Month: June 2011

The Anatomy of the Fundable Startup

The Anatomy of the Fundable Startup

In a real inspiring talk below titled “The Anatomy of the Fundable Startup,” Naval broke down the 5 main qualities of an “exceptional startup,” in the following order: 1) Traction 2) Team 3) Product 4) Social Proof 5) Pitch/ Presentation. The same principles can also be applied to the Social Enterprises. 7th Founder Showcase – …

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Out of Africa: JamiiX in Top 5 Mobile Innovations from Africa

Out of Africa: JamiiX in Top 5 Mobile Innovations from Africa

JamiiX was identified as one of the top 5 mobile innovations from Africa on the VOMO website. We are really honoured to be highlighted alongside Ushahidi, Fundamo, MXit (JamiiX Parner) and M-Pesa. Although the journey for JamiiX is only 12 months old we have really enjoyed it and looking forward expanding our user-base to beyond …

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NaiLab and RLabs in Kenya

NaiLab and RLabs in Kenya

Over the last few months RLabs and NaiLab have been in discussions about a partnership since our first meeting in Amsterdam (thanks to One Percent Club). It was there that we saw an opportunity to work together but also change and transform the way traditional technology incubation happens. Both myself and Sam Gichuru have a …

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Lean start-up approaches to RLabs Social Enterprises

Lean start-up approaches to RLabs Social Enterprises

One of the buzz words in the developing world is the increased usage of the term Social Enterprise. Many however mistakenly confuse Social Enterprises for traditional non-profits. Social enterprises differ in that it has a specific triple bottom-line which focus an addition of social and environmental values to the traditional economic measures of a corporation …

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RLabs now supports half a million through the use of mobile phones

RLabs now supports half a million through the use of mobile phones

While spending the last few weeks in Silicon Valley for further expansion to RLabs and JamiiX, I was amazed to see the opportunities that we have with mobile phones in emerging economies and our great position to provide solutions and new generation of innovations. It was through some time of reflection that I realised that …

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