Category Archives: Verde.Ventures

It Can’t Hurt to Think [Sustainable Development Dialogues – Rio+20 Dialogues]

Here is the link to the vote page for the 10 topics of the Sustainable Development Dialogues, or Rio+20 Dialogues, each containing 10 recommendations. Click the arrow on the right of a bar to expand and collapse topics, and mark a vote by clicking on the check to the left of a recommendation. You may […]

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Ben White: Crowdsourcing knowledge on doing business in Africa

Dear Members, The VC4Africa Questions & Answers tool connects you to everything you want to know about doing business in Africa. It is a place for us to solve our problems and to share our own experience and knowledge with fellow members. We invite you to participate as we crowd source an open and accessible […]

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Ben White: VC4Africa takes a look at the progress made in 2011

I think it is fair to say that 2011 was a good year for the VC4Africa community. What originally started as a Linkedin group has now grown into a thriving and productive network. This year we closed the old website and started a new chapter on We now have more than 4.300 members who […]

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VC4Africa nominated for the Accenture Innovation Award [Please vote and repost]

VC4Africa wants to initiate a shift to business as a key tool in the development of the continent. The VC4Africa social network is aimed at investors and entrepreneurs seeking sustainable businesses in Africa. 1.9 million African persons operate online. 43% of the African population is under 14 years old. This rapidly growing open platform, has […]

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Request for Information: Jobs4TN Regional Entrepreneurial Accelerator

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development INCITE Initiative BACKGROUND Governor Bill Haslam announced the Jobs4TN plan in April 2011 to accomplish his goal of making Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.  As the state’s primary economic development agency, the Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD) has been charged by the Governor […]

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NUANCE Call for Articles

NUANCE is a monthly e-newsletter published by UbuntuNet Alliance. Key content  is news from, about, or of interest to National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) in Africa. We request and invite you to submit an item before the 20th of each month capturing: News and developments from your NREN and news items of interest to […]

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Tech4Africa 2011 Set to Impress, 27 to 28 October 2011 at The Forum in Bryanston, Johannesburg

A world-class line-up of international and African technologists will present at the Tech4Africa conference in October this year. The event provides South Africans with a rare opportunity to learn firsthand from technology evangelists about the role that the web plays in African business and development. The two-day conference runs from 27 to 28 October 2011 […]

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VC4Africa Buea and Douala Meetups, May 4 & 6

Dear Members, As you might know, VC4Africa is partnering with ActivSpaces to organize the first VC4Africa meetups in Cameroon. This is another first for the community and we invite you to join us on the 4th of May in Buea ( and again on the 6th of May in Douala ( These events build on […]

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VC4Africa starts the first African online venture capital matchmaking platform [Update]

Dear members, We are in a unique position to promote the continent’s most promising individuals (and their brilliant ideas) with the network, knowledge and capital they need to succeed in challenging circumstances. When local governments and institutions turn a blind idea, banks refuse to open their doors and micro-finance institutions can’t offer the right capital, […]

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Time for catching up

    # # # # March 4, 2011 # # # # Haven’t been blogging much personal stuff lately — tweetin’ and Facing mainly (@ed_dodds, @conmergence, @project_network). HIMSS11 has happened; didn’t attend but really looking forward to news out of the 9th Annual Medical Banking Project sponsored Institute, especially the working being done by […]

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