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Ghana’s Dext Technology to represent Africa at ISHOW 2017

Ghana’s Dext Technology to represent Africa at ISHOW 2017

Gizmos, Start Ups, What's Hot
Ghanaian hardware startup, DEXT Technology is among 3 innovative start-ups selected to represent Africa in this year’s Innovative Showcase(ISHOW), a global competition for hardware-led social innovations. The competition, organized by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is scheduled to take place in the USA from the 18th to the 20th of October 2017. ISHOW is open to individuals and organizations taking physical products that will have social impact  to the market. Dext  Technology became part of the competition after going through the first event held in Kenya in May 2017.   The competition and event will feature start-ups from various countries, and Ghana’s team DEXT - made up of Charles Ofori Antipem and Micheal Asante-Afrifa (designers of
Meet the Investor: Duncan Goldie-Scot

Meet the Investor: Duncan Goldie-Scot

News, Start Ups
Duncan Goldie-Scot does not have the profile of a typical investor in African tech startups. Having grown up in Scotland, he moved to London after graduating from university and started a career in journalism and publishing. This eventually led to Goldie-Scot starting the UK’s first home computer magazine back in 1980, and thereafter building up his own tech and fintech publishing group with a range of magazines, newsletters and books. After “retiring” in 2004, he found himself drawn to Africa. “In 2005 a friend persuaded me to invest in a microfinance startup in Tanzania.  I began to learn about microfinance, attended some training sessions and worked on a project in Nigeria,” he told Disrupt Africa. “Coincidentally, I knew the people behind the creation of
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