I/O Spaces partners with AfriLabs to provide African startups with US office space

Silver Spring, Maryland, and Abuja, Nigeria, May 14th, 2018.

Today, I/O Spaces and AfriLabs announced a strategic partnership to provide AfriLabs Hub Startups access to I/O’s Creator Community, Events, Classes and Office Space at I/O Spaces US Workspaces in the Washington DC Metropolitan region.  

 The companies will collaborate to deliver a unique cross-continental membership focused on expanding the market reach of its AfriLabs hub startups, cross-collaboration between with the US counterparts and providing African Based Startups with a US-based Headquarters. These will facilitate the African startups plans for US expansion, Hiring or Funding raising.

I/O Spaces will offer the following services to the Startups in AfriLabs Hub Network:

  • Access to its US Based Startup Community, Select Events, Online Classes & Workspace.
  • Office Space & Conference Booking credits to each company.
  • An official US Based Physical Address for US company offshore incorporation, mailing address, bank account creation, legal & online payments.

I/O Spaces is excited about our new partnership with AfriLabs,” said Leslie Tita, Cofounder of I/O SPACES. “This partnership will enable I/O Spaces become a première destination for African Companies looking to expand into United States and by offering our membership services to the AfriLabs network, we grow our member base across 27 African countries, and give these startups the ability to grow their global market reach, a HQ to work from when they travel to the US and finally a platform to hire both US and African Diaspora talent looking to work for African Based Startups . 

AfriLabs is very happy about the partnership with I/O Spaces. This partnership presents amazing opportunities for startups from our hub communities to collaborate with US entrepreneurs, scale and benefit from the I/O Spaces community. We look forward to strategic relationships being built from this partnership that would also promote inter-continental trade and partnerships in the technology and innovation space ” Anna Ekeledo, Executive Director, AfriLabs.


About AfriLabs
AfriLabs is a pan-African network of over 80 technology innovation hubs across 27 African countries. AfriLabs is an organisation that supports innovations across African countries in order to raise successful entrepreneurs that will create jobs and develop innovative solutions to African problems.
Visit www.afrilabs.com to learn more about AfriLabs.

For additional information on AfriLabs, contact Kenechukwu Osakwe, kene@afrilabs.com or visit us at afrilabs.com


I/O Spaces is an award-winning innovation workspace for the Local and African Diaspora Startups in Downtown Silver Spring, Maryland. I/O SPACES is home to over 100 startups and provides office space solutions to early-stage companies and individuals. I/O Spaces has also created a unique niche in the startup education market, and today is the leading provider of managed workspace for African Diaspora Startups in the Washington DC Metropolitan region.

For additional information on I/O Spaces, contact Pamela Messy, pamela@iospaces.com or visit us at iospaces.com, follow us on Twitter @iospaces, or Facebook at I/O Spaces.