Ethereum founder backs Zambia’s bid to be Africa’s tech hub
Entrepreneurs in talks with state about business incentives Zambia looking to tap into soaring interest in Africa startups
Zambia may be better known for mining copper than crypto, but a group of young entrepreneurs are looking to reinvent the country as an African technology hub — with support from Ethereum co-creator Vitalik Buterin.
Startup founders from the southern African country and abroad are talking to the government about creating the regulatory and business environment that would attract more tech firms and capital. The group is in the process of organizing a conference in Lusaka, the capital, in May to draft detailed policy proposals that they believe will see Zambia succeed where previous African tech hubs have stuttered.