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Vote for your favourite African creative in the DLA Online Pitch Competition

Vote for your favourite African creative in the DLA Online Pitch Competition

April 21, 2019 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Vote for your favourite African creative in the DLA Online Pitch Competition

Public voting is now open until April 28 for the 30 African creatives selected to compete at the Digital Lab Africa (DLA) Online Pitch Competition. The DLA is a springboard and an incubation platform for African creatives in digital content. Initiated by the Embassy of France and French Institute in South Africa (IFAS) in 2016, [&hellip...

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Nigeria's Value Seeds tops Access to Seeds Index

Nigeria’s Value Seeds tops Access to Seeds Index

April 19, 2019 • Startups, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria’s Value Seeds tops Access to Seeds Index

A new study on seed companies operating in Western and Central Africa has identified Nigeria as a leading seed hub in Western and Central Africa. The Access to Seeds Index 2019 – Western and Central Africa ranked Value Seeds number one. Like most of the...

Founders Factory Africa selects 5 fintech startups to scale across Africa

Founders Factory Africa selects 5 fintech startups to scale across Africa

April 18, 2019 • East Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Founders Factory Africa selects 5 fintech startups to scale across Africa

Founders Factory Africa (FFA) and Standard Bank have announced that they have selected and invested into the first five fintech startup businesses in Africa. Founders Factory Africa is a South African company operating across Africa delivering a...

Centbee closes Series A round funding

Centbee closes Series A round funding

April 18, 2019 • Finance, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Centbee closes Series A round funding

South African-based Bitcoin company, Centbee, announced that it has closed its Series A round with entrepreneur Calvin Ayre, founder of Antigua-based investment firm, Ayre Ventures and CoinGeek. Ayre, who has invested $1 304 700,00 (R18.3 million), announced...

Vodacom Foundation equips female farmers with digital skills

Vodacom Foundation equips female farmers with digital skills

April 16, 2019 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom Foundation equips female farmers with digital skills

Vodacom Foundation, in partnership with UN Women, introduced Female Farmers programme in 2018. The programme, which is focused at empowering smallholder female farmers within the country’s agriculture sector, has to date trained 350 small-scale female...

Fintech startup to offer affordable healthcare medical schemes

Fintech startup to offer affordable healthcare solutions to medical schemes

April 14, 2019 • Healthcare, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Fintech startup to offer affordable healthcare solutions to medical schemes

  Alignd, an all women-led fintech start-up, aims to bring alternative and affordable healthcare models to the South African market. With an intention to provide alternative, more patient-centred and value-led healthcare models to the country’s...

South Africa: Cisco EDGE Incubation hub for startups launched in Durban

South Africa: Cisco launches Incubation hub for SMMEs in Durban

April 8, 2019 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Cisco launches Incubation hub for SMMEs in Durban

Cisco in partnership with Minister of Communications, Telecommunications and Postal Services, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams launched Cisco South Africa’s USD $143 600,00 state-of-the-art Incubation Hub in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. This is the second facility of its...

Nigeria's Publiseer selected as finalist for Halcyon Incubator Fellowship in Washington

Nigeria’s digital content distribution platform invited to Young Africa Works Summit

April 8, 2019 • Online & Social, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria’s digital content distribution platform invited to Young Africa Works Summit

Founders of Nigeria’s digital content distribution platform Publiseer, Chidi Nwaogu and Chika Nwaogu, have been invited by the Mastercard Foundation to participate in its Young Africa Works Summit, taking place in Cape Town, South Africa on October 17...

Vodacom harnesses ICT to empower learners, farmers and teachers

SMMEs add their voice on the Fourth Industrial Revolution

April 7, 2019 • StartupsComments Off on SMMEs add their voice on the Fourth Industrial Revolution

In order to hone in on the Fourth Industrial Revolution and help prepare small businesses for the digital era, small businesses from across the country gathered at the second edition of the SMMEs in ICT Summit and Expo, which took place at the Sandton...

Africa gets first user experience Lab in South Africa

Africa gets first user experience Lab

April 5, 2019 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa gets first user experience Lab

Nihilent, a global consulting and solutions integration company, official opened the first user experience (UX) lab in Africa. Located at Bryanston in South Africa, the lab caters to all type of businesses and verticals B2B and B2C for product/content...

Harambee wins 2019 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship

April 2, 2019 • Careers, Southern Africa, StartupsComments Off on Harambee wins 2019 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship

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...

Vox launches email archiving solution for SMEs

Vox launches email archiving solution for SMEs

April 1, 2019 • General, StartupsComments Off on Vox launches email archiving solution for SMEs

Vox, an integrated ICT and infrastructure provider, has launched an unlimited email archiving solution to provide organisations with a cost-effective and user-friendly way to protect their email data in the event of a disaster. “It has become far too...

The Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative is officially open

The Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative is officially open

March 28, 2019 • Events, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on The Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative is officially open

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...

South African start ups called to take part in the 2019 SA Innovation Summit

Oracle’s global startup program will support 500 startups in Ghana

March 27, 2019 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Oracle’s global startup program will support 500 startups in Ghana

The Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem and the Government of Ghana have announced the Ghana-Oracle Digital Enterprise Program, a new collaborative effort to support technology-enabled startups and entrepreneurs across Ghana. The Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem,...

GESF2019: Tanzanian start-up announced as winner of Next Billion Ed-Tech Prize

March 26, 2019 • East Africa, Education, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on GESF2019: Tanzanian start-up announced as winner of Next Billion Ed-Tech Prize

Tanzanian start-up Ubongo, a localised educational media platform that reaches millions of families through accessible technologies, has won the ‘Next Billion’ Edtech Prize launched by The Varkey Foundation to recognise the most innovative...

South African startup brings the African Safari experience to the world

South African startup brings the African Safari experience to the world

March 23, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Features, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on South African startup brings the African Safari experience to the world

South African startup ‘Africam’ is a media company that live streams HD footage from waterholes at various locations across Africa. The free streams are aimed at connecting people from around the world to African wildlife and create an online community...