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SweepSouth wants more African startups in US accelerators

December 15, 2015 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on SweepSouth wants more African startups in US accelerators

Applications are open for the next batch of 500 Startups companies, and home cleaning platform SweepSouth, which has just returned from its four-month programme in San Francisco, believes that more African entrepreneurs should be taking up the chance. Aisha Pandor, CEO and co-founder of SweepSouth says, “We are going to be working with Silicon Cape to...

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Upskilling to reduce unemployment and enhance economic growth

December 15, 2015 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Upskilling to reduce unemployment and enhance economic growth

With an unemployment rate of 25%, South Africa is sitting on a largely untapped pool of resources that has the potential to drive economic growth. The problem, says Pitso Kekana, Head of Public Affairs and Corporate Citizenship for Samsung Africa RHQ, lies in...

WeChat Africa plans to invest R50 million in tech startups

December 2, 2015 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on WeChat Africa plans to invest R50 million in tech startups

WeChat Africa plans to invest 50 million South African Rand in tech startups in Africa, to support local entrepreneurs and technology innovations. WeChat Africa will identify promising tech startups, via an application and selection process, and support their...

Tough leadership role in IT? Sounds like a job for a woman

Inspiring African Women Leading Tech Start-ups in Nigeria

December 2, 2015 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Inspiring African Women Leading Tech Start-ups in Nigeria

Carmudi, which is a Nigerian online vehicle marketplaces, is currently run by one of Nigeria’s most fascinating Managing Directors, Amy Muoneke. Amy has decided to share her story, detailing what makes her tick, how she got into the start-up business and...

How alternative funders enable small business success

SA startups to compete in Kenya for a global opportunity

November 19, 2015 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on SA startups to compete in Kenya for a global opportunity

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...

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New partnership to boost African startup funding

November 19, 2015 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on New partnership to boost African startup funding

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...

Video Interview: Business Connexion takes hosting partner of the year award

November 5, 2015 • Startups, Top Stories, VideoComments Off on Video Interview: Business Connexion takes hosting partner of the year award

As the Group Executive for Infrastructure Solutions, Jacques Loubser discusses what it means to Business Connexion to win the Microsoft Hosting Partner of the Year Award. Loubser is in charge of the overall strategic and operational responsibility for the...

SA Innovation Awards 2015

Clinic-in-a-Box Wins SA Innovation Award

October 23, 2015 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Clinic-in-a-Box Wins SA Innovation Award

Resolve Capacity, a division of Imperial Logistics group company Resolve Solution Partners, has won the Corporate Innovation Award at the 2015 SA Innovation Awards, held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. The awards are held by MyWorld of...

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Keynote speakers revealed for Startup Istanbul

August 13, 2015 • Events, StartupsComments Off on Keynote speakers revealed for Startup Istanbul

Etohum, has revealed the first group of speakers to grace the stage of Startup Istanbul – which will be held in the Eurasia region on October 3-5, 2015. Startup Istanbul revealed that following individuals will be speaking at the event: The name behind...

Top 3 Startups revolutionising job search in Nigeria

July 27, 2015 • Online & Social, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 3 Startups revolutionising job search in Nigeria

Thousands of Nigerians flock to the internet on a daily basis in search of jobs. Despite the explosion of apps, websites and other tools for job applicants seeking to optimise their hunt for employment in Nigeria, many are still unable to use the technology...

Demo Africa reveals top 30 technology start-ups

July 22, 2015 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Demo Africa reveals top 30 technology start-ups

Demo Africa has revealed a list of the thirty technology start-ups from across Africa that will pitch at the 2015 edition of the Demo Africa event. Nigeria is currently top of the list with 8 representatives followed by Kenya with 6. South Africa is third...

5 Nigerian startups take on 2015 MITx Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

July 20, 2015 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on 5 Nigerian startups take on 2015 MITx Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

The 2015 MITx Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp is set to be held between 23 & 28 August 2015. The bootcamp will be held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and will host 5 startups hailing from Nigeria. According to MITx, 50 candidates were selected from...

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40 African startups will emerge from Venture Bus 2015

July 13, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 40 African startups will emerge from Venture Bus 2015

Applications for the five Venture Bus tours in Africa are now open. For the third year in a row, Ampion will run its pan-African startup competition joined by participants from all across the globe. On the road, entrepreneurs are supported by experienced...

Rwanda: Think Incubator takes on 4 new tech start-ups

June 26, 2015 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Rwanda: Think Incubator takes on 4 new tech start-ups

In Rwanda, technology incubator Think has taken on four new start-ups as part of a new Think accelerated program. According to the incubator, each team joining the program will receive financing, strategic consulting services, and a tailored growth-training...

Top 5 technology hurdles that hinder African startups

June 22, 2015 • StartupsComments Off on Top 5 technology hurdles that hinder African startups

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...

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SA Startup offers free guide to the stock market

June 3, 2015 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on SA Startup offers free guide to the stock market

The latest startup to grace the African continent, stockshop.co.za, is offering a free guide to the stock market, which will allow individuals to learn, trade and invest. Founder and CEO, Annabel Dallamore, revealed that she had learned at her previous...