Sheilah Birgen

Sheilah is an ecosystem builder, co-creation of policies enthusiast, Startups and SMEs growth enabler, community convener, innovation and Strategy Specialist. She has 12+ years of experience in entrepreneurship, innovation and technology in Africa.
Developed and executed mLab and iHub developer training, incubation and acceleration programmes for East African entrepreneurs, iHub Fellows, and mLab incubated startups. Mentored 1,000+ entrepreneurs across the continent. She was named by Root magazine among the top six black women in leading the charge to grow the technology sector across the African continent. Under her leadership in 2015, m: Lab was listed in the top 10 best accelerators 2015-2017 in the World by UBI Global Benchmark, the only accelerator from a developing country.

Sheilah is also a Guest Lecturer on Entrepreneurship. Has spoken on African Startup Support, Digital transformation and community building in Africa in 50+ International Conferences.