By Ann Brown
It is popularly believed that the developing world is on the verge of a Fourth Industrial Revolution and in no place is this truer than on the African continent. Innovations in payment platforms, software development, and peer to peer lending are accelerating economic development and promoting wider use of data technology across the continent. However, Africa still suffers from basic issues—limited access to credit for SMEs, a high cost of doing business, and low GDP per capita. These socioeconomic issues have persisted in recent decades and require creative solutions.
Now more than ever, Africa is in dire need of impactful companies and movements that empower entrepreneurs on the continent to create jobs while pursuing groundbreaking ideas that would address these perennial issues. One organization trying to do this is Foundervine, a start-up community which harnesses the talent of the Africa diaspora by providing a collaborative platform to help entrepreneurs build their ideas and upskill. The groups’ latest initiative, #Startup54, was a three-day workshop, boot camp Click here to read entire article