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Emmanuel Adegboye

Exclusive Interview: Emmanuel Adegboye – Founder of Bus Stop

July 27, 2015 • Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

The 2015 MITx Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp is set to be held between 23 & 28 August 2015. The bootcamp will be held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and will host 5 startups hailing from Nigeria. According to MITx, 50 candidates were selected from 24 countries at an acceptance rate of 0.08 per cent. Amongst the 5 is Emmanuel Adegboye’s...

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Chris Kwekowe, founder of Slatecube.

Exclusive Interview: Chris Kwekowe – Co-founder of Slatecube

July 23, 2015 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

The 2015 MITx Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp is set to be held between 23 & 28 August 2015. The bootcamp will be held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and will host 5 startups hailing from Nigeria. According to MITx, 50 candidates were selected from...

Demo Africa 2015

Demo Africa reveals top 30 technology start-ups

July 22, 2015 • Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Demo Africa has revealed a list of the thirty technology start-ups from across Africa that will pitch at the 2015 edition of the Demo Africa event. Nigeria is currently top of the list with 8 representatives followed by Kenya with 6. South Africa is third...

Mitx 2015

5 Nigerian startups take on 2015 MITx Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

July 20, 2015 • Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

The 2015 MITx Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp is set to be held between 23 & 28 August 2015. The bootcamp will be held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and will host 5 startups hailing from Nigeria. According to MITx, 50 candidates were selected from...

airtel-office

Airtel unveils App challenge for startup developers

July 15, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Bharti Airtel has revealed a new application challenge for startup developers. According to the company, the drive behind the challenge is to attract the ‘next big app developers’ into the Airtel group of companies. The challenge – a partnership...

Ampion Venture Bus

40 African startups will emerge from Venture Bus 2015

July 13, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Applications for the five Venture Bus tours in Africa are now open. For the third year in a row, Ampion will run its pan-African startup competition joined by participants from all across the globe. On the road, entrepreneurs are supported by experienced...

think-incubator

Rwanda: Think Incubator takes on 4 new tech start-ups

June 26, 2015 • Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

In Rwanda, technology incubator Think has taken on four new start-ups as part of a new Think accelerated program. According to the incubator, each team joining the program will receive financing, strategic consulting services, and a tailored growth-training...

Ambarish Gupta, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Knowlarity.

Top 5 technology hurdles that hinder African startups

June 22, 2015 • Opinion, StartupsComments (0)

The National Development Plan (NDP) sets some aggressive goals for Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa, including a target for the sector to create 90% of employment opportunities by 2030. One of the major financial challenges facing startups...

Mobile on the rise

South Africa: Online portal boosts business in townships

June 18, 2015 • Online, Southern Africa, StartupsComments (0)

South African township based business owners have jumped at the opportunity to join a new interactive website, designed to help them connect with their customers and grow their business. The new website, cando.sa.com, launched by Nampak Bevcan’s...

visually impaired students

Kenya: Tech to deliver education to visually impaired students

June 15, 2015 • Startups, Top StoriesComments (1)

A total of 356 blind and visually impaired students at St. Oda Primary and secondary School for the Blind – Gem District, Siaya County will benefit from assistive learning technologies through an initiative dubbed “Computer Labs for the...

StockShop

SA Startup offers free guide to the stock market

June 3, 2015 • Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

The latest startup to grace the African continent, stockshop.co.za, is offering a free guide to the stock market, which will allow individuals to learn, trade and invest. Founder and CEO, Annabel Dallamore, revealed that she had learned at her previous...

Mark Essien, Founder of Hotels.ng

Nigeria’s Hotels.ng raises $1.2M for African expansion

May 27, 2015 • Online, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The largest hotel bookings website in Nigeria, Hotels.ng, has raised $1.2 million to expand across Africa from a number of investors including EchoVC Pan-Africa Fund and Omidyar Network, a venture capital firm launched by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. Founded...

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Kenya’s BitPesa launches remittance service for Tanzania

May 22, 2015 • Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

With many Africans finding work and residence abroad, remittances are a key aspect of economies – especially in East Africa where the number of citizens traveling and working outside their countries of origin is steadily increasing. The result is that...

Lamudi Kenya

What are the biggest challenges facing start-ups in Africa?

April 21, 2015 • Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Starting a new business within the continent of Africa can be as terrifying as it is exciting. At any given time, a fledgling company can come up against a number of common challenges. From hiring the right people to defining your brand… start-ups must...

Standard Bank

Standard Bank unveils multiple incubators for entrepreneurs

April 16, 2015 • Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Standard Bank launched two incubators on the 16 April 2015 with the aim to educate, create, empower and develop entrepreneurs. According to the company the new incubators are Standard Bank-owned brick-and-mortar facilities where entrepreneurs can test,...

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SA start-up to boost maths marks with mobile platform

March 12, 2015 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

A South African start-up, Brighter Futures Tuition, has developed a mobile platform that helps learners improve their maths marks by up to 14% within a matter of months. This is against a backdrop of severe criticism of the performance of South Africa’s...