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Jack Ma’s US$10 Million Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative applications to open in March 2019
20-02-2019 | 07:16:48
Jack Ma’s US$10 MillionThe Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) will officially call for applications starting from the 27th of March 2019.
[Kenya] BRCK acquires Surf to become one of the largest public WiFi networks in Sub-Saharan Africa
20-02-2019 | 04:19:00
Kenyan hardware and connectivity startup BRCK has announced that it has acquired local public WiFi provider Surf and parent company EveryLayer.
Sanofi VivaTech challenge applications extended to February 22nd
20-02-2019 | 04:12:14
Sanofi has announced the extension of the registration period for the call for proposals for this year’s VivaTech, an annual technology conference, dedicated to innovation and startups to February 22nd 2019.
South Africa announces incubation programme for small businesses
08-02-2019 | 10:44:14
President Cyril Ramaphosa says government will this year focus on significantly expanding the small business incubation programme.
[Kenya] Recruitment startup Shortlist raises $2m series A to help firms identify hidden talent
07-02-2019 | 06:39:20
Shortlist has raised $2 million series A led by Blue Haven Initiative, with participation from Compass Venture Capital, existing investor Zephyr Acorn, and several others.
[Kenya] Nairobi Garage opens third business hub
06-02-2019 | 06:34:31
Nairobi Garage has launched new premises in Nairobi Karen, now offering three state-of-the-art hubs creating an interlinking coworking network spanning the whole of Nairobi.
[South Africa] AI tech startup, Cortex Logic, secures investment to grow business beyond Africa
06-02-2019 | 05:23:30
South African based Artificial Intelligence Software & Solutions provider Cortex Logic has secured growth investment to expand it’s reach to new clients in Europe and USA.
Fund for Export Development in Africa set up to provide seed capital to SMEs
05-02-2019 | 07:57:05
The operationalization of the newly-created Fund for Export Development in Africa (FEDA) has moved into high gear with the holding of the pre-incorporation meeting of the Board of Directors in Cairo.
[South Africa] Kalon Venture Partners leads a $1.5M round investment into Flow
30-01-2019 | 05:23:59
South African venture capital firm Kalon Venture Partners has announced a lead investment of $1,465,400 in local proptech platform Flow, an app that rewards tenants for good behaviour.
[Nigeria] Andela secures $100m Series D funding
28-01-2019 | 10:18:23
Andela, the company building distributed engineering teams with Africa’s top software developers, has announced the completion of a $100M Series D funding.
[Kenya] Sanofi sets three challenges for African startups to innovate health
25-01-2019 | 04:03:00
Sanofi, and a major player in innovation in Africa, has launching three challenges for African startups to find innovative solutions to improve access to healthcare and transform the health ecosystem throughout the continent.
African Innovators Shine during Zayed Sustainability Prize’s 2019 Awards Ceremony
23-01-2019 | 09:52:43
African innovators excelled at this year’s Zayed Sustainability Prize annual awards ceremony on January 14 2019, winning in three out of five categories including Energy, Food and Global High Schools.
[Nigeria] CDC announces new investment to support high-growth SMEs
23-01-2019 | 07:53:00
CDC, the UK’s development finance institution, has announced a new investment designed to support high-growth SMEs in Nigeria.
IFC, Mauritania government partner to strengthen entrepreneurship and business environment
22-01-2019 | 07:06:54
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has announced an advisory agreement with the Government of Mauritania to improve the business environment and strengthen entrepreneurship in the country.
[Kenya] Visa launches ‘’She’s Next, Empowered by Visa’’ initiative to support female Entrepreneurs
17-01-2019 | 09:23:00
Visa has announced that it is launching a global initiative – She’s Next, Empowered by Visa – to encourage women small business owners as they build, sustain and advance their businesses.
[Nigeria] Digital content publisher Publiseer accepted to Singularity’s Global Startup Program
17-01-2019 | 04:50:00
Nigeria’s digital content distribution startup Publiseer has been accepted to Singularity University’s Global Startup Program.
[Kenya] African tech startups to pitch at the Airbus BizLab open day
17-01-2019 | 04:22:46
African tech startups have invited to present their ideas to experts, investors and the media at the Airbus BizLab #Africa4Future open day to be held in Nairobi.
[Kenya] Lendable closes second round of asset-backed pass-through notes with institutional investors to expand access to credit across sub-Saharan Africa
16-01-2019 | 05:39:00
Lendable, Inc. has announced the closing of an innovative secured dual tranche 36-month note program, called Multi-Originator Segregated Portfolio 2, or “MOP2”.
MEST Africa opens applications for its second annual MEST Africa Challenge
16-01-2019 | 05:32:13
MEST Africa has opened applications for its second annual MEST Africa Challenge, a Pan-African pitch competition for scale-ups based in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa or Cote d’Ivoire.
[Kenya] Mobile lender, Branch, raises Ksh 500M for local expansion
16-01-2019 | 05:17:37
Digital lender Branch International has today announced its largest commercial paper issuance to date, raising Ksh500 million, following a Ksh350 million issuance in 2018 and a Ksh200 million issuance in 2017.
[Malawi] Moveable assets scheme assists over 16,000 small businesses access formal credit
10-01-2019 | 11:57:00
Standing inside his wholesale shop in Blantyre, Malawi, Asuman Mbalaga is busy checking his stock.
Africa Internship Academy tackles African youth unemployment with entrepreneurship programmes
09-01-2019 | 13:24:50
The Africa Internship Academy, a youth employment accelerator provides entrepreneurship programs for secondary, higher education students and graduates to gain entrepreneurial and employable skills.
Africa’s 50 most funded tech companies in 2018 raised a total of $618M, report
09-01-2019 | 06:30:59
Africa’s 50 most funded tech companies in 2018 raised a total of $618M according to the Digest Africa INDEX, an annual report that summarises Africa’s technology investment landscape.
[Kenya] M-KOPA raises new funding from Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation
02-01-2019 | 05:06:10
Pay-as-you-go solar and finance company M-KOPA has raised funding from Japanese multinational, Sumitomo Corporation to empower homes and small businesses.
IFC, National Committee for the Business Environment partner to unlock potential of private sector in Morocco
28-12-2018 | 08:12:00
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the National Committee for the Business Environment (CNEA), have signed an agreement designed to improve the business climate in Morocco.
Sol Wallet announces entry into South Africa
28-12-2018 | 06:05:00
SOL Wallet, a fintech startup, has announced its launch in South Africa.
[Ghana] AgroCenta receives $250,000 GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Grant
21-12-2018 | 09:08:00
AgroCenta has been selected to be the recipient of $250,000 GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Grant, funded by UK DFID, Australian AID, and the GSMA and its members.
[Kenya] Sanitary products’ dispenser startup YZ-ME International wins 1M seed capital from Sinapis
20-12-2018 | 05:35:00
Sanitary products vending startup YZ-ME International has won a 1 million shillings capital injection from Sinapis Organisation. The startup won the capital during the Sinapis business pitching competition held in Nairobi this month.
UNICEF Innovation Fund invests $100k into Tunisia’s startup Utopixar
19-12-2018 | 05:32:09
Utopixar, a Tunisian startup set to deliver a social collaboration tool for communities and organisations has received up to $100,000 from UNICEF to improve the lives of the country’s most vulnerable children.
[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.