How Silicon Valley Innovations are Literally Breaking Ground Across Africa

Last year, I had the opportunity to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Kenya, and I shared a stage with President Obama. It was a great honor, and it was thanks to the social enterprise I founded, Hello Tractor.

Last year, I had the opportunity to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Kenya, and I shared a stage with President Obama. It was a great honor, and it was thanks to the social enterprise I founded, Hello Tractor.

An ‘Uber for Tractors’ Boosts Income of Nigerian Farmers

On a recent trip back to the United States, I took an Uber and made small talk with my driver on the way to my destination. He told me he only bought the car we were in because he had this job with the smartphone-based car service.

This blew me away.

Technological innovation applied to a simple concept like sharing has created an entirely new class of consumers — those who purchase otherwise unattainable assets because of opportunities in the new “sharing economy.”

This blog originally appeared on the Official Global Entrepreneurship Summit Blog.