African Innovation: A Growing IT Ecosystem
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What is the key to building an innovative IT ecosystem? In Kenya, it’s harambee, which In Swahili means pulling together, collaborating or supporting each other. The collaborative environment in Kenya and across East Africa is contributing to the creation of innovative technologies to meet the unique needs of local citizens. For example, IBM 2013 SmartCamp winner and Global Enterpreneur of the Year, MoDe, offers a mobile nano-credit platform that ensure people have access to mobile airtime when needed. mFarm, a resident at Kenya startup incubator, iHub, offers farmers a way to transact with customers via text message.
Here is a video about how some of Kenya’s leading entrepreneurs, developers, thought leaders and government officials are planning to use the new IBM Innovation Center:
Stay tuned…we will be sharing more videos highlighting some of the exciting innovations coming to market in Kenya and IBM’s efforts to help the African technology industry continue growing.