Lessons and takeout’s from AfricApps 2014
The 2nd AfricApps track at AfricaCom had a dramatic increase with seasoned and new developers coming out to hear from international and local speakers from the inaugural previous ear.
The importance of events like AfricApps is to showcase what talented and innovative solutions are currently making waves in the industry. This allows developers to engage and interact with leading figures in the developer…Continue
Posted on November 19, 2014 at 15:30
"Every one of my books had killed me a little more," - this profound and highly personal quote by American author Norman Mailer has become one of my favorites since I started writing about startups funding. For with each new article, the more I would dig deep into research, the more I would realize how imbalanced the existing funding system is.
On the bright side, whether working with clients via my company Metropole Capital…Continue
Posted on November 5, 2014 at 10:43
BiD Network hosted Get in the Ring: the Investment Battle of Africa
Kigali, Rwanda – BiD Network hosted this year’s Regional Final of Africa of Get in the Ring: the Investment Battle. Entrepreneurs, investors and experts from all over Africa and beyond came together on the 18th of September in Kigali, Rwanda, to be part of the event. Ten promising African entrepreneurs were selected by BiD Network to compete against each other for one spot in the International Final…Continue
Posted on September 30, 2014 at 20:24
Africa’s First Ever Startup Weekend Education
This past weekend featured Africa’s first ever Startup Weekend Education focused event, held in Cape Town, South Africa. While Cape Town offers a committed, strong and tight knit community, and this being my 6th Startup Weekend and 4th SWedu event (albeit a new context coming from Boulder and San Francisco to South Africa) we weren’t sure how the weekend would unfold. However, all of the pre-event anxiety dissipated as soon as…Continue
Posted on September 11, 2014 at 17:30