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Dell EMC launches new machine and deep learning solutions

Is your business threatened by digital startups?

October 18, 2016 • Startups, Top StoriesComments (1)

78% of businesses believe digital start-ups will pose a threat to their organisation, either now or in the future, according to new research that Dell Technologies announced today. This phenomenon is propelling innovative companies forward and accelerating the demise of others. Almost half (45%) of global businesses surveyed fear they may become obsolete in...

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WUTIKO  NAMED DAKAR’S BEST STARTUP AT SEEDSTARS DAKAR

Job seeking service wins Seedstars Dakar

October 18, 2016 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Job seeking service wins Seedstars Dakar

Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes brought its Senegal round to a successful close during Seedstars Dakar. The event took place this Friday at Jokkolabs, and 9 selected startups were...

Kenyan public transport app wins $1million USD

October 18, 2016 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenyan public transport app wins $1million USD

Magic Bus Ticketing is an offline app that allows urban commuters in Africa to check in real time the location and fare, book and pay for public buses via mobile money. The service is described as the Uber for buses, but offline. No internet is required and...

Durbanites can now enjoy SweepSouth , the home cleaning app that promises to keep their homes clean.

South Africa: Cleaning startup expands footprint

October 13, 2016 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Cleaning startup expands footprint

Home cleaning service SweepSouth has arrived on the East Coast. Having had successful results in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town – the service is ready to face the hustle, bustle and sun-kissed crowd of Durban. SweepSouth offers customers the...

Co-founders of walletdoc Dan Wagner and Leonard Shenker.

Walletdoc, Absa implement new payment solution

October 10, 2016 • Finance, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Walletdoc, Absa implement new payment solution

Absa has partnered with walletdoc in a bid to offer users a smart, secure and convenient way to pay bills such as monthly subscriptions and utilities. The payment solution notifies the user when bills arrive, sends reminders when bill payments are due and...

Andreas Demleitner and Rahul Jain co-founder of Peach Payments

Peach Payment expends into Nigeria and Kenya

October 5, 2016 • Finance, Startups, Top StoriesComments (1)

Peach Payments is now processing more than R1-billion in transactions per year and expanding into Kenya and Nigeria with plans for other African countries. Peach Payment has recently launched PaySafe, which has already processed transactions worth R1-million,...

Lagos Startup Week is a celebration of entrepreneurs, startups and small business  owners in Lagos from 26-30 September

Lagos Startup Week to Offer Free Digital Marketing Masterclass

September 26, 2016 • Events, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Lagos Startup Week to Offer Free Digital Marketing Masterclass

Lagos Startup Week,the annual week long celebration of startups in Lagos is back and scheduled to take place 24­ to 30  September, 2016 at the Oriental Hotel, Lekki ­Lagos. This years Lagos Startup week theme is “Be Inspired” Lagos Startup week...

To Let co-founders (L-R) Sulaiman Balogun, Fakayo Ogundipe, Dapo Eludire and Seyi Ayeni

Lagos real estate startup closes $1.2 million funding deal

September 21, 2016 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Lagos real estate startup closes $1.2 million funding deal

Lagos-based real estate classifieds start-up, ToLet.com.ng,  announced that it closed a $1.2 million Series A round of funding from Frontier Digital Ventures. To Let CEO, Fikayo Ogundipa has indicated that the funds will contribute vastly to the...

New mobile app uses IoT to help African farmers

Stand a Chance to Win investment with Pitch AgriHack

September 19, 2016 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Stand a Chance to Win investment with Pitch AgriHack

Pitch AgriHack invites e-argriculture start-ups to be part of a new and exciting initiative. Participants will stand a chance to win an investment of a lifetime which includes a cash price and promotional support. The application process will require the...

Lance Baum, CEO of Wazupa

Here’s an App for “Foodies”

September 19, 2016 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Here’s an App for “Foodies”

An app that will satisfy your appetite and not leave you tired after preparation is an answer to most peoples dream.  South Africans now has a solution for a better, healthier lifestyle. Simply order a meal from someone who lives close to you and pay with...

A new online portal that instantly compares finance options available to small and medium enterprises

SME finance comparison website launches

September 19, 2016 • Finance, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on SME finance comparison website launches

A new online portal that instantly compares finance options is now available to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The portal is helping to address the number one challenge that SMEs in South Africa face – access to finance. The first of its kind, the...

SnapnSave gives 1million back to App users

Big news for SnapnSave users

September 16, 2016 • Retail, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Big news for SnapnSave users

SnapnSave the South African cash back shopping app, has broken into new territory by giving its users over R1million in cash since its launch just over 1 year ago. SnapnSave, gives shoppers cash back on everyday shopping items, simply for snapping their till...

Gartner Symposium 2015

MTN Business rewards its partners

September 16, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, StartupsComments Off on MTN Business rewards its partners

MTN Business showed some appreciation for its top partners at the company’s inaugural Partnership Summit in Johannesburg this week. It is through this initiative that MTN Business is committed to strengthening its partner ecosystem and official recognition...

sweepsouth introduces their new cleaning app

New cleaning service mobile app

 hits the market

September 14, 2016 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on New cleaning service mobile app

 hits the market

SweepSouth, a South African cleaning service has launched a mobile app. Expanding on their already existing web-based platform, the app bring convenience to customers, who can now book a cleaning service within seconds. Since launching in June 2014,...

Seedstars Soweto (21)

Global startup competition heads to Tanzania

September 7, 2016 • StartupsComments Off on Global startup competition heads to Tanzania

Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, is returning to TANZANIA on September 24, 2016. In line with its mission to place the spotlight on entrepreneurs from emerging markets, Seedstars...

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South Africa: New startup plugs into e-commerce boom

September 7, 2016 • Retail, StartupsComments Off on South Africa: New startup plugs into e-commerce boom

According to uAfrica.com, online shopping is still relatively small compared to the UK and the US, with annual sales values of between R6-7 billion, however it is growing at a rate of between 25 and 35% year-on-year – which presents a huge opportunity for...