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May Business Angels Spread Their Wings Over Kenya?


Despite Kenya has been named as the fasted growing payments market in Africa, there is still a lot to be done to develop the local business angel community. The capital of Kenya, Nairobi, is a vibrant city offering various resources for young start – ups, including accelerator 88MPH and incubator i-Hub.

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Skills Development in Africa: How Wide is the Skills Gap?


At the same time, 75% of all university graduates in Kenya and Nigeria are likely to be unemployed for up to 5 years after graduation. Kenya and Nigeria are of a particular interest for the employers in the UK due to the high percentage of English speakers who have received bachelor’s degree or higher.

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Paul Herdsman Of NICE Global: The Benefits Of Utilizing Nearshore Outsourcing For Your Business


Usually, these offshore suppliers are in Asia, (India, Afghanistan, Malaysia, China, Vietnam and the Philippines), Eastern Europe (Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, Armenia), or Africa (Morocco, Kenya and South Africa).

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How Lean Startup Helped Serve Communities in Kenya

Startup Lessons Learned

First up in our speaker spotlight series is an edited transcript of our Q&A with Rocio Perez-Ochoa , co-founder of Bidhaa Sasa , a non-profit working to distribute beneficial goods to rural communities in Kenya. Fix the distribution bottleneck in rural Kenya. “My The inspiration for Bidhaa Sasa?

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SXSW Startups: Pawame Powers Africa

Austin Startup

Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Pawame uses tech-enabled loan management and mobile money payment platforms to offer its customers a means of finance that is not limited by distance or lack of Internet access or a bank account. Two is to reach up to 20,000 new households, including expanding into one, maybe two new markets outside Kenya.

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My 13 Favorite Alternative Funding Options of 2013

Up and Running

From their website: While microfinance has helped millions, many people have been left out: Think remote rural villages in Kenya or recent refugees with no credit history in the United States. Kiva is a fully international source for small loans, and Kiva Zip is available in Kenya. Currently Kiva Zip is only available only in the U.S.

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Startups – Beware The Changing Palo Alto Investment Model


For example, Silicon Savannah – the name given to Nairobi’s (Kenya) growing tech scene – and Chilecon Valley, found in Chile’s capital, Santiago, demonstrate the global appetite for tech entrepreneurship. As access to the internet increases from the current 3.5