12 Apps to Pitch at AppCircus in Nairobi

AppCircus is a unique global traveling showcase of the most creative and innovative apps presented by their creators during some of the most influential international events in mobile/web. AppCircus is open to developers, startups and any other organization and offers each participant a chance to get a nomination to the Mobile Premier Awards. The AppCircus is […]

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Startup Watch: Nikohapa gives you discounts for checkins

Nikohapa, which literally is two separate swahili words for ‘I am here’, is a hot Nairobi based startup that aims to reward users for visiting places around Nairobi. The idea is very much along the lines of Foursquare, allowing users to checkin to places via mobile – SMS or by use of the NikoHapa app. But it’s […]

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Africa Social Networking/Social Media Pulse Check

Back in 2008, in an article on socialmediatoday.com titled ‘Why Social Media in South Africa Will Fail’, the author makes a rather daring assertion: … social media and social media marketing and social media strategy is an almost pointless pursuit for businesses in South Africa… Perhaps the image projected of Africa may in times past […]

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Pivot25 – The Global & Silicon Valley Perspective

Guest Post by Tanzanian Entrepreneur Mbwana Alliy, and Associate at i/o Ventures, a silicon valley based angel investment firm that focuses heavily on mentorship. He splits his time between East Africa and Silicon Valley. Just returned from Pivot25 conference in Nairobi, by most measures, the event was a resounding success. Good write-ups and coverage about […]

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