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Kenya has positioned itself as one the most important startups destinations in Africa.

5 Most Innovative startups in Kenya

June 25, 2018 • Lists, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kenya has positioned itself as one of the most prominent startup destinations in Africa. With the rise of innovation hubs and accelerator programs in Kenya, there has been great growth for entrepreneurs with over 600 hundred start-ups in the country. Access to internet and a great education system are also some contributors to the increase [&hellip...

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Nigerian software start-up launches an Artificial Intelligent Bot

Nigerian software startup launches an Artificial Intelligent Bot

June 23, 2018 • Software, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

KariXchange is a start-up software company that builds Platforms taking into consideration; User design, Ultimate user Experience and User Empowerment. KariXchange has of recent, built a Social and Service Artificial Intelligent Bot, Nyra, which will underlie...

Innovative new products can be designed around future environmental stressors and demands without having to consider old, established systems.

Africa – a breeding ground for innovation

June 22, 2018 • General, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

African innovation is on the rise and the continent could play host to several new technology disruptions in the next few years. According to Darryl Bernstein, Partner and Head of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Practice at Baker McKenzie in...

The technology driving big advantages for SMMEs

The technology driving big advantages for SMMEs

June 20, 2018 • Opinion, StartupsComments (0)

Deciding to take the plunge into the world of entrepreneurship is a scary prospect, but also one that holds incredible promise – if founders play their cards right. Despite shaky economies around the world, the current digital era is a great time to launch...

Untapped opportunity in Africa’s emerging startup hubs

Untapped opportunity in Africa’s emerging startup hubs

June 18, 2018 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

African startups are in a unique position to leverage innovation to answer some of the continent’s most pressing challenges. To achieve this, an enabling environment is mission critical, according to Abu Cassim, founder and director of Jozi Angels, an angel...

Innovative new products can be designed around future environmental stressors and demands without having to consider old, established systems.

How digital transformation can drive growth and job creation across emerging economies

June 17, 2018 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Innovation and entrepreneurship play an ever-increasing role in growing Africa’s emerging technology ecosystem. According to research by the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator, over the past two years alone, Africa has seen the number of innovation hubs double....

Team TIFAT becomes the first startup to book a spot on the DEMO Africa regional challenge.

TIFAT books a spot on the DEMO Africa regional challenge

June 14, 2018 • East Africa, Sponsored, StartupsComments (0)

TIFAT a farm technology that connects farmers to a buyer’s marketplace emerged the winner of the DEMO Africa Uganda Innovation Tour. TIFAT beat a field of more than 15 other startups from Uganda in a two-round contest at the Hive Collab in Kampala. 30...

West African startups emerge winners at Digital Africa Conference 2018

West African startups emerge winners at Digital Africa Conference 2018

June 12, 2018 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Hubs dot ng a Nigerian startup and farm Cap, a startup from Ghana were announced as the winners of the 2018 Digital Africa start-up pitch with one year of mentorship from Digital Africa Consult. The startups were curated by NETWORK OF INCUBATORS &...

Google committed to seven principles to guide its development of AI applications

Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa extends to 12 more African countries

June 11, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Google has announced that applications for Class 2 of the Launchpad Accelerator Africa program are open. Google also announced it is extending the program to include startups from a further 12 African countries. This means it is now accepting applications...

AfriLabs extends reach to 6 new countries

AfriLabs extends reach to 6 new countries

June 11, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on AfriLabs extends reach to 6 new countries

AfriLabs has announced the admission of 40 new hubs; its largest hub admission to date into its network making it a total of 100 hubs across 30 African countries. This also extends the company’s reach to 6 new countries; Morocco, Algeria, Somali Land,...

AppManiaZar is a start-up IT company which specializes in Mobile Apps and Web Development for businesses and entrepreneurs

The Silulo Business Incubation proves a winner for young startup

June 10, 2018 • StartupsComments Off on The Silulo Business Incubation proves a winner for young startup

Founded in 2015 by Director and Co-Founders, Pikolomzi Gqirana and Thokozani Zuma, AppManiaZar is a start-up IT company which specializes in Mobile Apps and Web Development for businesses and entrepreneurs looking to improve their online visibility and...

Courtney Bentley CEO Vizibiliti Insight Africa receiving Verizon Viva Tech 2018 award

Interview: Vizibiliti Insight named overall winner at 2018 Viva Tech

June 8, 2018 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: Vizibiliti Insight named overall winner at 2018 Viva Tech

Viva Tech is one of the largest technology conferences in the world attracting more than 66,000 people and over 200 speakers, including the CEO of Facebook, Microsoft, IBM, and Uber, and some of the most respected brands in the world like LMVH, Verizon, and...

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Kenyan startup Tanda launches inventory-management solution

June 6, 2018 • East Africa, StartupsComments Off on Kenyan startup Tanda launches inventory-management solution

Tanda, a Kenyan platform designed to make it easier to run a shop by allowing shop owners order and manage their inventory has launched after a four-month pilot with 200 kiosks spread across Kayole, Kawangware and Kariobangi. With an undisclosed seed round...

The company was founded by Wayne Zwiers and Bongani Sithole, the partners who run the business .

South African tech startup Black Beard establishes European footprint

June 1, 2018 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on South African tech startup Black Beard establishes European footprint

Having been in business for less than two years, South African technology startup Black Beard recently opened its fourth office in Dublin, Ireland. With a presence in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town, the new Dublin office (situated nearby the famed...

Piggybank.ng secures $1.1 million seed funding

Piggybank.ng secures $1.1 million seed funding

May 31, 2018 • Online & Social, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Piggybank.ng secures $1.1 million seed funding

Nigeria’s Piggybank.ng, an online and mobile app savings platform targeted at African Millennials, has announced that it has closed on Seed Funding of USD $1.1M, from High Net Worth Individuals, led by Olumide Soyombo, Founder of LeadPath Nigeria, and...

The technology driving big advantages for SMMEs

Lidya raises $6.9 million in a Series A led by Omidyar Network

May 30, 2018 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Lidya raises $6.9 million in a Series A led by Omidyar Network

Lidya, a digital financial services platform that provides access to credit for micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Africa, announced that it has raised $6.9 million in a Series A investment round, one of the largest in Nigerian tech...