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Google Cloud and SAP launch sustainability contest for startups

March 1, 2019 • Education, StartupsComments Off on Google Cloud and SAP launch sustainability contest for startups

As digital transformation grows at an astronomical rate, Google Cloud and SAP have partnered to launch global sustainability contest for social entrepreneurs that have revenue-generating ideas that use data analytics and machine learning. According to the Global Footprint Network, the global demand for resources was 1.7 times more than what the Earth could...

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Nigerian fintech startup closes $5.5 mln Series A Round

Nigerian fintech startup closes $5.5 mln Series A Round

March 1, 2019 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian fintech startup closes $5.5 mln Series A Round

Nigerian fintech company, TeamApt has closed on a $5.5M Series A round, led by Quantum Capital Partners. The Lagos-based company is a leader in the development of Digital Banking, Digital Business solutions and running Payment Infrastructure for Africa....

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Digitalisation of SMEs in Africa

February 27, 2019 • Features, StartupsComments Off on Digitalisation of SMEs in Africa

There is a general consensus that Small to Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) are the key to the economic development of African countries. It is also a well-known fact that the digitalisation wave is not ephemeral, but is only the beginning of a whole new era...

Publiseer selected to pitch at Startup Turkey

Publiseer selected to pitch at Startup Turkey

February 23, 2019 • Startups, West AfricaComments Off on Publiseer selected to pitch at Startup Turkey

Nigeria’s digital publishing platform, Publiseer, has been selected to pitch at Startup Turkey Top 100 Demo Day. Publiseer was selected as the top 100 from 120,000 startup applications from 150 countries. Only 1% of the startups that applied were...

$11 million tech investment puts Rwanda on the map

February 21, 2019 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on $11 million tech investment puts Rwanda on the map

Rwanda is fast becoming a tech destination in Africa, emerging as a key tech and investment hub with its ease of doing business. In July 2018, Rwanda hosted the World Economic Forum on Africa in May, and work is reportedly well underway on the Kigali...

Applications open for DRC Innovation for Financial Services 2019 competition

Applications open for DRC Innovation for Financial Services 2019 competition

February 21, 2019 • Finance, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Applications open for DRC Innovation for Financial Services 2019 competition

Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSD Africa), the Banque Centrale du Congo and Elan RDC have launched DRC – Innovation for Financial Services 2019. This is a competition for local businesses and entrepreneurs that aims to encourage the development of...

International Telecoms invest in African EdTech

February 19, 2019 • Africa By Region, East Africa, Education, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on International Telecoms invest in African EdTech

In recent years, education technology has become inextricable from education reform, resulting in a steady increase in edtech startups and private entities innovating in education. Understanding the realities and complexities of education in Africa, it is...

Pineapple's journey on the cloud

Pineapple’s journey on the cloud

February 16, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Pineapple’s journey on the cloud

South Africa’s first peer-to-peer insurance company, Pineapple was established in a bid to address customers need for simplified and on-demand services and better returns of value. In 2018, Pineapple launched the world’s first decentralised insurance...

OneBio calls for applications to its First Incubation Programme

OneBio calls for applications to its first incubation programme

February 16, 2019 • Events, Southern Africa, StartupsComments Off on OneBio calls for applications to its first incubation programme

OneBio, a specialised biotech incubator in Cape Town, will launch its first incubation programme for early-stage Southern African and Zimbabwean biotech entrepreneurs in May 2019. Applications are now open for biotech startups seeking support to drive change...

Tshimologong, Conlog launch blockchain incubator

February 13, 2019 • StartupsComments Off on Tshimologong, Conlog launch blockchain incubator

South African start-ups’ interest in blockchain is increasing, with the firms looking to create new businesses around the technology. With that said, more start-ups are rolling out blockchain incubations and innovative technology programmes. Conlog,...

South African tech startup raises $12 mln in funding

South African tech startup raises $12 mln in funding

February 13, 2019 • Southern Africa, StartupsComments Off on South African tech startup raises $12 mln in funding

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...

Publiseer wins the Startup World Cup Nigeria Regional Competition

Publiseer wins the Startup World Cup Nigeria Regional Competition

February 12, 2019 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Publiseer wins the Startup World Cup Nigeria Regional Competition

Publiseer has emerged as the regional champion of the Startup World Cup Nigeria Regional Competition held in Lagos, Nigeria. Publiseer will join other regional winners from various countries, including Mauritius, South Africa, and Kenya, at the Grand Finale,...

How to improve technology in Africa

Africa Tech Week to give insights on Industry 4.0

January 30, 2019 • Events, StartupsComments Off on Africa Tech Week to give insights on Industry 4.0

The city of Cape Town, in partnership with the department of science and technology (DST), is set to host the inaugural Africa Tech Week which will introduce African small businesses to digital solutions and future business strategies and development. The...

The ACCEL Entrepreneurship Awards: Application deadline approaching

January 29, 2019 • StartupsComments Off on The ACCEL Entrepreneurship Awards: Application deadline approaching

ACCEL Awards returns in 2019 with the annual African entrepreneurship start-up contest. The elite London Business School’s Africa Club is organizing the competition, along with the Africa Club Alumni, FTSE 100 companies, media companies, venture capital...

Publiseer to take part in Nigeria's biggest startup competition

Publiseer to take part in Nigeria’s biggest startup competition

January 25, 2019 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Publiseer to take part in Nigeria’s biggest startup competition

Nigeria’s digital content distribution company, Publiseer, has been selected to participate in the Startup World Cup, Nigeria Regional Competition. All ten startups selected to pitch will be competing to secure a slot at the Grand Finale in San...

What is the cyber security recipe for SMEs?

What is the cyber security recipe for SMEs?

January 24, 2019 • Security, StartupsComments Off on What is the cyber security recipe for SMEs?

Small and medium-sized businesses are becoming more and more attractive targets for cybercriminals – both direct and also as a starting point for larger attacks across a supply chain. Unfortunately, these companies often lack the experts, systems and...