This startup wants to build the first Internet country for Africans in the diaspora

Episode 136 October 24, 2022 00:52:03
This startup wants to build the first Internet country for Africans in the diaspora
Techpoint Africa Podcast
This startup wants to build the first Internet country for Africans in the diaspora

Oct 24 2022 | 00:52:03

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Hosted By

Chimgozirim Nwokoma Oluwanifemi Kolawole Bolu Abiodun

Show Notes

Today on Techpoint Africa Podcast, we discuss the meaning of an Internet country with Afropolitan CEO and Co-founder, Eche Emole.

Among other things, we discuss the need for a new African state, what a digital nation means and whether it is achievable.

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Timestamps
00:00 - Intro
00:39 - We meet Eche
01:35 - What is Afropolitan?
02:17 - Why do we need a digital nation?
05:46 - Afropolitan's timeline
13:06 - Life as an Afropolitan
15:36 - Is starting a new country realistic?
20:16 - What does an Afropolitan look like?
25:44 - Leadership structure for Afropolitan and the human factor
34:21 - Ensuring VCs don't hijack Afropolitan
39:08 - How to get Afropolitan recognised globally
44:35 - How is a network state different from a charter city?
46:21 - Building a network state is not easy
47:55 - What are the challenges you envisaged?

This episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo and Gracious Sede

Email us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa for more stories.

Music - Beach by MBB 

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