Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

we at http://economistafrica.com would love a subsection of this blog to feature before and after actions of Obama's and Kenya's  world entrepreneur summit landing in Nairobi July 2015

Kenya is currently (and I hope always) the lead curriculum contributor on the Yazmi 5 billion person elearning satellite on womens, youth and mobile innovations in empowering forms of finance and credit which include:
Joyful Women Table Banking Explained of the Joywo women engagement movement
Jamii Bora  (happy families) youth-led end slum banking
Mpesa and Safari Cashless (apart from last mile) Banking

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Monday, April 6, 2015

join friends of The Economist in its 60 years search for entrepreneurial revolution and its 175th year editing end to hunger during revolutions

2018now celebrates the 175th anniversary of The Economist-
-related nows 2030now 2025now 2015now
 you can see what founder saw the purpose of The Economist in 1843 to be here. Is there a smarter charter of the purpose of emdiating economisc? RSVP isabella@unacnowledgedgiant.com Personally mediating bottom-up economics be a dangerous purpose- for example Queen Victoria preferred the idea of throning over common wealth instead of slave maing empire- she sent james to calcutta to reform raj economics -within 9 months he was dead of diarrhea, leaving his son in law Bagehot to complete the job of transforming The Englist Constitution

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NB It too 120 years before trust/credit of grassroots 1.0  networking of a free cure was to be celebrated around which women built the end-poverty nation of Bangladesh )- note how disturbing this is to those  macroeconomists who believe humanity's worth sums up GDPs- they thereby destroy any chance for millenials to celebrate 10 times more health and wealth by collaborating around life-saving information that a borderless interconnected age could be freeing

entreprenurial revolution was a curriculum coined by The Economist i south afrioca of 1968 - a nation that needed a sustainable revolution as humanly much as the new nation of bangladesh did 3 years later

soon entrepreneurial revolution was taking on every challenge of whether millennials of post-industrial revolution would be sustainable- you can track a quarter of century of diaries 1968-1993 here

online library of norman macrae--

but 2018now what was to happen the 7th quarter of The Economist and how did so many of those  lie social entrepreneur bill drayton who in 1978 claimed to be inspired by The Economist's entrepreneurial revolution survey of 1976 get the wrong mathematical end of every open systems and open society map let alone any pro-youth sustainable futures

Entrepreneurial Revolution will determine whether the net generation is to be sustainable let alone whether there will be 7 billion wondrous livelihoods.. And may well all boil down to whether the communications (of post-industrial revolution) will design the smartest most open learning media in exactly opposite ways to which mass television accidentally spun the fastest pied pier way towards the Orwellian Big Brother endgame

Who's Free Edu Who

Breaking Spring 2015 Stanford ONdemand

tell us of blogs to watch - eg kenya's ihub

Friday, December 7, 2012

which mass media are behaving as optimistic rationalists about africa?

kenya as mobile lab and silicon savanna
medafrica just won app of year globally in ericsson competition
birthplace of cashless banking mpesa/ safari.com
birthplace of ushahidi and ihub model

Saturday, December 1, 2012

startups being accelerated out of Kenya's Growth Africa

Eco Fuels Kenya and Lipisha Consortium Limited Thursday night secured US$ 50,000 fromGrowth Africa and Village Capital. Eco Fuels was founded by Alan Paul and Cosmas Ochieng and uses indigenous croton nuts to produce environmentally friendly green biofuels and organic fertilizers while Lipisha co-founded by Martin Kasomo and Marshal Musyimi, facilitates and tracks transactions between mobile money accounts and bank accounts for small- and medium-sized businesses.
The two were among the first group of twenty start-ups selected for GrowthAfrica’s inaugural accelerator program. According to Patricia Jumi, the GrowthAfrica Manager, “The entrepreneurs took the seat of investor and were very diligent and critical to their peers in establishing whether they had the right team, viable product, had validated their customers, have the ability to scale and have large impact and a great exit strategy.”
The accelerator program is dedicated to investing in social enterprises that are changing lives and businesses in Africa and the world. Eco Fuels and Lipisha each received a us$ 50,000 investment after 4 months of entrepreneur acceleration of 18 start-ups from Kenya and Uganda at TheGrowthHub.

