Markos Lemma

Consultant, Manager, and Entrepreneur in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Born in 1984. Markos Lemma is a techie, mentor, activist, co-founder of iceaddis – a community oriented innovation hub in Ethiopia and co-founder of SelamCompany – a startup venture working on primary education and literacy.

He specialized in tech startups consultancy and tech community management. He is also an advocate for startup movements, social and environmental innovations. He consults various organizations in East Africa around startups and tech community.

He is a coordinator on a research program on literacy, a project running by MIT, OLPC & Tufts University with a direct supervision of Nicholas Negroponte, Dr. Cynthia Breazeal & Maryanne Wolf.

He mainly writes and speaks about technology ecosystem, hubs, new media, and mobile technology in Africa. Markos was a speaker on TEDx 2014.

His works have been mentioned on different media such as The Economist, BBC, CCTV, Al jazeera, TechCrunch. He graduated in computer science from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT).

I DO: Strategies & consultancy (tech & literacy), tech community management, project management, collaborating, networking, public speaking.
Clients / Employers include: GIZ, OLPC, IDC, MIT, Tufts, xPrize
Mentioned on: The Economist, BBC, CCTV, Al jazeera, TechCrunch, Wamda.

I LIKE : The new African narratives, local solutions, social innovations, networking, startup movements, Asian food