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Emma Kaye: CEO of Bozza

Emma Kaye is the founder and CEO of a full funded start-up venture called Bozza. Born in Zimbabwe, Emma studied business marketing and computer programming at Oxford Brookes University, England and from there moved to London.

Emma has a number of seminal business and industry ventures to her name, and attained multiple professional accolades and leading-light endorsements in the course of her career spanning  15 years. Emma was nominated as the first African to sit on the board of the prestigious MEF, the Mobile Entertainment Forum, the global voice of entertainment on the mobile phone.

Emma Kaye is the founder and CEO of Bozza. Bozza is a technology platform that enables young African musicians, filmmakers and poets to connect with fans who want locally relevant content via their mobile device, desktop and free-to-air satellite television.

Works of Emma Kaye:

  • In October 2005, Emma joined Breakdesign a studio that creates content and applications for mobile phones, as its CEO. Breakdesign became the top 5 Flash Lite developers globally for Nokia.
  • In May 2007, Emma founded Gate7; a new media, content and mobility company featuring three main streams of involvement: mobile consulting in the business of entertainment and social community, full implementation capacity of mobile strategies and ground breaking social development utilizing the mobile platform.
  • In July 2008, Emma pioneered and launched South Africa’s first mobile text channel – serialized fiction on phones – Novel Idea. This has taken entertainment into the world of texting and was a huge success in the textcentric society of the South Africa landscape.
  • In January 2011, Emma raised funding for the start-up of Bozza; a mobile platform distributing content made for the mobile using Nokia N8’s.
  • In 2013, Emma was instrumental in the opening of MEF Africa office. MEF was fully funded by Vodacom and has a steering committee composed of MTN, Telkom, Vodacom, Nokia, Samsung, Barclays Bank, to name but a few.

Why TechHer Loves: 

TechHer is proud of Emma Kaye for her outstanding performances in entrepreneurial and Technology fields. She was one of the top 100 business women in South Africa while also being nominated as one of the top 5 women in Africa in Science and Technology.

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