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A tech solution to fighting corruption in Africa. (Source: corruptionwatch.org.za)

Technology that could fight corruption in Government

January 17, 2017 • Features, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

A startup company in Phoenix is beta testing a new search feature which will allow for greater transparency between government and the public. Agenda Discovery is an Arizona-based local government agenda scanning startup which is looking to add a feature that will allow users to search through local government documents of nearly 50 local Arizona [&hellip...

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Rahul Jain and Andreas Demleitner, Peach Payments co-founders.

Peach payment introduces PaySafe an online payment solution for SME’s

January 16, 2017 • Finance, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (1)

With many small business owners struggling to collect  invoices efficiently, an online payment system, Peach Payments has introduced Peach PaySafe, an online payment option for all businesses to collect invoice payments. With over R2 million invoice payments...

Unemployed youth in Nigeria can use the Emplug technology platform which is created for information sharing.

Nigeria: Emplug to fund technology startups

January 16, 2017 • Startups, West AfricaComments (0)

With the alarming increase in the unemployment rate in Nigeria and Africa as a whole, Emplug technology platform is an employment portal that seeks to link job seekers with employers. According to the Vanguard the social network platform founded by Azunna...

Deliver 2 Me by Wumdrop, the worlds first no address delivery solution. (Source:http://www.womenstuff.co.za)

Worlds first no address delivery service launches

January 16, 2017 • Retail, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

What is Deliver 2 Me? Wumdrop has developed the world’s first delivery solution which delivers to the real time location of your mobile phone, allowing you to choose the hour that you would like your order to be delivered, at the exact location you will be,...

Malan Joubert, OfferZen Co-founder.

OfferZen ranked among most innovative companies in Africa

January 13, 2017 • Software, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

OfferZen, a curated online recruitment marketplace, has been ranked as one of Africa’s top companies to watch in Fast Company’s World’s 100 Most Innovative Companies of the Year. Founded by brothers Malan and Philip Joubert, OfferZen has successfully...

Imaad Toffar, Owner of  Cybertech-IT.

What every entrepreneur should know about setting targets in 2017

January 11, 2017 • StartupsComments (0)

Many view the New Year as the next chapter. We reflect upon the year that was, contrast that to where we would like to be and set goals to close the gap between the two. “Similarly, it should be a crucial time for entrepreneurs to reassess their goals and...

Nairobi, Kenya, where the AFIF awards will be held. (Nairobi skyline. Image source: Shutterstock.com)

Finalists for the AFIF Entrepreneurship Award 2017 announced

January 10, 2017 • Enterprise, Events, General, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

The finalists for the African Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) Entrepreneurship Award 2017 were announced in Brussels on the 9th of January 2017. The award focuses on projects with big economic, social and ecological impact, and their potential growth...

Shirley Morse, Shide Consulting CEO.

SA recruitment agency launches new mobile recruitment app

December 21, 2016 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on SA recruitment agency launches new mobile recruitment app

Shide Consulting, has launched a new mobile app that focuses on the needs of the recruitment industry in South Africa. The mobile app, Toggle, allows users to build a CV through automated functionality and features as well as interact with Shide Consulting...

Shola Akinlade and Ezra Olubi, Paystack Co-founders.

Nigerian fintech startup secures $1.3M investment

December 20, 2016 • Finance, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian fintech startup secures $1.3M investment

Fintech startup, Paystack has announced it has closed on Seed Investment of $1.3M from international investors Tencent, Comcast Ventures and Singularity Investments, with participation from Spark, M&S Partners, Tokyo Founders Fund, Blue Rinc Capital, Pave...

Youth in Mozambique using the Kamaleon community tablet.

Mozambique: Kamaleon brings internet access to remote areas

December 13, 2016 • Education, Healthcare, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Mozambique: Kamaleon brings internet access to remote areas

Mozambican technology startup company Kamaleon is bringing Internet access to remote rural areas through a platform called “Community Tablet ” (“Tablet Comunitário”). The Community Tablet is an innovative and engaging way of getting educational...

Developers and makers will innovate and build on computer platforms and link any device to data in order to address societal problems that many thought were unsolvable.

Democratisation of everything fuels innovation at grassroots level

December 12, 2016 • Opinion, StartupsComments Off on Democratisation of everything fuels innovation at grassroots level

When we speak about disruption, we often default to unicorn companies like Uber and Airbnb, which shook up the global taxi and hotel industries, respectively. But with the democratisation of software and hardware, the reality is that anyone can start a...

Startit offers startup support services like business registration, business planning etc.

Startit.ng aims to support startups in Nigeria

December 9, 2016 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Startit.ng aims to support startups in Nigeria

Experts are unanimous on the need for more entrepreneurs in Nigeria to take advantage of value-creating opportunities by creating enterprises that can scale fast, create quality jobs and reduce dependence on foreign products and services. In line with this,...

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Onyx to build Africa’s first smartphone plant

December 6, 2016 • Hardware, Mobile and Telecoms, Software, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Onyx to build Africa’s first smartphone plant

According to a report by TimesLive, South African start-up, Onyx Connect is set to become the first to manufacture smartphones in Africa. Onyx is licensed to load Google software like Android and Chrome onto devices sold under the company’s own brand or...

Fintech

DFS Lab announces $400,000 funding to four FinTech start ups

December 1, 2016 • Finance, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on DFS Lab announces $400,000 funding to four FinTech start ups

FinTech incubator, Digital Financial Services Lab (DFS Lab), announces the winners of its first bootcamp for entrepreneurs and start-ups. Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, this global initiative brought together 20 of the most promising...

Fintech

Barclays and Techstars open global applications to fintech entrepreneurs

November 29, 2016 • Finance, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Barclays and Techstars open global applications to fintech entrepreneurs

Applications have opened for the Barclays Accelerator programme, powered by Techstars, an initiative aimed at uncovering the next M-Pesa or Paypal by working with exceptional fintech entrepreneurs innovating Africa’s financial services industry. This...

Roger Norton CEO of Playlogix

10 things corporates can learn from startups on innovation

November 29, 2016 • General, Opinion, StartupsComments Off on 10 things corporates can learn from startups on innovation

Innovation is the new competitive advantage, and large companies are realising that it’s hard to do when culture, processes and mindset don’t support this new way of thinking. Startups, however, are increasingly proving to be great vehicles for...