A few months ago I partnered with a friend of mine to breathe some new life into an ‘experiment’ that I did slightly over a year ago that I called Afrinnovator.
The idea at the time was pretty simple – A Google Maps mashup of sorts. Allow startups and innovators in Africa to put themselves ‘on the map’… literally. The motivation was simply that most maps you see of Africa well… let’s just say they almost never portray something very positive about Africa (unless it’s a map of something to do with mobile technology).
I hacked the original Afrinnovator in an evening and put it up the next day. However, I had this burning desire to do more with it, really tell the African story as far as technology, innovation and startups in Africa is concerned. Simply put, a place that gives good representation of what’s going on in Africa because this continent is not as dark as people think it is.
So it was a great pleasure when my pal Kevin Rombe who is one of the people behind GotIssuez.com approached me with the some ideas, the opportunity presented itself and we literally put Afrinnovator.com to sleep for a few months.
Today I am pleased to announce that we have woken her up. She is back and better. And this is just the beginning, over the next few weeks we will roll out some more interesting stuff on Afrinnovator.com. Believe me – it’s more than just a blog!