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Appfrica Labs | Investing in East African Innovators
"Appfrica Labs is an investment company and software development firm that facilitates and incubates technology entrepreneurs in East Africa. We do this by offering a physical space with a solid internet connection, servers, software and computers that allows entrepreneurs a place to develop their ideas in a constructive environment with industry professionals as mentors, outside of school. Entrepreneur projects are refined and prepped to help them secure funding and launch sustainable, profitable businesses." I met Jon who runs Appfrica at TEDGlobal last week; it's a great idea and, by the sounds of things, doing very well.
appfrica  development  business  africa  uganda  vc  venturecapital  incubator  technology  startup 
july 2009 by infovore
Nostalgia - Laughing Meme
"You know the [dark days] when all the MBAs left, and the people who loved the Web went on building it — building meaningful, crazy, artistic cool stuff, and the ethos of the social web war born, back before that meant more then widget crazy/Facebook-tulip-bloom-madness. Yeah, that sure sucked."
web  business  downturn  boom  bust  startup  creativity 
september 2008 by infovore
Product and marketing in the start-up « azeem.azhar
"Marketing is a strategic function about delivering customers what they want. It isn’t a jazz hands and rubber chicken and t-shirts. It is the heart of successful companies..."
azeemazhar  marketing  product  company  startup  business 
september 2008 by infovore
"Bandcamp isn’t Yet Another Place to Put Your Music. We power a site that’s yours. So instead of our logo plastered between banner ads for Sexy Singles Chat, your fans see your design, your music, your name, your URL. You retain all ownership rights, and we just hang out in the background handling the tech stuff." Via Waxy; looks really excellent, and some wonderful stat-gathering tools for bandowners.
music  web  application  publishing  distribution  band  startup 
september 2008 by infovore
T=Machine » Publishers are from Mars, Developers are from Venus
"Over the last few years, there has been a big shift in power and success away from independent studios, and towards in-house, publisher-owned studios. This has been driven by several things, sound economic reasons, competitive reasons, and because the strong independent studios had done a good job at creating a slew of new IPs (which publishers were eager to snap up, as always). In my experience relatively few people in the games industry realise this... So, what’s next? What’s going to happen over the next 3-5 years?" Adam on the business of the games industry, and what's facing it next.
games  business  industry  economics  startup  web  development  publishing 
september 2008 by infovore
Be Good
"...if you put those two ideas together, you get something surprising. Make something people want. Don't worry too much about making money. What you've got is a description of a charity."
paulgraham  essay  writing  business  startup 
april 2008 by infovore
evhead: Will it fly? How to Evaluate a New Product Idea
"I've been thinking about a number of new product ideas lately. In doing so, I've been trying to come up with a way more structured way of evaluating them. Here's a first attempt at defining that." Evan Williams on product.
business  startup  strategy  product  design  innovation 
december 2007 by infovore
Starting out: Creatives clued in to 'Generation C' | Small Business | Business | Money | Telegraph
"Don't take work only for the money. You get what you do, so work than makes you unhappy is not progressive." S&W in the Telegraph.
business  design  mattwebb  jackschulze  schulzeandwebb  startup  creativity  advice 
july 2007 by infovore
GigaOM : » StartUps Embracing Amazon S3
S3’s early success makes you think that if the on-demand infrastructure can be delivered at an affordable price, the cost of setting up an online business is going to decline even further, perhaps prompting a whole cycle of new entrepreneurial activity.
amazon  s3  webservices  storage  startup 
july 2006 by infovore
Rands In Repose: 1.0
Building companies from the ground. Really good writing.
business  startup  development  process  management 
april 2006 by infovore

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