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Dave Glass, Electrum Managing Director.

Electrum to simplify Value Added Services

February 20, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Finance, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

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; prepaid airtime, prepaid electricity, gift cards, bill payments, money transfers, e-tickets and loyalty...

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Controvert Media using AI to write news stories.

African startup using AI to produce news stories

February 14, 2017 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

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...

Gebeya allows IT professionals to target their skills and expertise to the businesses that need them. (image: Gebeya)

Gebeya, Ethiopian IT workplace platform to launch in Kenya

January 24, 2017 • East Africa, Online & Social, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Gebeya, Ethiopian IT workplace platform to launch in Kenya

Gebeya an Ethiopian startup that provides online IT training for individuals, qualified professionals and institutions has now launched in Kenya. Gebeya, an Amharic word for market provides a workplace for top IT talent to showcase and contribute their...

A 17% rise in number of African tech startups funded in 2016.

African tech startups funding rises by 17%

January 23, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

A report released today by Disrupt Africa, Disrupt African Tech Start Up Funding Report, showed that 146 startups from across the African content raised $ 129,133,200 in funding over the course of 2016. This is coupled with a 16.8% rise from 2015 in the...

Takwana Tyaranini, one of the founders of Senditoo.

Senditoo looking to conquer Africa in 2017

January 19, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Senditoo looking to conquer Africa in 2017

Senditoo, a new mobile airtime startup, has started 2017 with ambitious plans to become of one Africa’s fastest growing airtime transfer services. The company buoyed by funding secured in December, has started an aggressive marketing campaign to expand...

Beauty on TApp is South Africa's first ever beauty app that allows users to locates beauticians in their area. (image: Beauty on TApp)

Beauty on TApp, an app that aims to promote local small businesses

January 19, 2017 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Beauty on TApp, an app that aims to promote local small businesses

The debate on hair is one that has been going on for a very long time. Whether you decide to keep your hair natural or add on extensions, locating the perfect place to “fix your crown” is an issue that most ladies always deal with. Mathebe Molise a...

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 Off on Technology that could fight corruption in Government

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...

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 Off on Nigeria: Emplug to fund technology startups

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 Off on Worlds first no address delivery service launches

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,...