Incredibly proud of the work Appfrica is doing. As you may know, cp-africa.com earlier featured an interview with the Founder, Jon Gosier by CPA Guest Blogger, Munashe Gumbonzvanda Appfrica represents what we would like to see more of from the continent. We applaud Jon Gosier’s outstanding work and hope that this is just the beginning of more to come!
Founded in 2008, Appfrica Labs is a unique space in Kampala, offering jobs and startup support to young Ugandan developers with bright ideas. The brainchild of Gosier, 28 — an Atlanta native who had never set foot in an African country until he arrived in Uganda two years ago — Appfrica is part incubator and software company, funding itself with revenue from client work.
Gosier’s creation has already earned him a senior fellowship with TED, the nonprofit best known for its annual multidisciplinary conferences. But he’s not alone in his efforts: Appfrica is part of a rapidly growing sub-Saharan tech community fueled by the near-ubiquity of cell phones and the ever-improving Internet access across the continent. Since December, three tech-focused coworking spaces have launched across the continent: Limbe Labs Ventures in Cameroon, Bantalabs in Senegal, and iHub in Kenya.
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