Posts by Stefanie Bauer
Intellecap’s latest research explores how emerging technologies can trigger a set of big shifts in Africa over the next decade, and how innovators and enterprises there can leverage these shifts to help address the continent’s mega-challenges in a variety of sectors, including agriculture, financial services, health care, education, energy and water.
NexThought Monday – Niche or mainstream? Real deal or Hype? : Kevin Jones and Vineet Rai grapple with impact investing’s trajectory
Impact Investing is at a critical moment in its short history. Increased capital flows, positive returns, and a heightened interest from traditional investors are blurring boundaries between what is mainstream and what is impact investing. Kevin Jones, Founder of SOCAP, and Vineet Rai, Founder of Aavishkaar, have opinions on the subject. The two discussed the changing dynamics of impact investing and its future in a webinar.
The Missing Link in Africa’s Tech Eco-System: From idea to biz plans, we need more pre-incubation – and this is how
There are now more 100 tech hubs across Africa. While we have been successful in creating spaces for innovators, the next task ahead of us as an ecosystem is to develop services that help young innovators to better define the problem they want to solve and develop a truly convincing value proposition that can scale.
Young and without credit history or experience, many East African entrepreneurs find themselves at the “Bottom of the Enterprise Pyramid” facing tough challenges. While networking, peer-learning and exposure, especially to investors, are perceived as important success factors, these are biased towards more mature entrepreneurs. Intellecap has developed a series of strategies for building a more inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem.