SXSW Startups: GoTech Puts Out Fires

Austin Startup

Based in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as well as Rwanda, GoTech is resolved to develop, design and implement solutions to help communities respond to fire. GoTech is based in the DRC and Rwanda. startup rwanda africa entrepreneurship sxsw

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Development Through Self Empowerment

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While in Rwanda, I went on long drives, for it’s the only way to see this beautiful country. On my next trip to Rwanda I hope to see only smiling faces waving and none with outstretched hands. And with that thought, I bid this wonderful country adieu and look forward to returning someday… Economics Emerging Markets Entrepreneurship Technology development aid education rwanda technology

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A Gorilla’s Eyes

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Emerging Markets gorilla rwanda politics congoYesterday I went mountain gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National Park in the Virungas. Unlike the elusive chimpanzees I tracked a few days ago in Nyungwe Forest, visitors are able to get very close to the animals. Several habituated groups exist, and the one I visited was a particularly playful one, so much so that one of the toddlers kept coming up to me to peer into my camera lens.

Africa Online: Check out “The Shift”

David Cohen

In Rwanda, for example, where electricity is available to less than a quarter of the population, more than 60 percent of people now have access to mobile phones. Technology is changing lives — even saving lives — in Africa, the world’s second most populous continent.

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Live now: The founder of The Muse answers your entrepreneurship questions via video. Get involved!

The Next Web

Before founding The Muse, Kathryn worked on vaccine introduction in Rwanda and Malawi with the Clinton Health Access Initiative and previously at the management consultancy McKinsey & Company. Got a question for Kathryn? Use the chat feature above to get it answered live.

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Heart of Smartness: A Tech Accelerator for Africa

ReadWriteStart

Alliy is managing partner of the Savannah Fund , a $10 million fund that will soon begin investing in technology startups in East Africa, including Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. Africa has most of the elements required for technology innovation.

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Traveling the world, meeting startups: What We learned

The Next Web

Our winner in Rwanda Zilencio Creativo is a Kickstarter clone; When asked why the founders built a clone they told us they were unable to put a project on Kickstarter as the legalities state it’s for USA users only.

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Five College Startups That Help Others

YoungUpstarts

They were inspired to create Givbag during a mission trip to Rwanda, where they recognized a need for backpacks among the schoolchildren. by Jessica Martinez.

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Heart of Smartness: A Tech Accelerator for Africa

ReadWriteStart

Alliy is managing partner of the Savannah Fund , a $10 million fund that will soon begin investing in technology startups in East Africa, including Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. Africa has most of the elements required for technology innovation.

Counting On ‘Social Capital’: The New Way To Evaluate Entrepreneurial Worth

YoungUpstarts

For the last two years the company has been measuring and scoring the social capital of entrepreneurs in Kigali, Rwanda. by Chris Hale, CEO and Founder of kountable, Inc. Entrepreneurs hustle. It’s part of the deal—table stakes.

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Heart of Smartness: A Tech Accelerator for Africa

ReadWriteStart

Alliy is managing partner of the Savannah Fund , a $10 million fund that will soon begin investing in technology startups in East Africa, including Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. Africa has most of the elements required for technology innovation.

Leapfrogging into the Future

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Including Rwanda, which now has over 60% female representation in its Parliament – instrumental in healing the country from its horrific 1994 genocide. We live in strange times, and sometimes it seems that the world is spinning backwards.

Here’s to You, Women in Business

Up and Running

And there certainly have been wins: Rwanda, a country so recently torn apart by war and genocide, is now stable and comprised of a parliament in which 63.8% The United Nations Headquarters, pictured here, will hold the inaugural Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Conference.

Leapfrogging into the Future

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Including Rwanda, which now has over 60% female representation in its Parliament – instrumental in healing the country from its horrific 1994 genocide. We live in strange times, and sometimes it seems that the world is spinning backwards.

Leapfrogging into the Future

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Including Rwanda, which now has over 60% female representation in its Parliament – instrumental in healing the country from its horrific 1994 genocide. We live in strange times, and sometimes it seems that the world is spinning backwards.

The Best Economy In History

Growthink Blog

back up the board where it is lagging in the World Bank ease of doing business rankings - #17 in starting a business (behind countries including Belarus, Rwanda, and Saudi Arabia!), #62 in paying taxes, and #20 in international trade. You would never believe it given the drumbeat of negativity that passes as business news these days, but last month U.S.

5 Takeaways from the 2012 Skoll World Forum | Stanford Social Innovation Review

Campus Entrepreneurship

Ned describes his organization’s work as creating new “water economies” in emerging markets like Rwanda and Honduras, and has leveraged the private sector to catalyze his market development efforts. John Saul over at Stanford Social Innovation Review blog shares his thoughts after attending the Skoll World Forum. He has some interesting insights: 1. It’s OK to make an economic return from solving social problems.

