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[SA Business Week] Mixed fortunes for public and private sectors
14-12-2018 | 19:30:00
The public and private sectors have this week recorded heightened activities with partnerships, trade and capital markets dominating headlines.
[Column] Bob Koigi: Africa’s silver bullet is in its new tribe
13-12-2018 | 13:29:59
In East Africa, a group of vanguard youthful innovators are transforming the region into a tech powerhouse through modern innovations.
[Egypt] IFC invests $1 million in Vezeeta to bolster health innovations
13-12-2018 | 11:09:17
IFC is investing $1 million in Vezeeta, an Egyptian technology company that operates an online platform that allows patients to quickly find doctors.
[South Africa] Insurtech startup Pineapple accepted into US Insurance accelerator
13-12-2018 | 08:41:59
More than a year and a month after insurance tech startup Pineapple raised R5.2m from Lireas Holdings, the strategic investment arm of Hannover-Re Group Africa, the startup has now been accepted into The Hartford Insurtech Hub.
AfDB and Entreprenarium launch master classes for 200 women entrepreneurs
12-12-2018 | 10:53:27
The African Development Bank, as part of its Initiative to Support Access to Women in Africa (AFAWA), in partnership with Entreprenarium, has launched training sessions for 200 women entrepreneurs.
[South Africa] Startup Guide, the global guide for startup launches innovation hub in Johannesburg
12-12-2018 | 10:03:00
After launching in Cape Town earlier this year, Startup Guide, the global guide for startups in high-growth innovation hubs in Europe, the US and the Middle East, is open to nominations in Johannesburg.
Konza Technopolis and Huawei to set up an innovation hub in Kenya
12-12-2018 | 09:36:19
Konza Technopolis Development Authority and Huawei have announced plans to set up an innovation hub in Kenya, at Machakos University dubbed Konza Innovation Hub.
[Nigeria] TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018 highlights achievements of top innovators and startups in Africa
12-12-2018 | 05:58:00
M-SCAN, a company that develops portable mobile ultrasound devices, was crowned as Sub-Saharan Africa’s Most Promising Startup at TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018, held in Lagos, Nigeria.
[Egypt] e-health startup Vezeeta receives $1m funding from IFC
11-12-2018 | 13:18:00
Egyptian e-health startup Vezeeta has raised $1 million in additional funding from IFC to add to the $12 million in Series C financing it raised earlier this year to continue its international expansion.
[Ivory Coast] Janngo launches Jexport to accelerate SMEs access to regional, international market
11-12-2018 | 06:29:00
Janngo has launched in Ivory Coast its first online platform www.Jexport.ci, bridging access to market and competitiveness gaps.
IFC invests $6 million in Kobo360 to boost supply chain for African mass market goods
10-12-2018 | 13:03:46
IFC has announced a $6 million equity investment in Kobo360 Inc, a tech-enabled e-logistics platform that connects the supply of trucks with the demand for transportation services by cargo owners in Nigeria.
GE Nigeria launches e-learning portal targeting entrepreneurs
07-12-2018 | 13:36:51
General Electric has launched an e-learning portal for its Lagos Garage advanced manufacturing training program.
IFC identifies 100 startups that are key to speeding up innovation in Africa
07-12-2018 | 06:14:00
IFC and Egypt’s Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation have selected over 100 high-potential start-ups to participate in a new initiative designed to spur innovation in Africa.
[Column] Bob Koigi: Cultivating the Facebook farming revolution to grow African economies
06-12-2018 | 13:31:08
In less than a decade, Africa ICT sector has experienced an unprecedented boom that has caught the world’s attention.
Mauritius Africa FinTech Hub names CEO ahead of launch
04-12-2018 | 11:38:15
After two years of intensive development, the Mauritius Africa FinTech Hub (MAFH) will be launching in December.
Digital payments platform BitPesa raises $5m from Sompo Holdings to revolutionize cross-border payments
29-11-2018 | 09:17:00
Kenya’s BitPesa has raised $5m from Japanese insurance group Sompo Holdings in a move expected to revolutionize cross-border payments and insurance services globally.
