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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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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Afrinnovator Year 2010 in Review Part 2 – July to December

One more day to the close of 2010 and the decade and today we continue on our journey through the year that’s just passed. Yesterday we took a look at key happenings as we covered them here on Afrinnovator. Today we proceed on to take a look at the last half of the year, July […]

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Weekly Africa Blog Round Up #1

It’s holiday season and while most would be slowing down to the holiday mood we at Afrinnovator are all geared up for the new year! Today we begin what will be a weekly excercise rounding up some notable blogs in west, east and south Africa as well as whatever else we could have found interesting […]

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Google Doodle Kenya – Localize your Google

Chief Nyamweya is a name synonymous to creativity. We first caught wind of this Kenyan designer from his work on a Kenyan web comic called ‘Emergency’. The web comic is based around the story of Kenyan freedom fighter Dedan Kimathi and events surrounding the fleeting colonial era, mau mau and the emergency. Chief is at […]

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Last Chance to Submit Ideas for Nokia's Open Innovation Africa Summit

At Afrinnovator, you’d be right to say we’re passionate about Innovation in Africa. Nokia’s approach to innovation on the continent hasn’t gone unnoticed here. Previously we’ve covered their African Mobile Research Lab at the University of Nairobi as well as Kenya’s Virtual City winning the $1,000,000 World Prize at Nokia Developer Summit 2010 for their […]

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So you want to be the Silicon Valley of Africa?

This is the second installment in a series of guest articles to be done by Mbwana Alliy, a Tanzanian tech entrepreneur on the state of the Tanzanian tech scene. In the first installment Mbwana took an overview of several startups currently making waves in Tanzania. This time around, he delves into what it will take […]

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A New Era for Mobile in East Africa as iHub Consortium Wins Bid to Build Regional Mobile App Lab

A new age is about to dawn for mobile innovation in Africa as a consortium consisting of iHub, eMobilis, the World Wide Web Foundation and The University of Nairobi School of Computing and Informatics, was chosen to host a regional mobile applications lab in East Africa. The bid was awarded by infoDev: infoDev is a […]

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The Barcamp Africa East-West Challenge

Earlier this year we covered a competition being run by Chembe Ventures, a company that’s positioning itself to fund web startups in Africa. Chembe Ventures is now sponsoring the ‘East-West Challenge‘: This competition revolves around bridging East Africa with West Africa through technology – whether it’s a linguistic, cultural, technological, bandwidth… or any kind of […]

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Mocality: Africa’s mobile phone business directory

Mocality.Co.Ke aims to become Africa’s largest business directory for the mobile phone. The venture by MIH Internet Africa, follows their other web projects Haiya and the recently launched Kalahari. Mocality has started operating in beta in Nairobi, Kenya earlier this year and will continue to expand before branching out to other countries. Nairobi being a […]

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