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Exploring the idea of the Creative Class in an African city: A case study of ICT professionals in Nairobi

Written by Lauren Rosenberg (see below for her bio) Securing urban economic growth in new economy is less dependent on access to physical resources and increasingly dependent on attracting talent who… [Visit www.afrinnovator.com for full links, other content, and more! ] Go to Source Tags: Creative Class, economic growth ...

Scaling Internet-Based Startups in African Markets

We’ve all heard of the idea that entrepreneurs are people who see a ‘gap’ in the market and then create a product or service to address that gap. The implication is that… Go to Source Tags: Internet-based, entrepreneurs, Startups ...

Rethinking Startup Finance in Africa

I had a wonderful opportunity to have a discussion with Eric Osiakwan an African tech luminary from Ghana and director of Ghana’s Cyber City initiative about startup financing in Africa,… Go to Source Tags: Startup Finance in Africa ...

African or Africa-focused Tech Investors

Africa-targeted private equity and VC is on the rise, last year (2012) the total worth of PE deals closed in sub-Saharan Africa grew 10% from 2011 to $1.16 billion with funds raised for the region… Go to Source Tags: Africa-targeted, africa, Africa-focused ...

Spot Check on User Experience Design in Africa with Shikoh Gitau

Shikoh Gitau is a pioneer in User Experience (UX) design in Africa. A Google Anita Borg scholar, she was one of the first African women to win the prestigious scholarship. Shikoh currently works as a… Go to Source Tags: design in Africa, user experience, Shikoh Gitau ...

Energy in Kenya: Potential for Renewables (Part 1)

Originally posted on the Invested Development blog Kenya’s National Energy Policy is designed “to facilitate provision of clean, sustainable, affordable, reliable and secure energy services at… Go to Source Tags: Energy, renewables, kenya ...

Kenya’s Propensity to Crowdsource

About two weeks ago, following a strike by transport operators in Kenya, residents of the capital city Nairobi resorted to social media to solve the problem. The hashtag #CarPoolKE was a result of an… Go to Source Tags: CarPoolKE, Crowdsource, kenya ...