Start-up snapshot: Using artificial intelligence to improve education

M-Shule (meaning “mobile school” in Swahili) is a Kenyan edtech platform, designed specifically for primary school students across sub-Saharan Africa. The company uses artificial intelligence to create and deliver personalised learning programmes to students via SMS. Claire Mongeau, founder of M-Shule, told How we made it in Africa about how she financed the company and the biggest risks facing the business. ...

23 Aug 12:37 PM 0 Read More...

The spirit of entrepreneurship in Nigeria

“I no come Lagos com count bridge!” An ode to Lagos’s numerous bridges, this pidgin expression basically says – “I am here to make money and not to waste time” – epitomises the ‘hustle’ in every Nigerian. Every visit to Nigeria is fascinating and telling of peoples’ sheer drive and energy to do more to uplift themselves. Yet, Nigeria is very misunderstood. Take the infamous 419 scam. Commonly ...

14 Aug 10:55 AM 0 Read More...

Start a Business on Less than $100: Here are Some Ideas

In our ‘start your own business’ series, we bring you business ideas that you can implement with less than $100. 1. Mobile salon This is for those who are skilled at beauty and hair care. You can decide to focus on hair care or you can provide a comprehensive package which includes manicure, pedicure and body waxing among others. We advise you to start with one service and gradually introduce other services. P...

03 Aug 7:19 AM 0 Read More...

Start-ups take Africa by storm

After grabbing the ringing phone at Acapulco Mexican Grill and Bar in the centre of Addis Ababa, owner Abel Wondowsen quickly scribbles an order for quesadillas and tacos on a pad of paper. Soon a bundle of wrapped food is on the counter awaiting a motorbike dispatcher from Deliver Addis. Western-styled restaurant home delivery – especially involving Mexican food – is a relatively new concept in the Ethiopian ...

31 Jul 2:01 PM 0 Read More...

Upgrade Your Skills With A Free Online Course: A List Of Our Top E-Learning Platforms

Upgrade your skills Did you know that you can upgrade your skills and even get accredited from the comfort of your home? Yes, it is possible. There are several hundred of online courses for your to choose from. Most of these are free, while others are often discounted. Here is a list of our top twenty websites for free online courses. Coursera Coursera partners with universities and organizations around the worl...

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