9/11: Bravery, Luck, & Resilience

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The closest experience I’ve had to this is at the Genocide Memorial in Kigali, Rwanda, which interviewed survivors – you hear their voices as you walk through rooms showing pictures of the victims (many of them children). On this 15 th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, I am particularly aware of the march of time and how, as each year passes, those who study it or learn about it outnumber those that experienced that day.

9/11: Bravery, Luck, & Resilience

thebarefootvc

The closest experience I’ve had to this is at the Genocide Memorial in Kigali, Rwanda, which interviewed survivors – you hear their voices as you walk through rooms showing pictures of the victims (many of them children). On this 15 th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, I am particularly aware of the march of time and how, as each year passes, those who study it or learn about it outnumber those that experienced that day.

The Gender Issue Part II

thebarefootvc

On my trip to Rwanda last year I wrote a blog post on why I thought diversity in general was important. My twitter stream and email inbox has been full of links to the NY Times article published yesterday — Out of the Loop in Silicon Valley. It is great to see that a conversation is finally evolving on the importance of gender diversity in the technology and venture capital sectors.

What the Elephant God Can Teach Tech Entrepreneurs

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Large Flapping Ears: Last year when I was in Rwanda I wrote a post on the importance of listening. This weekend I was at a family celebration in New Jersey and spent some time with an uncle who is a chemical engineer by training but also well versed in the Vedas, the ancient Hindu scriptures. So well versed that he is in high demand throughout the world performing weddings and other Hindu ceromonies in his retirement, giving any donations from his activities to charity.

the world without altgate

Altgate

@altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (fn@altgate.com) ← Microsoft Buys 37signals For $300 Million The Coming Venture Capital Boom → The World Without Altgate Posted on January 1, 2009 by fnazeeri No, this blog is not going anywhere.  I was just looking at the 2008 Google Analytics data for Altgate.  It is an amazing tool.  I wish I had installed it when I first created this blog, but alas I didn't so I only have data starting in February of last year.  It's mildly disturbing that Google gets to keep all of that data, but I suppose it's a fair trade since the service is free. Overall, 2008 was a great year of growth in traffic.  At the beginning of the year, there were just about 500 unique visitors per month and by December that grew to nearly 10K.  There was a similar growth in terms of RSS subscribers, finishing with about 750 (although Feedburner "lost" about 400 of them this morning which I assume will be "found" tomorrow). One metric that jumped out at me is the global reach.  I was amazed to discover that of some 200-ish countries in the world, there has been at least one visit from each except for just 77.  Sure most of the traffic was from the US (about 73% of total unique visits) but there was also traffic from all kinds of places like India (2.3%), Germany (1.5%), Australia (1.4%), Slovenia (0.7%, who knew!) and Israel (0.6%).  Below is the complete map of the countries still without a visitor to Altgate…if you know someone there send them a referral!  I'll update you all when I get the list of those without Altgate down to a dozen or so.   Afganistan Haiti Rwanda Barbados Honduras Saint Kitts and Nevis Benin   Iraq Saint Lucia Bhutan Kazakhstan Samoa   Bosnia & Herzegovina Kiribati   San Marino Burkina Faso Korea, North Seychelles Burundi   (Urundi) Kyrgyzstan             Sierra Leone Cameroon Laos           Solomon Islands Cape Verde Islands Lesotho   Somalia Central African Republic Liberia Sudan Chad Liechtenstein Suriname    Comoros Maldives Swaziland Côte d'Ivoire Mali Tajikistan Dem. Rep. of Congo Marshall Islands The Gambia Djibouti Mauritania Timor-Leste Dominica Mongolia, Rep. Togo El Salvador Montenegro Tonga (Nukualofa) Equatorial Guinea   Mozambique Turkmenistan Eritrea Myanmar (Burma) Tuvalu Micronesia Namibia Uzbekistan Fiji Nauru Vanuatu   Gabon Niger Vatican City Georgia Palau, Republic of Yemen Guinea   Papua New Guinea Zambia   Guinea–Bissau Paraguay Zimbabwe   Guyana   Republic of Congo Lastly, something that Google Analytics doesn't do is allow you to see where visitors are going when they leave your site.  You can see which page they left from but not where they went.  This feature is rumored to be in development but I couldn't get it even with the custom reporting.  Anyone have tips on this? Share and Enjoy: This entry was posted in Current Affairs and tagged Altgate , blogging , global audience , small world. Bookmark the permalink. ← Microsoft Buys 37signals For $300 Million The Coming Venture Capital Boom → Comments are closed. Archives March 2011 January 2011 December 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 October 2005 Meta Register Log in @altgate Proudly powered by WordPress.

A Glimpse: My American Dream

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When I looked at my inbox this morning, I had emails from six organizations I have advised/worked with over the past couple of years (including Astia and Techstars ) announcing their partnership with the White House’s Startup America initiative. And, lest I for a moment forgot that I am living the American dream, thanks to parents who left a life that they loved to give me an even better one, it was once again etched in my mind. It seems like yesterday (although it was 1989!)

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