“PREPARING FOR AN UNKNOWN FUTURE”
Jon Gosier, jon@d8a.com, @jongos
Temple University
Sept 27, 2013
JON GOSIER, 32
Serial Tech Entrepreneur. Philanthropist. Investor. Designer.
From Atlanta, GA
Savannah College of Art and ...
STARTED WITH MUSIC
Intern to Audio Engineer to Producer
Deployed 40,000 times to date in 159 countries. Over 4 million citizen reports. Reach of 200 million+ globally.
METALAYER
METALAYER
WHY AFRICA? WHY NOW?
WHY AFRICA? WHY NOW?
The African business landscape is rapidly changing. Currently, the
global social sector spends around...
We help multinational technology corporations reach
African consumer markets. Software Development. Market Research. Produ...
A LOOK AT AFRICA’S
UPCOMING ENTREPRENEURS
EXAMPLES OF AFRICAN TECH STARTUPS
Matatu, a video game from Uganda that replicates a popular local card game
iCow, a Kenya...
THE $100 MILLION+ CLUB
CONNECTIVITY &
PENETRATION
Internet Penetration
Continent:120 Million users (12%)
2005 - 2011 Growth Rate: 428.7%
Mobile P...
The best opportunities are never obvious.
Any system can fail. Diversification is resilience.
Be curious. Look for ideas ou...
APPS4AFRICA (2010 - 2013)
19
Investments
12
African Countries
Participants Have Raised Nearly
$1 Million USD
Average Follo...
http://gosfellowship.com
@gosfellowship
“PREPARING FOR AN UNKNOWN FUTURE”
Jon Gosier, jon@d8a.com, @jongos
Keynote from 7th Annual Carole I Smith Technology Symposium
Keynote from 7th Annual Carole I Smith Technology Symposium
Keynote from 7th Annual Carole I Smith Technology Symposium
Keynote from 7th Annual Carole I Smith Technology Symposium
Keynote from 7th Annual Carole I Smith Technology Symposium
Keynote from 7th Annual Carole I Smith Technology Symposium
Keynote from 7th Annual Carole I Smith Technology Symposium
Keynote from 7th Annual Carole I Smith Technology Symposium
Keynote from 7th Annual Carole I Smith Technology Symposium
Keynote from 7th Annual Carole I Smith Technology Symposium
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Pennsylvania State Senator LeAnna M. Washington joined with Temple’s College of Engineering and Fox School of Business to host her 7th Annual Technology Symposium in honor of Carole I Smith. The symposium will feature guest speakers, exhibits and robotic and multi-media demonstrations, and will be attended by 200 students from the School District of Philadelphia to learn about opportunities in Science and Technology.

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Keynote from 7th Annual Carole I Smith Technology Symposium

  1. 1. “PREPARING FOR AN UNKNOWN FUTURE” Jon Gosier, jon@d8a.com, @jongos Temple University Sept 27, 2013
  2. 2. JON GOSIER, 32 Serial Tech Entrepreneur. Philanthropist. Investor. Designer. From Atlanta, GA Savannah College of Art and Design Founder of D8A, Appfrica & MetaLayer. Former Director at Ushahidi.
  3. 3. STARTED WITH MUSIC Intern to Audio Engineer to Producer
  4. 4. Deployed 40,000 times to date in 159 countries. Over 4 million citizen reports. Reach of 200 million+ globally.
  5. 5. METALAYER
  6. 6. METALAYER
  7. 7. WHY AFRICA? WHY NOW?
  8. 8. WHY AFRICA? WHY NOW? The African business landscape is rapidly changing. Currently, the global social sector spends around $200 billion in Africa. Total foreign direct investment in was $45.8 billion in 2011.1 In comparison, by 2020, African consumer facing businesses are projected to generate $400 billion in revenue.
  9. 9. We help multinational technology corporations reach African consumer markets. Software Development. Market Research. Product Testing. Data & Analytics. Sourcing Talent. We help African companies reach foreign consumer markets. We invest. 1 2 3 HOW DOES APPFRICA MAKE MONEY?
  10. 10. A LOOK AT AFRICA’S UPCOMING ENTREPRENEURS
  11. 11. EXAMPLES OF AFRICAN TECH STARTUPS Matatu, a video game from Uganda that replicates a popular local card game iCow, a Kenyan service for crop and livestock farmers that helps them improve crop yields up to 300% Dropifi, a customer engagement and contact management solution for businesses SleepOut, a web app making it easier for travelers to book accommodations Minishop, a turnkey mobile/web/accounting system for shop owners SliceBiz, a Ghanian crowdfunding platform attempting to leverage the diaspora to fund businesses
  12. 12. THE $100 MILLION+ CLUB
  13. 13. CONNECTIVITY & PENETRATION Internet Penetration Continent:120 Million users (12%) 2005 - 2011 Growth Rate: 428.7% Mobile Penetration Continent: 600 Million users (65%) 2005 - 2011 Growth Rate: 380% Mobile Broadband Continent: 273.1 Million users 2005 - 2011 Growth Rate: 446%
  14. 14. The best opportunities are never obvious. Any system can fail. Diversification is resilience. Be curious. Look for ideas outside your comfort zone. 1 2 3
  15. 15. APPS4AFRICA (2010 - 2013) 19 Investments 12 African Countries Participants Have Raised Nearly $1 Million USD Average Follow-on Funding $90,909 USD11 Still Active PARTNERS U.S. Department of State, Google, Microsoft, Lions@frica, AfriLabs, VC4Africa, TED, HiveColab, DEMO Africa, Indigo Trust, SpotOne Global, The World Bank, Unreasonable Institute Total Invested $150,000 USD
  16. 16. http://gosfellowship.com @gosfellowship
  17. 17. “PREPARING FOR AN UNKNOWN FUTURE” Jon Gosier, jon@d8a.com, @jongos
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