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JumpStart Africa makes crowdfunding available to African entrepreneurs
July 21, 2014 ♦ 3 Comments
JumpStart Africa makes crowdfunding available to African entrepreneurs

JumpStart Africa is the first crowdfunding platform to revolutionize the way the world supports Africa by backing innovative projects developed by African entrepreneurs. Simply put, JumpStart Africa is Africa’s Kickstarter.

Online Africa Weekly Top 10: mobile money, tech ecosystems, local content, solar power, and more
May 12, 2014 ♦ Comments Off on Online Africa Weekly Top 10: mobile money, tech ecosystems, local content, solar power, and more

Our top 10 stories from the past week feature themes relating to mobile money, tech ecosystems, local content, solar power, and more.

Video roundup: empowering education in Burundi, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Uganda plus Togo’s 3D printer
May 11, 2014 ♦ Comments Off on Video roundup: empowering education in Burundi, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Uganda plus Togo’s 3D printer

14 videos shared on YouTube and Vimeo by various sources between February 2014 – May 2014 highlight the diverse ways in which the internet is poised to improve African society.

ICT projects are strengthening The Gambia’s economy
March 19, 2014 ♦ Comments Off on ICT projects are strengthening The Gambia’s economy

A technology summit held in The Gambia allowed ICT stakeholders to discuss how information technology can strengthen their economy. By doing so, they hoped to encourage Gambians to participate in the process.

South African desktop computer runs on Android, uses 20 watts of power
March 10, 2014 ♦ Comments Off on South African desktop computer runs on Android, uses 20 watts of power
South African desktop computer runs on Android, uses 20 watts of power

Capsule Technologies (Pty) Ltd based in Cape Town, South Africa is working on designing a new Android desktop computer that uses no more than 20 watts of power. This computer should answer the specific needs of Africa, namely, the lack of infrastructure.

Global Startup Battle underway in 16 African cities
November 19, 2013 ♦ Comments Off on Global Startup Battle underway in 16 African cities
Global Startup Battle underway in 16 African cities

At least 16 African cities and 11 countries (3 North African, 8 Sub-Saharan African) either held or will be holding a 54-hour Startup Weekend hackathon in mid-November 2013.