A list of West African brilliant startups?
Memeburn just compiled a list of 30 African startups and it’s an inspiration to see the list of business models and technologies at play. The startup scene in Africa is definitely picking up, and ideas come from all over the continent. Of course South Africa and Kenya are well represented, as well as Nigeria (TruSpot), but there are companies from Cameroon (Njorku, X-Net), Ghana (Dropifi), Zimbabwe (ForgetMeNot). What is glaringly missing from this list though is an account from other West African countries like Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali etc, and I am taking it upon myself to put such a list together (They must be out there…). If you are in West Africa and currently working on a startup, please contact me and let me know what you are doing so we can highlight it as well.