HumanIPO event to boost Kenya’s SMEs in the ICT sector

An ICT conference targeting small and medium players in the ICT sector is the set for Nairobi at the end of October. HumanIPO conference comes to Nairobi to seek and nurture the immense ICT talent pool. Packaged under an event name IPO48, the HumanIPO is a boot-camp style initiative to connect the tech crowd in […]

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Kenya Attracts more Startup Funding – IPO48 event Ksh. 1M up for grabs

One of the key indicators of the growth of a startup conducive environment is the increasing potential of the area to attract funding especially from privately led initiatives. Kenya, and particularly Nairobi seems to be living up to this as it seems that literally every week nowadays you hear of some kind of initiative or […]

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Hive Colab: A Collaborative Community Work Space in Uganda

Appfrica has announced a new initiative called Hive Colab, a place for freelance developers to find a good working environment. Hive Colab is a collaboration between Appfrica Labs, Project Diaspora, UConnect, and Node Six: Hive Colab is a collaborative, community owned, open work environment for young tech entrepreneurs looking to focus on projects, to access […]

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[Presentation] An Overview of Nigerian Startups

As Erik noted, Nigeria is one of the growing tech hotspots in Africa. A number of internet startups are ongoing and trying to break through in Nigeria. Loy Okezie, one of the more notable Nigerian bloggers and startup people has put together a summary presentation of some of the most promising Nigerian startups. The presentation […]

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The Best African Tech News

We are proud to introduce the Afrinnovator News feature. For any one who remembers what Afrinnovator.com looked like before we revamped it at the beginning of this year, you’ll know that we basically had a map showing African startups, hence ‘Putting Africa on the Map’. We’ve longed to put up some ‘mappy’ feature since the […]

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Israel the Right Model for African Startups?

So writes Erik Hersman, co-founder of Ushahidi and the iHub: Yesterday I spoke at Mindspeak, a monthly meeting in Nairobi where people in the business and tech fields talk about what got them to where they are. During the Q&A session after I spoke there was the recurrent question and comparison between what we’re trying […]

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BPO in Kenya

Business Process Outsourcing has for a long time been billed as a possible growth industry in Kenya. The landing of several submarine fiber optic cables connecting the Kenyan coast to the rest of the world were seen as heralding the age of BPO in Kenya. The Ministry of ICT and the ICT board on many […]

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Crowdfund & Startup Funding in SA

One of the biggest problems startup founders in Africa face is that of finding suitable funding for their startups. This is especially so in the very early stages of the startup. This is true of (perhaps) all regions in the up and coming tech/innovation hubs in Africa. It’s definitely true of Kenya (from experience). Erik […]

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Find Great Startup Events in SA

We love startups! Plain and simple. Consequently we also love great tools/resources  for startups. So when we found out about Startup Digest launching in SA we got all warm and fuzzy and went out to seek more information about it and what it means for startups and the startup community in SA. To do this […]

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AfrinCast Episode #3

For third episode of AfrinCast we caught up with one of the volunteers at the iHub, Rebecca Wanjiku. She tells us more about what what she does at iHub, the current state of iHub is and what to expect. Enjoy. [podcast]http://afrinnovator.com/afrincast/AfrinCastEpisode003iHub1.mp3[/podcast]

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