The Long Road to Stimulating Tech Innovation in Africa-Hubs, Start-Ups and Building Communities

MS_VoiceDataAfrica_Kenya_Nov2011_3I recently wrote an article for Huffington Post which explores the tech ecosystem in African countries, with a focus on innovation hubs, start-ups and building sustainable communities.  It explores the potential of the sector, some of the challenges remaining and how they can be tackled.  It asks us as funders and practitioners whether our expectations regarding the impact of hubs are unrealistic and what we should expect for the future.  You can read the article here.

Watch this space for more on hubs including a report capturing learning from our call with hub staff across the continent.