Building Africa’s Future: Welcoming the 15th class of Harambeans
On 10 April 2022, African innovators gathered in the Gold Room at the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods to sign the Harambe Declaration and officially become Harambeans. As signatories of the Declaration they reaffirm our pledge to “work together as one to pursue the social, political and economic development of Africa and fulfill the dream of our generation”.
The 20 Harambeans representing the 15th class were culled from more than 5 600 applicants from highly competitive universities, VC firms and fellowships across Africa and the world. The new Harambeans represent six African countries including South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Zambia, Uganda and Ghana. The class has collectively already raised more than $70 million for their start-ups in sectors that are critical to Africa’s prosperity, including healthcare, edtech, logistics, fintech, agritech, e-commerce and venture capital.