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Johannesburg entrepreneurship hub opened by The Workshop and MiWay

Johannesburg entrepreneurship hub opened by The Workshop and MiWay

February 8, 2018 • General, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Johannesburg entrepreneurship hub opened by The Workshop and MiWay

On 8 February 2018, Co-working specialist The Workspace and insurance company, MiWay, announced that the companies have collaborated to launch an entrepreneurial hub and business development programme. The hub will be situated at the newly developed Village Road premises in Selby, Johannesburg, South Africa, the central business district of the city. MiWay...

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Sanofi calls for entries to the Afric@Tech

Sanofi calls for entries to the Afric@Tech

February 8, 2018 • Healthcare, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Sanofi calls for entries to the Afric@Tech

Pharmaceutical company, Sanofi is calling for entries to the Afric@Tech start-ups challenge targeted at innovators in the medical and healthcare sectors in Africa. The Sanofi at Africa@Tech comprises three challenges aimed at providing innovative and adapted...

Gen II security could save companies from a Gen V cyberattack

How local entrepreneurs leverage the cloud to modernise emergency dispatch

February 2, 2018 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on How local entrepreneurs leverage the cloud to modernise emergency dispatch

During emergency situations such as a heart attack, stroke, break-in or fire – every second counts, because the ability to arrive on scene quickly and immediately assist victims can mean the difference between life and death. This desire to dramatically...

Research shows cloud technology features heavily in 2018 business trends

Research shows cloud technology features heavily in 2018 business trends

February 2, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Research shows cloud technology features heavily in 2018 business trends

Research conducted by accounting software firm Xero, in partnership with World Wide Worx (WWW) has revealed that South African small businesses are at risk of being left behind if they don’t adopt new technologies.The study shows that over half (52%) of...

Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa kicksoff in Lagos

Venture Incubation Programme opens applications for 2018

February 1, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Venture Incubation Programme opens applications for 2018

The Venture Incubation Programme (VIP) officially opened applications for 2018 on Wednesday, 31 January 2018. The programme invites entrepreneurs seeking to launch digital solutions on the African continent. VIP has helped over 30 start-ups in the past two...

Power-as-a-Service Leader Rensource Raises $3.5M financing for Nigerian expansion

Renewable energy provider raises USD $3.5M financing for Nigerian expansion

January 31, 2018 • Mining & Energy, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Renewable energy provider raises USD $3.5M financing for Nigerian expansion

Rensource, a Lagos-based distributed energy provider, announced that it has raised $3.5 million USD in bridge financing to grow its power-as-a-service renewable energy business by expanding across Nigeria. According to the company, the funds will be put...

Manifexto the Angolan startup aiming to stop fake news

Manifexto, the Angolan startup aiming to stop fake news

January 26, 2018 • General, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Manifexto, the Angolan startup aiming to stop fake news

Manifexto, an Angolan startup, offers a web-based news aggregator which aims to provide a one-stop-shop for citizens to access news and information from the full spectrum of state-run, private, international and local news outlets in the country. Manifexto,...

Nigerian startup launches “online African art gallery”

Nigerian startup launches “online African art gallery”

January 25, 2018 • Online & Social, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian startup launches “online African art gallery”

A startup from Nigeria, called Artyrama, is looking to give people around the world access to a variety of African art through its recently launched “online African art gallery.” According to the startup, its platform leverages cutting-edge technology...

Using technology to transform information into intelligence that improves cancer care

E-health platform disrupting healthcare industry in Kenya

January 25, 2018 • East Africa, Healthcare, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on E-health platform disrupting healthcare industry in Kenya

MYDAWA, an e-health platform that enables customers to purchase authentic medicines and wellness products has hit over 30,000 registered users in December 2017. The platform was launched in March 2017 and features a unique mechanism that gives back control to...

South African startup, Bountly, launches recruitment platform

South African startup, Bountly, launches recruitment platform

January 25, 2018 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on South African startup, Bountly, launches recruitment platform

South African startup, Bountly, has announced that it has launched the beta version of its recruitment platform in the Western Cape in South Africa. The platform is targeted at students, unemployed individuals, travellers and individuals hoping to add a...

Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa kicksoff in Lagos

South Africa: Tshimologong and BCX launch digital innovation programme

January 19, 2018 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Tshimologong and BCX launch digital innovation programme

On Friday 19 January 2018, Wits University’s, Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, announced the launch of the BCX Innovation Programme and are inviting technology start-ups to apply. Tanye ver Loren van Themaat, Tshimologong Incubator and Accelerator...

New partnership to enable startups to have control over their Intellectual Property.

New partnership to enable startups to have control over their Intellectual Property

January 17, 2018 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on New partnership to enable startups to have control over their Intellectual Property

A collaboration between the Companies & Intellectual Properties Commission (CIPC), the ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA), and the ZA Central Registry NPC (ZACR) will make it possible for South African startups to register a new company and its equivalent...

Zulzi delivery app addressing on-demand grocery shopping needs

Zulzi delivery app addressing grocery shopping needs

January 16, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Zulzi delivery app addressing grocery shopping needs

Zulzi is an on-demand delivery service app that brings groceries to the doors of its customers within an hour. The app is already making an impact in a number of suburbs in the north of Johannesburg, South Africa and already has in excess of 9 000 active...

Does payroll software threaten data security?

Kenya: Startups invited to pitch at Nairobi Innovation Week

January 12, 2018 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Startups invited to pitch at Nairobi Innovation Week

The Nairobi Innovation Week (NIW), an annual event held at the University of Nairobi, is inviting Kenyan startups to apply to be one of 100 pitching startups at the event. Out of the 100 startups, NIW will select 15 of the most promising startups. NIW...

PayJoy partnership to bring smartphone payment plans to African markets

Kenyan emergency startup launches rescue service

January 10, 2018 • East Africa, Healthcare, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenyan emergency startup launches rescue service

Flare, a Kenyan emergency services platform that was launched in December 2017, has introduced a new product that consolidates ambulance service providers into one network. The “Rescue” product, will ensure that users have access to medical assistance...

Nigerian startup Farmcrowdy closes on seed funding of $1Million

Nigerian startup Farmcrowdy secures $1Million in seed funding

December 19, 2017 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian startup Farmcrowdy secures $1Million in seed funding

Farmcrowdy, Nigeria’s first digital agriculture platform, which allows Nigerians to venture in and sponsor agriculture, announced that it had closed on seed funding of $1 million from international and local investors including Cox Enterprises, Techstars...