IBM’s Global Entrepreneur program supports Kenyan startups towards achieving Smarter Cities | CIO East Africa
As part of its Global Entrepreneur Program, IBM has announced that it is working with four more Kenyan startups towards achieving its Smarter Cities strategy. Privately held startups that are less than five years in existence can apply to be selected in the program. Startups selected however are in line with the smarter cities strategy which focuses with solutions that improve infrastructure, health, education, public safety, energy and water, smarter buildings and urban planning, environment , government and agency administration and transportation and social programs. 

IBM’s Global Entrepreneur program supports Kenyan startups towards achieving Smarter Cities | CIO East Africa

As part of its Global Entrepreneur Program, IBM has announced that it is working with four more Kenyan startups towards achieving its Smarter Cities strategy. Privately held startups that are less than five years in existence can apply to be selected in the program. Startups selected however are in line with the smarter cities strategy which focuses with solutions that improve infrastructure, health, education, public safety, energy and water, smarter buildings and urban planning, environment , government and agency administration and transportation and social programs. 

How to Build Innovation Ecosystems in Africa | A Smarter Planet Blog
Innovation ecosystems are complex organisms that are difficult to create yet tremendously powerful when they work. Think Silicon Valley. They require a melding of all of the capabilities of governments, businesses, financiers, universities, and individuals. Together, these organizations and individuals provide the web of support that makes it easier for startups to launch and grow quickly, and for established companies to innovate more aggressively. With that kind of support, African entrepreneurs and businesses will find it easier to produce new products and services, or even create whole new industries. You can think of an innovation ecosystem as a collective intelligence—harnessed for the good of society.
IBM is committed to helping Africa build successful innovation ecosystems. The latest sign of this willingness is our new IBM Innovation Center in Nairobi, Kenya.

How to Build Innovation Ecosystems in Africa | A Smarter Planet Blog

Innovation ecosystems are complex organisms that are difficult to create yet tremendously powerful when they work. Think Silicon Valley. They require a melding of all of the capabilities of governments, businesses, financiers, universities, and individuals. Together, these organizations and individuals provide the web of support that makes it easier for startups to launch and grow quickly, and for established companies to innovate more aggressively. With that kind of support, African entrepreneurs and businesses will find it easier to produce new products and services, or even create whole new industries. You can think of an innovation ecosystem as a collective intelligence—harnessed for the good of society.

IBM is committed to helping Africa build successful innovation ecosystems. The latest sign of this willingness is our new IBM Innovation Center in Nairobi, Kenya.

For IBM, Africa Is Risky and Rife With Opportunity | Bloomberg Businessweek

For IBM and its new chief executive officer, Virginia “Ginni” Rometty, the problems of Kenya and elsewhere in Africa add up to a tantalizing opportunity. As IBM’s ubiquitous Smarter Planet ads never tire of mentioning, the company has consulting expertise in hardware, software, and data management systems it claims can improve agricultural productivity, government efficiency, and the performance of power grids and transportation networks. Much of Africa needs help in all of the above.

For IBM, Africa Is Risky and Rife With Opportunity | Bloomberg Businessweek

For IBM and its new chief executive officer, Virginia “Ginni” Rometty, the problems of Kenya and elsewhere in Africa add up to a tantalizing opportunity. As IBM’s ubiquitous Smarter Planet ads never tire of mentioning, the company has consulting expertise in hardware, software, and data management systems it claims can improve agricultural productivity, government efficiency, and the performance of power grids and transportation networks. Much of Africa needs help in all of the above.