Built in Africa

Built in Africa is a podcast that puts the spotlight on African startups, innovators and everything that makes them tick. Follow us on social media @BinAfripod Fan mail: [email protected] Ad placements: [email protected]

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July 13, 2022 00:11:32
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Rentit: A marketplace for urgent needs

On this episode of Built in Africa, we'll be looking at how Nigerian rental marketplace, Rentit , helps people rent goods and cut down the cost of buying to meet really temporary needs.  I have a special offer for you from the guys at Magic Mind. All you have to do is go to: https://www.magicmind.co/biaAnd use my discount code at checkout BIA20 to get a limited 20% off your first order ...

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July 06, 2022 00:17:24
Tibu Health: Worldclass clinic on a backpack

Tibu Health: Worldclass clinic on a backpack

To mark the return of Built in Africa, we spotlight Tibu Health a startup looking to take away the long queues and inefficiencies that plague Kenya’s healthcare sector by coming to your doorstep with a world-class clinic on cue. Welcome to Season 2!!! Thanks for coming back.   I have a special offer for you from the guys at Magic Mind. All you have to do is go to: https://www.magicmind.co/biaAnd use my discount code at checkout BIA20 to get a limited 20% off your first order ...

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June 07, 2021 00:16:34
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Siltech: Fostering a cleaner Africa through Electric Vehicle production

In this episode of Built in Africa, we examine how Nigerian e-mobility company, Savenhart Technology Limited (Siltech), wants to foster a cleaner Africa through Electric Vehicles production. ...

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May 26, 2021 00:21:39
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Enye: Upscaling budding engineers, connecting them to startup founders

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May 17, 2021 00:16:30
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APEX Medical Laboratories: Helping Malawians get specialised healthcare services

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May 11, 2021 00:13:37
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AfroCharts: Indigenous African music streaming platform

This episode is brought to you by Whogohost WordPress Hosting. Visit builtin.africa/whogohost and use coupon code BUILTINAFRICA to get 25% off on any annual plan. FULL TRANSCRIPT Narrator: I remember ten years ago when African music didn’t get as much global attention as it does now. Interestingly, now that I think of it, it wasn’t because of a lack of talent or content. So, I wonder what has changed. Well, your guess is as good as mine. But Africa now has a growing youth population, exceptional music talents, unique genres, and streaming companies. Africa’s music industry is doing so well that global companies are eager to sign deals with artistes to get a share of their earnings.  Guess what? Streaming made up 62.3% of the $21.5 billion revenue made by the global music industry in 2020.  If you ask me, digital distribution was clearly the game-changer. And the good thing is that apart from foreign platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Deezer, and Shazam, local streaming platforms are also contributing their quota. On this episode of Built in Africa, we explore how indigenous music streaming platform, AfroCharts, is offering unreached African music talents the opportunity to get paid for their content. Narrator: Burundi-born Leonard Novati, AfroCharts founder, lived his early life in Tanzanian refugee camps because of the constant civil wars in his home country. During his stay, music was one of the things he loved doing asides from other menial jobs he did to make ends meet, so he stuck with that on reaching the US in 2007 at the age of 16. However, he needed to fuel his thirst for entrepreneurship. But what were his options: become a ...

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