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Seedstars set to find Angola’s best startup

June 28, 2016 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Seedstars World is returning to Angola on July 27th. In line with its mission to place the spotlight on entrepreneurs from emerging markets, Seedstars World is travelling to more than 65 countries globally and 20+ in Africa this year to identify the best seed-stage entrepreneurs and provide them with an opportunity to win up to [&hellip...

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African Startups

GrowthHub to help African entrepreneurs help themselves

June 28, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

GrowthHub, a new initiative to support entrepreneurs, is hosting its first event at the OneChadwick cowork space in Sandton, Johannesburg in July 2016 with Rich Mulholland serving up a talk on How to Pitch for Funding. “At GrowthHub, we are looking to...

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South Africa: Seedstars finalists revealed

June 27, 2016 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup ecosystems has brought its pre-selection rounds to an end. In partnership with Standard Bank, Seedstars World hosted the pre-selections in Cape Town,...

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In Pictures: Seedstars Soweto

June 17, 2016 • Features, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on In Pictures: Seedstars Soweto

The latest round of Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup ecosystems, has concluded. The event took place at the eKasi Labs in Soweto, Johannesburg where 11 selected startups were invited to...

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Umoyair, Riovic and Sortd to advance to Seedstars final

June 16, 2016 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Umoyair, Riovic and Sortd to advance to Seedstars final

Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup ecosystems, brought its third pre-selection round to a successful close during Seedstars Soweto, targeting startups in the Gauteng area. The event took...

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IT News Africa’s Abe Wakama joins Seedstars panel

June 14, 2016 • People, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on IT News Africa’s Abe Wakama joins Seedstars panel

IT News Africa’s Founder & Managing Director, Abe Wakama, has been selected as one of the judges at this year’s Soweto leg of the Seedstars World Challenge. Seedstars World promotes, connects and invests up to $1.5m in emerging markets...

African Startups

Integr8’s Sussman to judge Seedstars start-ups

May 27, 2016 • StartupsComments Off on Integr8’s Sussman to judge Seedstars start-ups

Robert Sussman, co-founder and co-CEO of international award winning ICT managed services company Integr8, is set to sit on the judging panel of Switzerland based Seedstars. Seedstars World promotes, connects and invests up to $1,5mn in emerging market...

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African startup aims to disrupt $45b market research industry

May 24, 2016 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on African startup aims to disrupt $45b market research industry

Johannesburg based technology startup, delvv.io, has announced a first round of investment led by global business executive and investor, Kevin Gaskell. The former Managing Director of both BMW and Porsche GB has led an investment round of R2 million...

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Hello Paisa clinches top spot at Start-up challenge

May 20, 2016 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Hello Paisa clinches top spot at Start-up challenge

Hello Paisa was named, according to the company, as the number one Fintech Company in Africa in Mauritius during the course of May 2016, at the SWIFT African Regional Conference. The company revealed that it will now form part of a delegation along with two...

African Startups

African Start-Ups encouraged to participate in VIVA Technology Paris

May 13, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, West AfricaComments Off on African Start-Ups encouraged to participate in VIVA Technology Paris

African-born global ad-tech company, Popimedia is encouraging African tech start-ups to participate in VIVA Technology Paris. Co-hosted by Publicis, the inaugural event, running from 30 June to 2 July 2016, aims to provide a “real-time platform for...

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Nelson Mandela Bay Tech Entrepreneurs and Start-ups get R&D Lab

April 29, 2016 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Nelson Mandela Bay Tech Entrepreneurs and Start-ups get R&D Lab

SEDA Nelson Mandela Bay ICT Incubator (SNII) revealed the opening of a new technology research and development (R&D) centre, located on-site at its Newton Park technology office business park in Port Elizabeth. The SNII R&D Lab offers assistance and...

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Merck brings international start-up-companies to Nairobi & Darmstadt

April 20, 2016 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Merck brings international start-up-companies to Nairobi & Darmstadt

Merck has revealed the participants for its Accelerator Programs being held in Darmstadt and Nairobi. Almost 200 highly competitive applications from 47 countries were submitted for consideration. According to the company, with this selection, Merck has set...

Nigeria

Nigeria: Jongla unveils light usage instant messaging app

April 20, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Jongla unveils light usage instant messaging app

At the latest Mobile West Africa Conference, which was held in Lagos Nigeria, Jongla unveiled its “light” instant messaging app. At the launch, the company revealed that the app is expected to enable users to send and receive free text messages,...

Top mobile apps

Video app to let Africans watch Nollywood movies free

March 28, 2016 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Video app to let Africans watch Nollywood movies free

The VysilHq Network, an African start-up, has released the BETA version of its Nollywood video streaming app “Video Moja.” According to the developers of the app it is expected to: “Change the way individuals stream Nollywood videos...

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African tech start-up Eduze attracts TED as lead investor

March 17, 2016 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on African tech start-up Eduze attracts TED as lead investor

South African tech start-up Eduze announces partnership and investment from TED. Eduze is making waves in the digital content industry, attracting attention to its strategy: “Great digital content. Done right”. By “done right” they...

African Startups

5 rules for managing people in your start-up

March 17, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 5 rules for managing people in your start-up

If your small business is to grow and prosper, you need to hire the right people and then manage them in a way that gets the best from them. Even if you are not a natural leader, managing people is a skill that you can learn and improve with practice and with...

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