Category: Techno

Techno

At Age 11, He Built His Own Radio Station — But Now, He’s the CEO of His Own Tech Company

How does a young man from a small town in Sierra Leone become the CEO of his own tech company? Kelvin Doe can tell you it’s all about using your passion for engineering and being focused.

                              Kelvin Doe

Although very young, Kelvin was always the go-to person to fix all of his friends’ electrical devices. He would scour trash bins for spare parts, which he uses to build batteries, generators and transmitters. By the age of 11, he had already built his own radio station where he could broadcast news and music. He made it from discarded metal, cargo boxes, and cables.

Chance meeting changed his life

At the age of 15, Kelvin was invited to visit the United States as a guest for the Visiting Practitioner’s Program at MIT in Boston, Massachussetts; He was the youngest person to ever participate at the university’s program, and his accomplishments were amazing! In fact, his video on YouTube documenting his participation in the program received more than 11 million views (see below).

From inventor to CEO

Today, Kelvin is 20-years old and runs his own company in Freetown, Sierra Leone called KDoe-Tech, Inc. His company designs, develops and sells consumer electronics, and offers electrical and logistics services. His company also focuses on supporting other entrepreneurs in Africa by enhancing the competitiveness of the private sector using innovation.


He continues to work on inventions, with his latest being an emergency shoe charger and a device that helps people trace lost mobile phones. And, recently, he signed a $100,000 solar project agreement with Canadian High-Speed WiFi Service Provider.

For more details, follow his company on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KDoeTech.SL or Twitter at www.twitter.com/kdoetech

 

16Apr
EntrepreneursTechno

Afrocentric Smart Phone Cases Combine Dashiki Prints and Traditional African Culture With Modern Technlogy

Lancaster, CA — A new fashion phone line called Phonefit Collections is excited to announce the launch of their unique phone case line which combines classic dashiki prints with modern, vibrant colors,...

13Apr
EntrepreneursTechno

TECH ENTREPRENEUR LAUNCHES “SPENDWITH” — A MOBILE APP THAT ENCOURAGES AFRICAN AMERICANS (AND LATINOS) TO BUY, SELL & TRADE IN THEIR OWN COMMUNITIES

Atlanta, GA (BlackNews.com) — Spendwith, a new mobile marketplace app, (also known as a “buy, sell, trade” app) was launched this week in the Atlanta market. Similar to platforms like...

05Apr
Techno

A COLLEGE DROPOUT AND A 4.0 COLLEGE GRAD TEAM UP TO CREATE “SELFIE RADAR” – A NEW MOBILE APP THAT FILLS IN THE BIGGEST GAP IN SOCIAL MEDIA

Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — Jamal Wilson, a 25 year old from Palm Beach, Florida, had a vision to change the technology world in the biggest way possible. He dropped out of college to pursue his...

24Mar
EntrepreneursTechno

BLACK TECHIE DEVELOPS NEW INNOVATIVE APP THAT ALLOWS USERS TO CONNECT TO FRIENDS AND ASSOCIATES IN A UNIQUE WAY

Atlanta, GA (BlackNews.com) — Atlanta-based startup Ximzee, a tech company founded by entrepreneur Aleeta Bell, announces the pre-launch of Pluhg – an innovative mobile app that allows its...

25Feb
Techno

Black-Owned Tech Company Creates Faster (and Safer) Way for People to Buy and Sell Used Electronics

  Technology moves so fast that consumer products are outdated just as quickly as they are purchased. So, what do you do with your outdated electronics? Three young Black entrepreneurs have created a...

28Jan
EntrepreneursTechno

Blacktech Week Launches $50,000 National Startup Challenge For Black Entrepreneurs

Miami, FL — Because securing capital continues to be a major barrier to entry for startups that are founded by minority entrepreneurs, Blacktech Week & Arch Grants have decided to partner together...

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