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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Is My Tech Idea Viable?

If there’s one question I’d love to answer: Is my tech idea viable? Unfortunately, despite my daily interaction with entrepreneurs, no one asks me this question! When I was offered the opportunity to write on here, I thought this would be a great forum to answer my unasked question. The tech world is rife with ideas, […]

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Interview With, Andrew Mugoya Author of 'African Apps in a Global Marketplace'

Andrew Mugoya is the author of an ebook targeted at African app developers titled ‘Africa Apps in a Global Marketplace‘. Andrew runs the afriapps website that showcases apps developed by Africans. In his book, Andrew tackles many aspects of app development from user experience, to funding, to marketing and much more. The book is a pretty […]

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The Africa Tech Parks & Cities Arms Race- Is it worth it?

One of the most debated topics in IT innovation industrial policy is the place of tech parks and cities catalysed by African Government’s role in helping lay down important infrastructure. Kenya’s Konza Tech city is slated to cost $7B. Tanzania’s Rhapta’s city is meant to cost maybe $1B or so. I even got wind of […]

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Startup Watch: Esoko Ltd: Powering an agric revolution

The gist of this story was originally written by Oluniyi David Ajao, a tech leader, writer and entrepreneur in Western Africa as part of a series of posts on Esoko When we look around markets, we see the need for better information everywhere. Farmers are lacking prices, traders need transport and new contacts, projects and […]

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A Social Change Toolkit Built from Experiences in Kenya Peace Campaign

Butterfly Works is a social design studio, based in Amsterdam and working globally, which combines creativity and arts with finding sustainable solutions to international social issues. Based on experiences in running ‘Building Bridges‘ peace mapping campaign in Kenya and responses from around the world, about using the same software and approach for Social Change campaigns, […]

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6 Cool Nigerian Tech Startups

Nigeria is rising! Which are the startups to watch out for in Nigeria? Who’s doing great stuff? Below is a short expose of 5 really cool startups in Nigeria. DealDey Basically: Group buying About DealDey: Launched in March 2011, DealDey features a daily deal on the best things to do, see, eat, and buy in […]

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Africa Mobility Futures

Rudy de Waele,  Ken Banks and Erik Hersman are co-curating a collaborative outlook on the mobile industry in Africa, called “Mobile Trends Africa 2020“. Afrinnovator was invited to contribute and our thoughts concerning the future of mobile in Africa are as follows (see page 7 in the presentation: Blurring boundary between Smartphones and feature phones (we’ve […]

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Africa Programmers Survey Results

It is evident from our writing that tech startups and innovation are central to the growth of Africa and African economies. At the heart of tech and innovation in tech are the actual guys who create the cool apps and the neat websites and the frameworks around which these are built, the programmers! So the […]

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Coders 4 Africa

Coders 4 Africa is an initiative by several gentlemen of African origin. The initiative aims at developing African software development talent by providing access to free, high quality training in software development. The main objective is to provide free training for 1000 African Software developers and programmers by the year 2016. We are looking to contribute practically […]

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