Eva Nean

Eva is passionate about innovation, startups and people. After receiving a Master in Marketing and Advertising from the Paris Graduate School of Management in 2008, she moved to San Francisco to join the French-American Chamber of Commerce. She helped the organization foster the French-American business community. In 2010 she joined Yelp to help launch in France, the recommendation website’s first non-English speaking country. She joins StartupBRICS in 2015 as a contributing writer. Eva specializes in the tech diaspora based in Silicon Valley. She tells the stories of the people who make, shake, disrupt the emerging markets' ecosystems.

février, 2016

  • 19 février

    #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 …

  • 18 février

    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 …

novembre, 2015

  • 24 novembre

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

    Toro Orero

    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 …

  • 6 novembre

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

    Gregory Rockson of mPharma e-prescription network for emerging markets

    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 …

  • 5 novembre

    #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 …

octobre, 2015

  • 27 octobre

    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 …

  • 8 octobre

    #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, …

  • 5 octobre

    #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 …

septembre, 2015

  • 30 septembre

    #Maroc : ScreenDy, le WordPress des applications mobiles, dévale les collines de San Francisco

    Nous sommes partis d’un constat simple. Il y a aujourd’hui sur le marché, cinq fois plus de demandes de développeurs mobile qu’il y en a de disponibles sur le terrain. Les applications mobiles sont le nouveau champ de bataille des entreprises. Aujourd’hui, il est impossible de conjuguer site web sans penser mobile. Les recherches internet sur mobile augmentent deux fois …

  • 25 septembre

    #Nigeria : Interview with Silas Okwoche, Co-Founder Of Nerve, The African Flavor Of iTunes

    “When you live and work in Lagos, you can feel this boundless energy. You cannot help but pick it up!” It is with the passion and can-do attitude that characterizes Nigerian entrepreneurs that Silas Okwoche explains the driving motivation behind Nerve. “We are a make or break generation. We have to transcend environmental circumstances” to make a change. The technology …

  • 16 septembre

    #SiliconValley Series : Rencontre avec Silas Okwoche, fondateur de Nerve, le iTunes africain

    “Quand vous habitez et travaillez à Lagos, il y a une énergie incroyable ! Vous ne pouvez qu’être conquis.” C’est avec la passion qui caractérise les entrepreneurs nigérians que Silas Okwoche nous explique ce qui l’a poussé à se lancer dans l’aventure Nerve. “Nous sommes la génération quitte ou double, nous devons passer outre les difficultés liés à notre environnement” …