Africa’s mobile revolution has offered entrepreneurs an opportunity unlike any other to disseminate products and services that can contribute to inclusive growth on the continent reports BizTech Africa..
It enables digital innovation that allows African entrepreneurs and developers to leapfrog technologies, creating access to previously unavailable services for the majority.As the continent develops, it is pivotal to ensure that the
currently underserved majority feels the benefits.
According to BizTech Africa,If Africa ensures that its economic development happens in a more equitable and sustainable way, the macroeconomic positives are myriad. Offering young, aspiring Africans the opportunity to create wealth, has the effect of turning this demographic into producers and consumers of additional products and services.
In Africa, technology is not replacing or assisting existing infrastructure; it is creating the infrastructure where there is none. Brick-and-mortar clinics, schools and grid-powered electricity are not in place across vast swathes of the continent. And they will not reach every rural village or urban slum in the future.
Instead, these services will be provided more and more through innovative mobile technologies, reducing the need for expensive physical infrastructure.
Organizing for Technology shows that it’s education and international exposure that is most critical. The continent needs more internationally renowned scientific incubators, entrepreneurial training, and seed capital along with mentoring programs to help existing talents to scale up, become part of international innovation networks, and share their ideas globally