[Kenya] 12 finalists of Google Impact Challenge announced
29-11-2018 | 06:09:45
Google has announced the 12 finalists of the first Google Impact Challenge in Kenya. Lewa Wildlife Marathon was named the winner of the Public Vote, while African Prisons Project, Startup Lions and Ujuzi Kilimo Solutions won the Judges’ Vote.
Port It Global closes seed round to drive market expansion in Africa and South America
28-11-2018 | 13:04:00
Mobile phone data-driven financial platform Port It Global Inc has closed a Seed round of funding led by Energy Access Ventures (EAV) to drive market expansion in Africa and South America.
IFC, Cluster Solaire support Cleantech start-ups’ ecosystem building in Morocco
26-11-2018 | 14:36:33
IFC and the Cluster Solaire have launched a new Morocco Climate Entrepreneurship Program
[Uganda] MTN launches US$270,000 fund to support technology startups
22-11-2018 | 05:51:13
MTN has announced the launch of Ugx1bn (US$270,000) fund to support technology startups in Uganda. The fund is expected to provide a financial boost to startups that participate in the MTN innovation challenge series.
[Nigeria] Agritech startup Farmcrowdy celebrates its second anniversary of empowering with close to 8,000 farmers
21-11-2018 | 12:18:59
Nigeria’s digital agriculture platform Farmcrowdy, recently celebrated its second year of empowering close to 8,000 farmers across 10 states in the country.
16 African Startups Shortlisted for the 2019 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation
21-11-2018 | 06:37:46
The Royal Academy of Engineering has announced the 16 African startups that have been shortlisted for the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation.
12 African startups accepted into Knife Capital’s 4th Grindstone Accelerator
21-11-2018 | 05:39:00
South African venture capital firm Knife Capital has announced the twelve African startups that will take part in its fourth Grindstone Accelerator programme.
World Bank Group launches L’Afrique Excelle to support Francophone Africa’s top tech entrepreneurs
19-11-2018 | 12:55:00
The World Bank Group has announced L’Afrique Excelle, a six-month business acceleration program designed to support the 20 most promising growth stage technology start-ups operating in Francophone Africa.
[South Africa] Fintech FinChatBot secures $500,000 investment from Compass VC, Kalon Venture Partners
19-11-2018 | 08:25:00
South African venture capital firm Kalon Venture Partners and Mauritius-based Compass Venture Capital have announced their co-investment into one of the leading financial services chatbot providers, FinChatBot
ANDE South Africa launches Gauteng Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Snapshot
16-11-2018 | 09:23:39
Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs, ANDE, has launched Gauteng Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Snapshot in South Africa.
[Kenya] Standard Chartered’s ‘Women in Tech’ accelerator program attracts over 180 women-led startups
15-11-2018 | 19:04:00
Standard Chartered’s ‘Women in Tech’ accelerator program has attracted over 180 women-led startup teams with plans to have the applicants cut down to 40 during a shortlisting exercise slated for later this week.
[Startup Interview] Job Mutai, Co Founder, New Age Media, Kenya
15-11-2018 | 14:26:00
Job Mutai is the Co Founder and the Creative Director of New Age Media agency, a marketing, communications and media company based in Nairobi, Kenya.
[Nigeria] Mainone partners with MEST to provide high-speed internet for incubator
15-11-2018 | 09:37:00
MainOne has partnered with the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology to provide high-speed internet access to the MEST Incubator in Ikoyi, Lagos.
[Startup Interview] Musawa Mukupa, Founder, Health Literacy Zambia
15-11-2018 | 06:43:38
Despite spirited efforts to provide affordable education to all in Zambia, more than 80,000 children of school going age are out of school.
Two Kenyan startups among Google’s Launchpad Accelerator Africa program graduates
14-11-2018 | 04:04:00
Two Kenyan startups, Cloud9xp and PayGo Energy were among the second class of 11 startups who graduated this week from Google’s Launchpad Accelerator Africa program in Lagos.
[South Africa] Liquid Telecom extends Microsoft Azure from Cape to Cairo
13-11-2018 | 11:29:00
Liquid Telecom has extended the availability of Microsoft Azure from the Cape to Cairo, continuing its lead in the African cloud revolution.
