“Why Africa May Never Produce a Facebook” – A Valid Argument?

I came up on this article by Mfonobong Nsehe who also wrote the article that inspired my previous blog post and it created a good Facebook conversation with a couple of friends of mine. From the comment section, you can also see that this has stirred up some passions. Nsehe’s question that serves as theContinue reading ““Why Africa May Never Produce a Facebook” – A Valid Argument?”

Lion’s Lair, A $1500 Youth Entrepreneurship Contest by MakingAfricaWork

Making Africa Work is an international social enterprise dedicated to building the capacity of entrepreneurial young Africans and Canadians to create sustainable wealth and employment through internships, training and collective ingenuity. Its mission is to unlock African’s economic potential by enhancing youth oriented global interaction, exposure and partnerships using modern technology and media. To thatContinue reading “Lion’s Lair, A $1500 Youth Entrepreneurship Contest by MakingAfricaWork”

Paga: A mobile payment startup in Nigeria

I recently ran into this interesting article from Forbes highlighting Paga a Nigerian money transfer service startup. Paga launched in 2009 and has a current user base of 32000 users and $1.6M processing volume so far, attracting even US investors in the person of Tim Draper. Paga’s founder, Tayo Oviosu explains that there is a currentContinue reading “Paga: A mobile payment startup in Nigeria”

DCWEEK 2011 Core Conference: Mobile Sessions Wrap-Up

Thursday, December 10th 2011 was the big day for the DCWEEK 2011 festivities. The Core Conference, an all day affair, was held this year at the Artisphere in Rosslyn, VA. The venue was beautiful and the spaces were well set up for the sessions that would be held throughout the day. I got there aContinue reading “DCWEEK 2011 Core Conference: Mobile Sessions Wrap-Up”

Self Starters: Disruptive Entrepreneurs at DCWEEK 2011 Core Conference

The Disruptive Entrepreneur session was one of the sessions outside of the Mobile track at the DCWEEK Core Conference that I attended because it caught my interest (Music & Politics). This session allowed two presenters to come and talk about their endeavor. The first speaker on the stage was Ruha Devanesan of PeaceTones, who throughContinue reading “Self Starters: Disruptive Entrepreneurs at DCWEEK 2011 Core Conference”

Africa Gathering Washington DC Wrapup

So I was off to my first event of the Digital Capital Week or better known as DCWEEK this Saturday morning and made it with a thirty minutes delay to the  Kenny Auditorium at the SAIS building of John Hopkins University on Massachussets Ave. I got my brother-in-law to tag along for once and weContinue reading “Africa Gathering Washington DC Wrapup”