MENU

Startups
Category

Morocco’s Inwi to extend postpaid services, top-ups

November 7, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, StartupsComments Off on Morocco’s Inwi to extend postpaid services, top-ups

Moroccan telecom operator Inwi announced that it has launched a new modular service range to allow users to choose the option that suits their needs instead of having to pay for services they are not using.   The move is seen as a positive step in the Moroccan mobile sector, which has been hit with [&hellip...

Read More

Bootstraps or bust – starting a tech business in Africa

October 9, 2012 • Features, StartupsComments Off on Bootstraps or bust – starting a tech business in Africa

Industry analysts make an interesting point about fledgling technology businesses in Africa: unlike markets generally perceived to be more developed, like the US, where capital is available, but ideas are scarce – in Africa there are many solid business...

Kenya – mobile startup’s solar solution

October 5, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya – mobile startup’s solar solution

A Kenyan mobile startup is looking to boost the country’s solar power systems by offering credit to low-income citizens to purchase more energy efficient electricity units that would normally be out of their reach; M-Kopa Managing Director Jesse Moore said...

IBM SA to invest in software start-ups

September 4, 2012 • Enterprise, StartupsComments (1)

IBM South Africa has confirmed that its Global Entrepreneur Program will, for the first time, be extended to next generation entrepreneurs in South Africa.  Start-ups that are privately held, have been in business for five years or less and are actively...

Top 10 reasons why African tech start-ups struggle

August 21, 2012 • Lists, StartupsComments (15)

Given Facebook’s turbulent entry onto the stock market (with shares recently falling 4% to $20,04 and Zuckerberg’s reported financial loss of $423 million, there are lessons to be learnt about dabbling in technology and establishing a business. The saying...

Global VCs throw their weight behind African startups

July 20, 2012 • Features, StartupsComments Off on Global VCs throw their weight behind African startups

Start-ups continue to mushroom across Africa’s fertile business and ICT landscape. Few of these would be in a position to move past the initial startup phase, if it was not for the involvement of venture capitalists (VCs). But, this is very much a...

Microsoft supports SA startups with free cloud services

May 4, 2012 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft supports SA startups with free cloud services

$60 000 of free cloud computing over two years? Sound too good to be true? But it’s exactly what Microsoft will be offering a select few local small software businesses through its BizSpark Plus initiative, a global program designed to help accelerate the...

Top Ten tech start-ups in Africa

March 5, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Startups, Top StoriesComments (4)

Many technology start-ups  in Africa had humble beginnings and while many businesses start at the bottom, there is nothing wrong with dreaming big. Here are some of the hottest technology start-ups from across the African continent and we believe they have...

Securing your start-up or small business

February 7, 2012 • Opinion, StartupsComments Off on Securing your start-up or small business

So you think your small business isn’t faced with the same online threats as a larger organisation? Think again! The technology and resources available to smaller organisations to tackle internet malware (malicious software) are likely to be radically...

Kenya offers ICT grants to start-ups

July 25, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, StartupsComments (2)

The Kenyan government has started the process of accepting proposals for the Tandaa Digital Content Grant. The grant is offered to Kenyan citizens and companies registered in Kenya for the development of innovative web or mobile phone applications. A Project...

Grow VC setting the pace for crowd funding

July 13, 2011 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Grow VC setting the pace for crowd funding

Grow Venture Ccommunity, a Virtual Silicon Valley platform creator, has launched a new model to make startup funding globally more transparent and effective. GrowVC, the first global crowd funding platform, is an online venture community and micro-funding...

SeedCamp selects top African startups for investment fund

July 30, 2010 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on SeedCamp selects top African startups for investment fund

Seedcamp, a European micro seed fund that invests in early stage startup companies, has selected 11 South African technology startups to possibly attend the Seedcamp Week programme held in September in London, UK, where they will be in line for a potential...

European, African forum on research cooperation starts this week

March 24, 2009 • People, StartupsComments (1)

European and Sub-Saharan policy makers and research organisations will meet tomorrow in Brussels, Belgium, to address the development of research in ...

Government provides skill programme for ICT start-ups

March 3, 2009 • People, StartupsComments Off on Government provides skill programme for ICT start-ups

In South Africa, the Western Cape Provincial government, in partnership with Telkom and business accelerator the Bandwidth Barn, has launched a new training initiative aimed at providing ICT entrepreneurs with a broader skills base. The focus of the program...