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Nigerian startup becomes finalist at 2018 Harvard Business School competition

Nigerian startup becomes finalist at 2018 Harvard Business School competition

February 21, 2018 • Online & Social, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On 21 February 2018, Nigerian startup and digital publisher, Publiseer, announced that it has been selected as one of the 14 finalists of the 2018 Harvard Business School’s New Venture Competition, taking place in Boston, MA, United States, on March 2, 2018. The Africa Business Club at Harvard Business School will be hosting the competition [&hellip...

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Nigerian e-library startup Panacea launches Android app

Nigerian e-library startup Panacea launches Android app

February 19, 2018 • Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Startups, West AfricaComments (0)

Nigerian e-library startup, Panacea, has announced that it has launched an Android app version of the platform, which allows users to rent books, search for study mates and create book clubs. Panacea, which was launched for author registration and uploads in...

Young entrepreneurs come up with water-saving tech solutions to push back Day Zero

Young entrepreneurs come up with water-saving tech solutions to push back Day Zero

February 15, 2018 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Startupbootcamp (SBC) Cape Town and RCS Group held a water-saving hackathon to commission technology from the wider Cape community in a bid to push back Day Zero. The H2O (Hack Two Day Zero) event hosted executives from top corporates who engaged with...

PayJoy partnership to bring smartphone payment plans to African markets

OkHi: Kenyan startup addressing Africa for the Mobile Age

February 14, 2018 • Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

OkHi, a Nairobi-based tech startup, is expanding its addressing system with new ways for people to describe where they live, prove who they are, and for businesses to connect with them. “The traditional physical address system was invented over 200 years...

South African fintech startup to curb fraud

South African fintech startup set to curb fraud

February 13, 2018 • Finance, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

As online fraud in South Africa escalates, buying and selling goods using online platforms places both buyers and sellers at risk. TradeSafe, a fintech company that safeguards a buyer’s funds in trust (escrow) until the seller delivers what was...

Startups use Blockchain technology to make everyday life better

Startups use Blockchain technology to make everyday life better

February 9, 2018 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Startups use Blockchain technology to make everyday life better

The Unlock The Block hackathon was hosted by Linum Labs and the African Institute of Financial Markets And Risk Management (AIFMRM) and culminated in Cape Town’s first ever Blockchain Symposium. Almost 80 participants from around the world attended. This...

Johannesburg entrepreneurship hub opened by The Workshop and MiWay

Johannesburg entrepreneurship hub opened by The Workshop and MiWay

February 8, 2018 • General, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Johannesburg entrepreneurship hub opened by The Workshop and MiWay

On 8 February 2018, Co-working specialist The Workspace and insurance company, MiWay, announced that the companies have collaborated to launch an entrepreneurial hub and business development programme. The hub will be situated at the newly developed Village...

Sanofi calls for entries to the Afric@Tech

Sanofi calls for entries to the Afric@Tech

February 8, 2018 • Healthcare, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Sanofi calls for entries to the Afric@Tech

Pharmaceutical company, Sanofi is calling for entries to the Afric@Tech start-ups challenge targeted at innovators in the medical and healthcare sectors in Africa. The Sanofi at Africa@Tech comprises three challenges aimed at providing innovative and adapted...

7 Steps security leaders can take to deal with Spectre and Meltdown

How local entrepreneurs leverage the cloud to modernise emergency dispatch

February 2, 2018 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on How local entrepreneurs leverage the cloud to modernise emergency dispatch

During emergency situations such as a heart attack, stroke, break-in or fire – every second counts, because the ability to arrive on scene quickly and immediately assist victims can mean the difference between life and death. This desire to dramatically...

Research shows cloud technology features heavily in 2018 business trends

Research shows cloud technology features heavily in 2018 business trends

February 2, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Research shows cloud technology features heavily in 2018 business trends

Research conducted by accounting software firm Xero, in partnership with World Wide Worx (WWW) has revealed that South African small businesses are at risk of being left behind if they don’t adopt new technologies.The study shows that over half (52%) of...

Venture Incubation Programme opens applications for 2018

Venture Incubation Programme opens applications for 2018

February 1, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Venture Incubation Programme opens applications for 2018

The Venture Incubation Programme (VIP) officially opened applications for 2018 on Wednesday, 31 January 2018. The programme invites entrepreneurs seeking to launch digital solutions on the African continent. VIP has helped over 30 start-ups in the past two...

Power-as-a-Service Leader Rensource Raises $3.5M financing for Nigerian expansion

Renewable energy provider raises USD $3.5M financing for Nigerian expansion

January 31, 2018 • Mining & Energy, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Renewable energy provider raises USD $3.5M financing for Nigerian expansion

Rensource, a Lagos-based distributed energy provider, announced that it has raised $3.5 million USD in bridge financing to grow its power-as-a-service renewable energy business by expanding across Nigeria. According to the company, the funds will be put...

Manifexto the Angolan startup aiming to stop fake news

Manifexto, the Angolan startup aiming to stop fake news

January 26, 2018 • General, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Manifexto, the Angolan startup aiming to stop fake news

Manifexto, an Angolan startup, offers a web-based news aggregator which aims to provide a one-stop-shop for citizens to access news and information from the full spectrum of state-run, private, international and local news outlets in the country. Manifexto,...

Nigerian startup launches “online African art gallery”

Nigerian startup launches “online African art gallery”

January 25, 2018 • Online & Social, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian startup launches “online African art gallery”

A startup from Nigeria, called Artyrama, is looking to give people around the world access to a variety of African art through its recently launched “online African art gallery.” According to the startup, its platform leverages cutting-edge technology...

Using technology to transform information into intelligence that improves cancer care

E-health platform disrupting healthcare industry in Kenya

January 25, 2018 • East Africa, Healthcare, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on E-health platform disrupting healthcare industry in Kenya

MYDAWA, an e-health platform that enables customers to purchase authentic medicines and wellness products has hit over 30,000 registered users in December 2017. The platform was launched in March 2017 and features a unique mechanism that gives back control to...

South African startup, Bountly, launches recruitment platform

South African startup, Bountly, launches recruitment platform

January 25, 2018 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on South African startup, Bountly, launches recruitment platform

South African startup, Bountly, has announced that it has launched the beta version of its recruitment platform in the Western Cape in South Africa. The platform is targeted at students, unemployed individuals, travellers and individuals hoping to add a...