Monday, April 19, 2010

Internet Business Cultures in Africa: East + West - ICTworks Twitter Chat

It’s official, the “East Helping West Helping East” discussion is taking place on 22nd of April. The actual title is less colourful, but more to the point. “Internet Business Cultures in Africa: East + West”. Find below, verbatim, the release from ICT Works:


Last month, we had an amazing Skype Chat on Nigerian Internet Business Opportunities - over 40 entrepreneurs and netcitizens joined in a lively debate on new business models and enabling factors to bring Nigeria to the forefront of online business innovation.

But what about East Africa? Kenya surely has the same level of Internet-based buzz as Nigeria. And Uganda isn't far behind. So this brings forth a few questions we should examine:

  1. How might Internet business opportunity and entrepreneurship be different in East Africa versus West Africa?
  2. What could each region learn from the other?
  3. And what can we do now to improve cross-Africa collaboration?

These are the questions we'll discuss in the next ICTworks Twitter Chat - a freewheeling conversation around our central questions on the Twitter platform.

We'll start at 14:00 GMT (your timezone) on April 22nd with introductions, then move into the discussion, using the#ICT4D hashtag in Twitter. Be sure to RSVP here.

  • Handy Re-Tweet
    :Internet Business: East + West Africa -
    #ICT4D Tweet Chat 4/22 @ 14:00GMT -

Our hope is to learn from each other and find ways we can increase Internet business opportunity and entrepreneurship across Africa.



So Register for the event and join the discussion this Thursday.