“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
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.
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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
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
“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
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
The main purpose of the project is to encourage countries to compete towards more efficient regulation; offering measurable benchmarks for reform; and