$36,000/year, is how much money you have to pay to attend the world’s leading university Stanford. This is not something most of the world’s students and entrepreneurs can afford. So, last year Stanford has opened its doors to thousands of students and entrepreneurs around the world through online free courses.
Only 3 courses have been offered
Nigeria has 167 million inhabitants, but there are only 25 million bank accounts. Conversely, the country boasts 90 million phone subscribers (and that figure continues to grow steadily).
Mobile banking in Africa has proved to very appealing to consumers. The best model so far, of a mobile money platform in Africa and in the world, has been Kenya’s
7 years ago, when I started my first Internet company, I was the sole shareholder. Being a sole shareholder for a first-time entrepreneur in any field, makes you a mediocre entrepreneur, vainly proud, stupidly arrogant, and you uncannily make mistakes that are plain in sight for field tested professionals.
Unfortunately, the moment you decide to have
Eghosa Omoigui, is the only African investor in the Silicon Valley. He is bold, brilliant, entertaining, fast on his feet, but also generous with those less fortunate.
The Nigerian-born Omoigui has invested into tens of companies such as
LinkedIn, Betaworks, Facebook,
Eighteen year old Nadege Iradukunda, from Rwanda, led a team to deploy innovative biogas solutions in schools serving over 15,000 students. In Uganda, twenty year old
Starting from September 5, in Cape Town, South Africa, the Startupworld initiative will hold a series of 4 events targeting African startups to include into the worldwide competition. Startup World pitch competitions are currently held in 36 cities across the globe.
It’s the first year the competition is opened to African startups, and the
“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
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
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.