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Rise hub to support women tech entrepreneurs

Rise hub to support women tech entrepreneurs

November 10, 2017 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Rise hub to support women tech entrepreneurs

Barclays Africa Group’s fintech innovation hub in Cape Town, South Africa has announced that they will support five women entrepreneurs in the information and communications sector. The Rise hub will provide a six months subsidised membership to the Rise co-creation community and workspace. “The intention is to lower the barrier to growth for women...

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MTN Cote d'Ivoire launches startup incubator

20 African startups selected for XL Africa

November 7, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 20 African startups selected for XL Africa

On Monday 6 November 2017 the World Bank Group’s infoDev program announced 20 of the most promising African digital start-ups which will take part in the XL Africa residency, the flagship initiative of the business accelerator launched last April. The...

South African startup, Prago to join eFounders Entrepreneurship Programme.

South African startup to join eFounders Entrepreneurship Programme

November 7, 2017 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on South African startup to join eFounders Entrepreneurship Programme

South Africa’s high-tech logistics and fulfilment company, Pargo is the only South African company selected to join the eFounders Initiative Entrepreneurship Training Programme in the city of Hangzhou, China. The programme is organised jointly by the...

South Africa: 4 BEE fintech startups awarded $283 thousand

South Africa: 4 BEE fintech startups awarded $283 thousand

October 31, 2017 • Finance, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: 4 BEE fintech startups awarded $283 thousand

On Monday 30 October 2017, at a pitching event hosted by AlphaCode, four black-owned South African financial services startups each won R1-million ($71000). The Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) pitching event is an initiative of Merrill Lynch...

Uber like app for healthcare launches in Ghana

Innovative initiative to strengthen primary healthcare underserved areas

October 30, 2017 • Healthcare, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Innovative initiative to strengthen primary healthcare underserved areas

Dr. Raymond Campbell, a urologist, has created a mobile medical application that aims to enhance patient care and decrease the cost of primary healthcare in South Africa. The solution includes a bus that can be used to reach underserved communities as well as...

Seedstars opens applications for Botswana leg of world competition

Seedstars open applications for Botswana leg of world competition

October 24, 2017 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Seedstars open applications for Botswana leg of world competition

Seedstars announced on Tuesday 24 October 2017 that applications for the Botswana leg of the Seedstars World competition in now open. The startups who will make up the participants of the competition will battle it out for the chance to earn up to US$1...

South Africa: Startup Campus set to launch in Johannesburg

South Africa: Startup Campus set to launch in Johannesburg

October 23, 2017 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Startup Campus set to launch in Johannesburg

The launch date for the startup campus, 22 On Sloane, has been revealed. The campus which will be in Bryanston, Johannesburg, will open its doors on November 10, 2017, and will aim to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs with its “360-degree turnkey...

New reports highlight talent gaps that exist in Africa’s Fintech landscape

Ghana: EWB invests into fintech startup Bloom Impact

October 23, 2017 • Finance, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ghana: EWB invests into fintech startup Bloom Impact

Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB) announced on Friday 20 October that the organisation has invested in Ghanaian fintech startup, Bloom Impact, to help it scale up its operations and give more people access to financial services. Bloom Impact is...

Mauritius launches $191 million renewable energy project

South African startup Sun Exchange raises $1.6 million in seed investment

October 20, 2017 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on South African startup Sun Exchange raises $1.6 million in seed investment

Sun Exchange, a South African startup which offers a peer-to-peer solar equipment leasing marketplace, announced on Friday 20 October 2017 that the company has raised $1.6 million in seed financing from several strategic partners to accelerate global access...

Deviare, the startup advancing digital transformation in South Africa

Deviare set to advance digital transformation in South Africa

October 19, 2017 • General, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Deviare set to advance digital transformation in South Africa

On Tuesday 17 October 2017 Deviare announced that the startup will officially be launching in mid-November 2017. Deviare is a digital firm that will focus on investing in capacity building skills and technology in order to facilitate digital transformation...

Accenture announces winners of the Innovation Index 2017.

Accenture announces winners of the Innovation Index 2017

October 19, 2017 • General, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Accenture announces winners of the Innovation Index 2017

Accenture and partners Transunion and The Da Vinci Institute announced the winners of the Innovation Index 2017 at the Accenture Innovation Conference that took place in Johannesburg, South Africa. The awards ceremony honoured businesses of all sizes for...

Nigeria: e-health startup Mobicure wins Expo Live grant

Nigeria: e-health startup Mobicure wins $100,000 Expo Live grant

October 16, 2017 • Healthcare, Startups, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: e-health startup Mobicure wins $100,000 Expo Live grant

Nigerian e-health startup Mobicure has been awarded an Expo Live grant from organisers of the next World Expo, being held in Dubai in 2020, for its child focused application called OMOMI. The app helps expectant mothers and parents of children under the age...

Publiseer set to help Nigerian authors and artists publish their work for free

Publiseer to help Nigerian authors and artists publish their work for free

October 16, 2017 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Publiseer to help Nigerian authors and artists publish their work for free

While there are millions of talented individuals in Nigeria, many of them remain undiscovered due to lack of resources and funds to get published. For some, it’s a struggle to just get their work out there; however, Chidi and Chika Nwaogu, identical...

Angola's promising startups to pitch at Seedstars Luanda 2017

Angola’s most promising sartups to pitch at Seedstarts Luanda 2017

October 12, 2017 • Southern Africa, Startups, VideoComments Off on Angola’s most promising sartups to pitch at Seedstarts Luanda 2017

Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets has selected the most promising tech startups to pitch at the Seedstars Luanda pitching event on October 13th at 4pm at TGI House in Angola, Luanda. The startups will compete to...

Andela raises $40M to connect Africa’s engineers to global technology ecosystem

Andela raises $40M to connect Africa’s engineers to global technology ecosystem

October 11, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Software, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Andela raises $40M to connect Africa’s engineers to global technology ecosystem

Andela, a company that builds engineering teams with Africa’s most talented software developers, announced on Tuesday 10 October 2017 that the company has secured $40M in Series C funding. The investment was led by Pan-African venture firm CRE Venture...

Six start-up ventures to feature at UCT Genesis Project

Top 6 start-up ventures to feature at UCT Genesis Project

October 10, 2017 • Events, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 6 start-up ventures to feature at UCT Genesis Project

The University of Cape Town (UCT) announced on Monday 9 October 2017 that their Genesis Project will launch another six dynamic student start-up businesses from its Honours-level Postgraduate qualification in Entrepreneurship. These innovative student...