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"Five entrepreneurs pitch their start-up ideas."

Namibia’s 1st Pitch Night: Five entrepreneurs pitch their start-ups

There were 10 start-ups pitching and this video is a selection of five of them. The winner was Kaveto Tjatjara, World View for his waterless toilet. He’s interviewed separately on: The f…ive pitches in this clip are: Pebl (a low-cost computing device); Green Team (a water filtration product); Braaitime (a meat sales site); Glowdom (teaching code); and Proquest (online medical advice).

November 12, 2017 by Editor
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""We want (the toilet) to be the same price as a mobile phone so that it's quite affordable for people at the base of the pyramid.""

Namibia’s Pitch Night winner Kaveto Tjatjara - creating a waterless loo for price of a mobile

Kaveto Tjatjara, CEO and Co-Founder, Worldview Investments talks about: the challenge of providing toilets in his country; how the idea for the watereless toilet came about; how it works; the prototype and the piloting; and how he feels about going to Slush as the Pitch Night winner.

October 10, 2017 by Editor

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"e-commerce (in Nigeria) has matured and evolved. The big change that has happened is the move from a retail structure to a marketplace structure.""

Shola Adekoya, Konga on what’s changed over the last 4 years and launching Konga Daily

Shola Adekoya, talks about: the changes in the market since Konga launched; the number of current total users and active users; Konga’s top 3 selling items; the launch of the Konga Daily service; and future expansion plans.

October 3, 2017 by Editor

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"We tell the story of consumers experiencing our brand...the way they have consumed them over the years. That's just a way of sharing the strong heritage our brands have."

Keke Lebaka on how African food giant Promasidor uses social media to talk to its consumers

Keke Lebaka, Group Social Media Strategist and Content Manager, Promasidor talks about: what Promasidor does and where it operates; why it started shifting to using social media; its different strategies for different countries; what social media is most effective; and what proportion of its budget it spends on social media.

September 8, 2017 by Editor
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""The way it works, we invest as individuals...together it is a good sum...US$100,000 is our sweet spot.""

Sara Gamay, Cairo Angels on its investments and the start-up sector in Egypt

Sara Gamay, Cairo Angels talks about: the founding of Cairo Angels and why it happened; some examples of the start-ups they have invested in; the scale of investment; how they assess start-ups; one of the key incubators in Cairo; the exits that have happened; and future opportunities.

July 6, 2017 by Editor
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""Safaricom has taken innovation and embedded it as part of our DNA. Part of my role is to build an innovative culture.""

Veronica Ogeto-Tchoketch on how Safaricom is investing in the Kenyan start-up ecosystem

Veronica Ogeto-Tchoketch, Head of Innovation, Safaricom talks about: how Safaricom views innovation, internally and externally; the investments made by its Spark Fund; its opening of an innovation space in August/September 2017; and the attitude of the telco to things like revenue share.

May 25, 2017 by Editor
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""It's a hub for food where we connect the buyers and sellers of food. The foodsellers who don't traditionally use technology can connect with customers in this way.""

Uchay Ariolu on his online food start-up Foodstantly for both meals and bulk purchases

Uchay Ariolu, founder and CEO, Foodstantly talks about: how its online marketplace for food in Nigeria works; the numbers of buyers and sellers on the platform; the kind of food sold and the ready-made meals that are popular; its expansion plans; the business model; and how the business was financed.

April 27, 2017 by Editor

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""You're managing the artist's business - whether it's a release strategy or a collaboration - you're taking care of everything from the paper work to the roll-out.""

Artist manager Sarah Jane Nicholson on Mi Casa, , digital platforms and working with brands

Sarah Jane Nicholson, SJN talks about: what SJN does; what the artist manager helps artists do; her work with Micasa and their creative collaborations with Sauti Sol and Eddie Kenzo; the ringback tones sales for Micasa’s last single; digital platforms and the success of Early Hours’ single on Sound Cloud; and which artist not on her label that she finds exciting.

April 26, 2017 by Editor
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""You see jobs out there (in Africa) for a Head of Data Science and they'rte out there for 3-6 months.""

Start-up founder Jessica Colaco, Brave Ventures on Big Data in Africa and need for data scientists

Jessica Colaco, Co-Founder, Brave Venture Labs talks about: the state of Big Data in Africa; the number of data scientist-related jobs advertised in Africa; how Brave Venture Academy will address the shortage of data scientists in Africa; its expansion plans; and its capital fundraising.

February 28, 2017 by Editor
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"We have a very different view when it comes to the middle class in Africa. We think it's not just about's very difficult to measure incomein Africa.""

Yannick Lefang, Kasi Insights on Africa’s elusive middle class and what apps people use and why

Yannick Lefang, Kasi Insights talks about: how big Africa’s middle class is and the best way to measure it; what creates a willingness to pay by African consumers; his study on mobile apps and what it shows; and the urban sample of his market research surveys.

January 7, 2017 by Editor
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""If you're a start-up company trying to sell something, you need eyeballs on your product.""

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.

October 23, 2016 by Editor
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""We're focused on generating social recommendations which require a social graph to work. It's a map of connected users based on shared preferences.""

Kofi Dadzie, Rancard Solutions on how its Social Graph Rendezvous provides engagement marketing

Kofi Dadzie, Rancard Solutions on how its Social Graph Rendezvous provides engagement marketing

September 20, 2016 by Editor
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""Some of the implications of improper waste management were flooding, pollution and even diseases like malaria.""

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.

August 9, 2016 by Editor
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"I generally invest between twent and a hundred thousand dollars in C stage companies. I've invested in among others Jobberman and Chekki."

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.

July 21, 2016 by Editor
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"Digital: You can test a campaign in real time and adjust and optimize as you go."

Mortimer Harvey’s Luisa Mazinter on how digital is changing the African advertising agency

Luisa Mazinter, Group Chief Innovation Officer, Mortimer Harvey talks about: what Mortimer Harvey does across Africa; the impact of digital on its own business and the African advertising business more generally; how it uses branded content; and how digital data is more powerful than market research.

May 27, 2016 by Editor
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