Technology gives Kenyan farmers access to transparent marketplace
13-11-2018 | 10:56:00
Twiga Foods, a Kenyan mobile phone platform that sells bananas and other produce from small-scale farmers to local vendors and markets is offering local farmers access to a transparent marketplace.
Johnson & Johnson Launches Africa Innovation Challenge 2.0
08-11-2018 | 10:35:42
Johnson & Johnson has launched the Champions of Science Africa Innovation Challenge 2.0, a continent-wide competition calling on African innovators to submit ideas for innovative technologies, products and solutions that have the potential to create positive impact for African communities.
14 fintech startups selected for the CATAPULT: Inclusion Africa program
07-11-2018 | 12:05:00
14 Fintech startups have been selected to join the CATAPULT: Inclusion Africa program scheduled to take place between the 5th and 9th of November at the LHoFT.
Nairobi-based Novastar Ventures launches $72.5M fund, launches in Nigeria
07-11-2018 | 09:00:00
Kenyan Venture Capitalist firm, Novastar Ventures has raised $72.5 million for its second fund, Novastar II.
Self-insurance startup Franc Group wins Seedstars Johannesburg
07-11-2018 | 07:13:46
Self-insurance platform Franc Group has been selected the winner of Seedstars Johannesburg pitch event. The startup will now be heading to the Seedstars South Africa Finals that will be held on November 14th.
[Interview] Irfan Mirza, CEO, Trend Solar, Tanzania
06-11-2018 | 11:56:00
Irfan Mirza is an IT consultant, project manager and strategist who co-founded Trend Solar, a power solution for rural communities in Africa.
Oracle accelerates digital transformation in South Africa with new innovation hub
06-11-2018 | 09:30:00
Oracle has today announced the opening of an Innovation Hub in Johannesburg, a first for Oracle in Africa that will help drive the adoption of emerging technologies across the country’s corporates, public sector and academia.
Mastercard Foundation announces new fund to seed young African leaders' ventures
05-11-2018 | 05:01:00
The Mastercard Foundation has announced a new fund that will enable young changemakers to seed and kick-start promising social ventures and community projects, creating economic opportunities for themselves and others.
[SA Business Week] Naspers breathe new life into startups, filmmakers train eyes West
02-11-2018 | 11:24:00
The tech startup fever has been spreading across the globe like bush-fire and Africa has not been left out in this bandwagon. More and more people are entering into the tech space because technology never gets old and new inventions keep evolving.
Afrilabs grows membership to 135 with entry of JokkoLabs
02-11-2018 | 10:57:25
AfriLabs, the pan-african network of 123 technology and innovation centers across 34 African countries has concluded a partnership with Jokkolabs.
Malawi launches $465,000 leather and textile projects
01-11-2018 | 11:54:35
Malawi is the latest beneficiary of two regional integration projects expected to spur the leather and textile industry in the country. These are: a state of the art Leather Design Studio and a Garments and Textiles Incubation Center.
E-health startup REMA wins Abidjan round of Seedstars
31-10-2018 | 09:49:00
Collaborative medicine platform REMA has been named the winner of the Cameroon round of Seedstars World. The startup will now represent the country at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland to compete for up to USD one million in equity investment and other prizes.
[South Africa] Fintech startup, AirAdvance, pays AirBnB hosts in advance
29-10-2018 | 08:50:00
Further disruption in South Africa’s accommodation and property letting sector is on the cards as AirAdvance, a fintech startup, provides those offering private accommodation through Airbnb easy access to affordable finance.
TechCrunch returns to Africa with Startup Battlefield
24-10-2018 | 11:31:09
TechCrunch Startup Battlefield in partnership with Facebook, returns to Africa in 2018, featuring panels and keynotes with high-powered industry leaders such as Omobola Johnson, senior partner at TLcom Capital, and Lexi Novitske of Singularity Investments. Following the breakout success of last year’s Startup Battlefield Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, the 2018 competition will unfold in Lagos, Nigeria.
2018 DEMO Africa winners announced
24-10-2018 | 11:19:00
DEMO Africa has announced the five winners for the for the 2019 edition of the Lions@frica Innovation Tour in Silicon Valley. The winners were announced after presenting their technologies to the world at the 7th edition of DEMO Africa held in Casablanca, Morocco.
