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5 Day Hackathon Bus ride coming to Africa (Indiegogo Review) #startupbus #startupbusafrica #indiegogo

Funding Period: September 13th – October 13th Goal: 10,000 EURO Reason: 5 days Hackathon on a Mobile Bus through Africa. Startup Bus is coming to Africa!  If you don’t know about Startup Bus, it is a unique hackathon where teams of designers,  developers and entrepreneurs compete on a bus as they travel together for a … Continue reading

Interswitch now accepts VISA, as Nigerian Payment Processors jostle for position!

Interswitch is the numero uno payment Gateway in Nigeria (although ETRANZACT might have something to say about that!).  With the infrastructure they have in place, Nigerians and surrounding African countries have been able to integrate e-payments onto their websites, and the companies growth has been essential for the growth of e-commerce in Nigeria.  Interswitch recently … Continue reading

Made in Africa? African Fashion e-retailers: Giddimint and Heel the World make their move!

The business of online fashion is well established in the United States.  Most American brick and mortar retailers have an online presence.  Charles Thyrwitt, Men’s Wearhouse, Victoria’s Secret are just a few of these established companies with strong  internet presence.  The internet revolution has also made it possible for strictly online retailers to achieve considerable … Continue reading

The next Youtube Millionaire could come out of Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal or Uganda!

What do Sxephil, happyslip, awkwardblackgirl have in common?  They are all American Vloggers (video bloggers) and Youtube Partners that have successfully created very lucrative careers making video content for Youtube.  In 2012, Google announced that the top partners were making over $23,000/month on Ads alone!!!  This does not include, the money they make on their … Continue reading

This App can detect Malaria! #Matibabu

We told you about the Kite Patch, a new innovative mosquito repellent device that makes you invisible to mosquitoes.  Now if you didn’t get that patch and the anopheles mosquito was able to locate you, you might have malaria. But how will you know for sure? The Conventional way is to go to the hospital, … Continue reading

Watch out Silicon Valley, African Tech Hubs are on the rise!

Technology is the catalyst that sparks change in any society.  Throughout history there is one common theme, any country that experiences a technological revolution also enjoys a  subsequent economic transformation.  Happened in America, happened in Japan, happened with the Asian Tigers (Hong Kong, Singapore,South Korea, Taiwan).  So it is no surprise that today most countries … Continue reading

African app review (episode 2) – Matatu – Ugandan Card game

In this video we review that app Matatu. The app was developed by Kola Studios in Uganda: http://www.kolastudios.com

African App review (episode 1 Video) – Efiko – Mobile Quiz Platform

Review of the Nigerian App Efiko. Efiko is a mobile social quiz platform made in Nigeria to help students improve their skills in Maths, Physics, English, Government etc

Jumia investors looking to launch Taxi hailing service in Nigeria #EasyTaxi

According to the world bank, consumer spending plays a large part in Africa’s economic growth, and it is almost 5% higher than the world consumer spending average .  Translation, Africans are getting wealthier and they have money to spend.  Over the next 50 years, the middle class in Africa is expected to triple to over … Continue reading

New Mosquito Repellent Device will make you INVISIBLE!!!!!!! (Indiegogo Review)

Company: ieCrowd Crowdsourcing website: indiegogo Funding Period: July 15th – August 29th Goal: $75,000 Reason: To be used for first round production of the Kite Patch, which will be tested in Uganda Nobody likes mosquitoes, they are annoying, tiny little vampires.  They land on your skin without you even noticing, and leave horrendous bumps when … Continue reading

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