Blog entries from: Afrinnovator

Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Africa

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June 2 2014

From Afrinnovator Mon Jun 2 2014, 06:29:32

Mr. Makani, founder of TechZim, took me to task on Twitter on the matter I raised previously about the need to improve human resource capacity in small and medium enterprises (startups), and how just being able to do that could have a great impact by improving the chances of success for these upstarts. We end [...]

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May 18 2014

From Afrinnovator Sun May 18 2014, 03:13:52

Most, if not everyone, reading this article will be familiar with the term "Growth Hacker" and "Growth Hacking", a form of data-driven, aggressively growth-focused marketing. Originally coined by one Sean Ellis (according to Wikipedia), who defined the term 'Growth Hacker' as: A growth hacker is a person whose true north is growth. Everything they do [...]

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From Afrinnovator Sun May 18 2014, 03:13:52

Most, if not everyone, reading this article will be familiar with the term "Growth Hacker" and "Growth Hacking", a form of data-driven, aggressively growth-focused marketing. Originally coined by one Sean Ellis (according to Wikipedia), who defined the term 'Growth Hacker' as: A growth hacker is a person whose true north is growth. Everything they do [...]

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May 14 2014

From Afrinnovator Wed May 14 2014, 09:38:27

My last entry continued the thought pattern regarding what I have concluded, from my own experience and from observation, are the two greatest challenges faced by startups and entrepreneurs: capacity and consistency. In the last post, I did some rough math to show the critical importance of building capacity, especially, human resource capacity (skills, knowledge, [...]

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April 27 2014

From Afrinnovator Sun Apr 27 2014, 06:12:01

In the last article, I discussed what I think are the two greatest challenges that I have faced in the past, which I also think many entrepreneurs, particularly in the African (or developing world) setting, face: Capacity: Which I would simply summarize as: the ability to execute (effectively and efficiently) - specifically with regards to financial [...]

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April 21 2014

From Afrinnovator Mon Apr 21 2014, 05:51:15

This is my first article in more than 6 months, it also happens to be a unique one for two other reasons: firstly, I am writing from a personal perspective, unlike the ordinary subject-matter content I write, and  secondly,  the issues I raise here are the two key challenges I have identified in my experience [...]

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September 5 2013

From Afrinnovator Thu Sep 5 2013, 09:10:56

The name 'Edward Snowden' has become familiar with many people. His revelations about the lengths to which government intelligence agencies in the US and UK have gone to in order to gather information about people's actions online came as a ... Read More

The post Kenya: The Internet & Freedom of Information appeared first on Afrinnovator.

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From Afrinnovator Thu Sep 5 2013, 09:10:56

The name 'Edward Snowden' has become familiar with many people. His revelations about the lengths to which government intelligence agencies in the US and UK have gone to in order to gather information about people's actions online came as a shock to many. Some have since come to regard him as a hero, whereas others [...]

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September 3 2013

From Afrinnovator Tue Sep 3 2013, 07:28:11

I remember on university graduation, my father bought me a Nokia 9210i (Communicator) it was a timely upgrade from the Psion 3C I had bought from my friend in England which got me very fascinated with the future of mobile ... Read More

The post What does Microsoft acquiring Nokia mean for the African Mobile Market? appeared first on Afrinnovator.

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From Afrinnovator Tue Sep 3 2013, 07:28:11

I remember on university graduation, my father bought me a Nokia 9210i (Communicator) it was a timely upgrade from the Psion 3C I had bought from my friend in England which got me very fascinated with the future of mobile computing. At the time I was in the leading edge of mobile application development (I [...]

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