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  • Enabling African Innovation to Shape Africa’s Future Mark Rotter Operations Director Microsoft 4Afrika Innovation World-Class Skills Africa Com Cape Town November, 2013 Affordable Access 1
  • Sustainable Investment 2
  • INNOVATION Smart applications, for Africa, by Africans WORLD-CLASS SKILLS World-class skills for employability & entrepreneurship Youth SMEs AFFORDABLE ACCESS Devices for consumers and relevant web services for SMEs 3
  • What do I look for ? Connection : How does this tie stuff together in a simple way ? Outcomes : How will this drive outcomes sustainably ? 10’s of millions of devices into the hands of African youth 1M African SMEs online Relevance & Impact : Answers the “So What ?” Execution : Ready with “double and triple clicks. 200k People trained for employability 4
  • Innovation Smart applications, for Africa, by Africans DevCamps, incubator & hub partnerships ~90 new African apps per month Goal: Bring to market and help African startups monetize their innovations and ideas, and allow them to make the right connection with investors. 5
  • What does a 4Afrika supported Startup look like? Innovation & Relevance Innovative idea, in line with fast growing sectors: • Technology • Health • Education • Agriculture • Consumer – Youth • SME Business Growth Potential Inspirational A clear business model, with an addressable market: An inspiring story to other startups • Drives new device sales in the 1st year • Appeals to local audience • Uses cloud services on the backend • In existence for a min. of 1 year • Annual return less than < $ 1Million • Potential of commercialization in foreign markets, and minimal amount of active clients • Inspires regionally and beyond • Unique innovation • Able to attract local and foreign investment
  • Problem Statement: Despite significant investments in drugs, health workers, and infrastructure, health indicators are worsening or stagnating. …. because of poor management of resources. Solution : A national health systems management solution for 5K clinics Kenya Impact: • • • • • Real-time transparency into $1B of government and donor drugs budget Save 30-60 hours of nurses time per year, per clinic => $5M Eliminate $18M of drugs overstock Minimizes commodities waste, estimated at $40M per year Material impact on patient care and outcomes Microsoft Impact: • Increases device access at clinic level, more in the ecosystem • Drives cloud usage • Technical support health worker jobs • Total alignment with national objective Development 11/19/2013 Procurement Deployment 4Afrika Top Apps 7
  • Enabling African Innovation to Shape Africa’s Future Thank you! Questions ? 8