Not enough real-world problems…a jab at the valley of dreams

I read an interesting post by Hermione Way on “The problem with Silicon Valley” and gained abit on encouragement with what we are trying to do @medkenya {now @medadfricaorg} which we are now positioning as a platform for increased access to healthcare information and services that can be used globally.

One of the reasons for lack of innovation in the Valley is that entrepreneurs are not exposed to enough real-world problems. It’s all relative of course, but the problems facing well-educated young people in San Francisco are certainly different from that of entrepreneurs in emerging markets. I can’t blame the entrepreneur too much though, I suppose it’s the traditional model of supply and demand; consumers in the USA clearly want to play Angry Birds, whereas in some African countries consumers are more likely to be searching for their nearest Malaria drugs clinic.

Well….here’s to hoping the Valley guys get it when we present next month at the Demo conference.

An Africa based entrepreneur in the pursuit of opportunities without regard to resources currently controlled striving to build services that have real-world value for my beloved continent and beyond while having fun along the way.

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