADF) and the Save African Youth Campaign (SAY), two organizations working for the socio-economic and political development of young people and women across Africa. BujaHub is headquartered in Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi, and its CEO is Abiyah David, founder of SAY.

BujaHub's mission is to create a collaborative environment for entrepreneurs in the digital sector and beyond. The organization provides structured support through workshops, training, and seminars, complementing the natural networking environment it fosters. To improve accessibility, it has a co-working space, offices, and modern facilities in downtown Bujumbura.

The organization collaborates with private and public institutions to design and implement programs and activities to support innovators and digital entrepreneurship in Burundi. For example, it offers an incubator focused on business design and an acceleration program to help startups scale up.

BujaHub also provides young people with a community of designers who tackle complex problems. It offers a research lab to create a local data-driven economy and projects. It also fosters new partnerships with regulators, industry players, businesses, and local and international organizations to create a strong entrepreneurial and technological ecosystem.

To achieve its various goals, BujaHub has set up various programs and activities. For instance, its Digital Ladies program focuses on building skills and promoting Burundian women in the digital sector. In addition, it regularly organizes events such as Innovation Week, where innovators are shortlisted to present their projects.

BujaHub has already made a significant impact in Africa. It has supported over 100 innovative startups and launched more than 25 programs. It has a community of over 35,000 members, 45% of whom are women, and is supported by more than 15 partners.

Melchior Koba


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