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Q&As with judges: Derek Maltz

By |2019-03-08T20:39:42+00:00March 8th, 2019|Blog, C5 Accelerate, PeaceTech Accelerator Program, Shield in the Cloud|

Q&A with Derek Maltz, Executive Director at Pen Link Derek Maltz is the former Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Special Operations Division (SOD) of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Questions: What are the most striking technological developments in the law enforcement sector that you have witnessed during your career? During my career as [...]

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2018 Shield in the Cloud Winners– Case Study Series

By |2019-02-27T17:29:42+00:00February 27th, 2019|C5 Accelerate, PeaceTech Accelerator Program, Shield in the Cloud|

Ushahidi – building technology to help marginalised people raise their voice and get the help they need Ushahidi – “testimony” or “witness” in Swahili – was founded in Kenya in 2008, in response to the violence that broke out following the election. Millions of Kenyans had no way of knowing what was happening where, or [...]

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Q&A with Kurt Scherer – Chief of Staff, C5 Capital

By |2019-02-21T16:05:01+00:00February 21st, 2019|Blog, C5 Accelerate, PeaceTech Accelerator Program, Shield in the Cloud|

Kurt Scherer joined C5 Capital in September as part of the firm’s leadership focused on all operational aspects of the C5 family.  Previously, Kurt served as the Director of Booz Allen’s DC Innovation Centre and its national innovation hub network where he led Booz Allen teams, alliance partners, entrepreneurs, and other members of a broad innovation [...]

By |2019-04-03T11:01:06+00:00February 20th, 2019|C5 Accelerate|

London —C5 Accelerate, a London, Washington and Bahrain based technology investment firm, will be hosting its first Impact Investing Summit on 7 May 2019 at Bird & Bird LLP. The one-day Summit will bring together impact investors, innovators, thought-leaders and entrepreneurs from the public and private sector driven by a common purpose to achieve sustainable [...]

C5 Founder’s Blog Post on Why Launch a Global Anti-corruption Innovation Challenge

By |2019-02-19T22:24:05+00:00February 19th, 2019|Blog, C5 Accelerate, PeaceTech Accelerator Program, Shield in the Cloud|

As part of my earlier career I, Andre Pienaar, worked with intrepid African leaders like Mandela, Mbeki, Kuofor and Kibaki who were determined to combat corruption for the health of their countries’ democracies. In South Africa the capacity building work I coordinated early on in South Africa’s new democracy from 1996-1999 led to the formation [...]

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Bahrain’s partnership with Amazon Web Services wins UN award

By |2018-10-30T17:32:10+00:00October 29th, 2018|C5 Accelerate, Cloud10 Scalerator Program|

Bahrain Economic Development Board recognised for excellence in boosting sustainable investment – – UN award focuses on the promotion of Sustainable Development Goals – – Bahrain one of four to be recognised in 2018 and only country from MENA –   Manama, 28 October 2018: The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) has won the United [...]

Job Opening: Investment Principal, C5 Accelerate, Washington, DC, USA

By |2018-08-14T23:47:37+00:00August 15th, 2018|C5 Accelerate, PeaceTech Accelerator Program|

C5 Accelerate Job Description Investment Principal, C5 Accelerate, Washington, DC, USA Reporting to: Chief Operating Officer   About C5 Accelerate C5 Accelerate is a London, Washington D.C., and Bahrain based technology investment firm. C5 Accelerate is developing a Cloud Accelerator Cluster in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the United States, alongside Amazon Web Services. [...]

Starting up – tips and tricks for beginning your own company

By |2018-08-14T13:11:20+00:00August 14th, 2018|Blog, C5 Accelerate|

Four essential tips for building an advisory board Eva-Maria Dimitriadis, Chief Operating Officer, C5 Accelerate Building a company is an exciting time, especially as you gather the people that will help you make your idea a reality. As well as employees and internal staff, there’s great value in having a trusted team of external advisors [...]

3DS increases accountability and safety

By |2018-08-14T00:33:23+00:00July 17th, 2018|C5 Accelerate, PeaceTech Accelerator Program|

3DS proves that digital records keep us safe and authorities accountable Interview led by: Kimberly Richter, C5 Accelerate Lewis Wanjohi, CEO and founder of 3DS, a PeaceTech Accelerator participant, is digitizing record keeping in the developing world. Already active in Kenya’s law enforcement and healthcare industries, his organization improves transparency and accountability in markets where [...]