Tech Startup Funding in Kenya – the Other Side of the Coin

Fairly recently I wrote a piece on “The ICT Funding Gap in Kenya“. We noted the existing gaps as far as funding is concerned particularly at the earliest stage of a tech startup. But it seems there is another side to the funding coin. In the recent past, the situation has radically changed in terms […]

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MFarm Makes Unreasonable Institute Finals: How You Can Help

Kenyan mobile tech startup MFarm, launched at the first IPO48 contest in Nairobi in October 2010 by the all-girl tech team of Jamila, Sue and Linda. The 48 hour “idea-to-business” contest pit them against more than a dozen other contenders and they came out top winning £10,000 from Kresten Buch and HumanIPO. In 20122, MFarm was […]

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African Entertainment Online/Mobile

The inaugural Mobile Entertainment Africa conference was recently held in Cape Town, South Africa. The conference aimed to provide some perspective on the growing mobile entertainment industry across Africa. Following up on the conference, let’s look at a few online/mobile entertainment stores/companies from around Africa: Hewa.com We learnt about Hewa from the recent AppCircus Nairobi event where […]

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BREAKING: Tusqee Systems Wins €25,000 at IPO48 Nairobi. Runners Up Ghafla! and 6ix Degrees Win Investment

It’s official. The winner of the IPO48 Nairobi 2011 is Tusqee Systems. Their idea to revolutionize the way more than 35,000 primary & secondary schools in Kenya interact with parents by providing them with cheap, simple and interactive tools that not only let parents query for exam results, fees balances and fees statements but also […]

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Get your pitch on at IPO48 Nairobi 2011

The 48-hour tech startup pitching contest, IPO48, is back in nairobi, and bigger! Last year the contest was held at the Strathmore University where a bunch of young and innovative minds congregated over a 48-hour period to come up with ideas and making businesses out of them. This time the event is to be held […]

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Upcoming Tech Events in Nigeria, May 2011

As posted on our partner site, Web Trends Nigeria: Nigerian tech space is on the verge of a of a shift, there is now massive awareness in the tech community and developers have continuously shown interest to learning new technologies and building stuff. Like i have predicted before, there is going to be a boom […]

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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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Video Pitch of IPO48 Winner M-Farm

M-Farm, a mobile application targeted at farmers built by AkiraChix, a group of young, enthusiastic and innovative ladies. The IPO48 event aimed at coming up with viable, fundable, tech businesses over a 48 hour period that took participants from ideation to (initial) execution of their ideas. Imagine a farmer who… sells his/her produce to the international […]

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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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HumanIPO event to boost Kenya’s SMEs in the ICT sector

An ICT conference targeting small and medium players in the ICT sector is the set for Nairobi at the end of October. HumanIPO conference comes to Nairobi to seek and nurture the immense ICT talent pool. Packaged under an event name IPO48, the HumanIPO is a boot-camp style initiative to connect the tech crowd in […]

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