African startups


Five Simple Steps for Market Discovery and Validation strategy for Startups

Market discovery and validation are the two most important jobs for startup founder. They are important to avoid relying too much on the heroic intuition of the founders.

From my experience, I would suggest the following simple steps to follow:

Step 1: Target Dreamers with a Deadline

A story said: “During the gold rush toward the West in the United States, entrepreneurs who were read more

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About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of SiliconAfrica.com, Founder of Goodbuzz.net, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at mk@linkcrafter.com.

Life Lessons for the Female Entrepreneur

Aside from similar first names, you might be wondering what Anne Amuzu and Annette Tettey have in common. Well, both are fiercely independent women leading their own technology startups in Ghana. Don’t let their introverted personalities fool you, these read more

A Year in Review at Meltwater Incubator in Accra – Ghana

Meltwater Incubator in AccraThe MEST Incubator in Accra, Ghana was an exciting place to be in 2012.  This incubator provides seed funding and world class advisors to graduates of the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) who are successful at their final pitch. read more

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

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.

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Silicon Valley VC Firm to Invest $30 Million Into African Start-ups

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, read more

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About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of SiliconAfrica.com, Founder of Goodbuzz.net, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at mk@linkcrafter.com.

Top Technology Startups In Africa

Cover of the book "Futures of Technology in Africa"

While Africa has not been able to participate in major technological advancement and compete with tech startups with the rest of the world, everything is not lost. Mobile startups are gradually taking shape and it is slowly making a huge contribution to the world in general. Below are some of the top African startups with larger audience and or consumer read more

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About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of SiliconAfrica.com, Founder of Goodbuzz.net, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at mk@linkcrafter.com.

Top Mobile Startups To Watch Out For In Africa

Africa   is a vast and emergent mobile market and as the mobile technology  continues to spread all across the African continent in a very rapid pace, there is simply a lot of opportunity to extend out to the mobile population in Africa. The list below offers a quick view on some of the mobile applications that have already read more

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About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of SiliconAfrica.com, Founder of Goodbuzz.net, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at mk@linkcrafter.com.