The launch of the new ground-breaking African Talent Hub (ATH) was announced on the 24th January 2017 at the Education Innovation Conference 2017 (EIC2017), to vice-chancellors from world-leading universities, policy makers, investors and and other leaders in the global education sector. The renowned Senate House, the centre point of the University of London, was the setting for a highly successful launch that marks the first chapter of ATH’s unique vision.
ATH strives to promote Africa as the home for transformative talent around the world. It aims to turn job seekers into job creators throughout Africa, where graduate talent is underutilised and social problems are pronounced. It provides incubation space and capital for launching and scaling enterprises that have the potential to create positive impacts in the community.
ATH invests in African entrepreneurs who can create jobs, generate income for vulnerable communities, and benefit the African economy.
It also identifies the business needs of large corporates and links them to innovative solutions offered by the startups – several corporates from the UK, South Africa, and elsewhere have expressed interest in being involved in the pilot.
Speaking at the EIC2017, Professor Mammo Muchie, the visionary who founded the ATH, said “I am incredibly excited to be launching the African Talent Hub today at such a prestigious global platform such as EIC2017, alongside our implementation partner EPG .
Picture: Ethiopian Professor Mammo Muchie is an international scholar of significant academic biography with over 300 publications and positions in reputable universities in Africa, Asia, Europe and the US.
“Following this dynamic conference on the future of education advancement, we are very excited to bring our innovative incubation and acceleration programme to graduates and entrepreneurs in South Africa. Our goal at African Talent Hub is to turn job seekers into job creators, benefiting the community and the economy.”
The African Talent Hub offers a unique ecosystem of resources and collaboration opportunities to grow and nurture budding social entrepreneurs. Joining our talent community will enable you to develop your ideas and grow your business.