Markos Lemma

Co-founder/Manager, ICE Addis Ababa

Markos Lemma is co-founder & CEO of iceaddis, Ethiopia's first innovation hub and tech incubator. He began his career with a degree in computer science from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT).

Furthermore, he is the founder of SelamCompany – a venture working on primary education and literacy through technology. He also co-founded high potential ventures. Mr. Lemma works with high impact, socially responsible start-ups in East Africa. Representing Ethiopian innovation ecosystem on the international stage. He has seats on the board of advisors of GIG network, and is a founding member of i4policy.

He coestablished a logic and strategy for a literacy and technology project in remote Ethiopian villages in cooperation with MIT, OLPC & Tufts University. Based on the experience xPrize launched a $15mil literacy project award in 2015.

In addition, he developed and implemented a concept called “ePrivateSectorDevelopment”, which ran on export-oriented companies under German Development Cooperation (GIZ).


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