Emeka Okafor on Makers Faire 2010

Emeka Okafor is a venture catalyst and entrepreneur. He lives in New York City. He is the Maker Faire Africa curator.

Emeka is pointing out some very interesting facts on Makers Faire among others:

  • create awareness for African innovation
  • building a “productive class” whose foundation is laid on building problems solving systems
  • celebrating existing knowledge Africa already has and connect it to knowledge outside
  • building a community is a basis for business
  • African makers focus on things for which there seems to be an immediate need (= market)
  • the biggest market is the indigenous

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