Spotlight: In Depth

Longer reads that provide a more detailed exploration of a subject.

Driven by the Internet, African Fashion Goes Global

Global interest in African fashion continues to rise, and innovators are leveraging the internet's reach to execute a variety of business models.

/ August 2017

Innovators are Shaping Africa’s ‘Informal Economy’

Entrepreneurs & investors thrive by serving the needs of Africa's informal sector and the opportunity remains large.

/ August 2017

Zimbabwe (& Africa) Should Collaborate Like Silicon Valley

Collaboration and interpersonal networks create value in Silicon Valley's ecosystem. Read this Zimbabwe-based author's perspective which explores what should be done to strengthen such networks within Africa.

/ July 2017

On Africa’s Fragmented Markets: Innovators Can Win By Developing Platforms

Africa's fragmented markets are problematic for consumers and producers but present opportunities for savvy innovators to create & capture value using platform business models.

/ July 2017
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Sheba Valley: The Making of Ethiopia’s Tech Sector

Ethiopia's emerging tech ecosystem, Sheba Valley, is poised to provide the world with innovative solutions, products, and services in the coming years. Learn more.

How Nigeria’s Iroko Increasingly Embraces African Customers

An overview of how 'Africa's Netflix,' Iroko has evolved over time from its initial focus on Western audiences to its current embrace of Africans.

/ June 2017