Live Blog: Acumen East Africa Fellows Program Innovation Conference

Over the years, we’ve covered the growth in social innovation on the African subcontinent and as well as being its biggest critics we’ve also celebrated the success and great new startups and leadership emerging. We’re glad to bring you live updates from Acumen Fund‘s East Africa Fellows Program Innovation Conference today as well as added […]

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Innovating for the People: How Africa is using Technology for Better Governance.

This post is the forth and last article in a four-part series on Africa: The Present Frontier. Follow this special series by interacting with parts one, two and three . On his first day in office, US President Barrack Obama signed the Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government start the process that led to the Data.gov we […]

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Savannah Fund: Be the change you want to see in the world…

Global Media react to Savannah Fund announcement at Pivot East Conference in Nairobi, June 6th 2012

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What It Takes To Create Successful Business IT Solutions

When I wrote this post, I braced myself for  flak from the tech community as I was sure techies would go out of their way to demonstrate how off base my assumptions were. I checked  the posts comments every 2 days for 2 weeks then I gave up. I was right. All techies are developing are m-apps, […]

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Exclusive: Infographic on Pivot East 2012 – Statistics, Quotes & Highlights

We brought some coverage the past few weeks on Afrinnovator of East Africa’s mobile apps developer conference Pivot East. From the pre-event infographic on “What startups want from Pivot East in 2012” and the Live Blog of Day 1 and Day 2 of the event, not to mention the announcement of the eventual winners Ma3Racer. […]

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The Innovation Ecosystem in East Africa

This post is the third in a four-part series on Africa: The Present Frontier “Many investors see East Africa’s strong growth potential as a driver of better investment performance than in South Africa: This is a huge shift in private equity attitudes toward Africa, which have been historically focused on South Africa. East African investment […]

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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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Live Blog: Pivot East 2012

We’re at Pivot East with a team ready to give you the best quotes, tweets and news from Pivot East mobile developer showcase at the Ole Sereni – June 5th and 6th 2012. Stay reading http://afrinnovator.com

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Infographic: What Are the Top 3 Priorities for Startups at Pivot East 2012?

Pivot East, East Africa’s largest mobile developer conference starts today. And on many minds across the world as we await announcements and launches is “What’s the priority of a finalist at Pivot East?” I conducting a straw poll yesterday with just under half of the finalists of Pivot East weighing in. The conference begins in a […]

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Where Opportunities Lie in the African Mobile Space

This is the second in a 4-part series on Africa: The Present frontier.  Africa straddles two realities. One is underpinned by the belief that Africa is the next frontier and measures the continent’s progress against an expected trajectory and momentum modeled on that which developed economies have followed in the past. As the continent leapfrogged […]

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