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The Resource Digital Kenya : an entrepreneurial revolution in the making, Bitange Ndemo, Tim Weiss, editors

Digital Kenya : an entrepreneurial revolution in the making, Bitange Ndemo, Tim Weiss, editors

Label
Digital Kenya : an entrepreneurial revolution in the making
Title
Digital Kenya
Title remainder
an entrepreneurial revolution in the making
Statement of responsibility
Bitange Ndemo, Tim Weiss, editors
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Presenting rigorous and original research, this volume offers key insights into the historical, cultural, social, economic and political forces at play in the creation of world-class ICT innovations in Kenya. Following the arrival of fiber-optic cables in 2009, Digital Kenya examines why the initial entrepreneurial spirit and digital revolution has begun to falter despite support from motivated entrepreneurs, international investors, policy experts and others. Written by engaged scholars and professionals in the field, the book offers 15 eye-opening chapters and 14 one-on-one conversations with entrepreneurs and investors to ask why establishing ICT start-ups on a continental and global scale remains a challenge on the "Silicon Savannah". The authors present evidence-based recommendations to help Kenya to continue producing globally impactful ICT innovations that improve the lives of those still waiting on the side-lines, and to inspire other nations to do the same."--Amazon.com
Member of
Cataloging source
STF
Dewey number
338.927096762
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HB615
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1959-
  • 1984-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ndemo, Bitange
  • Weiss, Tim
Series statement
Palgrave studies of entrepreneurship in Africa
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Information technology
  • International relations
  • Social classes
  • Technology: general issues
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Information technology
  • Kenya
Label
Digital Kenya : an entrepreneurial revolution in the making, Bitange Ndemo, Tim Weiss, editors
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Muriuki Mureithi.
  • Conversation #2.
  • Exploring the ideal role of government, NGOs, angel investors, and universities for technology entrepreneurs
  • Erik Hersman of BRCK.
  • The KINGS of Africa's digital economy
  • Eric M.K. Osiakwan.
  • Conversation #3.
  • Changing the game : building mindsets of hope and possibilities in Africa's future leaders -- one game at a time
  • Anne Githuku-Shongwe of Afroes
  • The paradigm shift : disruption, creativity, and innovation in Kenya
  • Bitange Ndemo
  • Conversation #1.
  • The past, present, and future of 'Digital Nyika' : how to fix an aircraft in flight
  • Jimmy Gitonga of Afroshok Media.
  • Part 1.
  • Looking back and looking ahead.
  • The Internet journey for Kenya : the interplay of disruptive innovation and entrepreneurship in fueling rapid growth
  • Jay Larson and Michael Munger.
  • Conversation #5.
  • To keep disrupting, you have to listen closely to what the client wants
  • Elizabeth Rossielo of BitPesa.
  • I-entrepreneurship : changing lives through technology
  • Carmen Merab Wamukoya and Amolo Ng'weno.
  • Conversation #6.
  • How technology makes farming sexy again
  • Su Kahumbu Stephanou of Green Dreams Tech Ltd.
  • From cyber café to smartphone : Kenya's social media lens zooms in on the country and out to the world
  • Part 2.
  • Mark Kaigwa.
  • Conversation #7.
  • Toward digitizing information for the benefit of the many rather than the few
  • Munyutu Waigi of Umati Capital
  • Uncovering unique market opportunities.
  • Addressing voids : how digital start-ups in Kenya create market infrastructure
  • Marissa Drouillard.
  • Conversation #4.
  • Finding the right problem to solve
  • Timbo Drayson of OkHi
  • Reimagine what you already know : toward new solutions to longstanding problems
  • Marlen de la Chaux and Angela Okune.
  • Conversation #9.
  • Toward a systematic approach to building ventures
  • Jessica Colaço and Ibanga Umanah of Brave Venture Labs
  • Organizational cultural hybrids : nonprofit and for-profit cultural influences in the Kenyan technology sector
  • Eleanor R. Marchant.
  • Conversation #10.
  • Reflections on the hiring process : what happened to curiosity and passion?
  • Conrad Akunga of Innova Limited
  • Part 3.
  • The inner life of technology entrepreneurship in Kenya.
  • Building ICT entrepreneurship ecosystems in resource-scarce contexts : learnings from Kenya's "Silicon Savannah"
  • Johannes Ulrich Bramann.
  • Conversation #8.
  • Women working in tech : making the invisible visible
  • Judith Owigar of AkiraChix
  • The challenges of technology entrepreneurship in emerging markets : a case study in Nairobi
  • Wim Weiss and Klaus Weber.
  • Conversation #12.
  • How to be a rebel and build a business at the same time
  • Ken Njoroge of Cellulant Corporation
  • Developing strategies to harness the power of parallel entrepreneurship in Africa
  • Eskor John.
  • Conversation #13.
  • The hustling entrepreneur on trial
  • Mikul Shah of EatOut and Ritesh Doshi of Naked Pizza
