So, Africabeta happened over the weekend and it was awesome. So awesome we couldn’t stop talking about it today. First there was a recap, then there was a picture gallery, then we had one of our editors itemize everything he learned at the conference. Oh, and just because we’re regular bundles of goodness, we uploaded the slides of the speakers at the event.
You’re welcome! Oh, and there’s more.
Facebook may come-off as an opportunistic tech overlord trying to make itself the homepage of the world with Internet.org, but it’s often impossible to deny the overall benefit of its low-cost connectivity drive and the determination with which it pursues it.
A CEO shares some valuable advice on how to keep your eye on the ball while grinding away at the startup mill.
Elsewhere, not on TechCabal
In a new pan-African marketing drive targeted at the youth, mobile phone marker Tecno and Africa Magic have unveiled the Tecno Own the Stage karaoke competition to identify talented karaoke singers for a prize pool of $50, 000 and an opportunity to record a song and go on tour with a renowned musical act.
Illuminum Greenhouses, a startup that produces an integrated solar powered farm automation system with sensors controlled via SMS, won the Kenyan leg of the global Seedstars World competition, and will now progress to the final in Switzerland to pitch for up to US$500,000 in funding.
New Niger Delta-based incubator FocusHub has opened applications for its first incubation programme, offering a selection of Nigerian startups access to mentoring, networks and funding.