Musings on the on the 'Silicon Savannah': Past, Present & Future

Kenya has come to be closely associated with technology innovation and entrepreneurship, particularly in the area of mobile technology, raising the country’s profile internationally as one of the up-coming tech hubs in Sub-Saharan Africa. The country has even been dubbed the ‘Silicon Savannah’, a term that embodies the aspirations of the country to dominate technology […]

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Startup Culture = Entrepreneurship Culture + Innovation Culture (SC = EC + IC)

Part of our recently released ebook “Innovative Africa: The new face of Africa“, studies startup ecosystems or clusters, what makes them tick and what it takes to create one. As far as creating startup ecosystems especially as far as technology goes, Silicon Valley is usually the model deferred to and most observed. This has evidenced […]

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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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3 things foreign tech startups setting up in Africa should consider

As we’ve reported before, Africa seems to have massive potential for the future of tech innovation globally, in fact this is really the reason we even bother to keep this site running! The continent continues to attract a large influx of foreigners interested in being part of the wave of Information Technology Innovation (ITI) that’s […]

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BREAKING: Winner of Mobile App Conference Pivot25 to Pitch at Demo Conference in Silicon Valley

Speaking to the team behind the mLab’s Mobile App Conference Pivot25 yesterday, Jay Bhalla revealed that the winner of East Africa’s first Mobile App Conference will also pitch and present at the famed Demo Conference in Silicon Valley. [More after the jump!]

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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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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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Paull Carr and Sarah Lacy speak with Stefan Magdalinski, who runs Nairobi-based Mocality

It appears Silicon Valley has some interest in what is going on way down in Nairobi, Kenya in terms of mobile and startups. Paul Carr and Sarah Lacy for TechCrunch TV talk to Stefan Magdalinski from Mocality. Interestingly the raging price war is now officially international news as Stefan holds up newspaper ads from Zain and Safaricom […]

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