DEMO Africa: Framework One, Doing It In the Cloud in Africa

Here’s an amazing fact about Africa: You can fit nearly all of the land masses of nearly all of the most economically prolific countries in the world INSIDE Africa. See this graphic below, courtesy of a question on Quora. Here’s another mind-blowing fact about Africa. The cloud computing industry is growing massively, and at DEMO…

3

Prevent Bureaucratic Snafus with ID2Doc, a Bulgarian Disruption

A startup founder in Bulgaria is trying to make it easier for you to transfer information from ID and other public record documents to paperwork, so that you don’t make costly mistakes that waste your time, and get bureaucrats all in a kerfluffle. This interview is from one of our ambassadors in Europe, Dimitar Georgiev,…

3

People Don’t Care About Your Product, They Care About Its Impact On Their Lives

Rather than help a consumer become more efficient, it’s important to help them solve everyday, basic problems in their day. Simple, right? But this is the kind of statement that really bring value to having a mentor. We’d like to introduce another African entrepreneur. Patrick Ndjientcheu, who created DJOSS TV, received some very strong advice…


DEMO Africa: Pieter Nel, CEO, Kuza

Get firsthand information from one of South and East Africa’s up and coming mobile solutions, Kuza Mobile founder Pieter Nel. this guy helped create Africa’s largest social network, and now he’s on to a mobile e-commerce solution that will help entrepreneurs do all the most basic and important functions for launching a business using his…

4

DEMO Africa’s Super Stars: Michael Ocansey, CEO of Kuzima

Michael Ocansey, CEO, Kuzima is one of ten entrepreneurs we are featuring during our run up to DEMO Africa, October 26, 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya.   Who is your mentor, and what was the last great thing he or she told you and your team? Mark Davies is the CEO of eSoko and a great…

1

Reza Alizadeh, Architect Evangelist Wins Facebook Hackathon

Microsoft’s awesome developer evangelist Reza Alizadeh won the Facebook-Heroku hackathon a couple of weeks ago. This was a big deal. Reza went on to TechCrunch last weekend and participated in that hackathon with a team of about four other evangelist. That story is here, and here.  We were waiting to see if a Facebook blog…