Silicon Valley Series

#Asia: mClinica, the Philippine startup advancing healthcare through mobile technology

Across emerging markets, more than one billion people currently lack access to safe and affordable medicines. These markets are currently facing unprecedented changes related to healthcare and to the pharmaceutical industry. Along with the rise of a middle-class,  the demand for medicines keeps increasing while this demand is shifting from infectious diseases to non-communicable diseases and chronic diseases like diabetes, …

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#SiliconValley : Rencontre avec Myki, la startup libanaise qui réinvente la cybersécurité

Ils étaient près de 5.000 à se presser dans les allées de la conférence Disrupt, la grand-messe du digital organisée chaque année par le célèbre magazine TechCrunch les 12 et 14 septembre derniers à San Francisco. StartupBRICS était présent sur place. Parmi les nombreuses startups qui ont eu le privilège de pitcher durant le très couru  « Startup Battlefield » réservé aux startups early stage, nous …

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#SiliconValley Series: « MEST Ultimate Goal Is To Be Pan-African »

« We invest in entrepreneurs even before they have an idea. » Katie Sarro By Eva Nean Asoriba, Dropifi, Kudobuzz; chances are that you have heard of these young startups. Asoriba was named Africa’s best startup at the beginning of February at the Seedstars event in Casablanca. Dropifi was the first African startup to join 500startups in 2013 and Kudobuzz followed suit last summer …

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Neal Hansch: « MEST veut bâtir des ponts entre la Silicon Valley et les startups africaines »

By Eva Nean Nous avons besoin de success stories qui inspirent les entrepreneurs africains. Cela contribue à la bonne santé de notre écosystème. Asoriba, Dropifi, Kudobuzz… vous avez sûrement déjà entendu parler de ces jeunes start-ups. Asoriba a été nommée start-up la plus innovante d’Afrique, début février à Seedstars Casablanca. Dropifi était la première start-up africaine à rejoindre 500startups en 2013, et Kudobuzz …

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Toro Orero

#SiliconValley Africa: 5 Things to Know About DraperDarkFlow, The New VC Fund Backed by Tim Draper

By Eva Nean “African startups, you are officially free to go nuts! The more nuts you are, the better DraperDarkFlow will fund you ». The tone is set. For starters, DraperDarkFlow is a new early Venture Capital Fund that “invests in African entrepreneurs who can change the world”. Launched in Silicon Valley this year by Tim Draper and Toro Orero, DraperDarkFlow invests …

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Gregory Rockson of mPharma e-prescription network for emerging markets

#SiliconValley Africa: mPharma Is Going to Disrupt the Healthcare Sector in Emerging Markets – Here’s How

Gregory Rockson, CEO of mPharma is building the largest pharmaceutical data platform for emerging markets. How is he doing it? By Eva Nean Disruption. Here is an instance where the beloved tech buzzword will not be used in vain. mPharma co-founded in 2013 by Ghanaian entrepreneur Gregory Rockson is laying the foundation to become the number one e-prescription network in emerging …

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#SiliconValley Series: Dans les coulisses de mPharma, futur géant de la e-santé en Afrique

Gregory Rockson de mPharma construit la plus large base de données médicales d’Afrique. Coulisses de la création d’un futur géant. Disruption. Pour une fois, le fameux mot passe-partout, ne sera pas galvaudé. mPharma, co-fondé en 2013 par l’entrepreneur ghanéen Gregory Rockson, construit les fondations du premier réseau d’ordonnances électroniques des marchés émergents. La jeune startup ghanéenne est en passe de disrupter …

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Taiwan Startup Stadium: The Innovation Cluster That Rocks The East Asian Ecosystem

“Startup entrepreneurship has a lot in common with what it takes to be an athlete on a playing field: excellence, competitiveness, persistence, speed, teamwork”  says Anita Huang, team captain of Taiwan Startup Stadium (TSS), the new startup cluster launched this May in Taipei. The initiative is supported by HeadStart Taiwan, a project driven by the Taiwanese Development Council to develop …

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#SiliconValley MENA : Dubai welcomes The Assembly, the next generation of incubators

By Eva Nean The Internet of Things is now a fixture of the tech industry. China is the global leader with 74 Million M2M Connections (GSMA report). This year, France launched La Cité de l’Objet Connecté (the Center of Connected Objects), Europe’s biggest center dedicated to Internet of Things. The United Arab Emirate region has its own initiative: Smart Dubai, …

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#SiliconValley Maghreb : ScreenDy, The WordPress Of Mobile Apps Rolls Down The Hills Of San Francisco

« Mobile apps are the new battlefield for companies. Nowadays, it is impossible to think about the web without thinking mobile. Internet searches on mobile are increasing at more than twice the rate of traditional browser searches. » ScreenDy, the young Moroccan startup, has the tools to hold their own in the field. Thanks to an easy to navigate platform, developers and …

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