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How AWS Startups in Africa Are Solving Emerging Market Challenges

Visiting the @CustosTech offices.

This past September, AWS Global Startup Evangelist Mackenzie Kosut visited South Africa to learn how African Startups are solving regional entrepreneurial challenges. These include an unstable Internet, low bank penetration, limited smartphone availability, lack of access to education, informal to formal transportation, legacy insurance options, and even mailing logistics in areas with no established postal systems. Africa is growing at a substantial rate but the infrastructure and systems today struggle to support the population. The continent is looking towards entrepreneurs and startups who are not only solving the problems of today, but helping to pave the way for Africa in the years to come. Here are a handful of the many startups using AWS that Kosut spoke to during AWS Startup Day in Cape Town for “Startups on Air.” Follow him on Twitter at @mkosut and AWS Startups at @AWSstartups to learn more.

CloudOne.Mobi

Custos Media Tech

Digitech Group

Snapt

Skynamo

Mpost

AppMit

Naked Insurance

Skillup Tutors

Akiba Digital

Prospa

 Brandbook

Lulaloop