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 […]

Innovation in Africa: Safe Farming

Africa’s small scale farmers place all their hopes of harvest on rain. With the recent changes in weather patterns many of them have experienced low or no yields at all from hundreds of hours back aching labour in their fields. Some become discouraged and cultivate less of their land. That is all changing for a […]

Innovation in Africa: Fareed Zein’s contribution to the birth of South Sudan

Fareed Zein, like many foreigners before him, came to the United States to study computer science and attempt to gain a better life than he would have in his native Sudan. Fareed was able to complete his education and secure technology positions in the oil and petroleum industry in Texas. That was without a doubt […]

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