Why You Should Partner with LabEight* Africa
Our startups are leaders in emerging industries such as FinTech, EdTech, and AgTech.
You will be featured on our social media accounts and events, helping you reach thousands of potential customers.
You can use our investor swarms, startup pitches, and other events to expand your professional network.
Our cohort includes 10 of the brightest startups that are shaping the future of Africa.
We have an extraordinary line-up of events that includes Mentorship Swarms, Investor Swarms, Speaker Workshops, and Startup Pitches.
The LabEight team is composed of partners, volunteers, and mentors who are the best at what they do.
LabEight* Africa has created a growth solution for African-based founders seeking capital and support, and investors who value leveraging technology towards social impact, profitability, and local ownership.
With decades of combined experience in events, marketing, partnerships, startup community-building and investments, our team is unique to any other. We know what it takes to bring a partnership to life while creating tangible results, meaningful experiences, and immediate impact.
We’re hyper-organized, diversely creative, and results-driven. If you’re a forward-thinking organization looking to engage with fast-growth startups, leading tech companies and global innovators, LabEight* is for you. Tell us your goals and together we’ll craft a unique and unforgettable experience with LabEight*.
Our Sponsorship Offerings
Our flagship events are the best opportunity to connect with and get your brand in front of the right people – our team will make sure of it.
- Virtual Demo Day – July 8, 2021
- Africa Investment Summit – September 2021
Connect to the largest grassroots startup community in Africa. Our reach includes 30+ countries in Africa, 150+ actively supporting entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses at the local level. Leverage our community to get your brand in front of regionally-targeted groups.
We have successfully ran two programs within the space of 9 months. Both programs combined and attracted over 800 tech entrepreneurs, over 100 shortlisted and interviewed startups, 10+ selected and over half a dozen investment ready startups.
Collaboration opportunities include: Hands-on coaching, training, advisory and mentorship from 60+ team within our network, sector specific program, and more!
We have multiple platforms available to share your message, present a story/article, promote an event/offering, or be featured in our social channels (Medium, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn etc.) and reach millions of people.
Collaboration opportunities include: Virtual Event Series, Featured Column on Medium, Newsletter Features, and more!
An opportunity to educate and engage with top high-growth startups from our community throughout the year. Get visibility on our Partner Page and more.
About the Membership Program: The LabEight* Membership brings the best of our highly engaged community – which commonly gathers at live events – online. This virtual membership allows those immersed in the startup and tech worlds to connect with each other through an exclusive global network and gain access to uniquely tailored opportunities, including curated content, intimate roundtables, investor introductions, partner discounts, and more opportunities. The membership is available for individuals, startup teams, medium-sized organizations and large enterprises.
An opportunity for industry-leading corporate innovators to engage with our community of startups by working with our HQ team in the following ways:
- Reactive matchmaking & proactive scouting for innovation challenges
- Hosting hackathons
- Hosting startup showcase events
- Themed event series
- Corporate Innovation Summits with peer-to-peer networking