Why “solve a need” formula doesn’t work for African startups
David Okwii

It is interesting how rarely software products and services seem to move from outside the US to inside. The US would seem to have no monopoly on software development resources, access to tools, servers, customers. So why is it that the “great” services all seem to come from a very small, 20 square mile area in Northern California?

Remarkably, the same argument for Africa applies to the entire central United States. Blockbusters just don’t seem to come from Louisiana…

One would also have to believe that there are far more opportunities for products and services that are mindful of local market realities. Culture, language, access to transportation, education, infrastructure, all seem unique and the distinctions would create opportunity, don’t they?

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