Jumanne Mtambalike is an accomplished innovator, author, early-stage investor, futurist, entrepreneur, and technology enthusiast who is highly optimistic about Africa's future. He is widely recognised for building stable innovation ecosystems across Africa. He is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sahara Ventures, a company dedicated to advancing innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship across the continent. Jumanne is best known as the first Manager of Buni Innovation Hub and the driving force behind Silicon Dar, Tanzania's first naturally-formed technology district in Dar es Salaam, the country's financial capital.
Jumanne was voted the most influential Tanzanian in science and technology in 2017 and 2018, cementing his reputation as an accomplished innovator. He is among the founding members of the Tanzania AI Lab community. His unwavering mantra is to leverage innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship as solutions to Africa's most complex challenges.