Author: Startup Startup GuidesPublish On: 2020-12-22
Startup Guide Nairobi is packed full of valuable resources, insight into impact-driven initiatives and programs and tips for new businesses hoping to make meaningful impact.
Author: Startup Startup Guides
Publisher: Startup Guides
There are many reasons why Nairobi has earned the title of Silicon Savannah. Kenya's capital is home to one of Africa's most mature startup ecosystems, globally recognized as major tech capital worth $1 billion and a leader in mobile technology. Nairobi boasts a strong private sector, healthy infusions of outside investment and lots of governmental support. Over the past decade or so, local entrepreneurs, university students and government entities have committed to creating an ecosystem where now more than 200 startups thrive, focusing on fields such as payments, logistics, e-commerce, health and blockchain. The city is also a recognized hub for impact innovation, with initiatives such as NaiLab, which incubates startups working in emerging markets, BRCK, which uses solar routers and tablets to connect off-the-grid schools to the internet, and AB3D, which makes artificial limb 3D printers out of electronic waste. Startup Guide Nairobi is packed full of valuable resources, insight into impact-driven initiatives and programs and tips for new businesses hoping to make meaningful impact. It also features interviews with founders, experts, investors and industry insiders who have helped Nairobi become recognized as a major tech capital.
Rough Guides. eatout.co.ke), yourself, try the free services of Eat Out Kenya ( a Nairobi-based online startup that makes restaurant bookings for you via ...
Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
The Rough Guide to Kenya has been the most authoritative guide to the country since it was first published in 1987. The fully revised, full-colour 11th edition covers the country in fine detail. Learn how to cope with and enjoy Nairobi; visit the Maasai Mara without the crowds; explore lesser-known parks and conservancies; and make the most of the Indian Ocean coast. A wealth of practical information covers the highways and byways, supported by the most thoroughly researched and reliable background coverage available. Go on safari in Tsavo East, Amboseli, Samburu Reserve and Meru National Park. Explore Rift Valley lakes, Mount Kenya, the Kakamega Forest and the Shimba Hills. Enjoy the Indian Ocean - not just at Diani Beach, Mombasa and Watamu, but also at Msambweni, Tiwi and Kilifi. Stop off in Machakos, Nanyuki and Kisumu and visit local markets, museums and wildlife sanctuaries. Whether you're visiting for a safari and beach holiday or embarking on a longer stay, The Rough Guide to Kenya is the ultimate travel guide.
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Category: Business & Economics
This Handbook provides a step-by-step roadmap designed to equip aspiring ICT entrepreneurs, with the information and knowledge they need to start an ICT-based business in the agricultural sector, outlining key opportunities and challenges that will be encountered along the way. Using real-life examples, it provides strategies and pathways for averting common mistakes faced by early-stage entrepreneurs. Topics covered include agricultural value chains and their stakeholders, ICT business challenges, effective business plans and models for designing, funding and scaling ventures.
Sami Leino shares his experiences on: -What it takes to build a startup in sub-Saharan Africa -What unites Pan-African entertainment lovers and markets -How to create a household brand in Africa without missing a cultural beat This book is ...
Author: Sami S Leino
How to overcome the challenges of building a business in Africa! We were digital wildcats drilling into an untapped markets filled with piracy. Sami Leino shares his experiences on: -What it takes to build a startup in sub-Saharan Africa -What unites Pan-African entertainment lovers and markets -How to create a household brand in Africa without missing a cultural beat This book is one man's experience of setting up a music streaming service in Africa. Covering three continents and countless time zones, the story reveals the challenges and opportunities of starting a business in Africa, from building an organization from scratch in Scandinavia and San Francisco to expanding into sub-Saharan Africa and beyond. It also takes a sober yet often humorous look at African business practices and culture, while giving tips on how to prevent personnel on all continents from running away screaming. "I had just co-founded a new music streaming service that had no market. So my team and I turned our sights on Africa. People said we were crazy." The goal was to build a music streaming startup into an African household brand. For 800 million people, from scratch. We also wanted to create the first de facto standard for legal music distribution in sub-Saharan Africa. On our journey, we fell in love with sub-Saharan Africa -- its exuberance and energy, its vibrant and entrepreneurial people, its profound contrasts and rich opportunities. From Lagos and Nairobi to Cannes and San Francisco, we overcame the most unexpected challenges with our boots always on the ground. Our story begins in Helsinki and quickly evolves into a company in San Francisco, with deals in London and Paris, banking in Zurich, and gritty business in sub-Saharan Africa. The year and the month was April 2007, when the global music industry was being shook by newcomers like Spotify that were challenging the dominance of iTunes. Europe and the US were crowded. Africa beckoned. What happened on the way is Startup Africa."
In January 2014, researchers from the University of Nairobi and ... In recent times, many technology startups have developed innovations in the transport ...
