On the Road with Maker Express [Egypt]

  Cairo Hacker Space and Eshbook are going on a road trip with the Maker Express to more than 20 cities in Egypt!   The Maker Express is a microbus converted into a mobile makerspace. The goal of our eight-week tour is to connect and support venues of innovation across the country: makerspaces, coworking spaces, fab labs, start-ups,…

Kenyan Engineer Is 3D Printing a New Future

By Lyndsey Gilpin – originally published in innovationsstories.com. […] There are millions of people with registered cases of jiggers, [Roy] Ombatti said, and many of them are schoolchildren. But because the infection is associated with poverty, the shame and stigma of it lead many people to suffer in silence. Shoes are, of course, a simple solution to…

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…

Festival of Resistance and Alternatives in Morocco, Feb 20-23, 2014

We are a groupe of morrocan people willing to organize a festival called Festival of Alternatives and resistance, and we are looking for help to succeed in the project. The Festival de Résistance et d’Alternatives (the Festival of Resistance and Alternatives, FRA) offers a place dedicated to innovation, exchange and participation where everyone can express themselves freely. During…