Here are 7 predictions for the African tech startup space in 2017

Well that was 2016, folks, a bad year for famous people but another pretty good one for the African tech startup ecosystem.

What can we expect from 2017, however? We look ahead to the next 12 months and speculate on how the scene will develop.

Oh, by the way, here’s what we reckoned would happen in 2016. How did we do?

Diagnostics will be a big deal

It has long been known that e-health has tremendous potential to make the delivery of healthcare in Africa more efficient. It is now becoming clear that this will be in the diagnostics space.

In South Africa, hearScreen and Vula Mobile are becoming market leaders. Uganda’s Matibabu is focusing on malaria. Nigeria’s Aajoh is using artificial intelligence (AI) to diagnose patients. Zimbabwe’s Dr CADx is doing the same.

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