Welcome to our first instalment of “A month in tweets”, where we look at the tweets that have catalysed conversations in the last month in the African tech space. These are the tweets that started some of the most important conversations or simply let us know about key milestones of some of the leading players in the ecosystem.
Twitter is indeed a powerful social platform, not only used to let out one’s personal thoughts but increasingly where important hiring and business decisions are made. From sharing news, to customer acquisitions, to meeting investors, and networking with fellow “tech bros” [as they are fondly called], Twitter is the place to be for all stakeholders in the African technology ecosystem. Here are 4 tweets we found interesting in January.
Technology that will impact Africa in the next 5 years
In this month’s episode of the Afritech XYZ Podcast, we speak to Baobab Network’s Head of Ventures, Arthur Chupeau. From the beautiful city of Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, Arthur [fondly called Art] shared his business story and spoke to us about the tech scene in Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic. We share some insights below.
The growth of the African technology ecosystem has by no means been an easy feat. The ecosystem’s growth is as a result of the hard work and contributions of key individuals and companies that have, and continue to work tirelessly to ensure the growth of the African economy through innovation and technology.
Africa is indeed one of the most unique places in the world to do business therefore any kind of growth whatsoever needs to be celebrated. Political unrest, lack of adequate infrastructure, and lack of access to affordable internet, are just some of the challenges of doing business on the continent. Somewhat excitingly, these same challenges are inspiring African innovators to create solutions that stand to not just change Africa but possibly the world.
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Shamim Kaliisa started Chil AI Lab in 2017 after losing her mum at the age of 13 to cancer and battling breast cancer herself when she was barely into her 20s. Shamim’s mother’s dying wish was that her daughter would use her education to make a change, specifically to help improve screening services for millions of women in rural communities who succumb to cancer and die needlessly due to the inadequate education and services.