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Hire Professional Drivers Through Nigerian Transport-Tech Company

March 23, 2017 • General, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Drivers are an integral part of  the daily activities of people and businesses whether its in relation to the movement of persons or the movement goods from one place to another. With the demand for drivers being so high there is undoubtedly many drivers out there to fill this need. However, one can quickly conclude [&hellip...

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Hepstar offers travel merchants the benefit of  having a single and central point of call for accessing travel insurance content. (image: Hapstar.com)

Cape Town based start-up selected for silicon valley plug and play accelerator program

March 22, 2017 • Southern Africa, StartupsComments (0)

Cape Town based start-up, Hepstar, has been selected to participate in the world’s largest start-up accelerator program. Plug and Play is the most active investment organisation in Silicon Valley, with portfolio companies including PayPal, Dropbox and...

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Microsoft launches East African #Insiders4Good Fellowship programme

March 17, 2017 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

  Microsoft has launched East Africa’s first #Insider4Good fellowship programme affording entrepreneurs from Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania the opportunity to showcase their solutions for social challenges in communities. Microsoft partnered...

An innovative “money-saving” app for Spaza store owners.

Durban Startup Launches App for Spaza Stores

March 16, 2017 • Retail, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Durban Startup Launches App for Spaza Stores

Local Durban-based tech company, Spazapp, has launched an innovative “money-saving” app for spaza store owners. Geared at uplifting last mile traders and disadvantage communities, the app works to connect users directly to bulk buying opportunities and...

Tigo Tanzania unveils 5th edition winners of annual Change-Makers’ competition.

Tanzania: Tigo awards $40000 to local entrepreneurs

March 13, 2017 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Tanzania: Tigo awards $40000 to local entrepreneurs

Tigo Tanzania in partnership with Reach for Change, a non-profit organization has given an award of $40 000 to two winners of the 5th edition of the Tigo Digital Changemakers Competition. The Tigo Digital Changemakers Competition is aimed at identifying and...

Robin Olivier, Managing Director at Digicape.

Digicape and Sensor Networks launch an IoT and Apple innovation

March 8, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Hardware, Internet of Things, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Digicape and Sensor Networks launch an IoT and Apple innovation

South African startups Sensor Networks and Digicape have partnered to launch an Apple Watch App for the Sensor Smart Tracker (“Smart Tracker”) device and integrate the existing Sensor Tracker App directly into Digicape’s online store to enable in-App...

Mathieu Coquillon and Raphael Grojnowski Mama Money co-founders.

Aggressive African expansion for fintech startup Mama Money

March 7, 2017 • Finance, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Aggressive African expansion for fintech startup Mama Money

The South African fintech startup, Mama Money, announced on Tuesday the expansion of its money transfer service into Nigeria, Ghana and Tanzania. The business will expand into Mozambique, Malawi and Kenya by April. It has also earmarked a country outside of...

Mundo Chat co-founders Usman Shakeel and Hassaan Shakeel.

New app aims to break language barriers

February 28, 2017 • Online & Social, Startups, Top StoriesComments (1)

Mundo Chat launched this year by two brothers, Hassaan Shakeel and Usman Shakeel is a global messaging app that imagines a world beyond language barriers. The app is powered by 50+ world languages with integrated translation functionality coupled with...

Dave Glass, Electrum Managing Director.

Electrum to simplify Value Added Services

February 20, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Finance, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Electrum to simplify Value Added Services

In a bid to boost revenue by hundreds of millions of Rands, retailers are increasingly selling virtual products and services known as Value Added Services (VAS). However, it is not as simple as selling normal stock as VAS which includes products such as;...

Aricent Launches Cognitive Services to Bring Artificial Intelligence into the Customer Experience of Products and Services

African startup using AI to produce news stories

February 14, 2017 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on African startup using AI to produce news stories

Tech startup, Controvert Media has implemented the use of artificial intelligence robots to automatically write and post news articles on the internet. Artificial Intelligence robots – or “bots”, as they are also known by,  are created by software...

From start-up to success: Tips for growing your new start-up into an established business.

Tips to survive the journey of a startup

February 9, 2017 • Opinion, Southern Africa, StartupsComments Off on Tips to survive the journey of a startup

The journey from growing a start-up into a successful business is often a long one, requiring hard work and dedication. With a clear vision and a determined entrepreneur at the helm, start-ups can grow from a one-person operation into a globally recognised...

Cape Town world’s first city to have its entire formal and informally-run public transport networks fully mapped.

World first, Cape Town’s public transport fully mapped

February 7, 2017 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on World first, Cape Town’s public transport fully mapped

WhereIsMyTransport has announced that Cape Town is now the world’s first city to have both its formal and informally-run transport system data captured, integrated and openly available.  People will now be able to access data for the entire public...

Lagos Nigeria

Nigerian site trying to fight fraud & corruption

February 1, 2017 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian site trying to fight fraud & corruption

Ahuwanya Victor, a Nigerian programmer, has created a site that aims to fight fraud in his country, fraudcheck.com.ng. How it started: The idea for the site came after Victor bought a solar panel rated 24V 8A , in order to combat the lack of electricity...

The Innotribe Start Up Challenge will return to Africa for its 3rd consecutive year. (Image source: Swift)

Africa’s chance: 10,000 EUR Startup Challenge returns

January 31, 2017 • Africa By Region, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Africa’s chance: 10,000 EUR Startup Challenge returns

SWIFT Innotribe, one of the worlds leading startup competitions, announced today that the Startup Challenge for Africa is open for applications. In its third successive year, the Startup Challenge will be part of SWIFT’s African Regional Conference (ARC)...

Carter co-founders, Tom Gardner, Amit Bholla and Vikash Govindjee.

Carter launches Tinder-for-new-car-buying in South Africa

January 25, 2017 • Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Carter launches Tinder-for-new-car-buying in South Africa

Three South African entrepreneurs have developed a smartphone app that helps customers find a suitable car for their needs and connects them to accredited dealers. Available on Apple iStore and the Google PlayStore, Carter aims to appeal to first time new car...

18 African startups to compete at Seedstars Summit.. (image: startups.com)

Startups from 18 African countries to compete for $1 million

January 24, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Startups from 18 African countries to compete for $1 million

African startups to pitch for funding at Seedstars global final in April. The startups are from 18 African countries and will take part in the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland. The summit according to Disrupt Africa will give startups the opportunity to pitch...