Building ecosystems for a new generation of innovative entrepreneurs

EtriLabs, originally set-up as a project of Educational Technology and Research International (ETRI), is a non-governmental organization 501 (c) dedicated to the use of Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICTD).  With over 10 years of experience working in Benin and the wider West-African region, Etrilabs is a community and technology hub in Benin for people who want to co-work, co-create and collaborate on projects and with startups that aim to solve critical problems at home and around the world.

Etrilab’s mission is to promote a culture of entrepreneurship anchored in innovation, creativity and service. The community includes entrepreneurs, designers, developers, marketers, educators and more. EtriLabs main axes of implementation are ecosystem development, digital innovation and business acceleration. The team currently consists of 19 staff at 3 different locations in Benin.


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Location EtriLabs, Rue 386, Cotonou, Benin
Targets Benin
Agribusiness, Business services, Clean technology and energy, Construction and manufacturing, Education, Financial services, Healthcare, ICT, Retail and wholesale, Transport and logistics, Water, sanitation and hygiene
SDG (8)
1. No Poverty, 2. Zero Hunger, 3. Good Health and Well-being, 4. Quality Education, 5. Gender Equality, 6. Clean Water and Sanitation, 7. Affordable and Clean Energy, 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth