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TED 2010 Nairobi Screening

Last Saturday (13th February), the last day of this years TED, for the first time ever, local youths in Kenya (some from the Kibera slums) were entreated to the live TED experience via webstream.The event was held in the building where the Acumen Fund is based in the parking lot (cool huh!) The original venue was in Kibera but at then it had to be moved at the last minute due to logistical reasons… [Read the whole story and see more photos on Afrinnovator.com]

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Hard Talk on Entrepreneurship

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TED 2010 Comes to Kibera

That would be quite an amazing thing now wouldn’t it! TED being held in the largest slum in Africa.

Well, Suraj Sudhakar, the guy who brought us TEDxKibera in 2009 is at it again and this time he wants to bring TED 2010 live to Kibera and the youth of Kibera [Read the full story] …

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Interview with GTBank on their Use of Social Media

From Afrinnovator.com, an interview with GTBank on their use of social media…

A few weeks ago Afrinnovator featured GTBank, the Nigerian bank that is pushing it’s use of New/Social Media as a way of building it’s brand and connecting with it’s clients (or in this case audience).

GTBank are clearly trend-setters for corporations in Africa. We found it interesting that a bank had spent so much effort and gone to so much detail to create a strong online brand presence on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

So what did we do? Well, we did the obvious thing! We sought an interview with GTBank on their use of social media (don’t you just love us!)… why would a bank want to use Social Media? Are their efforts bearing any fruits? What lessons have they learnt along the way?

Lola Odedina, the Head, Communications & External Affairs at GTBank, oversees the Brand Management, Media Relations & New Media development for GTBank & all subsidiaries. She answered these and other questions regarding this innovative use of ‘social tools’ to enhance her company’s brand.

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Your Free Pass to Mobile Web EA

… Well, at not exactly free to attend the event :)

Afrinnovator.com will live blog the event on both days. So stay tuned to the website and keep a close eye on the Twitter account for a minute by minute account of what’s happening on the ground at the event.

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Writing

If you follow this blog you may have noticed the frequency of posts has not been so high in recent times. I have been focusing a lot of my writing on Afrinnovator.com one of my startups. Afrinnovator.com focuses on highlighting tech, innovation and startups in Africa. You will find a lot of information about what’s happening in Africa with social media, events, cool stuff, interviews with startup founders and other influencers in local communities all around Africa. We like to think of it as being a bit like Mashable.com but the content is African, after all, who else will tell our story if we don’t tell it ourselves?

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I will of course keep writing here and the frequency should pick up a bit more. :)

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Success is a Two Way Street

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  • BarCamp Nairobi 2013 is almost here!
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  • On Startups: What exactly is a startup? (or the Startup Duck Test)
    A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of co-moderating two panels at the iHub during the monthly Nairobi Research Buzz event hosted by iHub Research and Microsoft. The theme was ‘Entrepreneurship 101′ based on research the iHub Research team is conducting on tech entrepreneurship in Kenya. There were two separate panels, the first consisting of […]

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