Africa’s 2015 Reality and a New Iteration of You

Some times my own words do not taste so sweet. I remember back in the 1980s, while living in Kenya, I told a group of non-profit workers that the big corporations and western business people have invaded the continent to rob poor Africans. They had come to seek profit and not raise the standard of […]

Opportunity Analysis – The 1st Step into the African Marketplace

Does your your product or service have the potential for success in the African marketplace? That is not an easy question to answer.  If you quickly answered it with a resounding “yes”, you would do well to list the reasons why you think it has the potential for making you money.  Then follow that with […]

Kenya’s produce purchasing agents ride innovation wave

In 2010 John Waibochi, the founder, CEO, and chief innovator at Virtual City Group in Kenya, won the Nokia Growth Economy Venture Challenge. The award brought his company a US$1 million cash prize. Yet the recognition is not a laurel on which he wants his company to rest. Waibochi says that Virtual City Group has […]

Innovation In Africa: Disruptive and Contextualized

Scores of ihubs and technology incubators are attended by thousands of young Africans.  Foreign businesses and entrepreneurs are running to the “Rising African Tiger” economy.  With all this activity one would think that these new ventures are meeting with overwhelming success.  The truth is innovation is a risky business.  Most novel ideas are never put […]

E-agriculture Gets Gift From Nigerian Government

Entrepreneurs and technology innovators in the field of e-agriculture have been given a gift by the Nigerian government.  For those of you not familiar with the term, e-agriculture refers to the “enhancement of agricultural and rural development through improved information and communication processes” (Wikipedia). E-Agriculture Gift PUNCH magazine’s December 17, 2012 quotes the Nigerian Minister […]

African Investment Climate Is Heating Up!

African investment is far from occupying a central place on world financial stage, yet there are signs that it is commanding more attention. Data Driving African Investment Most commentators and promoters of African investment point to data that testifies to what some are calling “Africa’s demographic freight train.”  There is a growing middle class.  They […]

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