Open Data for Africa
The African Development Bank has put together a great new resource for open data on Africa (200 data sets) at Open Data for Africa. Should be a good resource.
The Birth of Kenya’s Gaming Industry
A great long-read article on the beginnings of the gaming industry in Kenya.
Ventureburn has also done a good piece on 8 African gaming companies.
A Kenyan Won the Tour de France
Chris Froome won the Tour de France, and there’s a great write-up in the Nation about how disappointing it is to see him do it under a UK flag, not a Kenyan one.
“Even more incredulous is the fact that Britain’s glory should have been Kenya’s, and those federation officials ought to be bluntly ashamed. But no matter, he has done Kenya proud. Congratulations, Froome. We salute you.”
“Stop Backing Visionaries”
I enjoyed this piece by Josh Miller on how seed funding could be stifling innovative startups in the Valley.
“By and large, innovative products aren’t strategically imagined ahead of time – they’re stumbled upon while experimenting on-the-go.”
- Ushahidi engineer Evan Sims writes about how we built a highly scalable Crowdmap
- Mo Ibrahim on How (and why) Africa should solve it’s own problems
- A cool idea that links the Serval Project (now on IndieGogo) with the BRCK
- Jon Kalan writes about 4 lessons for investing in Africa from the Savannah Fund
- Brad Feld on startup cities popping up around the world.