Open Collaboration for African Techies
“An Investment In Knowledge Pays The Best Interest” This classic quote by Benjamin Franklin is the driving force and mantra behind one of ActivSpaces’ educational initiatives. Access to academic resources is a noted problem in Africa. Even with technological advances in e-learning, it’s still a challenge to develop sustainable libraries, generate end user engagement and [...]
Geeksmanship The CSC2012 deadline has been pushed forward to August 31st in response to several entrepreneurs who requested this extension. While this may be a little disappointing for the early entrants, it’s an effort to give everyone the opportunity to do their best and join the group of challenging innovators. In good geeksmanship, we’re sure [...]
Across the continent, startup competitions have been giving forward-thinking entrepreneurs the opportunity to claim seed capital for developing the most innovative and status quo-breaking concepts. This year, ActivSpaces is proud to be involved in Cameroon’s first open challenge for technology-based startups organized by Sanaga Ventures and VC4Africa. Sanaga Ventures, VC4Africa and ActivSpaces invariably have the [...]
For a long time we’ve needed a dedicated ambassador for ActivSpaces — someone to do outreach, strengthen ties within Cameroon’s tech community and generally help us carry our vision forward. Over the last year, these duties have been shared by the part-time contributions of our co-founders. We’re very focused on tech projects, however, and realized [...]
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.