Event in Capital Brings Together Innovation Ecosystem Players Across East Africa 

AfriLabs, a network organization of African technology and innovation hubs, is hosting an ecosystem engagement event in Addis Ababa.

The three-day gathering, which started on February 1, at the Radisson Blu Hotel, aims to bring together stakeholders and key players in the East African Technology and Innovation ecosystem to network, collaborate and address current challenges faced by the community.

For the past two days, the event has been providing hub managers and staff with the practical knowledge required to build the ecosystem.

Tomorrow, the workshop will feature the AfriLabs Ecosystem Engagement and a platform for startups in Ethiopia to showcase their products to stakeholders.

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Sewasew App Brings Ethiopian Music to Listeners in a New Way

Samrawit Fikru, the founder and CEO of RIDE, is venturing into the streaming business with Sewasew, a multimedia distribution app that brings music, podcasts, audiobooks, and books in one platform.

Sewasew, which aims to ignite and reward creativity in Ethiopia, is available on iOS and Android. Developed in-house, Sewasew is owned by 2f-Capital Plc, a subsidiary of Hybrid Designs, the tech firm behind one of the biggest ride-hailing platforms in Ethiopia, RIDE.

Last week, Sewasew marked its entry into the entertainment industry with a launching ceremony held at the Sheraton Addis Hotel.

“At this stage, we are focused on streaming music. Podcasts will be available on the platform in two...

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