BREAKING: Winners of Pivot East 2012 Announced with Exclusive Prizes & Details

We’ve kept things going the past few days thanks to our Live Blog with a mix of tweets, photos, video and more and updates on our Twitter account as well. And with no further ado, we present the winners of Pivot East 2012. Just to put it in context, category winners won $10,000. Category Winners […]

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The ICT Funding Gap in Kenya

 The Missing Middle While capital has flowed rapidly to satisfy the needs of the largest and — thanks to the microfinance boom – the smallest African companies, SMEs have fallen into a “missing middle.” SMEs in the missing middle are starving for capital. They are too large for micro-finance institutions, too small for main-stream private […]

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An East African Mobile Entertainment Overview: Music Discovery, Nano-economics and Mobile Money

Recently, All Amber invited Afrinnovator down to cover and participate in Mobile Entertainment Africa. Below is a summary of that first talk, which painted a snapshot of some trends and key learnings from the East African mobile entertainment scene. Silicon Savannah: the new catchphrase describing the East African and Kenyan region, the innovation and dynamism […]

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Watchout Dealfish, Google Trader is here!

Google has officially launched it’s Google Trader service in Kenya following it’s success in Uganda and a launch in Ghana. Google announced on it’s official Google Africa blog: After the pilot launch in Uganda and the exciting launch in Ghana, we are excited to announce the launch of Google Trader in Kenya. Google Trader is a free classifieds service that allows people […]

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TNS RMS Mobile Life 2011 Report

TNS RMS part of the largest global market research firm TNS, announced the results of a study into Kenyan mobile phone use and behavior dubbed Mobile Life 2011, which is part of the Global Telecoms Insight (GTI). Mobile Life 2011 revealed a significant level of growth in mobile literacy in Kenya indicated by the steady […]

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From OLPC to VC: Africa leapfrogs the digital divide

Afrinnovator got a mention on Involution Studio’s blog in a series of posts by Niti Bhan and Muchiri Nyaggah on technology in Africa. Involution Studios is a design studio based in the US that does design work for major corporations such as McAFee, Oracle, Microsoft and Yahoo. Niti Bhan and Muchiri Nyaggah collaborate to offer real […]

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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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Futures of Technology in Africa

We recently announced a new section of Afrinnovator.com for Book Reviews. For our first review, we’ll be looking at a book that was put together following a research on the ‘Futures of Technology in Africa’ done by Jasper Grosskurth a futurist and researcher with the STT Netherlands Study Center for Technology Trends Jasper travelled widely across sub-saharan […]

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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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TMS Ruge: Africa & Tech – Hype or Hope, Part 2 (Video)

This is the second installment in a video interview we did with TMS Ruge: TMS Ruge was born in Masindi, Uganda and grew up in Uganda, Kenya and the US. Capitalizing on his understanding of different cultures and markets, Ruge has become a successful global social entrepreneur. Through Project Diaspora—an organization he co-founded in 2007 […]

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