African Perspectives

GES-logoThe Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) brings together entrepreneurs and investors from across Africa and around the world annually to showcase innovative projects, exchange new ideas, and help spur economic opportunity. With Nairobi as the host city, the 2015 GES agenda focused on generating new investments for entrepreneurs, with a particular focus on women and youth. Kenya is a world leader in mobile money systems, like m-pesa, and a driver of innovation through technology research and incubation labs like iHub.

Tayo Akinyemi, Executive Director at AfriLabs summarized the key points from the event and takes the discussion to another level culminating in a call to the young entrepreneurs in emerging markets. Read her whole article at


Although hubs serve as infrastructure to support the development of technology, entrepreneurship and innovation, not all hubs are startup factories with quantifiable and predictable outcomes. In fact, many hubs provide services, such as…

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