Africa Spotlight: Global Entrepreneurship Congress Report from Rio, Brazil

Last week over 1,500 delegates from 100+ countries involved in entrepreneurship ecosystem building descended on the lovely city of Rio De Janeiro for the 4th Global Entrepreneurship Congress backed by Kauffman Foundation, supported locally by the city of Rio, Endeavor Brazil and other sponsors including Dell. You would be forgiven for thinking parts of Brazil remind you […]

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WordCamp Kenya 2012: Responsible Blogging & Positive Social Media Influence

It has been a great weekend at Maanzoni Lodge where the second edition of Word Camp Kenya was held. If you missed the first edition, we covered it here. This year’s theme was “Responsible blogging & positive social media influence”. As we’ve discussed earlier here at Afrinnovator, technology should act as an enabler to tackle […]

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Pivot25 Finalist, IPO48 Winner Wins Regional "Startup World" Competition in Nairobi

Startup World is a global competition with an aim to find the next great startup outside Silicon Valley. The competition is being held in 36 cities world-wide including the recently concluded Cape Town and Nairobi with Kigali and Dar es Salaam coming up. Up for grabs for the grand prize winners of Startup World – to be carried out […]

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Live Blog: Acumen East Africa Fellows Program Innovation Conference

Over the years, we’ve covered the growth in social innovation on the African subcontinent and as well as being its biggest critics we’ve also celebrated the success and great new startups and leadership emerging. We’re glad to bring you live updates from Acumen Fund‘s East Africa Fellows Program Innovation Conference today as well as added […]

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Exclusive: Infographic on Pivot East 2012 – Statistics, Quotes & Highlights

We brought some coverage the past few weeks on Afrinnovator of East Africa’s mobile apps developer conference Pivot East. From the pre-event infographic on “What startups want from Pivot East in 2012” and the Live Blog of Day 1 and Day 2 of the event, not to mention the announcement of the eventual winners Ma3Racer. […]

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BREAKING: Winners of Pivot East 2012 Announced with Exclusive Prizes & Details

We’ve kept things going the past few days thanks to our Live Blog with a mix of tweets, photos, video and more and updates on our Twitter account as well. And with no further ado, we present the winners of Pivot East 2012. Just to put it in context, category winners won $10,000. Category Winners […]

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Live Blog: Pivot East 2012

We’re at Pivot East with a team ready to give you the best quotes, tweets and news from Pivot East mobile developer showcase at the Ole Sereni – June 5th and 6th 2012. Stay reading http://afrinnovator.com

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Startup Business Models within the African Context

This evening, Afrinnovator will be hosting a Startup-focused event titled “What’s your Business Model?“. Last month we held an event that brought together several seed funds and VCs for a panel discussion open to questions from Startups about matters related to funding, we also got some feedback from these funds about what they have observed […]

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What's your Business Model?

Many an entrepreneur have come up with a brilliant idea and gone about the painstaking business of developing it only to come to the realization that there’s no sound business model behind it, or the business model is not sustainable. The problem is significant among tech startups where the founder has a great vision for […]

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Afrinnovator's First Live Event: Investor-Startup Meetup at Startup Garage

As we’ve noted before, funding is one of the hot topics when it comes to tech entrepreneurship in Kenya, and many other parts of Africa. We recently looked at the ICT Funding Gap in Kenya, and the challenges of finding investment at the earliest and riskiest part of a startup – the seed funding level. […]

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