reflecting the distribution of hubs across the conti- nent in the Tech Hub Database .
The backbone of this study is based on a survey of 103 hubs across the continent, looking at their locations, sector and impact focus, funding and support o ff ered to startups, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their premises and financ- es, among various other di ff erent aspects. LOCATIONS AND HUB STRUCTURES The report includes insights from the Survey Sample which comprises hubs operating across more than 60 di ff erent cities in 37 countries (Figure 4). Almost a quarter of the respondents are located in Nigeria,
Most survey respondents were either non-profit or government-led and founded (Figure 5) between 2016 and 2018, with only one founded in 2020, as seen in Figure 6. A reason for the slowdown in the launching of new hubs in the past couple of years could be the COVID-19 pandemic.
FIGURE 4 AND 5: LOCATION AND CATEGORIES OF SURVEY RESPONDENTS
Innovation Hub 29.8%
FIGURE 6: FOUNDATION YEAR OF RESPONDENTS
1982 2000 2009 2010 2011 2012 2014 2016 2018 2020 2013 2015 2017 2019 2021
*Figures in this chapter are derived from the 100+ hubs surveyed. They are meant to define trends and may not be comprehensive. 4
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