Traveling Africa while Ethiopian

written by Selam Kebede and published in aKoma Media. About a month ago, I officially joined the seedstars world family where we are on a mission to discover the best start-ups from more than 60 emerging countries and bring them to a world stage and half a million dollar winning prize. In order to find…

What the German government thinks a “Strategic Partnership for a ‘Digital Africa'” should look like

Written by Tobias Denskus – reblogged from http://aidnography.blogspot.de. It was coincidence that the #HackingTeam story broke while I was drafting this post. In one way, these two posts are very much unrelated, but in other ways there is a narrative that binds them together: While ‘digital development’, ICT4D and ICT4Bad happen right here and now, the German ministry…

SMS driven Online Funeral Coordination made in Zimbabwe

Press Release- 16 July 2015, Harare ZIMBABWEAN TECH ENTREPRENEURES LAUNCH AN SMS DRIVEN ONLINE FUNERAL COORDINATION STARTUP Zimbabwean Tech entrepreneurs launch a streamlined funeral coordination platform called funeral.ly. The platform leverages on SMS and whatsapp to notify and share funeral updates to their targeted audience. This came after the founder experienced logistical hardships and frustrations…

Zimbabwe: The Case for Business Incubators and Innovation Hubs

By Kudzai Mubaiwa. Economic development is something every nation desires, for overall economic prosperity should result in the general well-being of its people. Business incubators and innovation hubs are a very practical tool for bringing the best ideas to life and to a point of scale and commercialisation. The world’s leading institution on advancing business…

Applications are open for 5 Venture Bus tours in Africa

At 50th African Development Bank Annual Meetings: Ampion Venture Bus announces to build 40 new African startups African Development Bank Annual Meeting unveils 5 new Venture Bus Routes 5 buses, 14 African countries, 200 participants, 40 new startups Applications now open for coders, business developers, designers and experts from various industries world-wide Abidjan/Berlin, May 29th…

eLearning Africa 2015 Call for Proposals is open until Jan 15, 2015

– Originally published on elearning-africa.com – The tenth edition of eLearning Africa will take place on May 20 – 22, 2015, at the African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In 2006, the inaugural event also took place in Ethiopia, and Rebecca Stromeyer, founder of the event, recently reflected on the impact that ten years of eLearning Africa…