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Call for support to humanitarian makers

Call for support to humanitarian makers

Sep 29, 20171 min read

Cyclones in the Caribbean. Earthquakes in Mexico. Floods in Nepal & India. Refugee crisis in Bangladesh. Cholera in Yemen. Crisis in Syria. Near-famine around Lake Chad Basin and South Sudan. There is a lot of urgent humanitarian relief to provide right now. Field Ready would like to ask the GIG community: Promote the Humanitarian Makers community so that we can respond more quickly. Ask your networks to visit humanitarianmakers.org to sign up and tell us what…

PitchDrive in Berlin: A visit from Africa’s top 14 Startups

PitchDrive in Berlin: A visit from Africa’s top 14 Startups

Aug 29, 20172 min read

Africa is at the start of a technological renaissance. Last year, it was estimated that African startups raised a record-breaking total of $366.8 million in investment, with the top 10 destinations being Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Rwanda, Cote d’Ivoire, Tanzania, Egypt, Ghana, Senegal, Morocco, Tunisia and Uganda. The PitchDrive competition selected 14 of Africa’s top startups to go on a tour through Europe to raise capital and awareness. PitchDrive is organized by the Nigerian innovation space…

Wearable technology for empowerment

Wearable technology for empowerment

Aug 9, 20171 min read

GIG member Rebeca Duque Estrada is a co-founder of Olabi Makerspace in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and gave a presentation on tech wearables at the TEDx IE Madrid this June. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_Yg73GF6x0 Rebeca takes us through her own and amazing experience with tech wearables and its incredible capability of empowerment and communication. Rebeca Duque Estrada is a Brazilian architect and maker based in Berlin. She is project coordinator for Olabi Makerspace, where she has developed courses and methodologies that…

PitchDriveXYZ – Presenting the 14 top Start-ups from Africa

PitchDriveXYZ – Presenting the 14 top Start-ups from Africa

Jul 31, 20172 min read

PitchDrive by CcHUB, powered by Google for Entrepreneurs, will engage 14 of Africa’s top tech start-ups on a tour of tech hubs in Europe (London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Zurich and Paris) to pitch to investors, explore international opportunities and learn about frontier technology markets. Last year, it was estimated that African start-ups raised a record-breaking total of $366.8 million in investment, with the top 10 destinations being Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Rwanda, Cote d’Ivoire, Tanzania, Egypt, Ghana,…

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