Case Study: How Kenyan SME earns 60% of its Revenue from the Web (Part 1)

Africa is undergoing a wonderful renaissance, driven by Internet and Mobile Technology. In just 10 years we have leaped from a 0.4% internet penetration rate to 13.5% internet penetration rate, according to Internet World Stats. We have embraced mobile technology, making it a part of our day to day business, at times setting the pace […]

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Systems Thinking Applied To Why M-Pesa’s Economic Impact and Wealth Creation Lessons Affects the Ecosystem and Not Just the Bottom of the Pyramid

Image via Wikipedia Niti Bhan is Founder at the Emerging Futures Lab. Niti integrates her multidisciplinary background in business, design and engineering with a global perspective to offer immediately actionable insights and strategic directions for successfully entering the challenging markets of the developing world. Much of the topic in today’s discussions on Africa especially here […]

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Infographic: Mobile Web Africa 2012 Visualised including Statistics, Quotes and Insights

This past week, we covered Mobile Web Africa 2012 and we started coverage with 5 reasons to attend as well as live coverage that you can relive Day 1 and 2 here on Afrinnovator. I got the chance to be one of the first speakers on the opening day of the conference and spoke on […]

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From Mobile Money to Mobile Finance: Effects of Mobile Money on household, community and national economics

Back in 2011,  Erik Hersman, Ken Banks & Rudy De Waele curated a presentation dubbed “Mobile Trends 2020 Africa“, a collaborative outlook. Essentially they sought the views of different people across the continent who are players in one way or another in mobile on what they thought the future of mobile in Africa held and what […]

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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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Why You Must Never Forget About the Humble Feature Phone in Africa

Jonathan Hoehler is Chief Technical Officer and Business Analyst at Starfish Mobile International based out of Johannesburg, South Africa. With over 8 years in the mobile telecoms space in Africa, he’s been an evangelist frequently seen on the conference circuit speaking and presenting on the future of mobile on the continent. Follow him on Twitter […]

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WezaTele's MyOrder Powers Mobile Ordering

Weza Tele is a visionary firm that leverages on technologies such as, USSD, Mobile Web, and SMS to provide order management, distribution, tracking, circulation and validation solutions. Weza Tele also offers reliable customer service, support and maintenance to its clients. Myorder Enterprise provides a tailored, deployed solution that automates order management, tracking and validation across […]

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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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From Open Data to Open Action

“The thing to remember is, Human beings do not socialize in a completely random way. There’s a tangible reason for us being together, that ties us together. Again, that reason is called the Social Object.” Hugh MacLeod The Open Government Partnership declaration commits members to support civic participation in addition to making data on government […]

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Pivot East – Regional Mobile Apps. Developer Conference to be Held in June 2012

The second edition of East Africa’s regional mobile apps. developer competition and conference will be held on June 5th and 6th in Nairobi. The progression of events dubbed Pivot East will begin in January 2012 with a call for entries to the mobile applications  competition. The competition which culminate in 25 of the best mobile […]

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