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Juliana Rotich co-founded Ushahidi, a Kenyan-based nonprofit tech company, in 2008 with the aim of using technology to map reports of violence in the wake of Kenya’s closely contested December 2007 general election. Today, Ushahidi continues to create open-source software

Kickstarter project BRCK, the brainchild of Kenyan nonprofit technology outfit Ushahidi, hopes to raise $125 000 to build a communications device that connects users to the Internet using any means possible, even when the power is out. And it’s well on its way to achieving its first objective. In little more

A new Kickstarter project from a team of Kenyans wanting to build a piece of communications hardware called BRCK has attracted more than 160 backers in its first two days, with funders contributing more than US$22 000 towards a goal of $125 000. BRCK is the brainchild

FundFind wants to be South Africa’s answer to Kickstarter, the US crowd-funding platform that’s helped musicians like Amanda Palmer and companies like Pebble, the company behind a smart watch project, by raising small amounts of money from large numbers of people. FundFind arose

A hundred years after being popularised, the humble wristwatch is being reinvented for the smartphone era. Several exciting initiatives, including Pebble, a crowd-funded project that has raised more than US$10m, are set to emerge this year. Imagine lounging on

Stellenbosch-based start-up Crowdinvest wants to harness social networking and “crowd sourcing” to make it possible for established investors – and those who want to begin investing but who have limited disposable income – to put money into local start-ups or contribute to charities, all without leaving their