Funding for projects is hard to come by throughout the world. There are so many innovators and only a certain amount of angel investors to go around. Even if your idea is incredible, it can be down to being at the right place at the right time in order receive your initial funding to get … Continue reading Did You Know African small business owners can access micro loans worldwide?
Everyone has that errand, chore or thing to do that he/she cant because you don’t have time, you're too tired , you don’t have cash on you, or you just can't be bothered. In Africa, certain chores are so time consuming. Cooking can take an extraordinary amount of time and effort, with tasks, such as … Continue reading Did You Know household chores in Africa create employment?
In South Africa if a young person has an idea that they want to turn into a business they soon find out that their biggest challenge is to locate and utilise all the resources they require to properly start-up. There are many sources of start-up funding available to young people in South Africa, but youth … Continue reading Did You Know you are not alone as an African Innovator?
Africa is no longer shunned by innovators worldwide. When tech and innovation competitions take place there is often at least one African entry.The same goes for Seedstars World, which is a Switzerland based startup competition, that takes place in emerging markets. They run local competitions worldwide and the winners get an opportunity to compete in … Continue reading Did You Know African Innovation is renowned worldwide?
Zimbabwe's economy has at times been the talk of the world. Pictures of people wheeling their money around in wheelbarrows were spread across the internet as hyper inflation took hold. The Reserve Bank even printed a Z$21 trillion bill to pay off debts owed to the International Monetary Fund. Much of the economic difficulties have been … Continue reading Did You Know Apps are assisting Zimbabwe’s Farmers?
In a previous post we wrote about our favourite AppsAfrica nominees. On the 15th of November, the award ceremony took place in Cape Town and 10 awards were handed out. Domestly (Disruptive innovation) , Flutterwave (Enterprise Solution), and Shule Direct (Women in Tech) were all amongst the winners, but not all of our favourites picked … Continue reading Did You Know Apps Africa winners will change Africa!
Water water everywhere, and not any drop to drink. These were the words of an ancient mariner at sea. Even today, the importance of clean water cannot be underscored enough. Political and economic self-determination in African states was supposed to be accompanied by the development of robust infrastructure for the delivery of essential services to … Continue reading Did You Know that an African borehole doesn’t have to be expensive?
Many of the innovations we have featured on Inventive Africa have come out of Tech hubs. These hives of innovative activity are seen by some as a foundation that will drag Africa up to compete with the rest of the world on every level. According to Disrupt Africa, there could be more than 300 tech … Continue reading Did You Know African tech hubs are not just glorified internet cafes?
During the American election night, many funny pictures of African's were shared around the internet of them waiting with their bags ready to fly home if a certain Donald Trump became president. Samuel L. Jackson suggested he was going to move to South Africa and South African the Daily Show host, Trevor Noah, has often … Continue reading Did You Know African’s running from USA are good for Africa?
It is hard to forget the images from the devastating drought in East Africa in the 1980's. LiveAid held its big concert to raise money for the victims of this enormous natural disaster and images flooded our TV's of emaciated Ethiopians, desperate for food and water. This is an image that Africa has been trying … Continue reading Did You Know Cow Insurance is changing African farmers family nutrition?