12 predictions for Africa Tech Scene in 2012

It has been a banner year for the Africa technology scene as the world begins to turn to the continent – the Economist Africa rising cover story article was for many, a big validation in the future opportunities as well as challenges for Africa. The best follow up post worth reading is by Professor Juma […]

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Mobile Health in Africa: The Entrepreneur's Guide- Part 1

This is a three part series on Mobile Health. Look for two more posts from my colleagues, Karen Chen a mhealth researcher and Amy Lehman MBA/MD of the Floating Tanganyika Health Clinic   The mobile technology infrastructure in Africa sets a powerful platform to begin to address some the problems around healthcare access and delivery. […]

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Innovation funding in Africa: Are VCs & Impact investors taking enough risks?

There are an increasing number of new Venture Capital firms (VCs) present on the continent in the last few years such as Fanisi Capital that operate in East Africa and the recent Adlevo that focuses on South Africa and West Africa. Then there are a new crop of investors known as impact investors which include […]

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3 Memes on Africa's Tech Future from Internet Father, Vint Cerf

This week Kenya has been hosting the Internet Governance Forum  under the main theme, ”Internet as a catalyst for change: access, development, freedoms and innovation“. Well, yesterday Nairobi’s Innovation Hub hosted one of the “Fathers of the Internet”, Vinton  G. Cerf for a session dubbed “Synergestic Communities” as well as a Fireside Chat. Vint and Bob Kahn co-designed the TCP/IP protocols and the […]

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A Case for e-learning & Virtual Learning in Africa

This is a guest article by Gossy Ukanwoke, founder of Student Circle Network, an online learning startup. With the explosion of web 2.0 tools and platforms, e-learning came to the stage where teachers, students and institutions could collaborate over the web, manage learning, admissions, teaching and testing amongst other things through a single web portal. […]

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BREAKING: Tusqee Systems Wins €25,000 at IPO48 Nairobi. Runners Up Ghafla! and 6ix Degrees Win Investment

It’s official. The winner of the IPO48 Nairobi 2011 is Tusqee Systems. Their idea to revolutionize the way more than 35,000 primary & secondary schools in Kenya interact with parents by providing them with cheap, simple and interactive tools that not only let parents query for exam results, fees balances and fees statements but also […]

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Africa Tech Innovation Pulse Check

Innovation is a change in the thought process for doing something, or the useful application of new inventions or discoveries. It may refer to an incremental emergent or radical and revolutionary changes in thinking, products, processes, or organizations. … In the recent past a growing meme in Africa has been that of the rise of innovation centers […]

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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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Leading Technology Brands to Connect with South African Developers and Digital Marketers

South Africa developers and digital marketers are set to connect with a whole host of leading global technology brands next month when two international tech events land in Cape Town on 1-2 June. Apps World Africa and Social Media World Forum Africa are hosting a series of free-to-attend developer workshops alongside more in-depth conference sessions, […]

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