The Founder Files – Michael Pedersen & Uhasibu [Part One]

The Founder Files is a series sharing the life stories of founders of emerging startups in Kenya and across Africa. This is the first in a five part series on Afrinnovator. For the opportunity to sponsor such a series, email [email protected] I’m welcomed into the Uhasibu office by the lingering scent of pastry and a […]

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Exclusive: Infographic on Pivot East 2012 – Statistics, Quotes & Highlights

We brought some coverage the past few weeks on Afrinnovator of East Africa’s mobile apps developer conference Pivot East. From the pre-event infographic on “What startups want from Pivot East in 2012” and the Live Blog of Day 1 and Day 2 of the event, not to mention the announcement of the eventual winners Ma3Racer. […]

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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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Tanzanian & Rwandan Startups Making Content Publishing via SMS Work

According to an official report released by the GSMA, Africa is now the second largest mobile market in the world. The report showed that over the past five years, Africa’s mobile subscribers has increased by 20 percent every year, and is expected to reach over 735 million subscribers by the end of 2012. (IT News […]

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The snowball effect in the Kenyan (and African) startup scene

The premise behind the move to found and launch Afrinnovator was not really just for the sake of blogging (though writing is fun). Part of the reason was that it seemed that there were either not enough success stories or the stories were there but they were hidden. The theory went as follows: to see tech […]

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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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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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The Story of Shimba Tech's Pivot25 Winning MedKenya App

MedKenya, a product by Shimba Technologies Limited is the winner of the inaugural Pivot25 competition out of the 25  competitors in the mobile application and services space pitted against each other in a show of relevance, sustainability and innovation. Shimba Technologies Limited  will be going to Silicon Valley to present the application, MedKenya, at the […]

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The Winners of Pivot25 Mobile App Developer Conference

We’ve covered Pivot25 for the past two days. You can follow the goings on through our live blogs on Day 1 and Day 2 and it’s been a blast. We’ve had a great time here and built up to it with sneak previews of some of the startups and apps in 160 characters. And now…for […]

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Pivot25 Live Blog: Day 2

We’re back. After a phenomenal Day 1 (over 230 of you tuned into our live blog and we had +1,000 on the live stream) we want you to get into the conversation with us. All the pictures, videos and info from Day 2, right here courtesy of Team Afrinnovator. Pivot 25 Live Blog by Afrinnovator.com

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