Month: May 2018

Make-IT in Africa at the East Africa Com

Make-IT in Africa supported the East Africa Com in Nairobi – the premier strategic event for telecoms, media, broadcasting & technology leaders in East Africa. The theme for this year was connectivity champions unite: delivering the digital society. Make-IT in Africa has sponsored 10 start-ups and 3 hubs to attend the conference and the AHub East…

Start-ups in Kenia – Geburtshilfe per SMS | Article | taz | German

Start-ups in Kenia – Geburtshilfe per SMS “Gerade auf dem afrikanischen Kontinent, wo ein einziger Arzt im Durchschnitt 10.000 Menschen versorgen muss, sind die Erwartungen an M-health hoch. Denn inzwischen besitzen dort fast 80 Prozent aller Menschen ein Handy. Zudem sind M-health-Lösungen günstig: Mit 10.000 Euro lässt sich aus einer Idee ein Produkt entwickeln, das…

Digital in Afrika | Article | stiftungen.org | English

“The fact that groundbreaking technologies in Africa lead to development rather than to disruption was one of the conclusions of Siemens Southern Africa’s “Digitalisation Maturity Report,” which is based on a study of Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.” READ MORE    

African hubs endorse innovation policy manifesto | Article | Disrupt Africa | English

African hubs endorse innovation policy manifesto!  “It is time for innovation for policy in Africa,” said Markos Lemma from iceaddis, Ethiopia. “We are not asking our governments to listen to us anymore. Instead, we will work with them to co-create policies that work for the innovation community. It is not a demand-supply relationship we want…

Digital Africa | Video | ARTE | English

“Engineers in Nairobi have developed a WiFi router which can provide free internet access for all. Most Kenyans own a smartphone but a data plan is out of reach for many. The SupaBRCK router connects buses and kiosks to the web. Could this initiative inspire the EU to install free WiFi in Europe?” German-French television…

15 startups benefit from Nailab innovation plan | Article | Business Daily | English

“Last month 15 start–ups graduated from Nailab, a Kenyan start–up incubator, after taking part in a three month programme called Make-IT in Africa that involved mentorship and training on how to grow their business. Experts say such programmes increase the survival rate of start-ups to five years or more than those that do not undergo…
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