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From left to right: Aveshan Govender (Director Engineering), Martin Vogdt (Chief Product Officer), Andrew Watkins-Ball (CEO) and Steve Etherton (COO).

JUMO Selected for Google Launchpad Accelerator

May 24, 2017 • General, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

JUMO announced today that they were accepted into Class 4 of the Google  Launchpad Accelerator. The Launchpad Accelerator targets growth-stage companies and invites them to their headquarters in Mountain View for work-shops and networking with the Silicon Valley eco-system. It is a 2-week leadership bootcamp in July is followed by 6 months of mentorship...

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Data from the FNB eWallet Solution has shown that  4.2 million new eWallets were created over the last 12 months

FNB Business Innovation Awards Finalists Announced

May 23, 2017 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

FNB have announced the finalists for the FNB Business Innovation Awards. The awards, which is in association with Endeavor, are aimed at businesses that are able to demonstrate real innovation that has the potential to change the way an industry operates both...

Motorola Announces the ‘Transform the Smartphone’ Challenge in Europe, Middle East & Africa.

Motorola VivaTech challenge applications open

May 19, 2017 • Events, Mobile and Telecoms, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Technology startup, creators and developers are invited to present their ideas at the 2017 Viva Technology taking place in Paris from 15- 17 June. As part of VivaTech 2017, Motorola, a Lenovo company has extended its ‘Transform the Smartphone’ challenge,...

Bitcoin

New Bitcoin Remittance Service available in Nigeria, Kenya

May 16, 2017 • Finance, General, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Remitano, a Vietnamese platform that enables international transfers using Bitcoin. Using its current Escrow platform, Remitano users will be able to transfer funds quickly and securely across borders. Nigeria, Kenya and Tanzania are the African countries...

Vodacom Tanzania

Kirusa, Vodacom launch InstaVoice in Lesotho

May 3, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Kirusa, Vodacom launch InstaVoice in Lesotho

Kirusa, a telecom and social media solutions provider has partnered with Vodacom Lesotho for the launch of InstaVoice Channels. InstaVoice Channels service incorporates Celebrity and Sports content while supporting multiple carriers. The Celebrity content...

The KPMG app calculates learnership tax allowances and generates tax schedules at the press of a button.

West Africa Mobile Awards Finalists Announced

April 28, 2017 • Events, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on West Africa Mobile Awards Finalists Announced

  The West Africa Mobile Awards (WAMAS), the West African technology awards which looks to recognise the region’s leading mobile and tech companies, today announced the 2017 shortlisted finalists. With over 150 submissions coming in from across 14...

Morné Stoltz, MiWay Head of Business Insurance

Top tips for building a successful business from your home!

April 25, 2017 • StartupsComments Off on Top tips for building a successful business from your home!

We’ve all seen the pictures: the surfer sitting under the palm leaves at a beach bar on his laptop, clinching a deal in New York – or Joburg. This kind of scenario does seem a little far-fetched (what beach bar has good WiFi, for starters?) but the...

KOKO Networks has announced the Nairobi launch of its technology platform in Urban Africa.

Smart e-commerce platform launched in Nairobi

April 24, 2017 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Smart e-commerce platform launched in Nairobi

KOKO Networks, a tech platform that connects suppliers, retailers and consumers has launched their technology in Nairobi. The first KOKO offering will be  SmartCook, a cooking solution that has a 2 burner stove with reusable smart fuel canister that can be...

Innotribe's African Startup Challenge 2017.

How to launch your startup with World-Bank support

April 21, 2017 • General, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on How to launch your startup with World-Bank support

The World Bank Group has launched XL Africa, a five-month business acceleration program designed to support the 20 most promising digital start-ups from Sub-Saharan Africa. As a part of the program the start-ups will receive mentoring from global and local...

An app that helps spaza shop owners operate more efficiently through a more cost-effective distribution system has been launched.(image: Nomonde Tuck Shop)

New app helps informal retailers boost their buying power

April 18, 2017 • Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on New app helps informal retailers boost their buying power

Informal retailers, or spaza shops, in South Africa represent a significant portion of the market, and there is a great need for social products in low-income communities. But their buying and distribution costs are high. As a result, customers are penalised...

Nikki Summers, Regional Director for Sage in East Africa.

Kenya elections: Vote for small business!

April 13, 2017 • East Africa, Opinion, StartupsComments Off on Kenya elections: Vote for small business!

The party that emerges as the winner of Kenya’s general election, to be held on 8 August, has an opportunity to supercharge job creation and economic growth by adopting policies that help Small & Medium Businesses to thrive. That’s according to Nikki...

Applications for the Mastercard Start Path Global 2017 open until April 23, 2017. (image: mastercard.us)

Mastercard Seeks Innovative Startups for Start Path Global 2017 Class

April 12, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Mastercard Seeks Innovative Startups for Start Path Global 2017 Class

Mastercard invites startups who are reshaping the future of commerce to apply for the Start Path Global 2017 class, the company’s global initiative to support innovative later-stage start ups. The programme is open to startups from across the world who are...

The app is now available to download on Google Playstore for Android users and App Store for iOS.

Tech start up to penetrate the East African mobile airtime transfer market

April 11, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Tech start up to penetrate the East African mobile airtime transfer market

Mobile airtime transfer service start up, Senditoo has launched an app that allows users to send top-ups to mobile phones across the world in just 15 seconds. According to the company’s CEO and co-founder, Ibrahima Soumano, the app will drive the tech...

In a mobilized economy, Facebook aims to help small businesses become large and local businesses become global. We are investing to create simple solutions to help small businesses grow in today’s mobile economy.

Helping small businesses succeed in a mobile world

April 10, 2017 • Online & Social, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Helping small businesses succeed in a mobile world

Facebook has reached the milestone of more than 5 million advertisers, with more small businesses worldwide turning to Facebook and Instagram to help them grow. In addition, Facebook now has more 65 million businesses using Pages and 8 million with Profiles...

Project Isizwe extension Afri-Fi: Free Public WiFi wins funding award of US$75,000.

African team “runner up” in Mozilla’s Equal Rating Challenge

April 6, 2017 • General, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on African team “runner up” in Mozilla’s Equal Rating Challenge

South African team, Afri-Fi: Free Public WiFi has been announced as the “Runner-Up” in Mozilla’s Equal Rating Innovation Challenge receiving a funding award of US$75,000. With this global competition, Mozilla called for creative and scalable ideas to...

Iniel Dreyer, Managing Director of Gabsten Technologies.

Small business back-ups – a critical task made easy thanks to the cloud

April 6, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, Opinion, StartupsComments Off on Small business back-ups – a critical task made easy thanks to the cloud

Data has become a crucial asset for all types of businesses, ranging from home offices to large enterprises that have multiple locations. Losing this data can be catastrophic to any business. The good news is that effective data protection is something that...