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Start-up founder Nicole Kayode, Medixus on a peer to peer advice app for African doctors

Start-up founder Nicole Kayode, Medixus talks about: how the Medixus platform will work; how doctors will benefit from using the platform; the business model; Kayode's attitude to start-up investment; and its launch plans. ... read more
April 26, 2017

Ghana: Emmanuel Noah on start-up BenBen's roll-out of its Blockchain land registry

Co-founder Emmanuel Noah, BenBen talks about: how BenBen came to be launched; how it works; the initial pilot; investment in the company; and its roll-out plans. ... read more
March 12, 2017

Domestly Co-Founders Berno Potgieter and Thatoyaone Marumo on being the Uber for cleaners in SA

Domestly Co-Founders Berno Potgieter and Thatoyaone Marumo talk about: how the idea for Domestly came about; what it does and how it works; the number of people using it; and the company's investors. ... read more
February 28, 2017

Jessica Hope on why African start-ups need media coverage and how to get it

Jessica Hope, Wimbart talks about: the reasons start-ups need to get media publicity, including for investment purposes; what about an African start-up might be a story in media terms; what journalists don't always find interesting; why you might need to be in the international press; mistakes that people make; the So What? factor; and the link between coverage and the substance of the business. ... read more
October 23, 2016

Nate Anderson on Uber's successful roll-out in East Africa and UberEats in Johannesburg

Nate Anderson, General Manager - East Africa, Uber talks about: the growth it has been experiencing in East Africa; how Kenya was one of its first trial markets for cash; the number of driver partners and riders it had in May 2016; the competition it's been experiencing; its work ethos and number of staff; and UberEats in Johannesburg and a possible roll-out in Kenya. ... read more
October 23, 2016

Bunmi Okunowo on the start-ups selected at Start-Up Friday to get seed and accelerator funding

Bunmi Okunowo, National Co-ordinator, Office for ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship talks about: why and how Start-Up Friday was set up; what the events do, the speakers and the numbers attending; the start-ups selected to get seed and accelerator funding; and the franchised roll-out of Start-up Friday across Nigeria. ... read more
September 20, 2016

Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola on how Wecyclers is creating a business model for recycling in Lagos

Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola, CEO, Wecyclers alks about: how the idea for business started in an MIT class; how the service works; the incentives people receive to recycle; how it works financially for this social enterprise; and her ambitions for the business. ... read more
August 9, 2016

Dr Adejobi Adeloye, NovaDOC on an app subscription service that provides doctors on call

Dr Adejobi Adeloye, NovaDOC talks about: making changes in healthcare in Nigeria; providing a doctors on call platform; and how the service might be used in rural areas. ... read more
July 21, 2016

Chika Nwobi, L5 Labs on the lessons of seed investing in Nigerian start-ups

Chika Nwobi, founder, L5 Labs talks about: the size and number of investments he has made in Nigerian start-ups; the levels of profitability of companies in his portfolio; the three lessons from his seed investing and why he's stopping; and the potential for start-up companies in Nigeria. ... read more
July 21, 2016

Jennifer Chizua on launching Startpreneurs, Abuja's first start-up accelerator

Jennifer Chizua, Founder, Starpreneurs talks about: her experiences as an entrepreneur in the UK; what sectors Abuja's first accelerator incubator will focus on; the current portfolio of start-ups; the pipeline for new start-ups; and her partnerships with global accelerators. ... read more
July 21, 2016

Babacar Birane, Concree on wanting to be Africa's first virtual incubator & its successful start-ups

Babacar Birane, Co-Founder and CEO, Concree talks about: how the virtual incubator works; how many entrepreneurs there are in the community; examples of successful start-ups it has helped; and its ambition to become Africa's virtual incubator. ... read more
March 29, 2016

Emmanuel Mbisimo on South Sudan's first tech incubator J Hub and its Open Solar event

J Hub's Community Manager Emmanuel Mbisimo talks about: what J Hub is and how it was launched out of a Peace Hack Camp; the events its has organised; its Open Solar event; the kind of start-ups it's fostering; and the importance of peace for more start-ups to develop. ... read more
March 8, 2016

Rapelang Rabana on creating learning in bite-size chunks for web and mobile phones

Rapelang Rabana, CEO and co-founder, Rekindle Learning talks about: why she set up Rekindle Learning; which companies they have as clients; why the company is still self-funded; and her expansion plans. ... read more
January 30, 2016