International bankers, tech companies target African entrepreneurs with blockchain initiative
24-10-2018 | 09:10:14
A consortium of international bankers, Papersoft Africa, and Digital Transformation company iVEDiX have teamed up to launch a transformative blockchain and digital currency initiative.
[South Africa] AlphaCode awards R16m to fintech startups
22-10-2018 | 06:01:00
Rand Merchant Investment Holding, through AlphaCode, has awarded entrepreneurial packages valued at R16 million to eight of South Africa’s most promising financial services startups.
AfDB invests $50million in Nigerian SMEs and women owned enterprises
19-10-2018 | 06:45:54
The African Development Bank has approved a $50 million line of credit to Nigeria's Fidelity Bank Plc to support small and medium sized, and women-owned enterprises in selected transformative sectors.
GreenTec Capital opens new office in Lagos, Nigeria
18-10-2018 | 10:05:00
Frankfurt-based firm GreenTec Capital has announced that it is expanding its West African presence with the opening of a new office in Lagos, Nigeria.
Founders Factory to build and scale African technology startups
18-10-2018 | 09:38:33
London-based startup accelerator Founders Factory has partnered with Standard Bank to launch its first international location in Johannesburg, South Africa to build and scale a further 100 technology startups.
[Column] Sandiso Sibisi: Youth employment key to development in Africa
18-10-2018 | 06:15:00
Despite Africa’s impressive growth in past 25 years and its entry into the digital economy, the job market continues to be in a depressed state as youth unemployment continues to rise.
Kenyan government explores new ways to support SMEs
17-10-2018 | 13:56:26
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has said the Government will streamline its processes so that it accords Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) the support they deserve.
IFC, Al Amana boost access to finance for small businesses in Morocco
16-10-2018 | 08:42:00
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is strengthening its partnership with Al Amana, Morocco’s largest microfinance institution, to increase funding for micro- and small-scale entrepreneurs
[SA Business Week] Water tariffs rise, no markets for black traders
12-10-2018 | 13:21:00
Access to clean water is still a challenge in most of the sub-Saharan Africa countries. Due to the scarcity, the ones who are lucky enough to access it have to dig deeper into their pockets in order to enjoy this basic commodity.
[Nigeria Business Week] Calling for free-trade, efficient energy
11-10-2018 | 12:34:00
The possibility of free trade within Africa is an ongoing one, to which several African countries have pledged their support and signed their agreements. Though Nigeria has shown caution in joining The Agreement, its one champion is Aliko Dangote, Nigerian industrialist and wealthiest African.
The Next 100 African Startups Initiative to invest in African startups
10-10-2018 | 11:29:08
Egypt’s The Next 100 African Start-ups initiative, organized jointly by the country's Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation (MIIC) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) has announced that it will invest in 100 promising startups from Africa.
Pangea launches $50,000 ShelterTech 2018 accelerator program in Kenya
10-10-2018 | 07:27:00
Habitat for Humanity’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter, BDO EA and Pangea have launched the ShelterTech 2018 program in Kenya.
Eight African startups selected for the 2018 VC4A Venture Showcase
10-10-2018 | 05:47:04
VC4A has announced the eight Africa ventures that have been selected for the 2018 VC4A Venture Showcase – Series A.
[Botswana] Nhabe livestock to find a market
09-10-2018 | 09:11:10
Ngamiland community has been urged to support Nhabe Agricultural Management Association (NAMA) towards the construction of a multi-species community abattoir in Sehithwa.
[Morocco] Vivo Energy renews deal with Injaz Al Maghrib Association
08-10-2018 | 09:28:00
Vivo Energy Maroc and Butagaz brand Liquefied Petroleum Gas, have announced the renewal of its partnership with the Injaz Al Maghrib association during a commitment session to the volunteer program.
KiteBnB expands to South Africa in partnership with AccelerAfrica
08-10-2018 | 05:01:00
KiteBnB will be expanding into South Africa and Mauritius through AccelerAfrica, a business development company that helps technology companies from Europe to penetrate the African market ina a smooth, fast and cost efficient manner.
iCommunity,Egypt's community platform raises $600K in Series A funding
05-10-2018 | 06:45:00
Egypt’s first mobile community platform for the real estate industry iCommunity has announced $600K in Series A funding from Algebra Ventures, Egypt’s largest venture capital fund.
