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Orange African Social Venture Prize.

The project aims at rewarding ventures using technology for development purposes. The African Social Venture Prize will reward three projects or enterprises addressing needs of the ‘bottom of pyramid’ market…

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Nokia’s new B2B Care Centre Launched

Nokia recently launched a new B2B Care Centre. The company states that a great perk of the care centre is that it enables business partners to drop off their phones…

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British American IPO, more information

Taking their interaction with bloggers and their online marketing further I received an email recently from a British American representative. It outlined that the Capital Markets Authority (“CMA”) has approved…

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British American Engages Bloggers in IPO Launch Event

British-American Investments Company Limited is a diversified financial services Group that was established in 1965 in Kenya. The company offers a wide range of Insurance and Asset Management services to…

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Whive and its significance to your marketing

We interviewed John Karanja of Whive and here is what he had to say about Whive and its significance to Kenyan mobile marketing. You have 5 Social Media Applications that provide…

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Getting venture capital is not the point

“The goal isn’t to get money from a VC, just as the goal isn’t to get into Harvard. Those are stepping stones, filters that some successful people have made their…

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10 Facts about Pivot 25

Here are the facts about Pivot25: The 25 companies are meant to pitch to the investors, Media personalities and Tech Industry big shots.  Meaning that the others who are not…

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An event to look forward to in June: Pivot 25

Pivot 25 is the first East African Mobile Developer Challenge. The competition is backed by government and private stakeholders in the industry and is an initiative of mLab. The prize…

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Zege Technologies Represents Kenyan Innovation at AU Conference in Ethiopia

African youth make a substantial amount of the continent’s population. Despite the numerous challenges that they face, there are many youth who are determined to put their continent on the…

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Social Media in Business for Kenya & Africa

Hello Folks, here is a short presentation I first did for Small and Medium sized businesses in Nairobi at the Bridging Staff seminar in August 2010. I have updated it…

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Success- Lessons and Insights

When people think of success they look at it mainly from a monetary point of view. While I believe that there is nothing wrong with this, I do feel that…

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Negotiation and Rules of Engagement

For a lot of people starting out in the IT world, their brilliant ideas can sometimes be short lived due to the lack of a crucial and well documented set…

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What you missed from The Open Innovation Africa Summit

Press Release: Naivasha, Kenya……Sustainable entrepreneurship. Innovation ecosystem. Technology platform. These are some of the catch-phrases bandied about during the first-ever Open Innovation Africa Summit, which was held in Kenya from…

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Kenyan Corporate Frauds and Lies

Kenyan corporate scene is full of lies and deceit..and it is funny that the Kenyan consumers let them  get away with it easily. 1. Orange Kenya with 3G network The…

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Chase Bank Enablis Business Launchpad Competition Unveil the Winners

The winners of this year’s Chase Bank Enablis Business LaunchPad Competition were announced at a gala event held at Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom Headquarters.  Here are the profiles of the…

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ENABLIS Funds First Entrepreneur in Kenya …Kes20 Million Loan

Enablis Entrepreneurial Network East Africa today announced the first loan disbursement of KES 20 Million to a Kenyan entrepreneur through its Loan Guarantee Program with Chase Bank. Speaking of the…

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7 Amazing Digital Marketing Influences Awaiting to Happen in Africa

By Gaita Wamucii Never before have we seen a technology shape our lives in ways beyond imagination like the internet is doing. Don’t you think it is an interesting time…

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Safaricom Financial year 2010 Key Stats

Safaricom? Financial year 2010: Subscribers=15.79mn Turnover= Ksh. 83.96 bn Net Income =Ksh. 15.15bn Earning Per Share=Ksh. 0.38 Dividends= Ksh. 8.00bn Pay 20cents dividend per share The M-PESA Agents =17,652? across…

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Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund, Research into Business Competition

Going around the internet i came a cross this new funding competition. Apparently The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) will provide grants of upto US$1.5 million to private sector companies…

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Investment 101: never invest in anything you don’t understand

By Moses Muturi 1.Start Investing Now We say this not just to discourage procrastination, but because an early start can make all the difference. In general, every six years you…

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THIS IS YOUR STORY!

By James Oluoch The day you make your payslip redundant is the day you shall have achieved true wealth. The almighty payslip is so powerful that loosing it gives many…

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Comparative Cost of Sending money in Kenya

The recent announcement by Zain that it would be charging its customer Ksh.10 to send money in all networks is proof on how competitive money transfer business has become in…

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ABC about Investing and the never ending rat race

It’s been months since I pulled off my heavy hat which is protection, protection, protection. A friend of mine has just made my day by saying that money has escaped…

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Buy low and sell high my foot, that does not apply here

Sorry, the above statement is alarmist but that what a friend of mine shouted at me yesterday when I ?insisted that in the long run investing on Stock Market is…

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Are you investing in the KenGen PIBO? Here is the offer

I did not want to talk about KenGen PIBO until I received two emails from my broker Dyer and Blair asking me if I am investing in the KenGen PIBO…

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When come to M-Banking, banks find it hard to detach from M-Pesa

Mobile banking, powered by cell phones, has become a big success story in Kenya and the whole world now talk about it. But this has been basically the M-Pesa story…

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Build Your Investments Bit by Bit

A very close friend of mine always reminds me of how his first human resource manager contributed to the current financial mess he is in. Management analysts have rammed it…

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Around 40 Per cent of Twitter Messages are pointless babble

A recent study by a? marketing firm Peer Analytics Group, found out that almost a half the tweets are pointless babble. Take a look at the following 1.Pointless babble tweets:…

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Safaricom buys WIMAX operator Packets Stream Data Networks

Safaricom? has bought WiMAX operator? Packet Stream? Data Networks ?subject to approval by CCK. This will definitely boost Safaricom ability to provide the last mile connectivity to majority of internet…

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Trapped in Debt, this is how to get out

Cash is famed to be the life blood of business, good living real wealth creation and dream actualization.It is the ultimate bait that employees in white collar jobs chase day…

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