5 tech startup ideas that Kenya can export
Monday, August 24, 2015
Having pioneered mobile money solutions like MPesa and crowd-sourcing platform Ushahidi, Kenya’s innovative, resilient and global-looking tech community is working on the next big thing. It is no wonder Kenya’s ICT sector has been the most consistent and one of the key drivers of Kenya’s economic growth in the last decade, contributing 12.1 per cent to the GDP in 2014. It’s now about time Kenya becomes a net exporter of technological innovation and ground breaking products.
The tech innovations currently being created, tested and deployed are not only benefitting Kenyans but can be replicated in most African countries. These startups have the potential to scale to other emerging economies and have a strong business and social case. Kenya has the potential to be at the forefront of cutting edge innovation that brings about real change, creates employment and spurs other innovators to build in Africa for Africa. Here are five startups that can quickly scale to the rest of the continent and beyond: