Technology and Telecoms

Here are some of the most interesting business ideas and opportunities in Africa’s vast Technology and Telecoms market

Inspiring Innovation — How this 13-year old invented a solution to protect livestock from lions

By |2017-03-01T17:21:11+01:00June 9th, 2016|Agribusiness and Food, Business ideas, Get Inspired!, Technology and Telecoms, Videos|

Cattle is central to the economy and livelihoods of the Maasai, but constant attacks on their livestock by lions from the nearby Nairobi National Park in Kenya remains a recurring problem that has defied solutions for a long time. Richard Turere is a 13-year-old Maasai boy who looks after his father's cattle and has experienced [...]

Amazing! Meet Skits, The Made-in-Africa App That Pays You for Being Social

By |2017-03-01T17:21:21+01:00March 7th, 2016|Get Inspired!, Internet, Technology and Telecoms|

Every day, millions of people around the world jump on social media to share content, catch up with friends and have fun. But for all the free and engaging content we create on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, how many of us actually get paid for our work? That’s right. None! And this is why I’m [...]

Meet Kodjo, the young Togolese inventor who created Africa’s first 3D Printer from scrap

By |2017-03-01T17:21:27+01:00October 28th, 2015|Get Inspired!, Technology and Telecoms, Videos|

Africa is awash with imaginative, ambitious and highly talented young minds. Despite our continent's vast natural and mineral resources, I strongly believe that Africa's most valuable resource is its resourceful people. Kodjo Afate Gnikou is a young, curious and very talented inventor in Togo. He has created what is widely believed to be Africa's first [...]

Meet Asidu Abudu, The Young and Highly Talented Inventor in Ghana

By |2017-03-01T17:21:29+01:00October 14th, 2015|Get Inspired!, Technology and Telecoms, Videos|

Asidu Abudu is one of Africa's millions of young, remarkable, highly talented but little-known inventors. This prolific Ghanaian inventor has created everything from food vending machines, 'eating' machines, vehicle tracking devices and fufu (cassava) pounding tools. No, he doesn't hold a degree from MIT or any of the world's top universities. His inventions are inspired [...]

The Business Café Is Not Yet Dead In Africa. Find Out How You Can Start And Succeed With One!

By |2017-03-01T17:21:45+01:00March 10th, 2014|Business ideas, Technology and Telecoms|

Is the business cafe in Africa dead? Let's see what you think after you've read this article. Until the mobile telephone revolution in Africa, people on the continent had to visit a business café (or cybercafé) before they could access the World Wide Web. That was in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Today, millions [...]

The Jobberman story – how three ambitious Africans are solving unemployment problems on the continent

By |2017-03-01T17:21:50+01:00September 22nd, 2013|Get Inspired!, Internet, Technology and Telecoms|

How did a small business started by three university grads revolutionize the recruitment industry in Nigeria? This is the Jobberman success story... With millions of able-bodied Africans without jobs, unemployment is by far our continent’s biggest problem after poverty. Nigeria, Africa’s most populated country, adds nearly two million new job seekers every year to its already [...]

Colin Thornton – The South African computer nerd who built a $10 million business by fixing problems

By |2017-03-01T17:21:50+01:00September 17th, 2013|Get Inspired!, Technology and Telecoms|

How did Colin Thornton transform a million dollar business idea from his parents' garage? You're about to find out! One of the easiest ways to make money in Africa is to find a fix to a problem that people will pay for. Just like we revealed in our popular article, 3+ Guaranteed Ways to find Profitable [...]

Mobile phones – Business opportunities in Africa’s rapidly growing mobile phone market

By |2017-03-01T17:21:57+01:00June 15th, 2013|Business ideas, Technology and Telecoms|

Mobile phone businesses in Africa are the biggest opportunities of the century on the continent. Africa is now the world’s biggest and fastest growing mobile telephone market after China. Mobile penetration is growing at a staggering rate across the continent and the number of mobile phones in use is expected to reach 1.2 billion by [...]

The Inye – Africa’s first tablet computer and response to the iPad

By |2017-03-01T17:22:06+01:00March 14th, 2013|Get Inspired!, Technology and Telecoms|

The Inye is the African version of a tablet computer conceived and invented by Saheed Adepoju, who at age 29, was compelled by a vision to adapt the tablet technology to the local African market. The device, which was first launched in 2010, sells at half the price of an iPad and comes along with [...]

Njeri Rionge – The story of Kenya’s untiring serial entrepreneur

By |2017-03-01T17:22:07+01:00February 26th, 2013|Get Inspired!, Technology and Telecoms|

Njeri Rionge is a serial entrepreneur and founder of Wananchi Online, East Africa’s first mass market Internet Service Provider (ISP) which has grown to become the region’s leading cable, broadband and internet-based phone company. The company is currently worth over $150 million and Njeri has gone ahead to start other successful businesses in Africa. In [...]