Memeburn just compiled a list of 30 African startups and it’s an inspiration to see the list of business models and technologies at play. The startup scene in Africa is definitely picking up, and ideas come from all over the continent. Of course South Africa and Kenya are well represented, as well as Nigeria (TruSpot), but there are companies from Cameroon (Njorku, X-Net), Ghana (Dropifi), Zimbabwe (ForgetMeNot). What is glaringly missing from this list though is an account from other West African countries like Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali etc, and I am taking it upon myself to put such a list together (They must be out there…). If you are in West Africa and currently working on a startup, please contact me and let me know what you are doing so we can highlight it as well.
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I am a front end architect with 10+ years of experience in web development. The best part of the process for me is converting ideas into code and solving the technical problems that come along. Alongside providing technical leadership and architectural support to projects spanning multiple industries, I am also experienced in leading discussions with designers, developers, and business stakeholders helping to guide teams in turning complex business workflows or data into easy-to-use web and mobile interfaces. I believe in delivering high quality products and am constantly looking into improving the process and tools use to achieve this goal. View all posts by Abou Kone