  • Venture capital in East Africa : is there a right model?
  • Part 4.
  • Stephen Gugu and Wilfred Mworia.
  • Conversation #14.
  • Creating the PayPal mafia of East Africa
  • Ben Lyon of Kopo Kopo
  • Entrepreneuring for society : what is next for Africa?
  • Tim Weiss
  • Managing the fine details of doing business in Kenya.
  • Inside a policymaker's mind : an entrepreneurial approach to policy development and implementation
  • Bitange Ndemo.
  • Conversation #11.
  • Why policy matters for entrepreneurs
  • Ory Okolloh of Omidyar Network Africa
  • The art of managing worldviews in Kenya's international technology sector
Control code
968216258
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 509 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137578808
Lccn
2016956398
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-57878-5
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
com.springer.onix.9781137578785
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)968216258
Label
Digital Kenya : an entrepreneurial revolution in the making, Bitange Ndemo, Tim Weiss, editors
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Muriuki Mureithi.
  • Conversation #2.
  • Exploring the ideal role of government, NGOs, angel investors, and universities for technology entrepreneurs
  • Erik Hersman of BRCK.
  • The KINGS of Africa's digital economy
  • Eric M.K. Osiakwan.
  • Conversation #3.
  • Changing the game : building mindsets of hope and possibilities in Africa's future leaders -- one game at a time
  • Anne Githuku-Shongwe of Afroes
  • The paradigm shift : disruption, creativity, and innovation in Kenya
  • Bitange Ndemo
  • Conversation #1.
  • The past, present, and future of 'Digital Nyika' : how to fix an aircraft in flight
  • Jimmy Gitonga of Afroshok Media.
  • Part 1.
  • Looking back and looking ahead.
  • The Internet journey for Kenya : the interplay of disruptive innovation and entrepreneurship in fueling rapid growth
  • Jay Larson and Michael Munger.
  • Conversation #5.
  • To keep disrupting, you have to listen closely to what the client wants
  • Elizabeth Rossielo of BitPesa.
  • I-entrepreneurship : changing lives through technology
  • Carmen Merab Wamukoya and Amolo Ng'weno.
  • Conversation #6.
  • How technology makes farming sexy again
  • Su Kahumbu Stephanou of Green Dreams Tech Ltd.
  • From cyber café to smartphone : Kenya's social media lens zooms in on the country and out to the world
  • Part 2.
  • Mark Kaigwa.
  • Conversation #7.
  • Toward digitizing information for the benefit of the many rather than the few
  • Munyutu Waigi of Umati Capital
  • Uncovering unique market opportunities.
  • Addressing voids : how digital start-ups in Kenya create market infrastructure
  • Marissa Drouillard.
  • Conversation #4.
  • Finding the right problem to solve
  • Timbo Drayson of OkHi
  • Reimagine what you already know : toward new solutions to longstanding problems
  • Marlen de la Chaux and Angela Okune.
  • Conversation #9.
  • Toward a systematic approach to building ventures
  • Jessica Colaço and Ibanga Umanah of Brave Venture Labs
  • Organizational cultural hybrids : nonprofit and for-profit cultural influences in the Kenyan technology sector
  • Eleanor R. Marchant.
  • Conversation #10.
  • Reflections on the hiring process : what happened to curiosity and passion?
  • Conrad Akunga of Innova Limited
  • Part 3.
  • The inner life of technology entrepreneurship in Kenya.
  • Building ICT entrepreneurship ecosystems in resource-scarce contexts : learnings from Kenya's "Silicon Savannah"
  • Johannes Ulrich Bramann.
  • Conversation #8.
  • Women working in tech : making the invisible visible
  • Judith Owigar of AkiraChix
  • The challenges of technology entrepreneurship in emerging markets : a case study in Nairobi
  • Wim Weiss and Klaus Weber.
  • Conversation #12.
  • How to be a rebel and build a business at the same time
  • Ken Njoroge of Cellulant Corporation
  • Developing strategies to harness the power of parallel entrepreneurship in Africa
  • Eskor John.
  • Conversation #13.
  • The hustling entrepreneur on trial
  • Mikul Shah of EatOut and Ritesh Doshi of Naked Pizza
  • Venture capital in East Africa : is there a right model?
  • Part 4.
  • Stephen Gugu and Wilfred Mworia.
  • Conversation #14.
  • Creating the PayPal mafia of East Africa
  • Ben Lyon of Kopo Kopo
  • Entrepreneuring for society : what is next for Africa?
  • Tim Weiss
  • Managing the fine details of doing business in Kenya.
  • Inside a policymaker's mind : an entrepreneurial approach to policy development and implementation
  • Bitange Ndemo.
  • Conversation #11.
  • Why policy matters for entrepreneurs
  • Ory Okolloh of Omidyar Network Africa
  • The art of managing worldviews in Kenya's international technology sector
Control code
968216258
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 509 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137578808
Lccn
2016956398
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-57878-5
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
com.springer.onix.9781137578785
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)968216258

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