Agritech startup Bandim Online wins Seedstars World Guinea Bissau
04-10-2018 | 07:04:27
The web and USSD agritech startup will now represent the country the country at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland to compete for up to $1 million in equity investment and other prizes.
AfriLabs extends membership to 34 African countries
04-10-2018 | 06:26:49
AfriLabs, the largest network of technology and innovation hubs across Africa, has admitted 23 new hubs into its network making it a total of 123 hubs across 34 African countries.
Opinion platform Wenadata wins Mozambique round of Seedstars World
03-10-2018 | 12:31:00
Wenadata won the Maputo competition and will now represent the country at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland to compete for up to USD one million in equity investment and other prizes.
[Rwanda] Liquid Telecom supports startups with cloud based services
02-10-2018 | 06:10:35
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom is supporting young entrepreneurs at the Westerwelle Startup Haus Kigali through its high-speed internet and cloud-based services.
Microsoft Partners with DEMO Africa to empower African startups
27-09-2018 | 07:27:15
Microsoft has teamed up with the Lions@frica initiative of the African Technology Foundation to empower the startups finalists that will be pitching at DEMO Africa 2018.
Ed-tech startup Schoolap wins the DRC round of Seedstars World
26-09-2018 | 13:35:27
The Ed-tech startup which aims to improve the quality of teaching via the internet by providing access to digital lessons beat 10 other startups to emerge the overall winner.
AfDB boosts jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy with $2 million
26-09-2018 | 06:49:38
The African Development Bank’s Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA), has provided funds totaling nearly US $2 million to its Jobs for Youth in Africa initiative.
Rwanda and Germany sign €42 million agreement to support job creation
21-09-2018 | 12:50:00
The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Dr. Uzziel Ndagijimana and the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Rwanda Dr. Peter Woeste, have signed a financing agreement worth €42 million.
[South Africa Business Week] JSE grows listing portfolio
20-09-2018 | 17:19:00
This week, the ever aggressive South African business world has seen two major companies, Vivo energy and Naspers all set to list on Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).
OFID approves over US$270m funding in Europe, Africa and Asia
20-09-2018 | 10:04:00
The 164th Session of the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved over US$270 million of new funding to benefit developing countries across the globe.
OFID grants support renewable energy youth programs in Egypt
20-09-2018 | 08:42:00
OFID, the OPEC Fund for International Development has extended grants in support of the Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) and Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
[South Africa] Wala wins Zambezi Prize for micropayments platform
20-09-2018 | 07:44:00
The Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT, has named South African startup Wala as the grand prize winner of the 2018 Zambezi Prize for Innovation in Financial Inclusion, as well as the regional winner of the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge.
UNIDO and Switzerland launch quality & standards programme in SA
20-09-2018 | 07:05:25
The Department of Trade and Industry of South Africa, UNIDO and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs have signed a €1.38 million project to support South Africa improve the international competitiveness of indigenous essential and vegetable oils.
10 startups shortlisted for Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 awards
19-09-2018 | 06:57:06
The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has named the top 10 startups that will compete for its prestigious Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2018 awards.
Nestlé, Ashoka launch program to mentor Social Entrepreneurs in Africa
18-09-2018 | 08:58:00
Nestlé and Ashoka have kick-started a social investment accelerator program to accelerate social entrepreneurship and boost the economic development of Africa on 10th September 2018.
[South Africa Business Week] Monash South Africa is now AdvTech owned
13-09-2018 | 18:08:00
ADvTECH has announced the acquisition of Monash South Africa (MSA), a leading South African private tertiary education institution with students from more than 50 countries.
Samsung To Mentor 19 South African Start-ups
13-09-2018 | 07:36:00
As part of employee volunteer programme, Samsung has arranged the Global Start-up Acceleration Programme in South Africa, in partnership with (SEDA) and NGO Nangila to mentor start-ups in various fields to support the sustainable growth of entrepreneurs.
[Nigeria Business Week] Forging bonds at new levels, China bets higher
06-09-2018 | 20:46:00
At first glance, it seems business as usual, but that could not be farther from reality. Business has never been more positive, rapid, nor disruptive.
