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“Many of these startups will fail and that will not be a bad thing because with it will come learning. Even M-Pesa did not become a success overnight.”
How we made it in Africa talks to Rolf Mendelsohn, one of the founders of Angolan IT company Internet Technologies Angola.
“Many countries still have below average mobile penetration rates, which means that there is strong growth potential.”
Nigerians are a nation of entrepreneurs; while Nairobi has established itself as a technology hub, says Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google.
Microsoft is working with African developers to boost the development of software solutions by Africans for Africa.
How we made it in Africa talks to Jonathan Somen, co-founder and managing director of data and IT services company AccessKenya.
iROKO Partners has opened their second African office in Johannesburg.
“We want to be the mobile king of Africa. The continent receives a lot of imports but the products are not always modelled to fit demand.”
“The time is now to be the pioneer and grab the opportunity,” says tech startup entrepreneur.
Kenyan entrepreneur Mike Macharia was only 25 when he ventured into business, establishing Seven Seas Technologies, one of East Africa’s leading tech companies.
“Business is about people and my biggest challenge is about developing and retaining the right kind of talent.”
David Osei, co-founder and CEO of Dropifi, talks innovation and entrepreneurship.
How we made it in Africa caught up with Eric Osiakwan, a tech investor and a director of Ghana Cyber City.
“We hope to transform the digital publishing market by making more e-books available to more people throughout South Africa.”
Mbwana Alliy, managing partner of the Savannah Fund, is looking to invest in high growth, high risk startups.