Our mission is to write their stories, objectively.
African Innovation lies at the heart of the Disrupting Africa Encyclopedia, which exists for one singular purpose: to promote African founders and entrepreneurs. We believe that these exceptional individuals are the key to driving Africa's growth and ensuring that the continent is ready for the challenges of the next century. Our role is to continuously tell their stories in an objective manner.
Using a combination of mathematics, anthropology, and technology trends, we aim to identify innovators and entrepreneurs who are bold enough to shift the dial on the African narrative. The task at hand is huge, and will require the help of every passionate African to identify the 30 million inspirational Africans who are out there.
To achieve our mission, we have organized our encyclopedia into three main sections - Founders, Startups, and Investments.
Our Founders section celebrates the amazing and incredible founders that Africa is home to. We believe that these exceptional individuals are the key to driving Africa's growth and ensuring that the continent is ready for the challenges of the next century.
Our Startups section recognizes the amazing startups that Africa has birthed. These startups are making a significant contribution to solving the hard problem of unemployment and moving Africa forward.
Our Investments section highlights the investment made into startups founded by African founders. We believe that investing in Africa's founders and entrepreneurs is a key driver of the continent's growth, and we aim to provide objective and insightful coverage of the investment landscape.
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Africa is home to amazing and incredible founders. We believe these exceptional individuals are the key to driving Africa’s growth and ensuring we are ready for the next century. Our role is to continuously tell their stories, objectively.
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Today's Africa is an amazing place full of change and creativity, and its tech innovators are at the forefront of its transformation. That's why Silicon Valley has woken up to Africa's massive potential and clearly has its eyes set on the continent. And not only is Silicon Valley interested, but China as well. But what will it mean when the tech "big boys" of Silicon Valley and China, who have repeatedly disrupted industries all over the world, set up shop in Africa? Will this bring positive or negative change? And how can African innovators not only compete with the world's tech giants but even take them on?
These are the questions Nnamdi Oranye seeks to answer in his thought-provoking book, "Taking on Silicon Valley," a follow-up to his previous book, "Disrupting Africa: The Rise and Rise of African Innovation." Africa has an amazing future, and it is its innovators who will shape it. There is a way Africa can take on Silicon Valley. It requires for eyes to be opened to the past, the present, and the future; for dreams to be taken seriously; and for African innovators to keep steady on the path they are so passionately forging.
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Africa has birthed some amazing startups. These startups contribute to solving a hard problem - unemployment, and moving Africa forward.
Our Investments section is regularly updated with the latest funding rounds raised by African startups. This provides objective and insightful coverage of the investment landscape and highlights the growth of African startups.