How We Did It: Invested Development's Sean Smith on Convincing Safaricom to Launch the AppWiz Challenge.

Editor’s Note: This post is written by Sean Smith. Sean spearheaded and will continue to lead Invested Development’s efforts in supporting the Safaricom App Wiz Challenge. In early 2012, Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore and other senior executives of Kenya’s largest telecom visited the iHub in Nairobi to answer questions from the innovation community. Most of the back and […]

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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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10 African Startups to Enter Meffy's from Mobile Entertainment Africa Conference. Adds New Social & Innovation Awards

Last year, Afrinnovator’s Mark Kaigwa gave a keynote at All Amber‘s Mobile Entertainment Africa conference in South Africa. In anticipation for the 2012 conference, the organisers of the leading mobile focused events in Africa, officially announced details of an ongoing partnership with MEF, the global community for mobile content and commerce. The partnership commences with All Amber’s […]

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Android Developer Challenge 2011 Finalists Share their & Experience Lessons Learnt

On Thursday, November 17th, Gbenga Sesan held a Google Plus hangout with finalists of the Android Developer Challenge (ADC), Sub Saharan Africa. The hangout was an opportunity for African web developers, entrepreneurs and Internet marketers to hear from the winners about their experience building winning applications, what their experience has been like since winning the contest and their plans for the […]

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Visa gets serious: Let the Africa Mobile Payment Wars Begin

A student at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania was asked by a former lead engineer at paypal during a mentoring session almost a year ago “Why are you not using Amazon web services for cloud computing?”, he replied “I don’t have a credit card to set up the service”…. The student could […]

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Android Developer Challenge Sub-Saharan Africa Winners

The Google Africa team has announced the winners of the just concluded Android Developer Challenge. The three winners in the 3 different categories are as follows: Entertainment / Media / Games – Afrinolly (Nigeria) Team: FansConnectOnline Limited Afrinolly brings African movies to your pocket, allowing you to watch movie trailers, read entertainment news and gossip, track celebs, listen to […]

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Exclusive: Inside Look At The Pivot25 Startups [Part 2]

So we began by looking at some of the apps that are set to launch at Pivot25 this week and we continue with the scoop on more great apps to look out for. Our format is simple. In 160 characters (the same number as an SMS, given this is a mobile app and developer conference) they give us:

Their Pitch: What are they trying to do?

Their Problem: What are they trying to solve?

Their People: Who are some of the names behind it?

Catch up with last week’s group here including some great insights.

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Google Android Developer Challenge Sub Saharan Africa

The Droid is on a conquering mission across Africa, and Google is challenging developers across Sub Saharan Africa to step up to the plate to create great Android apps for the platform that is literally taking Africa by storm. Exciting apps that delight and thrill mobile users—built by developers like you—are a huge part of […]

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Pivot25 East Africa Mobile Apps & Developer Conference

Pivot 25 is a mLab and iHub initiative. The Event will not only showcase Developer Talent in the region but also bring much needed focus to the mLab and the role that it play’s in the Mobile Application Development Ecosystem in East Africa. This event will be held every year and will be billed as the premier Mobile Application Competition and Conference in […]

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Samsung Kenya Giving Mobile App Development in Kenya a Boost

Samsung is doing interesting things in Kenya with regards to mobile applications development and their recently launched mobile application platform, Bada. Robert Ngeru, from Samsung is really driving local applications development on their platform. Samsung are running a mobile applications development competition and have also started up a growing community of developers around their platform. […]

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