Author: Deresh Ramjugernath
Publisher: Academic Conferences Limited
These proceedings represent the work of researchers participating in the 3rd International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship - ICIE 2015, which is being co-hosted by The University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban and the Ethekwini Municipality, Durban, South Africa on the 19-20 March 2015. The ICIE Conference constitutes a valuable platform for individuals to present their research findings, display their work in progress and discuss conceptual advances in many different branches of innovation and entrepreneurship in business and management. At the same time, it provides an important opportunity for researchers and managers to come together with peers, share knowledge and exchange ideas. ICIE builds on the now well established European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and allows universities outside the European Boundaries the opportunity to host an academic conference on these important topics. In addition to the presentations of research the conference will feature a knowledge cafe, led by Dr Shawren Singh looking at this topic How can academics focus research efforts to better serve the business and public sector communities?. The second day will open with a panel discussion looking at Smart cities: Opportunities for Entrepreneurship and Economic growth. Following an initial submission of 85 abstracts that have undergone a double blind peer review process, 26 research papers, 3 PhD research papers, 2 work-in-progress papers are published in these Conference Proceedings, representing research results from the Czech Republic, Denmark, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lithuania, Nigeria, Poland, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, The Netherlands, UK, USA and Zambia.
Author: Alexandre "Alex" LazarowPublish On: 2020-04-07
Instead, I propose a few principles to guide the way. ... and corporations.45 It counted one donor-funded incubator for every thirty startups in Nairobi.
Author: Alexandre "Alex" Lazarow
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
Category: Business & Economics
The new playbook for innovation and startup success is emerging from beyond Silicon Valley--at the "frontier." Startups have changed the world. In the United States, many startups, such as Tesla, Apple, and Amazon, have become household names. The economic value of startups has doubled since 1992 and is projected to double again in the next fifteen years. For decades, the hot center of this phenomenon has been Silicon Valley. This is changing fast. Thanks to technology, startups are now taking root everywhere, from Delhi to Detroit to Nairobi to Sao Paulo. Yet despite this globalization of startup activity, our knowledge of how to build successful startups is still drawn primarily from Silicon Valley. As venture capitalist Alexandre Lazarow shows in this insightful and instructive book, this Silicon Valley "gospel" is due for a refresh--and it comes from what he calls the "frontier," the growing constellation of startup ecosystems, outside of the Valley and other major economic centers, that now stretches across the globe. The frontier is a truly different world where startups often must cope with political or economic instability and lack of infrastructure, and where there might be little or no access to angel investors, venture capitalists, or experienced employee pools. Under such conditions, entrepreneurs must be creators who build industries rather than disruptors who change them because there are few existing businesses to disrupt. The companies they create must be global from birth because local markets are too small. They focus on resiliency and sustainability rather than unicorn-style growth at any cost. With rich and wide-ranging stories of frontier innovators from around the world, Out-Innovate is the new playbook for innovation--wherever it has the potential to happen.
Crowdsourcing a startup movement across Africa (http://allafrica.com/stories/201303270028.html) (March26,2013). D. Wasonga, Kiva opens office in Nairobi, ...
Author: Robert N. Lussier
Category: Business & Economics
As business schools expand their entrepreneurship programs and organizations seek people with entrepreneurial skills, it has become clear that the skills and mindset of an entrepreneur are highly valued in all business contexts. This latest edition of Entrepreneurial New Venture Skills continues to focus on helping students develop entrepreneurial skills, whether they seek to become entrepreneurs or employees. Focusing on the entrepreneurial start-up process, the third edition of Entrepreneurial New Venture Skills takes the reader through the steps of selecting, planning, financing, and controlling the new venture. The authors cover multiple forms of new ventures, as well as ways to utilize entrepreneurial skills in other contexts, encouraging students to engage with the material and apply it to their lives in ways that make sense for them. Skill development features include: Entrepreneurial profiles of small business owners Personal applications for students to apply questions to their new venture or a current business Global and domestic cases Elevator pitch assignments, which put students in the venture capitalist position Application exercises and situations covering specific text concepts Business plan prompts to help students construct a business plan over the course of a semester Featuring pedagogical tools like review questions and learning outcomes, and a full companion website that expands upon skill development and offers instructor resources, the third edition of Entrepreneurial New Venture Skills is the perfect resource for instructors and students of entrepreneurship.
To some extent, angel investing and startup accelerators have blurred together in the region, with 88mph (located in Nairobi and Cape Town) providing both ...
Author: Hans Landström
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
Business angels are recognized as playing a key role in financing the start-up and early stages of new ventures. However, our knowledge of how business angels operate remains limited and highly fragmented. This Handbook provides a synthesis of research on business angels. It adopts an international perspective to reflect the spread of angel investing around the world. The increasing number of government initiatives to promote angel investing is also reflected in the book with an assessment of the most common support schemes. Adopting an international focus, the expert group of contributors examine business angels themselves, the evolution of the market, the various stages of the investment process and the role of public policy in influencing angel investment. They each conclude their chapters with an agenda for future research on business angels. Students and scholars of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial finance and related subjects will find this book to be an invaluable resource for their work. In particular, they will benefit from the research agendas that conclude each chapter. This Handbook will also be of interest to policy-makers and other practitioners looking to enhance their understanding of the design and need for such interventions.