Puseletso Mompei on self-funded personal health record start-up CenHealth

Puseletso Mompei, New Business Director, CenHealth talks about: what this South African start-up does; its partnership with ER24; the business model for the company; the different packages it offers; and how it sees its future prospects. ... read more
November 27, 2015

Ivan Isa, Green Pencils on a start-up manufacturing pencils from recycled paper

Co-founder Ivan Isa, Green Pencils talks about: his first failed start-up; how the manufacturing process works; its B2B markets who buy pencils for branding; its future ambitions; and its recently joining the VC4Africa acceleration programme. ... read more
July 6, 2015

Mbwana Alliy, Savannah Fund on running an accelerator and seed fund for Africa

Mbwana Alliy, Founder and Managing Partner, Savannah Fund talks about: how he came to set the Fund up; the challenges of raising funding; the different ways that the accelerator and seed fund work; examples of investments made by the Fund; investing in a bitcoin start-up in Zimbabwe; and the Safaricom trap for start-ups in Kenya. ... read more
June 9, 2015

Francis Dufay on breaking down the mistrust barrier to make a success of Jumia in Cote d'Ivoire

Francis Dufay, Managing Director, Jumia Cote d'Ivoire talks about: the scale of orders; whether customers use PC or mobile; the barriers to expansion; the number of website users and customers; payment methods and the "bricks and mortar" retail sector in Cote d'Ivoire. ... read more
April 10, 2015

Karim Sy on the innovative projects Jokko Labs supports and the expansion of its network

Karim Sy, Chief Catalyst, Jokko Labs, Senegal talks about: what Jokko Labs network is doing to support entrepreneurship in Dakar; examples of interesting ICT start-ups it has supported; an example of a non-ICT start-ups; and the expansion of the Jokko Labs network across Africa and into France. ... read more
April 10, 2015

Tefo Mohapi, Lean Startup Machine on the two barriers to success in Joburg startup scene

Tefo Mohapi, Lean Startup Machine Johannesburg ( talks about: its 3 day intensive workshop approach; the different elements of the workshop; the kinds of people who come to the workshop; the types of projects they want to set up; and the two key barriers in the Johannesburg start-up scene. ... read more
September 27, 2014

Andrea Bohnstedt, Africa Assets on the challenges of SME investing and the African tech sector

Andrea Bohnstedt, Co-Founder, Africa Assets talks about: the challenges facing those wanting to invest in African SMEs; the performance of SMEs; what type of SMEs investors look for; why the tech sector under-performs in terms of SME investment; and the issues the African tech sector faces. ... read more
June 30, 2014

John Kieti, m:lab on its Mobile Ventures Impact programme and Pivot East

John Kieti, m:lab talks about: what m:lab does and who it partners with; its training and business support programmes;examples of successful start-ups it has incubated; the Mobile Ventures Impact programme and Pivot East. ... read more
June 30, 2014

Eric Osiakwan, co-founder Angel Fair on angel investing in Africa

Co-founder of Angel Fair Eric Osiakwan talks about: the idea behind Angel Fair and the events it has already run; forthcoming events in Lagos, Johannesburg and Cape Town; what type of person is an angel investor in Africa; and advantageous changes in investment law in South Africa. ... read more
June 11, 2014

Alexander McNabb on start-up culture in Dubai and intl online companies launching there

Alexander McNabb, Spot On Public Relations talks about: why Dubai has a different pattern of start-ups from other countries in the region; the role of Dubai as the sales window and base for the IT industry; interesting start-ups in Dubai; and international online companies that have launched in Dubai. ... read more
October 16, 2013

Rwandan Jessie Gakwandi on her Android going out app Get it! and doing outsourced work from Japan

Jessie Gakwandi, Sail talks about: her Android app that helps you find things to do in Kigali and the communities she hopes to build; her student enrollment management system; and working on the server side and web application of an iPad app for a Japanese company. ... read more
October 9, 2013

Andreas Stefanidis on entrepreneurship in Greece and the new wave of start-ups

Andreas Stefanidis, President, Federation of Hellenic Association of Young Entrepreneurs and the Academy of Entrepreneurship on: why it's so difficult to start a business; the problems of getting finance; three examples of the new wave of start-ups (Fereixos Helix, Taxi Beat and Cookisto); incubation with universities; and the priority to create start-ups that generate export revenues. ... read more
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