It is an exciting time right now in Africa. Over the past several years, we have seen a large growth and boom in Africa, specifically in parts of East Africa. One of the industries that is leading the way in development is the mobile industry. The regional tech startup scene in the area continues to experience growing interest from venture capital firms, angel investors, and other funding groups from outside the region.
Today we had the opportunity to speak with Matia Mandela. Matia is based out of East Africa and has a large experience in partnership building with a focus on emergent technologies and innovation for the growth of entrepreneurship in Africa. Matia spoke about some of the recent developments with partnerships between the m:lab East Africa division of the World Bank and Grow VC International to promote the efforts of East Africa’s mobile entrepreneurship development services as well as the creation of the Pivot East Network which directly supports the Pivot East Competition. The Pivot East competion to bring together entrepreneurs and investors interested in the current opportunities in Africa.
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