Did you know Africa’s entrepreneurial technology sector is growing? Well if you didn’t you will with African-American tech entrepreneur Job Gosier’s new documentary and book The Cheetah Code.
The Cheetah Code plans to explore Africa’s innovation in technology. A story that hasn’t really been told giving people the false idea that there aren’t amazing things happening on the continent in regards to tech.
Much like African-Americans in the United States, Africans are creating new business models not only creating job opportunities for themselves but for other innovators in Africa.
“My goal is to help tell their stories to expose their tenacity and brilliance to people around the world who may not be aware of the change happening across the African continent,” Gosier says.
Although a great story to be told, Gosier hasn’t received the support from film studios to execute this project. That is why he is taking it to the Web with a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the project.
Gosier’s goal is to raise $60,000 and with 24 days to go he already raised close to $3,000 with 44 backers.
The money raised will go towards a team, equipment, and travel expenses to travel to 15 African countries including Malawi, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Burundi, DRC, and Mali to capture the lives of African tech entrepreneurs up close and personal.
This isn’t Gosier’s first time working with African entrepreneurs. He is also the founder of Appfrica where he currently serves as the Director of Advocacy helping to raise awareness about finance related issues for early stage African entrepreneurs.
To find out more about the documentary, book and how you can support go to visit his Kickstarter page.Category: Featured, Innovation | Tags: africa, African entrepreneur, documentary, Jon Gosier, technology entrepreneurs, The Cheetah Code