Startups seem to be the new ‘’ish’’ in Ghana. These days, nearly 5 startups are launched every day and this is both encouraging and alarming at the same time. Being that negative energy helps no one, let’s dwell on the positive side of it. The effects of numerous start-ups...
IT News Africa recently sat down with the CEO and Founder of ProperiProp, Llew Morkel, who looked to demystify the world of Bitcoin by breaking down the facets that contribute to this disruptive technology. ProsperiProp is a fintech startup that makes it possible for people around the world to buy into...
With headline-grabbing data breaches and high-stake hacks on the rise, earning and maintaining the trust of visitors to one's website is a mounting challenge, especially for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Without big budgets or teams of IT professionals, many SMBs lack the know-how and tools to protect their...
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 of five to monitor the well...
The Skoll Foundation has announced that Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator has received the 2019 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. Founded by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Jeff Skoll, this prestigious award recognises change agents whose innovations have had significant, proven impact on the world’s most pressing problems. It is a select honour that...
As the year draws to a close, it’s important for small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) to have a strategic plan in place for business continuity. So before you get into a festive frame of mind, take a look at these top tips on what SMME's need to consider...
Deciding to take the plunge into the world of entrepreneurship is a scary prospect, but also one that holds incredible promise – if founders play their cards right. Despite shaky economies around the world, the current digital era is a great time to launch a startup. What founders often...
On June 8, during Seedstars West Cape, Mbora, GreenFingers Mobile and EMG Technologies won the pre-selection round of Seedstars World and will advance to the South Africa grand final to compete with the best startups in the country on the 29th of June, in Johannesburg, at the Standard Bank...
South African developed startup, Fourex announced on Monday, 9 September 2019, that it has opened its second round of crowdfunding in a bid to raise just over $1 million. Fourex allows travellers to exchange notes and coins with various foreign currencies using a self-service kiosk. The kiosks allow travellers to...
Ericsson announced today it’s near-future plans to create new innovation hubs serving the Middle East and Africa markets following the same global concept of Ericsson Garage. Ericsson Garage is an open innovation platform, inspired by lean startup methodology. Ericsson Garage teams work with short development cycles in close dialogue with...
The National Development Plan (NDP) sets some aggressive goals for Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa, including a target for the sector to create 90% of employment opportunities by 2030. One of the major financial challenges facing startups in South Africa, as well as Africa, is the required...
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 the tap of a screen. Wazupa,...
A report released today by Disrupt Africa, Disrupt African Tech Start Up Funding Report, showed that 146 startups from across the African content raised $ 129,133,200 in funding over the course of 2016. This is coupled with a 16.8% rise from 2015 in the number of African tech startups...
South African tech startup RapidDeploy, whose cloud-based software enables public safety officials to reduce emergency response times and improve situational awareness, has raised $12 million (163m ZAR) in Series A financing. GreatPoint Ventures and Samsung NEXT provided the Round A funds, enabling RapidDeploy to accelerate the development and deployment...
Linebooker, an online transport management company that matches trucks with loads in Cape Town, is disrupting South Africa’s freight transport industry. According to the company, Linebooker has enjoyed an excellent five months since its official launch in February 2017. It recently expanded its offering to manage all disciplines of...
Microsoft South Africa today announced the launch of its BizSpark programme. This initiative is aimed at giving entrepreneurs and small businesses a boost. To make this happen, Microsoft has partnered with the South African government's Jobs Fund (which provided the initial financing for the project). The BizSpark programme will provide...
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