Amin Ameen on building a super engaged online community

avantegarde August 26, 2020 No Comments

Amin Ameen on building a super engaged online community

My Life In Tech is putting human faces to some of the innovative startups, investments and policy formations driving the technology sector across Africa. Amin Ameen has created a growing and loyal community of individuals looking at life through art lenses and leveraging technology tools to upskill, improve their earning potential and get inspired to create. For this week’s My Life in Tech, Ameen talks about founding and growing her community, organising engaging virtual events and her delicate balancing act. Three years ago, at an art district in Paris, Amin Ameen made an Instagram post with the hashtag #EverythingNaArt for the first time and urged people to use it on their posts; a call to action. “I’ve always believed that everything in this life is art,” Ameen says, and the hashtag by which her community and brand is now named, was born out of this ideology. The idea of everything viewed through the […]

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The man behind Zambia’s foremost innovation hub

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The man behind Zambia’s foremost innovation hub

My Life In Tech is putting human faces to some of the innovative startups, investments, and policy formations driving the technology sector across Africa. Lukonga Lindunda has been pivotal in the startup ecosystem in Zambia. In this edition of My Life in Tech, the earnest 37-year old spoke with me from Lusaka on two occasions, about the ecosystem, its growth over the years, what investments look like in the country and how the government needs to better strategise for the future of technology. In 2011, Lukonga Lindunda and his co-founders launched BongoHive in a one room space inside the ministry of education’s office complex in Lusaka. Nine years later, much of the startup activity in the southern-central African country has been spurred and continues to be supported by the hub and its diverse range of activities, partnerships and programs. Lindunda was born and raised in Ndola, a city north of Lusaka and […]

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