The R&D Trip to Africa was a success! BBXG commenced onsite, technical research and partnership cultivation in Ghana and Kenya. Natalie attended Africa-specific mobile development conferences, tested smartphone connectivity and access in rural areas, validated systems architecture assumptions, and interviewed over 30 professionals working in relevant industries. She set-up beta user programs with 3 African Universities and solidified relationships with regional news agencies: The Daily Nation (East Africa), The Graphic Group (West Africa), and the African Media Council (Nairobi, Kenya).