Africa tech hub

Did You Know African tech hubs are not just glorified internet cafes?

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?

Did you know Africa is in desperate need of capacity building?

Africa relies on many foreign service providers, who enter the market and begin to squash the potential competition around them. Uber attempted to do this, but as we saw, there entrance disrupted the market, and competition, such as Little began to also grab market share. With a wealth of human capital, Africa has the resources … Continue reading Did you know Africa is in desperate need of capacity building?

Did You Know Mobile apps are taking over Africa?

There are so many mobile phone applications. Some of them are completely useless, some entertain  us when sitting on the toilet, and some fit into our daily life so easily, that it is only when our phone goes missing or breaks down that we really need it. Mobile apps are inviting innovation and Africa is … Continue reading Did You Know Mobile apps are taking over Africa?

Did You Know tech can unburden African girls at home?

A UN report has found that girls spend 40% more time working in the house than boys, which is the equivalent of 160 million extra hours. Yesterday (11th of October) was the International Day of the Girl, which looks to promote equal opportunities for the girl child. 6 African countries, Chad, Niger, Central African Republic, … Continue reading Did You Know tech can unburden African girls at home?

Did you know what disruptive technology in Africa means?

In recent years there has been a lot of talk about disruptive innovation in Africa, but what exactly is it? The term, which was first coined by Clayton M. Christensen in 1995, means an innovation that creates a new market and value network, disrupting the existing market and value network and upsetting existing firms, products and … Continue reading Did you know what disruptive technology in Africa means?

Did You Know Facebook gave $500,000 to African innovations?

Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg are looking more and more to Africa. Zuckerberg visited Nigeria and Kenya to check out the latest innovations, (Tech tourism is surely the next big thing in African tourism!) and potentially has plans to invest in mobile money or one of the many other innovations he came across. Facebook also has … Continue reading Did You Know Facebook gave $500,000 to African innovations?

Did You Know tablets are giving African children access to books?

So much of the rhetoric about Africa is regarding education. Education is of course the basis of society and for developing nations, human capital is incredibly important for their journey towards equality with the rest of the world. Sub-Saharan Africa has a literacy rate of just 64%. Without literacy, education can not function. A report came … Continue reading Did You Know tablets are giving African children access to books?

Did you know technology is changing African education?

When attending conferences or reading papers on Africa, one of the key points in determining the future of the continent is education. Many organisations, charities and volunteer organisations focus on education in Africa as a way of developing the continent. Whilst there is a strong focus, there is still a lot of work to be … Continue reading Did you know technology is changing African education?