By Dan Evans on April 18, 2014
Dan Evans, Network Science Center at West Point (US), discusses insights from his trips to collect data on entrepreneur ecosystems in various cities in Africa.
The previous two blogs on the VC4Africa blog described the relevance and general overview of our research project that is developing innovative network models of entrepreneurial ecosystems.
The inspiration for our research project evolved out of a fortuitous visit to Nairobi, Kenya in December of 2011. I attended a conference there and used some free time to visit with some tech innovators in the local area. As I was introduced to the booming local entrepreneurial environment I wondered, “What differentiates Nairobi from the other cities I have visited in the emerging world?” The following blog contain excerpts [...] Continue reading Welcome to the Silicon Savannah – Researching Africa’s startup ecosystems »