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10 Great Business Ideas for Africa

April 4, 2014 Leave a comment

Africa is the land of great opportunities. As a developing continent, there are still a lot of untapped areas that have great potential for growth. Some markets in Africa are very competitive and challenging. Starting a business in Africa is not a walk in the park, although the opportunities do exist. With the right business idea, it is possible to build a business that will grow and be profitable. It is always good to do your homework well. Study the dynamics of the market and understand the culture of the people. No two countries are the same, and what works in a another part of Africa may not work in another.

Below are some areas with great potential. The e-commerce market is virtually untapped and offers great possibilities. Challenges exist with this business model in Africa since the internet is not available to a good percentage of the population, but for the right business, this is a good area to invest in.

Great Business Ideas
10. Agriculture Support Platform
9. Investment Banking and financial Services
8. e-libraries and E-Books study platforms for students
7. Housing
6. Field Data Collection Service
5. Procurement and Logistics
4. Energy
3. e-Commerce
2. Intellectual Commerce and Patents Protection
1. e-Government or Mobile Government

Categories: Business, Opportunities

Naked Scientists Prize Internship

March 22, 2014 Leave a comment

Looking to kick-start a career in science media? The Naked Scientists have an opening for an intern to join their award-winning team this summer.

The successful applicant, who will also receive a cash award of £1000, will spend a period of 8 – 10 weeks gaining experience in making science radio programmes and podcasts, web development, science writing, video editing and production. Full funding is also provided to enable the sucessful applicant to attend the 2014 British Science Association (BSA) festival, in Birmingham.

“The Naked Scientists” broadcasts on BBC radio stations across the UK, and worldwide as a podcast, which is consistently near the top of the iTunes Science podcast charts in the UK, US, Canada and Australia.

This internship, which is supported by the Medical Research Council (MRC), is open to UK-based students (including Masters and PhD students and recent graduates) who hold or are registered for a science or engineering-based University degree.

Whether you’re interested in live radio; writing news or features; producing online video or developing online content, let us know what you think you could bring to the Naked Scientists, and what you would hope to get from the internship. Please include both email and telephone contact details.


Those wishing to apply should send a CV, cover letter and any additional supporting documents to Dr Chris Smith, The Naked Scientists, Dept. of Pathology, Tennis Court Road, Cambridge, CB2 1QP.

The deadline for applications is May 31st 2014; selected applicants will be invited to interview in June.

For further information please telephone 01223 761655


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