Small Business Focus

How Africa Innovation Summit aims to help realise our awe-inspiring potential

The Africa Innovation Summit (AIS) is an initiative aiming to harness the innovation potential of the Continent.

It aims to mobilise people with influence such as investors, policy makers, researchers and academics, the business community, the youth, as well as innovators and thinkers into a coalition for collective action to promote and build an enabling environment for innovation in Africa.

AIS hosts regular summits, and engages with African researchers and scholars to undertake case studies to tease out lessons of experience.

The African Innovation Exhibit - also part of the AIS - provides a stage to showcase home-grown innovations and innovators.

AIS “Hackathons” challenges people to come up with solutions to specific problems.

This year's summit takes place from 6 June to 8 June in Kigali, Rwanda.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Tracey Webster, Chief Visionary at Enterprise Room.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).

For all these innovations to scale, we need… all the [influential] stakeholders in the room…

Tracey Webster, Enterprise Room

The delegates are from 47 countries across the Continent…

Tracey Webster, Enterprise Room

A lot of what we’re seeing is from the agricultural sector…

Tracey Webster, Enterprise Room

Young people don’t [usually] get into the room with policymakers where they are the centre of attention… You’ve got the ears of the right people [at AIS]…

Tracey Webster, Enterprise Room

I’m a big fan of what they [dti] have done…

Tracey Webster, Enterprise Room

Click here (then “like” the page) to follow Bruce on Facebook.

Enter your email address in the form below to receive a newsletter containing the most-read articles of the week from Bruce Whitfield’s The Money Show every Friday morning in your inbox.

Subscribe to our Business Wrap Newsletter


This article first appeared on 702 : How Africa Innovation Summit aims to help realise our awe-inspiring potential


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
How I started a profitable micro-business in no time with only R1000

How I started a profitable micro-business in no time with only R1000

Valerie Pole took R1000 and turned it into a thriving micro-business. She then wrote a book to help others do the same.

Why businesses stop growing (a lesson for entrepreneurs)

Why businesses stop growing (a lesson for entrepreneurs)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Aurik Business Accelerator founder Pavlo Phitidis.

Woman entrepreneur? How to juggle your business and personal life…

Woman entrepreneur? How to juggle your business and personal life…

Ray White interviews Yiedi CEO Jayshree Naidoo about the special challenges female entrepreneurs face and how to prepare for them.

How to break your business (in order for it to grow)

How to break your business (in order for it to grow)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Aurik Business Accelerator founder Pavlo Phitidis.

Digital innovation for Africa! Meet the CEO of Joburg's Tshimologong Precinct...

Digital innovation for Africa! Meet the CEO of Joburg's Tshimologong Precinct...

Bruce Whitfield talks to Lesley Donna Williams, CEO of Tshimologong Precinct (named after the Setswana word for "new beginnings").

How to make your business more innovative (and what that actually means)

How to make your business more innovative (and what that actually means)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Aurik Business Accelerator’s Pavlo Phitidis.

Popular articles
'Minnie understood he might become a target'

'Minnie understood he might become a target'

Marianne Thamm wrote the forward to 'The Lost Boys of Bird Island' and worked with Mark Minnie in editing the controversial book.

[WATCH] Dad dresses up as a mom so his sons don't feel left out on Mother's Day

[WATCH] Dad dresses up as a mom so his sons don't feel left out on Mother's Day

Khabazela shares Facebook posts, YouTube videos that have gone viral including one with the smartest dogs.

Nxasana questions why Minister Masutha's involvement is not being challenged

Nxasana questions why Minister Masutha's involvement is not being challenged

Former NDPP Mxolisi Nxasana says he didn't know the payout he received was a golden handshake.

[READ] Owner of CPT's YogaZone responds to racial claims made by yoga instructor

[READ] Owner of CPT's YogaZone responds to racial claims made by yoga instructor

Africa chats to the owner of YogaZone after a yoga teacher called in to speak about the racism she experienced from a co-worker.

'Black Tax'... working hard, earning well, but struggling financially

'Black Tax'... working hard, earning well, but struggling financially

Young(ish) South Africans tell stories of the mixed emotions they feel when supporting family members, and tips from an advisor.

DJ Zinhle answers deeply personal questions about her money

DJ Zinhle answers deeply personal questions about her money

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews DJ Zinhle about her attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

Hillbrow, Ponte City (don’t be scared) is where it’s at. How to experience it...

Hillbrow, Ponte City (don’t be scared) is where it’s at. How to experience it...

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Dlala Nje founders Nickolaus Bauer and Michal Luptak.