A Movie Project on Africa Best Minds in Tech & Innovation – Needs your support on Kickstarter

"Cheetah Code" is movie project by Jon Gosier, which purpose is to showcase the best and worse of what is going on in Africa's new creative class and rapidly evolving technology sector. Here is a preview of the upcoming movie: Jon Gosier is the Founder of Appafrica, and acts as its Director of Advocacy, helping to raise awareness about the many issues related to financing Read more [...]

Forget Silicon Valley — build your startup where you live

"Forget Silicon Valley — build your startup where you live", is an eye opening post I've just read on VentureBeat. It echoes the message I have tried to convey in my previous article: The Danger of Silicon-Valley Driven Startup Mania in Africa The main message is this: When it comes to choosing a location for a startup, many entrepreneurs head for the hills of Silicon Valley Read more [...]

Design like Apple using Touchpoint framework

There is a secret behind any successful product or service. Their designers spent countless hours to fully understand their customers and target market, then steadily and interactively went on to design the product or service that pleases and satisfies these customers. The main tool to achieve a high level of customer understanding, and design a product with a high probability Read more [...]

100 ideas to Start a Profitable Business in Africa

From today, we are starting a series of posts focused on ideas to start a profitable business in Africa . We will present them segment by segment. Here are 10 ideas to start a business targeting expatriates in your country. Overall, our purpose is to simulate your mind, and encourage you to start your next business in Africa. 1. International Aid and investment segment opportunities The Read more [...]

Where to Study Abroad? Avoid the Wrong Universities

The biggest failure of Africa after half a century of independence, is the complete collapse of its educational system. No African university, college, or school is listed in the World Top 100, or Top 500. Everyone one is aware of the situation. Worried, parents try to find a place for their beloved kids in some colonial schools in Africa like the French colonial schools, the Read more [...]

Looking to fund your climate change strategy or plan for Africa? Apply to the CDKN Innovation Fund.

The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) is launching a new fund, focused on Africa, which will support the development and implementation of projects that encourage climate compatible development decisions and policies in Africa. Initially the find will support two (2) innovation process awards of up GBP100,000 each, then may provide awards of up to GBP200,000 each Read more [...]

The African Spotify, TruSpot is growing so fast, reaching 8 millions monthly

"TruSpot streams the best of African music, videos and entertainment news" The African music industry has experienced a powerful renaissance in the last decade, helped to a large extent by music channels such as MTVBase, Channel O and TraceTV, which have provided a voice for African musical talent. Not everyone has access to TV, but a large population of Africa has access to Read more [...]

Will a Pan African University of science, technology and innovation be Successful?

The African Union has quite an ambitious agenda to create in a near future a Pan African University of science, technology and innovation with the purpose to address the complete failure of most of the higher education institutions in sub-Saharan Africa. Here is a description of the project, you can download here: PAU_PROJECT_DOCUMENT I really don't know how serious is Read more [...]

Doing Business in Africa: World Bank Report 2012

The World Bank's Doing Business Project is an annual report that provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 183 economies and selected cities in the world. The main purpose of the project is to encourage countries to compete towards more efficient regulation; offering measurable benchmarks for reform; and serving as a resource for academics, Read more [...]