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Africa is becoming the “mobile continent”. Fueled by better access to the Internet, more powerful devices, and cheaper data, data traffic is growing faster in Africa than in any other continent. This digital revolution will transform Africa and create opportunities for disruptive innovations targeting complex social, environmental and development challenges.
Already, Africa’s next generation of entrepreneurs are forming digital startup communities in places like Lagos, Cape Town and Nairobi, and creating exciting new business models that improve the lives and livelihoods of low-income communities. The potential for achieving scale and impact is huge; however, limited access to funding, insufficient business development support, gaps in the startup ecosystem and dispersed talent pools constrain growth.
RSVP: Join us for an intimate reception and discussion on the opportunities and challenges that digital startups face, and learn more about an exciting new platform that Goodwell Investments and Caribou Digital are developing that will channel funding and support to catalyze the growth of inclusive digital businesses, ecosystems of support, industry dynamism and the next generation of technology leaders in Africa.
Directions: Oxford Union is five minutes’ walk from Said Business School, and two minutes from the New Theatre on George Street.
From Said Business School, walk up Hythe Bridge Street towards Oxford town center. Continue straight across the junction up George Street. Turn right at New Inn Hall Street and left at St Michael St. The Oxford Union is half-way down the block on the right.
When & Where
Caribou Digital and *iHub_
Advisory services company focused on building inclusive digital economies in emerging markets with experience in mobile telecom, energy, commerce, agribusiness, and fintech. Caribou Digital staff are acknowledged global experts in using Internet and mobile technology in emerging markets to bring social and economic development. Caribou Digital has partnered with Goodwell Investments to develop a platform that will channel funding and support to catalyze the growth of inclusive digital businesses and the next generation of technology leaders in Africa. Caribou Digital leads the venture and ecosystem support efforts.
Nairobi’s Innovation Hub for the technology community, is an open space for technologists, investors, tech companies and hackers in the area. This space is a tech community facility with a focus on young entrepreneurs, web and mobile phone programmers, designers and researchers. It is part open community workspace (co- working), part-vector for investors and VCs and part-incubator.