Today we’re proud to launch “The Cheetah Code”, an ongoing web series documenting the African tech and creative space. The series is a collection of mini-documentaries chronicling Africa’s young entrepreneurs, creative class, and emerging technology sector. Our goal is to record high-quality video content that is entertaining, educational, and inspirational all at once. You can find all of this content and more at tv.cheetahcode.com
This project began by failing. I originally tried to fund raise money on KickStarter for a feature length documentary about Africa’s emerging creative class and young entrepreneurs. The Kickstarter didn’t find the funding it required to succeed, but that only meant it would take a little more work and time to make the project a reality. It also meant the project would need to take a different form. Rather than a documentary, which realistically few would actually watch at all (much less more than once), I decided to make this an ongoing series with new content about the space always freshly available.
Some of these episodes will be profiles of startups and entrepreneurs, others will be interviews featuring the advice and observations of prominent people working in the space.
Two of those interviews appear below, one with SpotOne Global founder and Apps4Africa supporter Marieme Jamme of Senegal and another with Savannah Fund and Ushahidi founder Erik Hersman of Kenya.
Interview with Marieme Jamme
Interview with Erik Hersman
We invite you to submit your stories, ideas, or companies for consideration to be covered here – http://appfrica.com/contact-us/
If you are a company or organization interested in sponsoring the show or partnering with us in some other way, we invite you to reach out to: firstname.lastname@example.org