12 predictions for Africa Tech Scene in 2012

It has been a banner year for the Africa technology scene as the world begins to turn to the continent – the Economist Africa rising cover story article was for many, a big validation in the future opportunities as well as challenges for Africa. The best follow up post worth reading is by Professor Juma […]

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Innovation funding in Africa: Are VCs & Impact investors taking enough risks?

There are an increasing number of new Venture Capital firms (VCs) present on the continent in the last few years such as Fanisi Capital that operate in East Africa and the recent Adlevo that focuses on South Africa and West Africa. Then there are a new crop of investors known as impact investors which include […]

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This week in the African blogosphere, Week 2, 2011

West Africa Webtrends Nigeria and Mobility Nigeria both carried the story of  Zubair Abubakar who launched a blackberry app for Nigerian Constitution. Funding for startups in Nigeria seems to be picking up as Webtrends Nigeria reported: In what is second high-profile funding in Nigerian tech-related company this year, 2011 is really up to a good start! […]

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48 hour idea-to-business bootcamp IPO48 invests $12,500 in winning Kenyan Startups

A buzz fills a packed Strathmore lecture theatre in Nairobi, Kenya tonight where 100 inspired Kenyans pitch ideas, question business models and form teams; 48 hours later 17 such ideas are prototypes and products ready for market and one of those ideas will get Ksh. 1,000,000 ($12,500) This is the beginning of IPO48. Organised in […]

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Trading Safari: Online Trading Simulation Game Promotes African Investment Potential

Technology more and more is proving to be a great enabler for Africa. We came across an online trading simulation game that is aiming to expose African markets to the world. Trading Safari is a game with a purpose… …the first Pan-African online trading simulation game. Users can quickly create a profile, start or join […]

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