Entrepreneurship in Africa, Emerging Market Trends



As Africa maintains its position as the world’s second largest mobile market and access to education becomes increasingly widespread, entrepreneurship within the African continent at a local and national level is rapidly growing. Armed with the expertise in local contextual factors and the understanding of end user needs, innovators across Africa are harnessing satellite technology to drive a social-tech movement aimed at improving economic and environmental challenges in their respective cities, countries and regions. The focus of this talk will be identifying three trending vertical sectors within African entrepreneurial firms that have the potential to optimize their use of satellite applications. The identification of trends also enables countries to evaluate how investment in space and supporting infrastructure can bring long-term benefits to society.