Panel Session on Digital Innovation @ #NYFAfrica 2014

    The New York Forum Africa 2014 which took place in Libreville, Gabon focused on the transformation of the African continent with a special focus on Education, Technology, Innovation, Partnerships and Investment. I was very honoured to be invited to be on the panel session sharing ideas and thoughts on: "Transforming Connectivity into Digital Innovation" alongside the likes of Ms. Sophia Bek...

03 Jun 4:59 PM 0 Read More...

The State of the Internet

This is a guest post by Kwabena Akuamoah-Boateng. Follow him on Twitter: @Kwabena for more. An important and obvious market trend is the migration and use of mobile and web applications by consumers, especially middle-class mobile users in Ghana. In a country where Internet penetration is still below 30%, it is still interesting to realize how this minority population is familiar with mobile apps released ...

28 May 6:24 PM 0 Read More...

Seedstars Dakar Wrap up

Affordable & durable business management tablet wins in Dakar. Next is Seedstars Accra.  The first ever Seedstars Dakar event was held at Jokkolabs and brought together an energised group of entrepreneurs to battle for a place at the Seedstars World final event in February 2015. The themes of the startups focused on providing solution to the most critical local issues and generally fell into 3 catego...

27 May 5:31 PM 0 Read More...

Dikembe Mutombo, Youssou N'Dour Speaks At NYFAfrica Summit

The New York Forum Africa Summit is in its third year in Libreville, Gabon hosted by President of Gabon - H.E. President Ali Bongo Ondimba and Richard Attias aimed at creating a global meeting "dedicated to growth" in Africa.  One session I was very much looking forward to attend was the First African Citizen's Summit which featured Influential Africans causing positive change on the continent with their i...

25 May 5:17 AM 0 Read More...

Africa's Social Entrepreneurs of the Year Announced.

The Schwab Foundation announced the 2014 Africa Social Entrepreneurs of the Year from different sectors and countries across the region at World Economic Summit on Africa from May 7 - 9, 2014 at Abuja, Nigeria. Ashesi University's Founder Patrick Awuah Jr. was one of six Africans awarded Entrepreneurs of the Year by Schwab Foundation. The honorees working in Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria and Tanzania are ...

09 May 2:59 PM 0 Read More...
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