This quarter’s edition of the Bertha Centre for Innovation (University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business)’s magazine Inside:Out explores Financing for social ventures and would make great reading for many of our followers. On page 14-17, I explore our approach to funding, looking at why we take risks, with small grants, across a diverse […]
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I’ve written another article for CNN. This article explores how increasing access to information, strengthening civil society, amplifying the citizen voice and supporting professionals who are providing services to society’s poorest should result in positive change for society. It mentions lots of our grantees. Find out who by reading it here.
We’re back again with our monthly round up of what has caught our attention through April. This month spans our usual wide range of interests; everything from innovation tech-hubs to the extent to which your government might be interfering with your experience of Google. Enjoy!
It’s been a while since I was in New York for the TABridge Workshop organised by the Transparency and Accountability Initiative, but I’ve finally got around to blogging about it. The event brought together donors and practitioners from Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the US with an interest in transparency, budget data and natural […]
Back in March Indigo awarded £30,000 to the KINU Group in Tanzania to set up an innovation hub in Tanzania. In only seven months the progress made by the KINU team has been so impressive we thought we’d share some of their work with you.
As many of you may know, we have been supporting technology innovation and incubation hubs across Africa over the last 18 months. According to the Africa Hubs Crowdmap there are some 70+ hubs of various types across the continent. These range from technology hubs and business incubators to hackerspaces and university tech labs. In essence, […]
Things don’t always go to plan and from time to time some of the projects that we’ve supported don’t quite achieve what they set out to do. We’re always realistic about the chance that things won’t turn out quite as intended and it’s for that reason that we like to keep in contact with our […]
The Indigo Trust was fortunate enough to be in a position to fly over the managers of some of Africa’s leading tech spaces/’hubs’ to participate in sessions at Africa Gathering London on 15th June 2012. They joined funders, techies and social change enthusiasts to share best practice and showcase their work, whilst exploring the themes of: […]
Cameroon’s tech scene is still in its infancy. It’s a tough environment to work in as the mobile network often goes down, the internet is slow and prohibitively expensive and the vast amounts of corruption and bureaucracy make it a challenging environment for entrepreneurs. Nonetheless, there is a small, but thriving tech community and they […]
In the last of this series of blog posts on what we look for, I’ll briefly consider why we tend to provide grants of approximately £10,000. Firstly, we’re aware of the fact that not all projects will fit within such a neat budget and we don’t only fund £10,000 projects. In the past, we have […]