Silicon Savannah Rising

Silicon Savannah Rising

My presentation given at #CMSAfrica15, Nairobi, Kenya.

March 13, 2015.


Anthony Nandaa

March 13, 2015


  1. Silicon Savannah Rising Anthony Nandaa, @profnandaa At #CMSAfrica15, March 13,

  2. Intro - Dev/Founder at Deveint Ltd and Beyonde Labs -

    More about me at - “Do cool things that matter and do them now! :)”
  3. Okay, here’s my ice, no breaker :)

  4. Outline - State of the Savannah - Moving Forward -

    Q/A - micro-forum
  5. They say Data lieth not...

  6. From, March 13, 2015

  7. Google Trend Let’s Ask our friends at Google. Simple search

    on - “startups”: com/trends/explore#q=startups
  8. None
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  10. VC Fund for Startups Pieces fitting together. e.g. for .KE:

    Savannah Fund, Safaricom Spark Fund, #InnovKE VC Fund,
  11. Hubs in Africa

  12. Software Engineering We need to fix our SE (in Sub

    Saharan Africa), it’s broken. I’ve been there, done that, let’s be honest… Learn something from INDIA.
  13. Cloud in .ke I’m sure it’s just the beginning. We

    need to make the African Amazon (economy of scales, emerging markets, ...)
  14. The Ugly

  15. Broken Education System

  16. Bored of Education by Propaganda [HumbleBeast] Video: https://youtu. be/RD2o6soOe1I

  17. Individualism - Me, Myself and I! - Busy hacking alone

    - “My idea will be stolen” :-D “Make a choice between pursuing personal achievement and collective prosperity” - @MachariaSST at #InnovKE
  18. Downloads / Uploads We do a lot of downloads, less

    uploads! - Consume a lot of open-source, but contribute less. - [Do mini-survey] - We need to start! #OSAfrica Initiative coming soon.
  19. Moving Forward

  20. “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run

    over if you just sit there.” - Will Rogers
  21. Some of my context

  22. 1. The African #ICQ We need that one major exit,

    that will make others believe!
  23. 2. Where’s the African Yossi Vardi? The rise of the

    Angel Investor, real Angel Investor, not fake! Don’t have to be 1 only. “40 years, 60 high-tech companies [and ∞ startups]” http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Yossi_Vardi
  24. 3. Go open-source Stop flipping busa, and start flipping bits

    :) Time to also start shipping to Silicon Valley and the World.
  25. 4. Eager to Learn/Teach - Staying foolish. - More learners

    please? - More teachers please? Those that can even teach for free...
  26. 5. Altruism You can be a bridge over troubled waters,

    YOU! - advice - mentoring - teaching - getting out of your way
  27. 6. Support Local

  28. 6. Support Local - Time to start eating our own

    dog food! - Starts with us, not/forget government - There’s no problem in eating our own crap! - Has a boomerang effect, ecosystem -wise. #najijenga
  29. 7. Patience - Staying hungry - Still moving fast, breaking

    things, but patiently waiting for results. - We’ll get there!
  30. Thank You Q/A? Blog: Twitter/GitHub: @profnandaa Presentation: