Tom Jackson
KENYA
20 startups to pitch to investors at Angel Fair Africa

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[Tom Jackson] Twenty startups have been selected from nine African countries to pitch in front of investors that include Dave McClure, Tim Draper and Chris Kirubi...

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Tom Jackson
TANZANIA
Tanzania's Ubongo launches learning app for kids

Tanzania's Ubongo launches learning app for kids[Tom Jackson] Tanzanian edutainment startup Ubongo has launched its Math Rats app, which aims to teach children mathematics skills...

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Tom Jackson
UGANDA
Pay-as-you-go solar power growth in Africa

Pay as you go solar power
Pay as you go solar power
[Tom Jackson] Solar Freedom Africa is another PAYG energy startup making waves in this critical sector in Africa...

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Tom Jackson
ETHIOPIA
Ethiopian taxi app plans relaunch

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[Tom Jackson] Ethiopian taxi app RIDE pivots away from SMS, relaunching next year...

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Tom Jackson
KENYA
Angaza Boma bringing solar TVs to rural Kenya

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[Tom Jackson] Angaza Boma is rolling out solar television systems in rural Kenya...

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Tom Jackson
UGANDA
Startup MoBFIT uses SMS to connect farmers with buyers

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[Tom Jackson] Ugandan startup MOBFIT has developed GSM-supported agricultural supply chain software, able to directly connect smallholder rural farmers to buyers via SMS...

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Tom Jackson
KENYA
Kenyan startup to launch 'Uber for ambulances' app

Flare app
Flare app
[Tom Jackson] 'Uber for ambulances' app, Flare, launches in Kenya to address healthcare issues...

Posted 3 months ago | Like
Tom Jackson
KENYA
Play your part in future of Kenya's iHub

Kenya's iHub. Photo credit: Disrupt Africa
Kenya's iHub. Photo credit: Disrupt Africa
[Tom Jackson] Kenya's iHub innovation space plots the next chapter of its future...

Posted 5 months ago | Like
Beverley Klein
KENYA
#DesignMonth: From the air with flair

#DesignMonth: From the air with flair[Beverley Klein] Design is all about seeing something ordinary and making it extraordinary, and that's just what the guys at Sky Decor do. They transform old and abandoned aircraft parts and turn them into beautiful furniture displays...

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Ngugi Mungai
KENYA
Thinking of improving performance in business? Sign up for an SME reward

Thinking of improving performance in business? Sign up for an SME reward[Ngugi Mungai] Assessment and reward programs are important concepts that can help an entrepreneur drive performance in the business...

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Esther Karuku
KENYA
Your customer is not a dummy

Your customer is not a dummy[Esther Karuku] A few months ago, I came across one of the best documentaries I have ever watched: The greatest movie ever sold. If you haven't seen it, look for it. Morgan Spurlock made a movie fully financed by product placement...

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Ilse van den Berg
KENYA
#MyDressMyChoice, #NudityIsNotMyChoice goes viral in Kenya

#MyDressMyChoice, #NudityIsNotMyChoice goes viral in Kenya[Ilse van den Berg] Twitter has been abuzz in Kenya with news about a woman being attacked and stripped at a bus stop because she was "inappropriately dressed". Subsequently the #MyDressMyChoice hashtag has been trending in Nairobi...

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Cobus van Zyl
TANZANIA
Positioning luxury brands in emerging markets

Positioning luxury brands in emerging markets[Cobus van Zyl] We recently launched of a new premium whisky in the Tanzanian market. Do Tanzanians care where it's from, how it's made or who drinks it?

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Cobus van Zyl
TANZANIA
Bank on change in Africa

Bank on change in Africa[Cobus van Zyl] I have been part of the 'banked' segment of civilization since I was five years old. I have tried it all, from savings to home-loans, vehicle finance to credit card...

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Tom Jackson
KENYA
Kenya's internet market recovers lost ground

Kenya's internet market recovers lost ground[Tom Jackson] Kenyan internet subscriptions increased by 1.2 million to 13.1 million between October and December last year, recovering from losing almost one million subscribers during the previous quarter, according to the latest figures from the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK).

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Esther Karuku
KENYA
Of mobile app success

Of mobile app success[Esther Karuku] According to the 2013 IHS Digital Content Report, worldwide consumer spend on digital movies, games, and apps (applications) grew 30% from 2012 to 2013. In total, global digital spend in 2013 surpassed USD 57 billion.

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Tom Jackson
UGANDA
UCC launches ACIA Awards 2014

UCC launches ACIA Awards 2014[Tom Jackson] The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has launched the 2014 edition of the ACIA Awards, which recognise innovations from local companies, groups or individuals in developing or adopting ICT.

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Tom Jackson
KENYA
Safaricom, Kenyan government must meet in the middle

Safaricom, Kenyan government must meet in the middle[Tom Jackson] The growing standoff between Safaricom, Kenya's biggest mobile operator, and the country's Ministry of ICT, led by minister Fred Matiangi, threatens to harm consumers and damage Kenya's economy unless it is solved in an amicable manner.

Posted 3 years ago | Like
Evan-Lee Courie
UGANDA
PRAU Excellence Awards announces winners

PRAU Excellence Awards announces winners[Evan-Lee Courie] Uganda's annual PRAU Excellence Awards, the event that recognises public relations and communications excellence in Uganda, which was set to take place in November 2012, eventually took place on Friday, 22 March 2013 at Imperial Royale Hotel. This years event coincided with the East African Public Relations Conference (EAPRC) which took place from 20-22 March in Kampala, Uganda.

Posted 3 years ago | Like
Morgan Andayi
Morgan Andayi
[Marketing & Media] The 36 Rules of Social Media
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