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    Why Would Anyone Want to Launch an ICT4D Startup Organization?

    Washington DC | By on October 23, 2019 | Comments Off on Why Would Anyone Want to Launch an ICT4D Startup Organization?

    We all talk about encouraging entrepreneurship in developing countries. Yet how many of us have launched our own business, or spun off an initiative from our employer into its own organization? The startup life is hard, despite all the hype about venture capital funding and million-dollar exits. In the USA, only 50% of startups survive…

  • How Can Technology Start-Ups Increase Social Impact?

    Helsinki | By on November 11, 2014 | Comments Off on How Can Technology Start-Ups Increase Social Impact?

    Access to mobile phones has exploded across the globe. The availability of smart phones and the mobile web is also increasing rapidly. This opens up exciting opportunities to reach the “base of the pyramid” with products and services that could improve the well-being of millions of people living on less than $2 per day. At…

  • The 3 Secrets to Kenya’s Technology Success

    Nairobi | By on November 30, 2013 | Comments Off on The 3 Secrets to Kenya’s Technology Success

    Over the past 5 years Nairobi, or the ‘Silicon Savanah,’ has blossomed into a global hub and a regional role model for cultivating innovation. mPesa, Safaricom’s mobile money platform, has led the globe in electronic payments serving emerging markets and base of the pyramid. Nairobi is home to the first tech incubator in Africa, the…

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