SA Web 2.0 Entrepreneurs Podcast

The Digital Edge, a South African podcast focusing on digital marketing has a fantastic podcast with a bunch of Web 2.0. entrepreneurs: Sheraan Amod (Afrinnovator did a podcast with Sheraan recently): Sheraan is the 24 year-old Co-Founder of Personera.com, a global personalized publishing service offering useful print products enhanced with Facebook content. In 2009 Personera won the FNB Enablis Business Launchpad […]

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iHub Launch Video & Photos

Erik Hersman and Conrad Akunga (iHub advisor) introduce iHub: Joe Mucheru, Google Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Lead, gave his thoughts: And some photos: Watch the recording of the event as it happened (Ustream): Live Streaming by Ustream.TV

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[BREAKING] iHub Launch Kicking

I’m at iHub for the launch party… and being who I am I just had to give y’all a sneak peak at what’s happening. Live coverage on Ustream

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Ken Banks (FrontlineSMS) Part 4

This is the last in a series of interview posts from a discussion with Ken Banks, the founder of Kiwanja.net and FrontlineSMS. In the first part of the interview, Ken gave us some of his background and how he came to get involved with mobile technology and how the FrontlineSMS project began. In the second […]

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Ken Banks (FrontlineSMS) Part 3

In the third part of our interview with Ken Banks, founder of Kiwanja.net and FrontlineSMS, we continue our discussion about FrontlineSMS. This time we discuss about projects such as FrontlineSMS:Medic and FrontlineSMS:Credit which are specific applications of FrontlineSMS to ‘vertical’ scenarios such as medicine and informal banking. In the first part of the interview, Ken […]

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Ken Banks (FrontlineSMS) Part 2

We continue our conversation with Ken Banks of FrontlineSMS. In the first part of the interview, Ken gave us some of his background and how he came to get involved with mobile technology and how the FrontlineSMS project began. In this second part we delve more into FrontlineSMS… Ken Banks, founder of kiwanja.net, devotes himself […]

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Ken Banks (FrontlineSMS) Part 1

No doubt if you have some interest in mobile technology or ICT4D you have heard of FrontlineSMS, the SMS platform that makes it really simple to use mobile phones as a means of gathering field data or running SMS campaigns. By leveraging basic tools already available to most NGOs — computers and mobile phones — […]

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iHub launching today!

The iHub (incubation hub) will be launching officially today. The official opening will take place at the ihub ( see the Google Map – the building is directly opposite Uchumi ngong road on the map. It’s called ‘Bishop Magua Center’; 4th floor) from 5.30 t0 8.30pm. We’ll be there to cover the ongoings. If you […]

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Africa Youth Innovation Award

Youth  between the ages of 14 and 18 in Africa are being challenged to come up with innovative solutions to some problem in their community. The contest has been announced on the Opportunities for Youth (OFY) website: Opportunities for Youth (OFY) is an informative online portal, created for ambitious young people who have a desire […]

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Digital Art in Africa

The African heritage is rich with many kinds of artistic artifacts. Our culture embraced arts and crafts of various kinds. Today, art around the world has moved to the digital world in various forms. The computer has created a new kind of canvas for artists. Digital Art is (according to Wikipedia): Digital art is an […]

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