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Markos Lemma: Empowering Tech Startups

Updated: Jan 27, 2022

Markos Lemma is an entrepreneur that wears many hats but is most well known

as the CEO and co-founder of iceaddis, Ethiopia’s first innovation hub and tech

startup incubator.

With +10 years experience in startup support, the innovation hub has helped launch

more than 160 startups and plans to expand its current reach in 5 African counties to

25 in the near future.

Markos also co-founded SelamCompany – a startup company working on primary

education and literacy. He actively works to bring the tech community together by

initiating several tech events, including Barcamp Ethiopia, the biggest annual tech

community event in Ethiopia.

His work as an early advocate for the startup movement in the country has made a

lasting impact on Ethiopia's startup scene and has been mentioned in international

media such as The Economist and BBC.

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