5 Things Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Should Know

Being an entrepreneur is difficult. Being a successful entrepreneur is even more difficult.

As we gear up for the 2nd Accra Startup Weekend taking place this weekend (November 16-18, 2012) at the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology, the question on read more

LazyAppetite, The African Food Delivery Startup With Big Plans

Started 4 years ago, Eat24.com, a food-delivery startup in San Francisco has now more than 150 employees, covers more than 850 U.S. cities, gets more than a million unique visitors a month, and will generate more than $150 million in sales by the end of the year 2012.

The food delivery market is growing, and fast. In Europe, Berlin food delivery startup read more

Show Up Early: Interview with Voury Ignegongba, founder of "Africans in Boston"

This weekend we were in Boston, Massachusetts, to meet one of the most connected African community leader there: Voury Ignegongba.

Voury holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from McGill University, speaks English, French, Spanish, Japanese and Mundang. He grew up in 4 countries (Cameroon, Mauritania, Niger, Mali), and have read more

Why Can't We Vote By SMS? Interview with Al Kags, author of Living Memories

This week, we are in Nairobi with Al Kags, one of the rare African tech evangelist who has seen the African tech sector emerged from the early 2000s.

He entertains a selective audience at his blog Alkags.me. In 2004, his company “Multiple Choices” was the first to release a blogging tool, Peupe, entirely developed in Africa. read more

How to Launch Your Startup with a Giveaway Campaign

You have worked hard and now have your startup ready to roll but how do you get the word out?  Techcrunch ignores your press release. Mashable doesn’t care about Your Crappy, Unknown, Money starving Startup. You don’t have any connections that can get you covered on the large tech blogs. After you have sent your tweets, Facebook status updates read more

The Black Man With a Tie In Paris: Interview with Said AGBANRIN, Co-founder of Manegere

This week, we went to Paris to interview one of the most successful African entrepreneur there, Said AGBANRIN, co-founder of Manegere.

Said started his company, with few friends, 10 years ago, and against all the odds, has kept going on. His company has grown to become one of the industry’s great success stories, and they have now offices read more

Saya Does America

Last week I had the opportunity to sit down with Robert Lamptey, CEO and Co-founder of Saya Mobile (“Saya”), fresh off the plane from his whirlwind trip to San Fransisco and New York. Robert and his partner, Badu Boahen,were invited to pitch at TechCrunch Disrupt 2012 in San Francisco – the first African company to do so.

Saya read more

'Don't get mad, Get better': Interview with Jon Gosier, Founder of App Africa

Earlier this month, we caught up with Jon Gosier, the Founder of Appfrica, as he is actively preparing for a 15 African countries tour to discover, film and showcase the best of what is going on in Africa’s new creative class and rapidly evolving technology sector.

In this Interview Jon shared his passion to support African creative talent, read more

Opportunity: Amazon Global Start-Up Challenge

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Global Start-Up Challenge is a unique opportunity for web entrepreneurs all over the world to showcase their start-ups, get noticed and competeĀ  to win some great rewards.

This year, there are 4 categories:

  1. Big Data & High Performance Computing
  2. Gaming
  3. Consumer Applications
  4. Business Applications

Who are eligible to enter?

(a) Individuals or sole proprietors who have reached the older of 18 years old or the read more