Leaders from 15 African Tech Hubs Selected for Programme to Spur Early-Stage Deal Flow

Ecosystem, News
VilCap Communities Africa will teach investment-readiness techniques to incubators, accelerators and seed funds in sub-Saharan Africa     (Nairobi, Kenya, 23 August 2018) - Leaders of 15 incubators, accelerators and seed funds were selected to participate in VilCap Communities Africa, an innovative programme led by Village Capital to accelerate the flow of capital to early-stage companies in sub-Saharan Africa. The programme is supported by the Impact Programme which is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). The 15 finalists will take part in forums this fall led by Village Capital in Lagos and Nairobi, capped off by a major convening in Cape Town in November, where they will learn and share the latest best practices, including Village Capital’s proprietary curriculum and peer-selected investment process. Village Capital has run…
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Our vision

Ecosystem
Together with Innovation SL our mission is to develops an ideal ecosystem whereby the largest companies in Sierra Leone, interact with ambitious entrepreneurs hungry for success , driven by highly educated, talented graduates (our partnership with Limkokwing for example) and alumni (Diasporas for example) who cut their teeth within entrepreneurial companies providing  a very strong source of ‘cultural and intellectual capital’. This is all fuelled by a highly-networked and experienced mentoring and venture capital supported by expert our incubator and accelerator. Through this  ‘network capital’ we provide necessary nutrients for the seedlings-seed stage and start ups.
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Tech startup ecosystem in West Bank and Gaza findings and recommendations

Ecosystem, News
Technology is one of the main drivers of productivity and economic growth. Developing countries have traditionally had difficulties in both developing technology and absorbing foreign technology. However, the recent emergence of tech startups present an opportunity. Tech start-ups are an effective a mechanism to both create local technology and absorb foreign technology. The objective of this report is to provide a better understanding of the status of start-up ecosystem in West Bank and Gaza, and provide policy recommendations for policy makers and other stakeholders who are interested in supporting the growth and sustainability of the ecosystem. The report is based on an in-depth survey of startups and supportive stakeholders of the ecosystem. The findings point out to an early stage start-up that is maturing. Skills, supportive infrastructure, finance pipeline, and…
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Digital Disruption:- A game changer in Sierra Leone

Articles, Ecosystem
"Disruptive innovation is transforming Africa’s economic potential, creating new target markets and unprecedented consumer choice." Pwc The World Economic Forum states: "Africa is no longer looking to the rest of the world for their answers. Instead, they are creating their own through disruptive and transformative technologies. And many of these have the potential to answer global challenges around big topics such as financial inclusion, risk and compliance and land rights". A good definition of digital disruption is the change that occurs when new digital technologies and business models affect the value proposition of existing goods and services. It can happen in an entire business or an whole industry. Schumpeter distinguished between “replicative” entrepreneurs, who enter a market and make incremental improvements to compete, and “innovative” entrepreneurs, who upset or disrupt entire business…
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What Is Startup Ecosystem?

Ecosystem
A startup ecosystem is formed by people, startups in their various stages and various types of organizations in a location (physical and/or virtual), interacting as a system to create new startup companies. These organizations can be further divided into categories: universities, funding organizations, support organizations (like incubators, accelerators, co-working spaces etc.), research organizations, service provider organizations (like legal, financial services etc.) and large corporations. Different organizations typically focus on specific parts of the ecosystem function and/or startups at their specific development stage(s). More
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