Ampion East Africa Venture Bus Tour Kicks Off
Friday, October 16, 2015
Africa is full of dreams and dreamers; dreamers who have great visions; visions that are the backbones of opportunities. The dreamers need a continent that can offer better technological solutions, better education, better service delivery, better healthcare and better and efficient platforms for doing business.
I come from an Information Technology background with a passion for data analysis. I am one of the African dreamers and had an opportunity to meet other tech-enthusiasts at the Ampion Venture Bus East Africa Tour, and this is my story…
AMPION is the leading pan-African entrepreneurship initiative that aims at enabling young Africans to start ICT companies, creating considerable social and economic impact. AMPION organizes 7-day Venture Bus programs accompanied by international mentors and followed by an extensive incubation program. The Venture Bus journeys connect entrepreneurial talent with international investors.
By the end of this year, Ampion plans to have completed 5 venture bus tours. The planned tours include: The Morocco Bus, West Africa Bus, Southern Africa Bus, Tunisia Bus and finally, the East Africa Bus. I am aboard the East Africa bus whose journey begins from Dar-es-salaam -> Arusha -> Nairobi -> Kisumu -> Uganda and finally ends in Kigali where the Transforms Africa event will go down.
Aboard the East Africa Bus are people from different cultures, diversity, professions, experience, investors, mentors as well as entrepreneurs all coming together with one purpose; e-health in Africa, which is the focus for this tour.