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Andela Connects Austin Tech Companies with Tech Talent in Africa

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To […] The post Andela Connects Austin Tech Companies with Tech Talent in Africa appeared first on SiliconHills. By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News The shortage of tech talent is acute in Austin and every U.S. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Austin

The 5 Most Interesting New Businesses in Africa

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Africa is a land of opportunity, of entrepreneurs who are taking chances and finding ways to help it grow Forget old Hollywood stereotypes you've heard about this place.

January tech news from Africa: Summed up by a single word

The Next Web

It is also available across Africa. Africa’s more local VoD providers might have… This story continues at The Next Web.

Entrepreneurs in Africa Find Opportunity in Scarcity

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Forever Sanitation now serves more than 300 households and has just been accepted into The Unreasonable Institute''s East Africa program.

‘Enormous’ investment potential in ‘risky’ South Africa – Goldman Sachs

Chaganomics

He said he was generally bullish about South Africa as a favourable investment destination, but that it would be appropriate to scale the investment to this country’s risky. Goldman Sachs Investing Investment mining South AfricaComplete Article.

Nairobi Weekend: New Startups in East Africa

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30 minutes later I'm crossing a floor-mat welcoming me with "there's no place like 127.0.0.1." He's sticking his nose in far too many things. Discuss.

Why Your Next Brilliant Developer Will Come From Africa

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Tech training program Andela is betting on an innovative education model to help address the global skills gap

How One Company is Solving Africa's Biggest Investment Problem

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Hundreds of thousands of African small businesses are struggling to find lenders willing to invest more than a few hundred dollars.

Heart of Smartness: A Tech Accelerator for Africa

ReadWriteStart

Africa has most of the elements required for technology innovation. No continent knows “the curse of potential” better than Africa.

Living and Working in South Africa

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

What challenges does a businessperson face living in South Africa? Avondale's Bill Stewart shares his story of a year abroad in Johannesburg.

Mark Zuckerberg's New Mission: Teaching Africans to Code

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Mark Zuckerbergand Priscilla Chanare betting thatstartup Andela can find and cultivate Africa's most talent technological minds

Are Banks the Next Dinosaurs?

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Plingm Tackles VoIP in Middle East, Africa

ArcticStartup

We are witnessing an influx of new mobile VoIP users in Middle East and Northern Africa. Sweden seems to be the home of VoIP apps.

Why You Should Consider Expanding Into Africa and Asia

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Ever thought about expanding your business overseas? Here''s why you should consider certain often-overlooked markets

Forget apps and useless startups: These four African girls have created a pee-powered generator

The Next Web

All over Africa, young men and women have missioned across the country and arrived in Lagos, Nigeria. Africa Entrepreneur Shareables News

When Third is First

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In 2011, I wrote about Jugaad, according to Wikipedia “a colloquial Hindi word that can mean an innovative fix or a simple work-around”.

My Trip to South Africa With Richard Branson: Day 1

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

As his prize, co-founder Shayan Nahrvar traveled to South Africa on Friday to meet Branson at Ulusaba, Branson's private game reserve.

Blockstream

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Bitcoin Emerging Markets Entrepreneurship Mobile Technology Venture Capital Women africa blockchain Blockstream emerging markets globalization social impact We’ve come together because we believe in the potential of this technology to have a significant, positive social impact. No where is this more apparent than in financial services.

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This Startup Trains African Programmers for the Best Software Developer Jobs in the World

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Andela trains, and then employs, Africa's young programmers

Finnish Off-Grid Power Firm Nocart Breaks Into Africa

ArcticStartup

Other components of the power plant are subcontracted from selected vendors. Nocart's 2015 revenue was around 3.9 million euros.

50 Emerging Global Entrepreneurs to Watch

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

From South Africa to Silicon Valley, young entrepreneurs are employing a variety of strategies to help their new companies thrive

Mark Zuckerberg’s year of books: The essential points from Why Nations Fail

The Next Web

Entrepreneur Insider africa books business Mark ZuckerbergYou might chalk it… This story continues at The Next Web.

