Gustav Praekelt

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Gustav Praekelt is a digital entrepreneur, an obsessive technologist and a key partner for PopTech’s Project Masiluleke. He is CEO and founder of the eponymous company which develops mobile products for emerging markets. He believes that mobile phones will transform Africa, and as a result founded the Praekelt Foundation in 2006, a technology incubator that develops open source mobile technology solutions to improve the health and well-being of people living in poverty.
  • Faculty 2011 Social Innovation Fellows
  • Lab participant PopTech Climate Resilience Lab
  • Speaker PopTech 2010

Archived blog posts

This week in PopTech: Lung on a chip and robot in the wild

This week in PopTech: Lung on a chip and robot in the wild

There’s always something brewing in the PopTech community. From the world-changing people, projects and ideas in our network, a handful of this week’s highlights follows.

Donald Ingber’s (PopTech 2010) ‘lung on a chip’ invention, which can mimic the boundary between the lung’s air sacs and its capillaries, was Read more »

Project Masiluleke Continues to Transform Mobile Healthcare in South Africa

Project Masiluleke Continues to Transform Mobile Healthcare in South Africa

Speakers Robert Fabricant and Gustav Praekelt took to the PopTech stage to talk about the next chapter for Project Masiluleke, an innovative effort to leverage mobile technologies and a bold self-diagnosis campaign to combat South Africa’s crippling HIV/AIDS and TB epidemics.

In the two years since Project M launched, the initiative has proven

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Link List for February 12-16

A few articles from the past week:

“The World’s Cheapest Cell Phone” by Andrew Price on GOOD

“Vodafone has made what it’s describing as the “world’s cheapest phone.” The Vodafone 150 will sell for less than $15…This is good news. By providing people in the developing world with access to banking and healthcare services, Read more »

World AIDS Day 2009: An Update on PopTech's Project Masiluleke

Editor’s note: Leetha Filderman is the Director of the PopTech Accelerator. For World AIDS day today, she gives an update on Project Masiluleke, the collaborative PopTech mobile health project. More details in these Project Masiluleke videos and look for more updates on this blog in coming months.

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