DIYlaw.ng, a Nigerian female founded technology company, recently won the Innovating Justice Award for the SME Empowerment Innovation Challenge for East and West Africa - A challenge which was organised by The Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (HiiL). The challenge, which was held over several stages, saw over...
On August 21st 2017, seven of Ethiopia's best seed stage startups will compete to represent the country at the Global Seedstars Summit and have the opportunity to win up to USD 1 million in equity investments and other prizes. Seedstars World the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and...
The application process for the Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) is officially open to African entrepreneurs from all countries, sectors and age groups. The ANPI is a prize competition founded by the Jack Ma Foundation that will award US$10 million and recognize 100 African entrepreneurs over the next 10...
Dott, a European micro-mobility company, announced on Thursday, 04 July 2019 a commitment for a $34 million Series A funding. The investment is co-led by existing investors EQT Ventures and Naspers Ventures. Other investors include Felix Capital, Axel Springer Digital Ventures, Angel Investors, U-Start Club and FJ Labs. The $34...
What is Deliver 2 Me? Wumdrop has developed the world’s first delivery solution which delivers to the real time location of your mobile phone, allowing you to choose the hour that you would like your order to be delivered, at the exact location you will be, regardless of whether or...
The Climate Innovation Centre South Africa recently hosted The Challenge Cup in collaboration with The Innovation Hub, where three South African startups won the coveted opportunity to compete in Kenya ahead of the global finals in Washington DC. The Challenge Cup is a global competition, driven by 1776 – a...
The party that emerges as the winner of Kenya’s general election, to be held on 8 August, has an opportunity to supercharge job creation and economic growth by adopting policies that help Small & Medium Businesses to thrive. That’s according to Nikki Summers, Regional Director for Sage in East Africa,...
Pitch AgriHack invites e-argriculture start-ups to be part of a new and exciting initiative. Participants will stand a chance to win an investment of a lifetime which includes a cash price and promotional support. The application process will require the start up demonstrate that they are incorporated or are...
World Bank Group Launches New Program to Support Africa’s Top Digital Entrepreneurs.The World Bank Group has launched XL Africa, a five-month business acceleration program designed to support the 20 most promising digital start-ups from Sub-Saharan Africa. As a part of the program the start-ups will receive mentoring from global and...
Nigeria's digital publishing company, Publiseer has been accepted into the Venture Incubation Programme Winter School 2018. The programme will take place at Solution Space, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, in Cape Town, from 3 September 2018 to 30 November 2018. The programme twice every year selects 15...
Few decisions we make in life can be more nerve-racking (and expensive) than privately buying or selling a car online, and in the “Digital Age”, you’re just as likely to get scammed as you are finding your dream ride. In 2019, a study conducted by The Sunday Times found that...
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 Manager at the Kenya ICT Board, Kaburo Kobia,  says that grants...
On 26 August 2019, Pan-African telecommunications service provider SEACOM announced a partnership with cybersecurity Sophos. This partnership will see the two companies develop a "next-generation" security solution called 'On-Premise Security.' This solution is aimed at cost-conscious small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across South Africa. SEACOM's 'On-Premise Security' is said to...
New research reveals South African small businesses aren't able to adopt cloud technology because of their connectivity problems. The third annual State of Small Business report from accounting software firm Xero, conducted in partnership with World Wide Worx (WWW) shows that over half (53 per cent) of small businesses...
Mobile airtime transfer service start up, Senditoo has launched an app that allows users to send top-ups to mobile phones across the world in just 15 seconds. According to the company’s CEO and co-founder, Ibrahima Soumano, the app will drive the tech start-up’s foray into East and Francophone Africa, having...
Gust, a global platform connecting high-growth entrepreneurs and active early-stage investors, and ABAN, the Africa Business Angel Network that represents early stage investors across Africa, have entered into a long-term strategic partnership establishing Gust as an official deal-flow management and investor relations platform for the financing of high-growth African...
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