Open Collaboration for African Techies
As Quick As A Tick In An ActivSpaces Minute
Sometimes activities come in whirlwinds and it’s hard to keep you updated about the latest and greatest going on at the hub and beyond. For this reason, I’ve put together this picture story for our supporters to stay abreast of the times at ActivSpaces.
With Hilda Moraa from iHub Research
Hilda flew in from Kenya in September to spend a week with ActivSpaces and carry out a collaborative study on our tech hub and its operational model. We thoroughly enjoyed Hilda’s company, our insightful discussions with her and look forward to connecting with her soon again. The study’s report is available for download here.
1%Event 2012: Our 3rd co-creation event with 1%Club
1%Event 2012 was held in mid-September this year and we were thrilled to be able to participate for our 3rd time. You can check out more pictures on our photostream and you must watch the 1%Event 2012 promo video — gear up for next year!
This year we were fortunate to work with Sanaga Ventures and VC4Africa in challenging Cameroon’s startup community to come forth with innovative business projects. This culminated in a gala awards event at September’s end in Douala where the team behind Djoss.tv, a social TV platform, took the grand prize of $5,000. You can find more information about the competition including 1st and 2nd runners up on Sanaga Ventures’ blog. This program made possible with the strong support and sponsorship of AppsTech.
Collaborative Seminar at l’Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie
In early October ActivSpaces had the opportunity to share some of its experiences in the ICT sector with several organizations around sub-Saharan Africa at a collaborative seminar in Paris organized by l’Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie, l’Agence Française de Développement, Orange and the World Wide Web Foundation. We were looking into the kinds of public-private partnerships that can be formed to boost access to education and vocational training using ICT. Materials covering our discussions are available (in French) here.
Coming up in November…
We’ve got a subCMR session with ActivSpaces startup King Maker, a mapping event supported by Google, an outreach program for our WakaWaka Light initiative, and much more. So stay tuned, connect with us and let’s keep building!
This blog is a resource for news, project updates, member profiles and community events at ActivSpaces, an open collaboration space, innovation hub and startup incubator for African techies. Based in Buea, Cameroon.