You're looking at the 47th iteration of the framework: Model 47. Whether you live in London or Liberia, San Francisco or Sao Paolo, Portland or Port Harcourt, if you want a no nonsense step-by-step guide to success, this book is for you.
Author: Dona Sarkar
Publisher: Independently Published
Category: Business & Economics
How long are you going to procrastinate starting that business? You've been thinking about it for years. Have you scrawled that idea down on a napkin somewhere? Congratulations friend, you've already finished the first step of Model 47! A few years ago, the two of us embarked on the greatest journey of our lives, to understand how the modern entrepreneur uses technology--anywhere in the world, not just in Silicon Valley. We started in Lagos, Nigeria, working with 25 entrepreneurs building life-changing businesses. To our surprise, their biggest obstacle wasn't the tech! Rather it was how to truly to understand their customer's problem. How to solve that problem at a price customers would pay. How to spin the tale of their success. Working with these founders, we created and taught 30 business lessons to help turn their initial ideas into profitable businesses. After six months of teaching and learning, we extended our program to another set of entrepreneurs in East Africa, to understand a different market. On our first flight from Lagos to Nairobi, we began writing down the stories of those entrepreneurs, what had worked for them and what had not. In the days and months that followed, we refined that first outline 46 times--once for every business we have worked with. You're looking at the 47th iteration of the framework: Model 47. Whether you live in London or Liberia, San Francisco or Sao Paolo, Portland or Port Harcourt, if you want a no nonsense step-by-step guide to success, this book is for you. This is the year you can make your dream into a life-changing reality. Let's do this!
Author: Library of Congress. Library of Congress Office, Nairobi, KenyaPublish On: 2002
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Author: Library of Congress. Library of Congress Office, Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi. Retrieved from http://www.atpsnet.org Emdon, C. (2003, December 7). ... If you have a lemon, make lemonade: A guide to the startup of the African ...
Author: Rahman, Hakikur
Publisher: IGI Global
"This book details how new technologies can help people living in poverty improve their livelihood, increase productivity, improve the quality of services, and empower them if technologies are used in ways that are appropriate to their context and needs"--Provided by publisher.
Author: New York Public Library. Research LibrariesPublish On: 1976
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Author: New York Public Library. Research Libraries
The book will prove to be a facilitating guide for everyone in startup agripreneurship community. The purpose of this book is to provide a better understanding of the concept and practice of entrepreneurship.
Author: Nekesah T. Wafullah
Publisher: Delve Publishing
Category: Technology & Engineering
The ability and propensity of farmers to engage in entrepreneurial behaviors is a key explanation of the different patterns of responses within the sector. The book usually focuses on how the challenges of startup agribusinesses can be overcome in a cost and time effective manner. The book will prove to be a facilitating guide for everyone in startup agripreneurship community. The purpose of this book is to provide a better understanding of the concept and practice of entrepreneurship.
OkHi  a Nairobi based startup is hoping to solve Kenya's problem of not having ... landmarks which can be used to guide an m-commerce delivery courier.
Author: Fisseha Mekuria
This book constitutes the proceedings of the First International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for Development for Africa, ICT4DA 2017, held in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, in September 2017. The 31 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 72 submissions. The papers address the impact of ICT in fostering economic development in Africa. In detail they cover the following topics: e-services, natural language processing, intelligent systems, mobile and wireless communication, privacy and security.
The leading Smart Cities will guide us in uncovering the new economic and social changes that are possible ... “Ceed: A Startup Ecosystem Incubator – About.
Author: T. M. Vinod Kumar
Category: Political Science
The present book highlights studies that show how smart cities promote urban economic development. The book surveys the state of the art of Smart City Economic Development through a literature survey. The book uses 13 in depth city research case studies in 10 countries such as the North America, Europe, Africa and Asia to explain how a smart economy changes the urban spatial system and vice versa. This book focuses on exploratory city studies in different countries, which investigate how urban spatial systems adapt to the specific needs of smart urban economy. The theory of smart city economic development is not yet entirely understood and applied in metropolitan regional plans. Smart urban economies are largely the result of the influence of ICT applications on all aspects of urban economy, which in turn changes the land-use system. It points out that the dynamics of smart city GDP creation takes ‘different paths,’ which need further empirical study, hypothesis testing and mathematical modelling. Although there are hypotheses on how smart cities generate wealth and social benefits for nations, there are no significant empirical studies available on how they generate urban economic development through urban spatial adaptation. This book with 13 cities research studies is one attempt to fill in the gap in knowledge base.