Jolla's Sailfish Taps Into Africa – Indian Phone Due May

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Jolla’s Sailfish OS, the mobile operating system offering a true independent choice to the existing US-based operating systems is continuing strong in its licensing strategy. Since Jolla has struggled over the years – any new partnerships come at a good time for the company. "In

10+ Trends: Recap of 2011 and What’s Next…

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As Western growth stalls, and emerging and frontier markets (such as Africa) grow, we will collaborate in ways not imagined before. As a venture capitalist, I am privy to innovations long before they become mainstream, one of the things I love about my job. What We Saw in 2011…. The era of the patriarch is nearing an end. And Beyond….

Lithuania's Eskimi Positions itself in Africa with Partnerships with Nokia and Operators

ArcticStartup

Eskimi , the Lithuanian-founded mobile social network that''s been booming in parts of Africa, has been making a few important partnerships lately.

This App Landed $67 Million to Help College Students Throw Keggers

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

James Beshara of Tilt, the fast-growing payments platform, learned the art of the pivot after doing some unusual non-profit work in South Africa

From email scams to e-commerce wins: How online shopping is helping Nigeria fix its Internet reputation

The Next Web

The Third Mainland Bridge is one of three bridges that connect Lagos’ Victoria Island with the ‘mainland’ and is the longest bridge in Africa.

My Trip to South Africa with Richard Branson: Part 2

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Shayan Nahrvar, the co-founder of Raise5, describes his experience meeting Richard Branson and other entrepreneurs in South Africa.

Eskimi Hits 5 Million Users, Sees Solid Growth In Africa

ArcticStartup

The service has grown steadily in popularity in Africa, where desktop-based social networks have not meet the needs of every mobile user. There is also a growing user-base in Ghana, South Africa,Kenya, Namibia, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe, where there are over 250 000 users each. million users. million users. .

[Africa] Nominations For Top35-Under35CEO Awards Now Open.

YoungUpstarts

Africa may be home to mostly developing countries, but that doesn’t mean there’s little or no entrepreneurship on the continent.

Africa and mobile subscriptions

Mark Birch

thenextweb : “Africa is being tipped to pass one billion mobile subscriptions to become the world’s second largest mobile market by 2016 according to new research from analyst firm Informa. percent of Africa’s total mobile subscribers today to 46 percent by the end-2016.”. —. mobile tech Africa 3G

Why Nairobi Is the Developing World's 'Silicon Savannah'

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

As the capital of Kenya, and the most populous city in Eastern Africa, Nairobi is fast-becoming a technology epicenter. An agile mobile banking system is providing new market opportunity for digital entrepreneurs

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Google-backed Pashash wins Startup World: Cape Town

The Next Web

Over 100 startups applied for Africa and eleven were chosen to compete in the Cape Town final held at Frieda’s on Bree.

NC child porn investigation leads to South Africa arrests

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AP) — Authorities say a child pornography investigation in North Carolina led to the arrests of the parents of a 14-year-old girl in South Africa RALEIGH, N.C. (AP)

Garage48 Goes Africa Times 5!

ArcticStartup

Garage48 has announced that they will be holding 5 events in Africa. While the mentioned events are confirmed, the team also plans to hold events in Kenya, Uganda and South Africa. Despite expanding to Africa, there are still many opportunities to be grasped in the Nordics and Baltics as well.

TrendKite Expands to London

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TrendKite hired Gerard McNamara as its vice president of sales for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. […] The post TrendKite Expands to London appeared first on SiliconHills. TrendKite, a public relations analytics company for agencies and corporate brands, has opened a new office in London. Austin

Army investigates death of Fort Bragg soldier in Africa

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — The Army is investigating the death of a Fort Bragg soldier in Africa FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP)

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These Super-Fast Drones Could Soon Be Saving Thousands of Lives

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Zipline is launching a fleet of 15 autonomous drones to deliver needed medical supplies to patients in hard-to-reach places in central Africa

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goTransverse Lands Major Customer and Plans Expansion

SiliconHills

goTransverse, a cloud-based billing company, just landed a major deal with STARZ Play Arabia, an international cable provider.

There’s Something Abuzz With GoodBuzz

YoungUpstarts

Mawuna Koutonin was born in a small village in Togo, West Africa to a father of 36 children. Peer-To-Peer Referral Network.