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From Going Green to Dancing Queen: Top 10 Reasons Why the Startup Ecosystem in Accra Stands Out

From Going Green to Dancing Queen: Top 10 Reasons Why the Startup Ecosystem in Accra Stands Out

Posted by Nellie Horn | Jun 09, 2014

Here are the top 10 highlights:   Ghana is going green African ecosystems have had a long list of green tech and sustainability focused startups, and the world is taking notice. The World Bank itself is building its own incubator for climate change technologies in Accra, which will add much needed focus…
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A lesson in Azonto: The Seedstars World 2014 team travels to Accra to check out the local startup ecosystem

A lesson in Azonto: The Seedstars World 2014 team travels to Accra to check out the local startup ecosystem

Posted by Nellie Horn | Jun 07, 2014

Meeting up with MEST It is much too early when Julien and I step out of the airplane at Accra airport, a light drizzle leaving its marks on the tarmac. After moving past friendly customs officers and buying the obligatory sim card (every global entrepreneur’s standard souvenir), we step into a cab and make our way to…
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Accra, “4th Best City to Visit According to the New York Times” and Now West Africa’s Startup Hub

Accra, “4th Best City to Visit According to the New York Times” and Now West Africa’s Startup Hub

Posted by Charlie Graham - Brown | Jun 04, 2014

Welcome to Accra, Ghana’s capital and West Africa’s Startup Hub. Believe it or not, there are more startup founders here than the rest of the sixteen member ECOWAS countries.   Located on the Lokko Streets of the Christiansburg Estates in Osu, on the fourth floor of the Hello Foods building is the iSpace Foundation,…
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Dakar’s winning concept? Software-based support of informal businesses through IziTab

Dakar’s winning concept? Software-based support of informal businesses through IziTab

Posted by Charlie Graham - Brown | May 27, 2014

The jury deliberation on Saturday afternoon was challenging. Altogether 12 start-ups pitched their innovative ideas in the social co-creation hub Jokkolabs during a half-day event, each presenting a unique way of solving unanswered needs of the Senegalese society. With focuses of projects ranging from improving healthcare,…
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When there is more to Senegal than just traditional music and breathtaking beaches…

When there is more to Senegal than just traditional music and breathtaking beaches…

Posted by Charlie Graham - Brown | May 26, 2014

When there is more to Senegal than just traditional music and breathtaking beaches… Looking back into the 2000s, the start-up scene in Senegal was practically non-existent. Even as recent as five years ago the number of viable new enterprises was only shyly increasing and it was not until 2011 that the first tech accelerator…
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Casablanca - Tough but rewarding and starting to tick

Casablanca - Tough but rewarding and starting to tick

Posted by | May 22, 2014

The truly adventurous entrepreneur and those who really want to test their mettle should be the very first to relocate to Casablanca or elsewhere in Morocco. The thing is, this place is offering startups a more gratifying journey. You really have to discover first hand why this is but the gist of the argument is that a…
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What makes Jordan’s tech scene tick?

What makes Jordan’s tech scene tick?

Posted by Michael | May 13, 2014

It is hard not to notice the breakneck speed at which the Middle Eastern IT sector is growing. The boom in tech startups was labeled the other Arab “revolution”in the book Startup Rising by Christopher M. Schroeder. More and more entrepreneurs are launching ventures and many experts attribute this to the resources and support…
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Innovative Startup KinTrans Wins Seedstars World Dubai

Innovative Startup KinTrans Wins Seedstars World Dubai

Posted by | May 07, 2014

Many tech hits do not necessarily mean good products. Several of these merely entertain or provide a means to navigate the web more efficiently or communicate with each other online. On the other side of the fence are the truly meaningful tech products, those that stem from innovative ideas that seek to change the world…
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Stars of the Rising Dubai Startup Scene

Stars of the Rising Dubai Startup Scene

Posted by | May 01, 2014

Dany El Eid (@digitaldanful) Dany El Eid likes to call himself a digital evangelist. Then, an entrepreneur. This should speak volumes about his role in the evolving startup ecosystem in Dubai. Aside from founding the startup Pixelbug, he has been helping change some perspectives both within and outside of his country.…
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Seedstars Arrives in Dubai

Seedstars Arrives in Dubai

Posted by | Apr 30, 2014

If there was no tech startup ecosystem in Dubai, no one would be surprised. The reason for this is simple: the city can get away with it. With all the wealth it has at its disposal, there would be no need for toiling and grinding. Indeed, the city’s streets are excellent studies of the good life with flashy cars zooming…
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