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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 Off on West African startups emerge winners at Digital Africa Conference 2018

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 & INNOVATORS IN NIGERIA (NINe) to pitch their ideas. Hubs dot ng also [&hellip...

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Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa extends to 12 more African countries

June 11, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa extends to 12 more African countries

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...

Tanda Team

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...

More than 125 countries were represented at Viva Technology 2018.

WATCH: Viva Technology 2018 Highlights

May 29, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on WATCH: Viva Technology 2018 Highlights

Taking its position as the ‘global engagement for startups and leaders’, more than 125 countries were represented at Viva Technology 2018. The French tech conference saw over 100,000 attendees interact with content from over 300 speakers, and over 1800...

Oulie Keita, ONE campaign regional representative for Francophone Africa.

“Africa Has Been Blessed But Investing In Youth Needs To Be A Priority” – Oulie Keita

May 29, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, West AfricaComments Off on “Africa Has Been Blessed But Investing In Youth Needs To Be A Priority” – Oulie Keita

Africa has been blessed, not only with natural resources but also an abundance of youth, yet we fail to adequately invest in them. At least 60% of Africa’s young people are under the age of 30 but unemployment continues to rear its ugly head leaving...

SMBs need to be cyber secure

The future for SMEs is online

May 28, 2018 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on The future for SMEs is online

Research by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) found that small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who have invested in digital technologies showed more growth than those that did not. In addition, further studies found that technology improved...

Riccardo “fluffypony” Spagni

Interview: Riccardo Spagni co-founder of a new open source blockchain

May 25, 2018 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: Riccardo Spagni co-founder of a new open source blockchain

South African cryptocurrency expert and lead maintainer of the Monero project Riccardo “fluffypony” Spagni has co-founded a new open source blockchain protocol named Tari. Tari is being built as a blockchain protocol for managing, transferring, and using...

How e-commerce startups can grow efficiently

How e-commerce startups can grow efficiently

May 24, 2018 • Opinion, StartupsComments Off on How e-commerce startups can grow efficiently

There is a general conception in South Africa that TV campaigns can only be used by big brands wanting to embark on expensive brand building campaigns. This is a myth that needs to be debunked. Smaller companies and start-ups, especially those in the...

GirlCode empowers tech startups with AWS CloudStart program

GirlCode empowers tech startups with AWS CloudStart program

May 22, 2018 • Features, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on GirlCode empowers tech startups with AWS CloudStart program

GirlCode, a non-profit organisation (NPO) that aims to empower girls through technology recently announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to launch a nationwide competition which will award 30 Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMMEs)...

How SMEs can build better repeat business in the digital marketplace

How SMEs can build better repeat business in the digital marketplace

May 17, 2018 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on How SMEs can build better repeat business in the digital marketplace

Payment Service Provider, DPO PayGate processes payments for over 10 000 online merchants in Southern Africa. Brendon Williamson, CSO at DPO PayGate draws on the company’s 19 years’ experience to offer some advice to companies looking to build repeat...