KIVUHUB TEAM: THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO CAN BE THE NEXT SILICON VALLEY!

KIVUHUB TEAM: THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO CAN BE THE NEXT SILICON VALLEY!

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  KIVUHUB TEAM: THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO CAN BE THE NEXT SILICON VALLEY!  Building and running a tech start-up in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is not for the faint-hearted, let alone turning one’s small venture into a mature, profitable enterprise. The 2018 Doing Business report by the World Bank after all ranks the country as 182nd out of 190 countries, a result of poor access to electricity, cumbersome property registration and paying taxes rules, inadequate enforcement of contracts, and other challenges. Afrinection memberKivuHub, the region's first tech incubation hub, is trying to make things easier for tech start-ups. We spoke to founder and CEO Eliud Aganze. Q. What is KivuHubin the DRC  all about? A. KivuHub is a technology accelerator hub based in Bukavu. We serve as a space for tech…
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One more dropped internet call, is just another day in life of tech startups in DRC

One more dropped internet call, is just another day in life of tech startups in DRC

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One more dropped internet call, is just another day in life of tech startups in DRC For Eliud Aganze who runs a business support hub in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) city of Kivu, getting cut off on an online meeting or call is an all too common experience. “Internet connections are slow, expensive and unreliable,” says Aganze, the founder and CEO of Kivu Hub. He also cites erratic electricity supply as well as expensive ICT equipment as major handicaps slowing down the acceleration of startups in the DRC. “Since the fibre optic network is not yet covering a large part of the country, we are still reliant on the satellite network,” he adds. Tech startups in the DRC have to battle slow, expensive and unreliable internet connections It isn’t…
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