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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 […]

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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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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Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. […]

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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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VENTURES AFRICA –Sub-Saharan Africa has witnessed dramatic growth in ICT access the past few years – and whilst being the fastest growing region for e-infrastructure development, lack of accurate knowledge on past and current development projects creates uncertainties that hamper the effectiveness of investments. Speaking to Ventures Africa, Louis Papaemmanuel, Director of the iMENTORS project, […]

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The best way to predict the future is to create it! The Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) is committed to building a promising future by investing in Africa’s capacity is to cultivate local innovation and entrepreneurship. Creating African-led solutions to every day challenges is critical to sustaining and expanding Africa’s economic growth. The IPA invests […]

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The Barbados Entrepreneurship Foundation formed in 2010, was born from a vision to make Barbados “The #1 Entrepreneurial Hub In The World”. Led by Peter Boos, Chairman Emeritus of Ernst & Young Caribbean, and a group of local and international entrepreneurs called the “E-Team”, the goal of the Foundation is to support the critical foundations […]

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Opportunities are opening to young people with high tech skills such as software engineering, design, and development. Many of these skills are being nurtured by Information Communication (ICT) hubs, where technology-oriented individuals gather and collaborate. An ICT hub is a space where technologists congregate to bounce ideas around, network, work, program and design. This is […]

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San Francisco has been the leading tourist city in the US for the past few years in a row. But the Kenyan visitors to the Bay Area in early October were not interested in the breathtaking Golden Gate Bridge or Lombard Street, the world’s most crooked. They had their sights on Silicon Valley, the undisputed […]

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