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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The Story of Shimba Tech's Pivot25 Winning MedKenya App

MedKenya, a product by Shimba Technologies Limited is the winner of the inaugural Pivot25 competition out of the 25  competitors in the mobile application and services space pitted against each other in a show of relevance, sustainability and innovation. Shimba Technologies Limited  will be going to Silicon Valley to present the application, MedKenya, at the […]

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The Winners of Pivot25 Mobile App Developer Conference

We’ve covered Pivot25 for the past two days. You can follow the goings on through our live blogs on Day 1 and Day 2 and it’s been a blast. We’ve had a great time here and built up to it with sneak previews of some of the startups and apps in 160 characters. And now…for […]

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Pivot25 Live Blog: Day 2

We’re back. After a phenomenal Day 1 (over 230 of you tuned into our live blog and we had +1,000 on the live stream) we want you to get into the conversation with us. All the pictures, videos and info from Day 2, right here courtesy of Team Afrinnovator. Pivot 25 Live Blog by Afrinnovator.com

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Pivot25: Live Blog (Day 1)

Afrinnovator presents cutting-edge and moment-by-moment updates of all things Pivot25. Stay tuned and follow our tweets as well during the conference to stay on top of breaking news!

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Exclusive: Inside Look At The Pivot25 Startups [Part 2]

So we began by looking at some of the apps that are set to launch at Pivot25 this week and we continue with the scoop on more great apps to look out for. Our format is simple. In 160 characters (the same number as an SMS, given this is a mobile app and developer conference) they give us:

Their Pitch: What are they trying to do?

Their Problem: What are they trying to solve?

Their People: Who are some of the names behind it?

Catch up with last week’s group here including some great insights.

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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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Exclusive: Inside Look At The Pivot25 Startups [Part 1]

All this week, Afrinnovator is going to be bringing you an exclusive look at the 25 startups making East Africa sit up straight as they gear up to launch their apps at Pivot25, East Africa’s premier mobile app and developer conference. Our format is simple, they give us their pitch, the problem they are trying to solve and the people behind it. Here are the first exclusive looks at the Pivot25 apps and startups…

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Africa's Top Dogs of the MNO World

Africa is probably the most fertile ground for mobile in this time. Mobile subscriber growth and penetration is growing steadily, and predictions are that the trend will continue. So who are the top dogs of the Mobile Network Operator (MNO) world in Africa? African Telecom News has some great data and statistics regarding matters such […]

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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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