1. […] 20 Jul Posted by admin in kictanet | Comments Tweet(function() { var s = document.createElement('SCRIPT'), s1 = document.getElementsByTagName('SCRIPT')[0]; s.type = 'text/javascript'; s.async = true; s.src = 'http://widgets.digg.com/buttons.js'; s1.parentNode.insertBefore(s, s1); })(); China and Africa have a most unique relationship especially with the renewed focus on looking East for partnership and support. The manifestation of this support has been by way of high value government tenders that often leave a sour taste in the mouth of a majority of citizens in terms of value exchange and knowledge transfer. Since technology can also scale bad processes and ways of work, I am keen to pick Jack Ma’s brain on what his formula would be, to prevent this ‘mindset’ from getting adopted in the online space so that digital dividends are equitably realized and benefits accrue to more individuals and SME’s directly. http://www.mbuguanjihia.com/business/3-asks-of-jack-ma-unctad-special-adviser-for-young-entrepreneur… […]

  2. W.W.

    I co-sign!

  3. On financing – who should take a lead on this? GoK?
  4. On composition of founders – is there a data base of the current tech start-ups in Kenya past 5 yr mark?
    • On Financing…far from it. I am thinking along the lines of tapping into the more accessible loans that numerous Chinese Development Banks/ Financial Institutions have to offer
    • On the database of startups, you can probably get a list of startups in technology founded from about 2010 that have touched the ‘silicon savannah’ narrative. Getting the pulse is a different story.

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