Startup Watch: Book your travel with Nigerian Startup Wakanow

Wakanow is a Nigerian startup that provides travelers with everything they need to research, plan and book a trip online.  Wakanow hopes to transform the way travel reservations are made in Nigeria through a reliable network of websites, mobile applications and payment options. Founded by former college and NBA player Obinna Ekezie, Wakanow is currently […]

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BUGBOX Spawns ANT ARMY: The Animatics Division

Character animation studio, Bugbox Animation in Johannesburg announces the creation of Ant Army, the Animatics Division. A strong team of artists and animators has been deployed to this side of the business. Formerly Nite Cap Animatics, Ant Army is now better resourced to address the hefty storyboarding and pre-production needs of the TV advertising industry. […]

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[Preview] Mobile Entertainment Africa Conference This August in Cape Town, South Africa

As part of Afrinnovator’s special build-up to the Mobile Entertainment Africa conference in Cape Town, South Africa from the 23rd and 24th of August, 2011 we look at what to expect and some context from All Amber’s inaugural cellphone entertainment-focused conference.

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The State of e-Governance/e-Government in Africa

The Kenyan government is all set to unveil its Open Data initiative, an aim at opening up it’s repositories of varied datasets to the public for public consumption and us. This set us thinking on what the current state of e-governance/e-government across Africa. There are two different terms used, e-Governance and e-Government, and without getting […]

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No Tech Bubble in Africa

KopoKopo was one of the finalists in the recently concluded Pivot25 Conference/Competition. Ben Lyon, the company’s VP of Business Development has written a great post on their blog about why Africa is a particularly ideal location for tech business at this point in time. One of the interesting assertions that Ben makes is that, unlike […]

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Interview with Adloopz.com Founders

We very recently brought to you the story of social advertising startup, Adloopz in a ‘Startup Watch’ feature. The innovative startup was started by a handful of young and passionate Nigerian software developers. We managed to round them up for a few questions regarding their startup and the story behind it and also get valuable […]

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Startup Watch: Socialize your ads with Nigerian Startup Adloopz

Adloopz is a Nigerian startup that aims to put a twist on regular online advertising by putting a social twist to it. It is a social advertising platform that helps advertisers and ad consumers get the most out of adverts by leveraging the strength of their presence on social networks. From their blog: Adloopz is […]

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Get your pitch on at IPO48 Nairobi 2011

The 48-hour tech startup pitching contest, IPO48, is back in nairobi, and bigger! Last year the contest was held at the Strathmore University where a bunch of young and innovative minds congregated over a 48-hour period to come up with ideas and making businesses out of them. This time the event is to be held […]

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Business plan toolkit for Mobile Applications Laboratories from infoDev

Originally written on the ICTWorks blog by Wayan Vota. InfoDev is proud to announce a business plan toolkit for Mobile Applications Laboratories (mLabs) with the objective to drive mobile innovation in emerging markets. With more than 5 billion subscribers worldwide, the mobile phone network is the world’s largest distribution and communications platform. In recent years […]

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6 neat African websites/blogs on mobile

Here’s a list of 6 nice online resources for mobile and mobile related news and information in Africa or by African bloggers that we love reading: Mobility Nigeria: Nigeria’s foremost blog on mobile and mobile related matters. An independent source of reviews of mobile phones and services, as well as industry analyses. Other content include: […]

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