The Innovation Serengeti

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Have you been to Kenya or Tanzania during the annual wildebeest (and zebra and others) migration? Innovative Business Uses of TechnologyIt is an amazing sight to see the thundering herds seek out greener pastures. The New Florence blog feels as dynamic. Through July, there.

For tech to develop in emerging economies, the first obstacle is trust

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industry in Tanzania. Riding the wave of global awareness for the need to stay competitive, Tanzania has taken some positive steps forwards, including government investments in a fibreoptic backbone as well as strategic initiatives around promoting start-ups. In Tanzania the ubiquity of platforms such as M-Pesa have given millions of poor people access to financial services for the first time and created the potential for entering the online marketplace.

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Heart of Smartness: A Tech Accelerator for Africa

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Africa has most of the elements required for technology innovation. 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. My 3G connection in Tanzania is better than what I get in San Francisco. But he also knows the region has all the ingredients required for technology innovation.

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Rethinking Impact Investing

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My parents, who were both born and raised in different parts of Tanzania, were determined to show us the material poverty (and outsized generosity) of people on our first trip to India. After investing in technology for over 20 years, I have never believed more strongly in the transformative power of connectivity. Entrepreneurship Social impact Startups Technology Venture Capital impact investing social entpreneur technology

Heart of Smartness: A Tech Accelerator for Africa

ReadWriteStart

Africa has most of the elements required for technology innovation. 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. My 3G connection in Tanzania is better than what I get in San Francisco. But he also knows the region has all the ingredients required for technology innovation.

Three Megatrends That Will Affect Everybody’s Business

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Over the next five years, some African economies (Ethiopia, Mozambique and Tanzania, just to name a few) are likely to grow as fast as, or faster, than some of the recent Asian champions. Infrastructure will need to be redone and rethought, creating a lot of openings for building and technology innovators. Explosion in technology. . by Professor Dominique V. Turpin, president of IMD. The future is hard to predict and a lot of “experts” regularly get it wrong.

Techstars and The Nature Conservancy

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Amy went to Tanzania and Kenya in 2009 with TNC to increase capacity of TNC non-profit partners. She described the conversation around technology and innovation she’d had with Brian, and suggested that I should talk to him about Techstars. The Nature Conservancy and Techstars just announced a partnership to create the Techstars Sustainability Accelerator. Amy and I were part of the public announcement this week in Denver.

Heart of Smartness: A Tech Accelerator for Africa

ReadWriteStart

Africa has most of the elements required for technology innovation. 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. My 3G connection in Tanzania is better than what I get in San Francisco. But he also knows the region has all the ingredients required for technology innovation.

Startup Strategy Roundtable: African Tech Entrepreneurs Emerging

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And it was really cool to see a company from Tanzania. Next Taha Jiwaji of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, gave us an interesting snapshot of some opportunities opening up in Africa. Sramana Mitra is a technology entrepreneur and strategy consultant in Silicon Valley. She has a master's degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I liked all of the companies that were presented at this week's roundtable.

Rethinking Impact Investing

thebarefootvc

My parents, who were both born and raised in different parts of Tanzania, were determined to show us the material poverty (and outsized generosity) of people on our first trip to India. After investing in technology for over 20 years, I have never believed more strongly in the transformative power of connectivity. Entrepreneurship Social impact Startups Technology Venture Capital impact investing social entpreneur technology

Bankless Banking Is Ready For Its Close-Up

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With more than one-third of the world’s population unbanked and more and more people using mobile phones, there is an outstanding opportunity for mobile payment technology to bring the financially omitted into the economic majority. A customer can transfer money or pay for goods and services by sending an SMS , using a Java application or other mobile communication technologies. Mobile payment technology removes the need for direct access to a bank or credit union.

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Development Through Self Empowerment

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I have spent a lot of time thinking about aid to developing nations, especially after my summer working on a UNIDO (United Nations Development Organization) project in Tanzania training women entrepreneurs. Education, building businesses and technological development all take a long time to show results and success metrics can be hard to measure. Technology can be a key driver here, and we are seeing it in agricultural innovation and in the alternative energy sector.

A Glimpse: My American Dream

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The essays were a breeze…I wrote about how I had seen the positive impact of communication technologies (at the time, radio and television) in remote villages throughout my trips back to Africa and India, and how I wanted to be a part of bringing that connectivity to everyone in the world, as a means of creating better education opportunities, livelihoods and understanding amongst each other.

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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

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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. You have a day job here in Silicon Valley at an education technology company. 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."