Technology

  • Yoco Mobile POS - South Africa

    Is YOCO South Africa’s Growing Mobile POS Provider?

    South African startup – Yoco offers an easy way for SMEs in South Africa to securely accept card payments at their stores or on the go. A fully licensed merchant aggregator and the first in South Africa, they offers businesses a choice of two mobile card readers that connect...
  • New database created to give Africa’s Women in Tech better recognition

    Women in Tech Africa, a pan-African network of female professionals that hosts regular meet-ups and events, made public its database of over 250 members recently. These women are creating and innovating, exploiting ideas, products and services to produce dynamic businesses across the continent. The database contains the profiles of women in...
  • Tech Event: DEMO Africa 2014 set for Lagos, Nigeria

    The 3rd annual DEMO Africa will be held in Lagos, Nigeria between September 22 – 26, 2014! The most innovative companies from African countries will come to launch their products and announce to Africa and the world what they have developed. Read the full Press Release of DEMO Africa 2014 on VC4Africa...
  • Ghana’s Technology & Innovation Boom : Africa Gathering 2013

    Africa Gathering – a celebration of Innovation, Technology and Ideas’s event took place at the BBC Broadcasting House, London from June 21 -22, 2013. Below is a summary of slides from my presentation on Ghana’s Technology and Innovation Boom. My presentation highlighted on the state of Innovation and Technology a...
  • markos-lemma

    “Entrepreneurship Isn’t About Easy Money” – Markos Lemma

    On June, 2013 I met up with Markos Lemma, co-founder of iceAddis – an Innovation Hub based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at the eLearning Africa 2013 summit In Windhoek, Namibia. Upon interacting with each and sharing ideas, we realized we both contribute to Global Voices Online blog and even...
  • African Gathering 2012 Hosts Africa’s Technology and Innovation Hub Managers

    “Across Africa, we have seen countless examples of people taking control of their destiny, and making change from the bottom up.” — President Barack Obama 2009 Africa Gathering will be hosting it’s festival of technologies & innovation event at the Thomas Reuters Foundation, London on June 15, 2012. This...
  • Barcamp Takoradi – March 3rd, 2012

    BarCamp Takoradi 2012 is happening on March 3rd at the Takoradi Polytechnic Auditorium.The theme is “Empowering the emerging middle class in a budding economy: efficient use of technology in entrepreneurship”. This is a FREE event for anyone who is interested in using their skills, talent, and resources to benefit Takoradi, Ghana and Africa...
  • Mobile Web East-Africa 2012 – Nairobi, Kenya

    The East Africa edition of the All Amber organized mobile technology conferences, Mobile Web East Africa 2012, is set to take place in Nairobi on the 22nd and 23rd of this month. The conference is supported by Kenya’s *iHub and m:lab East Africa. The conference is organized by UK based company All...
  • Re-Blog: How The Economist changed its tune on Africa.

    Re-blog from How We Made It In Africa   From “the hopeless continent” to “Africa rising” – how The Economist made a U-turn on Africa. In May 2000, respected magazine The Economist on its cover called Africa “the hopeless continent”. One of the articles painted a picture of a...
  • The Kuyu Project Goes To Ghana

    From 28th – 30th Oct, 2011 I shall be working together with Magnus Gameli Adzaho & Jo Webber on the Kuyu Digital Project; a digital literacy program introducing a group of high school students in Keta Secondary School and other surrounding schools in the Anlo District to: Basic Information...
  • Event: Mobile Apps Ghana Showcase 2011

    Don’t be surprised at innovations and ideas coming from Africa; but rather embrace them because Africa is the future. – Erik Hersman (TEDGlobal2011) One word that keeps coming out of the lips of most tech-preneurs these days in Africa and Ghana is; INNOVATION. Across Africa; especially in Kenya, Ghana,...
  • Bright Simons Answers Questions On African Innovation & Technology

    TED Fellow; Bright B. Simons is a technology innovator, development activist and social entrepreneur from Ghana. He’s the founder of mPedigree, a unique system pioneered in Ghana that allows consumers to check whether the medicine they’re about to purchase is counterfeit or safe via a free text message. Through...