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 sxswThe Forrest Four-Cast: February 14, 2018 From all around the world, 50 diverse startups will come together to compete at the 2018 SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event on March 10 and 11.

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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. In the first segment, Rwanda, Kenya and South Africa are featured: African entrepreneurship has really been moving forward for some time now. Technology is changing lives — even saving lives — in Africa, the world’s second most populous continent.

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. Kathryn Minshew is the CEO & Founder of The Muse , a career platform and job discovery tool serving more than 4 million professionals worldwide.

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. What it doesn’t have is a startup culture where smart young entrepreneurs can grow their ideas into companies. So Mbwana Alliy is creating the Savannah Fund fund to help them.

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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. Those darn idealistic college students are at it again by starting businesses with a new kind of goal in mind—creating something that matters! College student turned millionaire stories have been quite popular in the business and startup world but what about those college students who are starting something that could help millions?

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

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Rwanda. million and unemployment rate of just 3.4%, Rwanda is close to the top of the list. Rwanda is an agricultural country and a lot more is to be done to develop the skills needed to diversify the economy. 70% of Africa’s population is under the age of 25 shaping one of the largest untapped talent pools in the world. 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.

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. When they’re trying to get something moving, they make connections, convince others to join their quest, ask for help, learn from experts, attempt to gain the support of influencers and will communicate with just about anyone to advance their agendas.

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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. What it doesn’t have is a startup culture where smart young entrepreneurs can grow their ideas into companies. So Mbwana Alliy is creating the Savannah Fund fund to help them.

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. What it doesn’t have is a startup culture where smart young entrepreneurs can grow their ideas into companies. So Mbwana Alliy is creating the Savannah Fund fund to help them.

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. If you’re an active part of your city or town’s community, you may have noticed a sudden spike in the number of activities and events relating to business and entrepreneurship.

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.

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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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. Donald Trump is a leading presidential contender and the North Pole saw December temperatures rise above freezing without any sunlight. As every year comes to an end, I marvel at all of the unexpected twists and turns of the year.

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. 

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. Donald Trump is a leading presidential contender and the North Pole saw December temperatures rise above freezing without any sunlight. As every year comes to an end, I marvel at all of the unexpected twists and turns of the year.

Leapfrogging into the Future

thebarefootvc

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. Donald Trump is a leading presidential contender and the North Pole saw December temperatures rise above freezing without any sunlight. As every year comes to an end, I marvel at all of the unexpected twists and turns of the year.

Out of the Crisis #21: Tomas Pueyo on the hammer and the dance, political polarization, and how the pandemic will affect the way we live and work

Startup Lessons Learned

In mid-March, as the coronavirus was sweeping through Asia and Europe, Tomas Pueyo published a piece on Medium titled "The Hammer and the Dance: What the Next 18 Months Can Look Like if Leaders Buy Us Time." One of a series he wrote after starting to analyze pandemic data in mid-February, the piece was shared by millions in multiple languages. It turned him instantly from an education technology expert--his day job is as VP of Growth at Course Hero--into a leading voice for how to move forward.