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Tayo Akinyemi

Executive Director, AfriLabs


Tayo is the Executive Director of AfriLabs, a pan-African network of tech innovation hubs. She is an entrepreneurship enthusiast who began her career at an NGO dedicated to advancing women in corporate business. Since then she has focused, with varying degrees of success, on understanding how businesses are built and sustained. From developing a community-inclusive business strategy for a greenfield sugarcane ethanol venture in Mozambique to executing the US entry strategy for a digital marketing company in Brazil, Tayo has also explored the social impact of commercial business. Tayo has an MBA from Cornell University, and a BA from Princeton University.

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