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‘Bridging Africa’ at a screen near you. Join us

(Image: roosevelt.edu)
(Image: roosevelt.edu)

This June we extend our ‘Bridging Africa’ series, after the overwhelming interest and keenness by the global community to learn more about Africa’s innovation space and its agents of change. Sign up for the hangout sessions on June 5, 12, 19 and 23.

Here’s a recap from the Africa hangouts this May, where entrepreneurs as part of Geeks gone Global Africa tour showed the global community how they are changing the continent for the better. From Dakar Senegal to Johannesburg & Cape Town South Africa to Nairobi Kenya and Cairo Egypt, many from the global community followed this exciting journey.

There were some great hangout sessions too, while a couple of others couldn’t take place due to infrastructural challenges. Well, the echoes, video outages and the ensuing frustration with the technical glitches, all reflect the world today and amidst these, the tremendous opportunities we have. At Living Bridges Planet we are forever in beta (=learning), and in moving ahead with ongoing and dynamic experiences from global communities.

The recent Africa series of hangouts has given us many a profound learning through interactions with passionate entrepreneurs from across Africa as well as from other parts of world. Here’s more on some of our recent hangout sessions.

The inaugural Pitch Africa session hangout had entrepreneurs get together in Dakar Senegal on May 6th, sharing backgrounds and discussing ideas they are working on. Candid conversations and the passion behind some dream projects were evident during the session.

The next Hangout was held in Johannesburg on May 8th, where the participants were privy to understanding how the innovation hub in South Africa was buzzing with ideas and progress. The dialogue also revealed, as a fellow living-bridge planet member Anna Blume put it, ‘the painstaking and persistent effort to remove all obstacles that obscure our common humanity’. Here’s more:

We also had an Africa roundup session on May 29th, with some straight-talking and inspiration from the participants. In Faruq Hunter‘s words ‘The bridge that has to be made is a bridge of spirit’, something that epitomizes what we the global community are truly capable of. Listen in:

There is a lot of excitement and opportunity in Africa. Learn more during the upcoming hangout sessions. See you there!


LBTalk 2013-06-05 – Bridging Africa #2

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Bridging Passionate Innovators of Africa with the World

ImageA continent that offers the promise of adventure and intrigue like no other is also seeing growth at a never-before pace, courtesy its rising economies and exciting young talent.

A few might have heard about the idea of shoes that charge your phone while on the move, an innovative product developed by a Kenyan entrepreneur. There are many such fun and purposeful innovations happening all across the continent, which the global community may have missed out on.

With the Geeks Gone Global 2013 tour you can now encounter more African projects and innovators while on the move. Brought to you by GenuisCorps, which also leads a group of American entrepreneurs, investors and business enablers to the action centers, the event will see the participation of 30 African startups showcasing their innovations through Pitch sessions.

If you, the members of the global community, aren’t at event locations in Dakar Senegal, Nairobi Kenya, Cairo Egypt, or Jo’burg and Cape Town in South Africa, fret not, for you can connect with these passionate entrepreneurs through Google Hangout conversations.

Want to be part of the 4 upcoming “Focus is Africa!” Hangouts starting May 29th – Sign Up Now. You can also follow latest updates at Living Bridges Planet, as we continue to celebrate and discuss African projects and innovators.