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Speakers Announced for Tech Demo Africa 2014

Speakers Announced for Tech Demo Africa 2014

David Visser, Chief Information Officer of Coca-Cola Southern Africa; Chose Choeu, Managing Director of Corporate Affairs for Eskom; and Frank Rizzo, Technology Sector Lead for KPMG in Africa are just some of the speakers who will all be captivating delegates with informative presentations. Among those who will be attending, Professor Ray Kekwaletswe from Wits University; Pieter […]

The many startups and accelerators popping up across the African continent have attracted much attention from stateside techies and major corporations. However, what have yet to be highlighted are the entrepreneurs championing African innovation in our own backyard. The Washington, D.C., accelerator tiphub recently teamed up with the Maryland-based advisory group Mansa Colabs to do […]

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In its recent report on global trends in Internet connectivity, the World Economic Forum found countries in Africa are still lagging many of their peers in other areas of the developing world. “Sub-Saharan Africa slowly continues to develop its information and communication technology infrastructure,” the report noted. “Severe weaknesses persist in the region’s business and innovation […]

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One of the key features of the African digital renaissance is that it is increasingly home grown. In other sectors of the African economy, such as mining or agribusiness, much of the know-how is imported and the wealth extracted. But Africa’s 700 million or so mobile subscribers use services that are provided locally, and they […]

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Becoming an investable startup in east africa the pivot east criteria – april 2014 from John Kieti

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Technology Entrepreneurship as Panacea to Youth Unemployment in Nigeria

By Kenneth Omeruo I am of the opinion that perhaps the ugly, unfortunate and regrettable incident where many young Nigerians lost their lives in a stampede during the Nigerian Immigration Service recruitment exercise could have been avoided if the government had taken youth unemployment a bit more seriously and as a top priority over the years. […]

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Last week, senior executives and stakeholders from the mobile industry and development community joined us at the debut thought leadership event, Mobile for Development Summit, in Cape Town. Over the two days, attendees participated in morning plenary sessions focused on our four key themes, and afternoon breakout sessions focused on a variety of topics, such as African mobile […]

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On the 17th of July 2013 iHub Consulting in partnership with the African Management Initiative (AMI) held its first business management training targeting entrepreneurs. AMI is a pan-African organisation that offers high-quality, affordable, practical and locally relevant management education to managers and entrepreneurs across Africa – both online and offline. AMI courses cover issues that […]

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Geeks on a Plane

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Organized by 500 Startups, Geeks on a Plane (#GOAP) is an invite-only tour for startups, investors, and executives to learn about burgeoning technology markets worldwide. We travel by planes, trains, and automobiles to the most exciting international startup scenes with the sole mission of uniting geeks and exploring cross-border opportunities. The result: a lifelong bond […]

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  Invitation to GSMA M4D Summit   We’re delighted to invite you to the GSMA Mobile for Development Summit, the debut of an annual thought leadership event, taking place in Cape Town, South Africa, 11 – 12 November 2013. The two-day event will feature an engaging series of keynotes, discussions, workshops and networking opportunities to […]

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