Spotlight: Ideas & Perspectives

Expert opinions & narratives from business leaders in Africa & beyond that have potential for impact across the continent.

Africa’s Digital Revolution: It’s Not Easy

A researcher from the Oxford Internet Institute shares observations on Africa's digital (r)evolution from a comparative study of ventures and entrepreneurs in Nairobi, Lagos, and Kigali.

/ 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.

Nigerian (and African) Startup Founders Should Think Globally from Day One

A Nigerian founder, Oo Nwoye, shares his perspective on how African companies should focus on growth beyond borders to reap a diverse set of benefits.

/ June 2017
Kigali Convention Centre for Business

Will Africa’s Challenges be Solved by Silicon Valley?

Peter Kariuki and Barrett Nash, co-founders of SafeMotos, the Rwandan motorcycle taxi app, answer with a firm 'no.' Read why.

/ June 2017

The Need for Collaboration in the African Software Engineering Ecosystem

Andela's Senior Technical Consultant shares his view on what it takes to build a robust software engineering ecosystem in Nigeria and Africa.

/ June 2017