Adebayo Alonge is one of 13 accomplished African tech leaders selected into the inaugural cohort of the prestigous MIT Legatum Foundry
Category: Tech Notes
What is it with cryptocurrencies? – The Intro
Cryptocurrency represent a form of money that can be exchanged digitally.Like other forms of value representations, not all cryptos are the same. For instance, some fiat currencies like the USD and Pounds Sterling are held in more regard than others. Same it is with crypto. What is it about cryptocurrency that has taken the world by storm over the last 4 years? Crypto helps the internet fulfil its promise of a boundless world where we can exchange our gifts with anyone across the world and get paid for it without having to deal with middlemen like banks and government who take their own share for doing nothing. So long as people believe in their inalienable right to fulfil their potential by engaging and trading with others globally and so long as they resent mismanagement by middlemen, there will always be a need for cryptocurrency. Read More
Fundraising for Entrepreneurs
All entrepreneurship starts with an idea and a belief that one has a better way of solving a problem. To get the idea to market, cash needs to be deployed to forge the team, produce the product, find the customers and exchange product for money. There are a number of ways to fund ideas to market. Most important thing to note is that money is a commodity and not all funders are the same even if the money is the same. So you must pay attention to raise funding from sources that align with your mission, entrepreneurship style and which give you the most non-monetary support.
Building core teams for the Entrepreneur
Your founding team is one of the most critical factors for how fast you succeed or even whether you succeed with your startup. In this episode, you will learn what qualities to prioritize in your founding team, how to distribute your co-founder job roles and some important considerations to assess in order to build a cofounder team that can make your startup successful.
Adebayo Alonge on Becoming an Entrepreneur with Daniel Park
Adebayo & Daniel explore how to take the first step from idea to market, whether to focus on cheaper or better or newer products, how to fundraise from VC and the impact of giving on the entrepreneur's journey. You will learn how to become an entrepreneur.
Should Social Media Be Regulated?
Social Media companies are responsible for generating thousands of jobs and billions of US dollars in revenues and taxes. However they are also accused of heavy handedness, enabling screen addiction, selling user data without consent and threatening elections. Should they be regulated? You will learn the importance of ensuring balance in their regulation to avoid killing innovation.
The Adebayo Alonge Podcast Show- Season 1, Episode 2: Leveraging the Power of Social Media
Since the late 2000's we have now moved into the influencer age. Where those who are able to command attention and build social networks around them have become the nodes for economic power. We are in the attention economy, be a seller influencer not the product
Launch of The Adebayo Alonge Podcast Show with Spotify
Excited to announce the launch of The Adebayo Alonge Podcast Show with Spotify.Every week, over 10 minutes, I will explore interesting intellectual insights at the intersection of Startup Tech, Global Politics and the International Economy especially as they intersect with African and other emerging markets. Many times I will explore alone. At times with others. Distribution is currently available on Spotify via: https://open.spotify.com/show/6bEi2tF8BLzA00XdlGthXO
The Adebayo Alonge Podcast Show- Season 1, Episode 1:Explaining Clubhouse: Tracing my ancestry
In this article I explore ancestry on Clubhouse.
Interesting Technology Trends I am excited about
SPACs Electric Vehicles Autonomous Vehicles CRISPR Quantum Computing Mars Space Travel Decentralized Finance/Crypto Lab Meats Decentralized Video Game Dev Remote Music Studios Pro-Gaming Satellites