Jokkolabs is a network of innovation spaces created by Karim Sy in 2010 in Dakar to foster the emergence of start-ups. At the time, it was the first network of its kind in French-speaking Africa and it has grown around a community of independent hackers and free and open source software (FOSS) advocates that now covers around a dozen spaces in nine different countries (Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Mali, Morocco, Burkina Faso, Benin, Gambia, France and Senegal).

Jokkolabs is a network of innovation spaces created by Karim Sy in 2010 in Dakar to foster the emergence of start-ups. At the time, it was the first network of its kind in French-speaking Africa and it has grown around a community of independent hackers and free and open source software (FOSS) advocates that now covers around a dozen spaces in nine different countries (Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Mali, Morocco, Burkina Faso, Benin, Gambia, France and Senegal).