WHO WE ARE
Sensi Tech Hub is Sierra Leone’s first innovation community. We are a social enterprise that offers ICT training and business incubation to young people. On our business side, we offer expert software creation and ICT consultancy for international organisations. Our main office in Aberdeen, west Freetown, doubles as a co-working space for budding entrepreneurs to start their journeys or as office space for start-ups or freelancers.
We also operate CTI-Hub in Wellington and currently have two Zuba boxes shipping container tech hubs in Makeni and Pujehun to deliver tech and business education to young people in the provinces. These hubs and the successful local businesses that we have incubated form the business and technology ecosystem we are building to drive development in Sierra Leone and beyond.
Sensi Tech Hub started life in 2014 by Morris Marah as an emergency technology response to ebola. The organisation provided an SMS service that allowed healthcare organisations to disperse life-saving information to people affected by the disease in Sierra Leone where access to the internet is an ongoing problem.
Since our incubation as a limited company and CBO we have impacted the lives of over 15,000 Sierra Leoneans who are contributing to building the business and tech ecosystem in Sierra Leone and beyond. We have given over 20 businesses incubation and acceleration capital so far through our Fire Starter fund including Welbodi Gari, Abie’s Fashion and Gill & Co, with many more bright change-makers on their way up.
Our services for local people are partly funded by our software creation, ICT consultancy and expert tech services for national and international companies. The team have worked on health and innovation projects across West Africa, data programmes for international NGOs, websites and apps. Our clients include organisations as Deutsche Gessellschaft fur Internationale Zusammernarbeit (GIZ), the World Bank and the UN Population Council.
Our mission is to create an open community space where technology and entrepreneurship intersect, to build the next generation of innovative solutions and businesses in Sierra Leone.m The success of these solutions will drive social change and create employment; we will be agents of development.
A creative and stimulating space…for aspiring technologists and entrepreneurs to come together, build and launch the next generation of social impact apps and businesses for Sierra Leone and beyond. Built on a highly collaborative and community driven model, this open space in Freetown facilitates the mentoring, skilling, generation of, and exposure to novel ideas needed to foster a more innovative technology and business community in Sierra Leone.