Lipisha’s Martin Kasomo
The intensive experience focused on mentoring, entrepreneur education, peer support and networking and run for over 20 weeks consisting of six 3 day workshops. Jumi added that the success of the programme depended on peer to peer review and the scoring method, where the decision is left to the entrepreneurs (they take the investor’s seat) the top ranked receive pre committed capital from partner investors .
This is based on the understanding that the Cohort of entrepreneurs will delve deeper into questioning the different aspects of each of their peers companies and will know each other intricately by the end of the 20 weeks “At GrowthAfrica, through our accelerator The GrowthHub, we believe strongly in the power of entrepreneurs and the immense change and value that they are bringing to East Africa and the world.
These are world changing entrepreneurs and we look forward to continue helping more early stage start-ups in Kenya and generally East Africa grow to their full potential that will create more jobs ” said Johnni Kjelsgaard, Director GrowthAfrica. The programme mentors included top entrepreneurial minds such as Julius Kipngetich (COO,Equity Bank), Ali Hussein (CEO, 3mice Interactive media), Matt Rehrig (operations director , Jacaranda Health) Rich Hoops (formerly marketing director with DELL), Moses Kemibaro (InMobi), Ben Lyon and Dylan Higgins(KopoKopo), Agatha Gikunda, Nokia Kenya and Nat Robinson from JuhudiKilimo.
GrowthAfrica which also operates the GrowthHub, incubates and accelerates East African start-ups to deliver sustainable business growth, create employment and contribute to social progress. It also provides consulting services, capacity development opportunities, and investment for East African entrepreneurs. In the past 10 years, GrowthAfrica has worked with over 100 small and growing businesses in East Africa, and financed almost 1500 businesses through its earlier loan finance programme.
According to Jumi, Village Capital uses the power of peer review and support to shape enterprises making an impact and to change the way investment in them is made. Village Capital has operated 15 business acceleration programs with partners worldwide to over 250 entrepreneurs in six countries (US,UK,Kenya, India, Brazil and China). Using the power of peer review and support Village Capital shapes enterprises to make an impact, and to change the way investment in them is made. The two firms gave US$ 25,000 each into start-ups.
The other top twenty start-ups were;
  • Sasa Africa, an e-commerce platform connecting artisans in Africa with global consumers through mobile phone technology.
  • SchoolBursar, a platform that uses M-Pesa to enable payment of tuition through cell phones for secondary schools in Kenya.
  • PesaRahisi, a unilateral money remittance system targeting Kenyans in diaspora.
  • Takamoto Biogas provides Pay As You Go (PAYG) biogas to small-scale farmers in rural communities of Kenya.
  • Access Afya , high-tech mini health clinics run by registered nurses to remote sections of Nairobi with a virtual connection to a larger network of experts and health specialists.
  • ENZI, high quality leather footwear with ethically and sustainably raised leather from Africa.
  • Eve’s Mama, a midwife service that provides practical options before, during, and after childbirth.
  • Fairbrooks Water provides off-grid modular water purification systems to SMEs in Africa.
  • Iprocure, an electronic platform for procurement services that connects regional buyers/businesses with regional suppliers and service providers.
  • Jooist , a social gaming platform for feature phones, allowing users to play with or against friends, compare scores, share achievements and organize competitions.
  • Kola Studios, casual and culture specific games for the web, smartphones and tablets.
  • Kweli Mobile’s Fishmate, aggregates SMS data for fish sellers and buyers on the cost and location of fish in order to create a competitive and transparent marketplace for its sale and purchase.
  • Kytabu, a textbook leasing application for low cost tablets utilizing a combination of mobile-money purchasing, and digital textbook subscription, to reduce the cost of ownership of a textbook by up to 60%. Users may rent textbooks on an hourly, weekly, monthly, or annual basis.
  • Partechs Solutions, customized software solutions focusing on database design, software development, mobile applications, IT consulting, web services, and web site design.
  • Stawi Foods and Fruits, a banana flour reselling company that acquires banana flour from processors and resells the flour to retail outlets.
  • Uhired.me, an online platform that aims to make recruitment process social, easy, and fun by allowing employers, recruiters, and job seekers engage with one another in the recruiting process.
uide to 20 solutions millennial world entrepreneurs can thank Kenya for
1 JOYWO World leading womens investment banking network
2 Table Banking World Leading poor womens livelihoods community banking
3 W4E partnership Translation  for Joywo of 20 years of mobile womens empowerment solutions around the world
4 amii Bora first end slum ban for youth and families nominated by Queen Sofia as benchmar for 60 souter nations- connected wit The Economist's story that kibera slum could be most entrepreneurial community in the world
5 Mpesa/Safaricom first scaled cashless (apart for last mile) bank; open tech netlink to MIT lab for cashless banking digital wizards (see also nick hughes and http://mbanking.blogspot.com/)
6 M-Kopa pay as you go solar from same founder (nic hughes) as mpesa
7 Nanocredit the fastest scaling mobile for poor solutions networ ever seen in africa
8 Acumen - Patient capital partners funding  headquartered in NY but its origin country is enya and it has formed many student union partnering clubs
9 Ushahidi- lead product is also Kenya's leading open source export - being of the twitter genre but integrating gps crowdmap- both organsiations were founded in wish to help citizens engage in safe outcome to natural or manmade disasters- usahhidi is probably way ahead of twitter in that modality today
10 IHUB is Nairobi's most visible case of Ushahidi funding many pro-youth networs and incubators
11 IHUB 100 tech appreciation awards merits its own mention http://www.cfwshops.org/
12 Julia.NA-  IHUB and Ushahidis' top 10 founders are lined in to extraordinary exchanges between worldwide networks and kenya  eg http://julia.na/
13 akirachix.com an offshoot of ihub aims to be leading women gees network across africa- it also hosts girlgee competitions across schools
14 late great wangaari mathaai green belt movement still an epicentre for ecology and keeping un habitat continental headquarters more edgy tan it would otherwise be
15kickstart irrigation massive scale treadle pumps out of kenya and san francisco office links in similar  solution
16 Kenya Tea Development agent regarded as bencmark for inclusive smallholders production both by monitor and IFC http://www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/5fa58180445b4102a1dbadc66d9c728b...
17cfwshop healthstore foundation - a leading social model for pharmacy retailing
18 bridges intl school africa's leading model of what can be done with a village school where parents pay $1.50 a week - scaling fast
19 khan academy's leading partner in kenya is bridges according to april 2015 tal by Jim Kim on open education being at a tipping point
20 yazmi - Kenya is a leading national parrtner in developing elearning satellite for 5 billion

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Joe would this be a topic for tedx upper west side?

I have put this up in world bank coursera engage citizen

most engaging bank model in world - help 5 billion elearners search

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when the owner of the 5 billion person elearning satellite yazmi.com met the first female director of grameen phone, quiz number 1- whats the most engaging banking model in the world - so far this is their benchmark - do you now of others that can be beamed up to 5 blillion learners to know about https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4IqY-1SM9o&feature=youtu.be&app=desktop with thanks to million women mentors of http://joywo.org kenya