Business

  • The State of the Internet 2014

      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...
  • Ghanaian Startup MyeCampus.net Acknowledged as Africa’s Top 10 Promising Entrepreneurial Venture.

    Venture Capital for Africa is the largest investor network of dedicated SME investors interested in supporting African based ventures. In addition to a growing number of informal investors, the network also includes more established firms. Entrepreneurs have already raised more than $2million in funding through VC4Africa. Investors registered on...
  • Ghanaian Startup: Dropifi Becomes First African Startup To Join #500Strong Program.

    Dropifi, a smart widget that allows companies to better analyze incoming “contact us” messages, announced today that they’ve joined the 6th batch of companies to join 500 Startups Accelerator Program. Dropifi seeks to clear out the era of long and scary website “contact us” forms that deny businesses of...
  • Solar-powered Kiosk by Coca-cola in Africa

    In FastCompany, Neal Ungerleider writes about Coca-Cola’s adoption of  green technology in consolidating their African market share  by the introduction of a Solar-powered kiosk. According to Guarav Machanda: “Most of our customers in Kenya are families without electricity at home, and it is great to see the system lead to such significant benefits...
  • USAID & EPIC Global Multimedia Branding Campaign Docie On Ghana

    USAID and Ghana Government in collaboration with EPIC Global Media, produced a multimedia branding campaign documentary focused on Ghana’s development and achievements across its businesses. Through this innovative partnership, which includes local Ghanaian entities, Brand Ghana and USAID, EPIC developed and showcase Ghana’s brand to the world, with a particular...
  • SasaAfrica | A storefront for African Vendors

    SasaAfrica has created an online storefront for vendors in under served communities which uses MMS uploads, SMS notifications, and mobile payments. Aimed at shortening the distance between credit-based consumers and developing nation vendors, SasaAfrica.com. According to the team behind SasaAfrica, their main goal is to provide an online storefront...
  • Infographic: Africa overtakes Asia Pacific in Mobile Connections for 2012

    World’s fastest growing region — with Eastern and Middle Africa still below 50% penetration With 700,000 mobile connections in Q2 2012, Africa has overtaken Asia Pacific as the world’s fastest growing region in terms of cellular reach, resulting in new milestones in the global mobile industry. Wireless.com’s infographic shows...
  • Social Media – Understanding & Building a Social Media Strategy

    While in San Francisco in 2011, I had the opportunity to attend an event featuring keynote speaker Brian Solis, author of Engage, which brought Mr. Solis notable recognition in the social media community for its strategies and tactics for building and participating in online communities. Brian discussed “Understanding &...
  • Mobile Tech: How Mobile Devices Are Changing Media Consumption

    InMobi, the world’s largest independent mobile advertizing network, has released its updated network research report on how Mobile devices have change the way we consume media in this succinct infographic below: (don’t you just love infographics for the way they just make complex things look very simple?) Related articles...
  • Google In An Unethical Practice With African Start-up: Mocality

    Mocality – a business directory start-up by Stefan Magdalinski with a Kenyan-wide coverage accuses search-engine giant; Google of antitrust-style behavior with its Google+ search integration. You should read Mocality’s blog post about the situation in full, but below is a summary: As we all know, there are no Kenyan Yellow...
  • PopTech: Africa on the rise – Erik Hersman

    Erik Hersman asks us to shed outdated notions of Africa as a unified place plagued by starvation and war. Between mobile phone innovations like M-PESA, social networking like MXit and entrepreneurial spaces like Maker Faire Africa, Hersman sees innovation and entrepreneurship exploding within some of Africa’s—and the world’s—fastest growing...
  • Report: Messaging platform Dropifi Wins Startup Weekend Accra

    Cross-posting from VC4Africa Blog This past weekend, Startup Weekend Accra took place at the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) in East-Legon, an area in Ghana’s capital Accra. The event was sold out and attracted more than 100 attendees. On the last day (of the three day event) the winner...