[Interview] Francis Vesta, Senior Investment Analyst, Itanna, Nigeria
06-09-2018 | 08:34:00
Francis Vesta is Senior Investment Analyst at Itanna, an offshoot of the Honeywell Group in Nigeria.
[Ghana] Artisanal millers granted limited small-scale timber rights
06-09-2018 | 07:57:00
Artisanal timber millers are the key suppliers to Ghana’s domestic timber market. However, they have only limited access to commercial timber from production forests.
[South Africa] Yoco secures Series B raise of $16m, led by Partech
06-09-2018 | 07:52:00
Yoco, the South African-based Point of Sale payments provider, has raised a Series B round of US$16M led by Partech, a Venture Capital firm based in Silicon Valley, Europe and Africa.
[South Africa] Four fintechs selected for AlphaCode’s R2.5m program
06-09-2018 | 07:42:00
Four businesses that are shaking up financial services have been named as finalists in AlphaCode’s recently launched accelerator programme, AlphaCode Accelerate.
EAC and FAO scale up support for youth in agribusiness
04-09-2018 | 06:35:17
The East African Community (EAC) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have reaffirmed their commitment in creating more job opportunities for East African youth in the agriculture sector.
IFC, Egypt government partner to support 100 African startups
30-08-2018 | 14:08:21
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Egypt’s Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation (MIIC) have signed an agreement to support young entrepreneurs and start-ups in Africa to drive innovation and economic growth.
Agri-tech startup Agro Supply named winner of Seedstars Uganda
30-08-2018 | 08:32:06
Agri-tech startup Agro Supply Uganda Limited is the winner of Seedstars Kampala. The startup beat ten other startups that had been selected present ideas at the Seedstars competition held at Outbox Hub last Friday.
[Nigeria] Startup Paystack, gets $8m funding from Stripe, Visa, others
30-08-2018 | 08:22:00
Paystack, a Nigeria-based startup providing payments tools to businesses in Africa, has raised $8 million in Series A funding.
UK announces £20 million jobs creation programme for Ghana
29-08-2018 | 06:04:00
Minister for Africa at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development Harriett Baldwin has announced a major new jobs creation and investment programme during a visit to Ghana.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Why TVET is central to economic development
28-08-2018 | 10:33:00
The economic well being of any nation rests on the country’s ability the create sustainable jobs for all.
Join the African Green Revolution Forum Investor DealRoom
24-08-2018 | 13:09:00
The Forum will be held in Kigali, Rwanda on 5-8 September 2018
UNIDO fosters sustainable youth employment in Africa
24-08-2018 | 12:48:09
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has taken part in the Regional Youth Conference in Rwanda.
[Nigeria Business Week] Businesses riding the wave of technology
23-08-2018 | 20:42:00
As the business world becomes more and more technology dependent, it has become impossible to separate that technology from any kind of development. Words like ‘investment’ and ‘startup’ seem inevitably connected to ICT.
[Botswana] Farmers blockchain platform set to revolutionise FMS
23-08-2018 | 09:22:56
Plaas, a farmers blockchain platform is set to revolutionize Farmers Management System (FMS) in Africa.
[South Africa] AlphaCode to invest R16m in financial services startups
23-08-2018 | 08:07:00
AlphaCode, an initiative of Rand Merchant Investments, has set aside R16 million to identify a new generation of financial services entrepreneurs through its AlphaCode Incubate initiative.
Ghanaian Government launches ICT Innovation Project
23-08-2018 | 06:14:00
The Government of Ghana, through the Ministry of Communications, is implementing an ICT Innovation Project at the Accra Digital Centre under the eTransform Ghana Project aimed at nurturing Tech Startups to promote digital entrepreneurship and create digital jobs for the youth.
[Column] Michael Hailu: Focus on youth, women will boost agribusiness
22-08-2018 | 09:36:00
There are two strong arguments why we need to get greater women and youth involvement in agriculture – pragmatic and strategic.
[Nigeria] Honeywell Group launches investment vehicle, Itanna
20-08-2018 | 10:06:00
Itanna will roll out four-month innovation programmes for tech-enabled Nigerian startups from its newly built Enterprise Factory in Lagos, with its pilot cohort of startups receiving USD $25,000 each in investment from Honeywell Group.