Nigeria: Ex-Rocket Internet employees launch dating site

July 24, 2014 • Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

A new dating site has gone live in Nigeria. was launched by two former employees of Rocket Internet in Africa. According to the dating site, the website is intended to be Nigeria’s very own The Founders ran a beta version of the site back in June 2014, and according to them, the up ...

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Pictures R to L: Clayton Booysen(IBM) Werner van der Westhuizen( Road Buddy Inventor) Tiyani Rikhotso( Chief Director of Communications, Ministry of Transport), DG Mawethu Vilana (Director General of the Department of Transport) and Gary Ronald (Independent Road Safety Expert)

Road Buddy app aims to make SA roads safer

July 23, 2014 • Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Millions of apps are created on a month-to-month basis; however, not many of those apps are aimed at making South African and international roads safer. The Road Buddy app essentially works by transmitting warning signals from vulnerable road users such as...


Demo Africa announces 40 best tech start-ups

July 18, 2014 • StartupsComments (0)

DEMO has released the names of the 40 start-ups that have qualified to launch their products on the DEMO Africa stage in September 2014. Topping the list is Nigeria with 14 start-ups qualifying, followed by Kenya, Ghana and Egypt. According to the Ministry of...


Could Yookos be Africa’s next Facebook?

July 10, 2014 • StartupsComments (0)

Facebook is growing at an exponential rate, along with the likes of Twitter. However, a new social media platform has arisen, and has set its sights on Africa. Yookos is a social networking site that allows users to meet friends online, play online games and...

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Plus94it app lets consumers rate brands in South Africa

July 1, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, StartupsComments (0)

Plus 94 Research, a market intelligence company, has released the Plus94it app that will essentially allow South African consumers to rate and review the brands, telecommunications companies, and just about any other service using their mobile devices. The...

She Leads Africa

She Leads Africa aims to empower tech savvy women

June 26, 2014 • Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

She Leads Africa is launching a competition that seeks to empower women within the continent’s entrepreneurial tech scene. The platform seeks to connect promising individuals to mentors, business funding and new market opportunities. With a special...

Arthur Zang

Africa’s first medical tablet wins award

June 25, 2014 • Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Five young visionaries from Africa, India, Europe and the Middle East were announced at London’s leading scientific institution, the Royal Society, as winners of the 2014 Rolex Awards for Enterprise. One winner in particular, Arthur Zang from Cameroon, has...

IBM SmartCamp 2014

IBM SmartCamp aims to grow tech innovation in Africa

June 13, 2014 • Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

The IBM SmartCamp competition for tech-entrepreneurs from Africa will commence from 1 July to 9 October 2014. The competition will held in Nairobi, Lagos and Cape Town, with the finals being held in Johannesburg. Additional events have been planned for Cairo...

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Hellofood Takes European Tech Startup Award

June 11, 2014 • StartupsComments (0)

In the presence of over 800 of Europe’s top tech entrepreneurs and experts in London, Foodpanda/Hellofood received the prestigious award for its huge global expansion over the last year. The company was first elected from the shortlist by a public peer...

Orange has launched the 2014 edition of the Orange African Social Venture Prize (image credit: Romania Insider)

4th Orange African Social Venture Prize launched

May 26, 2014 • Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Following on from the success of the past three years, today Orange has launched the 2014 edition of the Orange African Social Venture Prize. A new category has been introduced for the fourth edition: the “Orange Partner” award will recognize the best...