The Transformation of Education in Africa

In order to assess the overall state of digital education in Africa, Microsoft conducted a survey at this year’s Innovation Africa Summit, held in Kenya. The summit is the largest annual gathering of high-level officials from the wider education community in more than 40 African countries, who come together to discuss challenges and opportunities around…

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Catching up with Kate: Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

Kate Kiguru from Kenya first met Microsoft 4Afrika in 2014, when she was awarded with an innovation grant. How has her start-up grown since then? We celebrate her this Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. When Kate Kiguru first developed a mobile app to help security firms manage their mobile employees in 2011, she perhaps didn’t predict just…

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Start-ups: Don’t drown in data

There’s no business too small to benefit from data analytics Let’s set a quick scenario. Kevin is an entrepreneur who owns a kiosk selling locally brewed beers. Kevin keeps a log book of all his sales, so that he always knows how much profit, or loss, he is making. That’s good recording of business data…

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