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Connecting Africa & La French Tech: Collaboration Fuelling Economic & Social Empowerment

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Published: 2017-02-13

Kenya • 17th-18th May 2017

Collaboration, co-operation and co-creation.

Whether it be between governments, regulators, large-scale multinationals, small enterprises or startups - forming cohesive working relationships and partnerships have become vital to Africa rising.

In a brand new report, the Connecting Africa series of leading Pan-African telecommunications and technology events and pioneering innovation initiative La French Tech have collaborated to showcase some of the most promising startups disrupting the African tech ecosystem. In this report, Connecting Africa and La French Tech present a spotlight look at some of the most successful startups making major strides in the African e-Commerce, e-Health, charity and logistics sectors.

From data-driven insights for SMEs and e-Commerce platforms for the Diaspora, to food aid solutions and pioneering prenatal technology, La French Tech and AfricaCom explore how cross-border collaboration has successfully facilitated economic development and social empowerment on the African continent.

African startups featured:

• FAMOCO’S FX100 Series – Using technology to fight hunger

• LAfricaMobile (LAM) – Bridging the gap between Africa and its Diaspora

• Oscult – Pioneering prenatal technology

• Tiller – Data-driven business analysis for African merchants

• Bifasor – Africa’s online logistics hub

• Niokobok – Bringing the world closer through e-Commerce

Access the full report here.

La French Tech and Connecting Africa first partnered at AfricaCom 2016, when La French Tech served as Host Country Partner at the AHUB powered by Ericsson. The AHUB powered by Ericsson is the meeting place for Africa’s startups and investors and the 2016 event comprised of three days of discussions and keynote addresses from the most influential thought-leaders in the African startup scene.

If you are interested in getting involved with any of the startups detailed in this report, all contact details can be found at the end of each one of their case studies.


Published: 2017-02-13





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