Today 88mph and Samsung Electronics Africa have entered into a partnership to provide three lucky startups with a possible placement on the Built For Africa App store, and the potential to be pre-loaded on millions of smartphones across Africa. Samsung will also add marketing muscle to each startup to build...
The worldwide pandemic has spurred digital transformation across the African continent. Tech is booming in Africa, it is all too clear to see. Now more than ever, driven African entrepreneurs and startup founders are innovating new waves into the ocean of technology. All they need is funding. Enter: The Africa's Business...
Applications have opened for the Barclays Accelerator programme, powered by Techstars, an initiative aimed at uncovering the next M-Pesa or Paypal by working with exceptional fintech entrepreneurs innovating Africa’s financial services industry. This collaboration between Barclays Africa and Techstars offers a game-changing opportunity to 10 qualifying fintech startups, which will...
South African startups Newtech Rail and Adfire Creative M3dia’s iMORPH3D app beat down the competition from the rest of central and southern Africa at the Get In The Ring entrepreneurship challenge in Johannesburg last week, to secure their places in the international Get In The Ring finals in Colombia...
South African fintech startup, ThisIsMe, has set a new Africa record for the FICA (Financial Intelligence Center Amendment) process. This process which used to be a drawn out taking as long as two days to two weeks, has now been streamlined by ThisIsMe and will be completed in three...
We’ve all seen the pictures: the surfer sitting under the palm leaves at a beach bar on his laptop, clinching a deal in New York – or Joburg. This kind of scenario does seem a little far-fetched (what beach bar has good WiFi, for starters?) but the concept is...
SEDA Nelson Mandela Bay ICT Incubator (SNII) revealed the opening of a new technology research and development (R&D) centre, located on-site at its Newton Park technology office business park in Port Elizabeth. The SNII R&D Lab offers assistance and support to creatives, entrepreneurs, and small businesses in PE to design...
Legitng, an online legal content and referral platform, after their launch, on 1 October 2017, has become the first free 24 hour online legal consultation service in Nigeria. According to the site, they are committed to providing access to legal knowledge and services in Nigeria to all Nigerians. The online...
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 championing innovation in their own industries. “All participants were assessed based on...
Over 20 innovators from Kenya joined 20 contemporaries from Basque to take part in the Africa Basque Challenge (ABC) in Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain. The challenge was to find social and technical solutions to help bridge the urban-rural divide in today's rapidly urbanising world. The winning team, which was made...
TruSpot is attempting to make listening and sharing of music easier and more social. The online social network has upgraded its services in order to make this happen. According to the social network: "We have hit the reset and wiped out all former data, to restart our platform fixing all...
Ecobank, independent pan-African banking group, has announced the finalists for the 2nd edition of the annual Ecobank Fintech Challenge, a competition for Africa-focused technology start-ups. The list includes eleven (11) fintech start-ups from across the continent and beyond. An Innovation Fair & Awards ceremony will honour the start-ups on August 30,...
On Wednesday, 27 February 2019, Aerobotics announced that it expanded its Series funding round from $2 million to $4 million. The funding round expansion came through a signed deal with Paper Plane Ventures and brings Aerobotics total funding to $4.6 million. The funding round expansion and three other announcements...
18-year-old Brandon Kynoch and 21-year-old Dieter Kunze are two South African creative developers who are inspiring the younger generation of South Africans to become a part of the world of programming and coding. Brandon Kynoch's most recent gaming app, Sector, launched in October 2018 and has received incredible success. The...
Opera's African fintech startup OPay remains committed to building a multi-service super app in Nigeria as the foundation to expand on the continent. OPay will also continue to operate ORide for limited passenger service — though the company is shifting the motorcycle ride-hail operation toward logistics businesses. These updates were offered...
Tigo Tanzania in partnership with Reach for Change, a non-profit organization has given an award of $40 000 to two winners of the 5th edition of the Tigo Digital Changemakers Competition. The Tigo Digital Changemakers Competition is aimed at identifying and supporting social entrepreneurs who use digital tools and technology...
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