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African startup aims to disrupt $45b market research industry

May 24, 2016 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on African startup aims to disrupt $45b market research industry

Johannesburg based technology startup, delvv.io, has announced a first round of investment led by global business executive and investor, Kevin Gaskell. The former Managing Director of both BMW and Porsche GB has led an investment round of R2 million to accelerate the development of the marketing research newcomer. “delvv.io is addressing a market...

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African Startups

African Start-Ups encouraged to participate in VIVA Technology Paris

May 13, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, West AfricaComments Off on African Start-Ups encouraged to participate in VIVA Technology Paris

African-born global ad-tech company, Popimedia is encouraging African tech start-ups to participate in VIVA Technology Paris. Co-hosted by Publicis, the inaugural event, running from 30 June to 2 July 2016, aims to provide a “real-time platform for...

Nelson Mandela Bay Tech Entrepreneurs and Start-ups get R&D Lab

April 29, 2016 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Nelson Mandela Bay Tech Entrepreneurs and Start-ups get R&D Lab

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...

Merck brings international start-up-companies to Nairobi & Darmstadt

April 20, 2016 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Merck brings international start-up-companies to Nairobi & Darmstadt

Merck has revealed the participants for its Accelerator Programs being held in Darmstadt and Nairobi. Almost 200 highly competitive applications from 47 countries were submitted for consideration. According to the company, with this selection, Merck has set...

Avelacom extends ultra low latency connectivity to South African capital markets

Own disaster recovery at a business level or risk failing

April 5, 2016 • Enterprise IT, Internet of Things, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Own disaster recovery at a business level or risk failing

Organisations need to move away from treating business continuity and disaster recovery as isolated IT conversations. Unless businesses ensure they also take people and processes into account when planning for disasters, they run the risk of not surviving...

African Startups

5 rules for managing people in your start-up

March 17, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 5 rules for managing people in your start-up

If your small business is to grow and prosper, you need to hire the right people and then manage them in a way that gets the best from them. Even if you are not a natural leader, managing people is a skill that you can learn and improve with practice and with...

Nigerian Bloggers

Innotribe opens doors for East African fintech startups

March 10, 2016 • Finance, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Innotribe opens doors for East African fintech startups

Swift expects even greater innovation and a shift away from mobile technology at the 2016 Innotribe Startup Challenge for Africa. The Challenge, now open for applications, will take place at Swift’s African Regional Conference (ARC) in Mauritius on 17-19...

Mastercard reinforces commitment to drive Digital Transformation in Zimbabwe

MasterCard to engage best Startups from Middle East and Africa

March 10, 2016 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on MasterCard to engage best Startups from Middle East and Africa

Technology and data are transforming the way consumers and businesses interact with each other, driving a need to bring new ideas to market with greater speed. The right corporate-startup partnership gives startups an accelerated path to scale innovative...

African Startups

Sasware Nigeria launches start-up program

March 3, 2016 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Sasware Nigeria launches start-up program

In attempt to drive innovation and momentum for disruptive technologies in Nigeria, Sasware Nigeria has launched the Start-up in Residence (STAIR) program. According to Sasware, STAIR is a co-entrepreneurship program focused on aspiring entrepreneurs and...

Get in the Ring

SA startups triumphant at regional Get in the Ring Finals

January 26, 2016 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on SA startups triumphant at regional Get in the Ring Finals

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...

The rise of African start-ups is a business opportunity, not a threat

January 19, 2016 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on The rise of African start-ups is a business opportunity, not a threat

We are in the middle of a tech start-up frenzy, with research suggesting that South Africa alone is home to more than 5000 tech start-ups. Rather than just seeing this rise of new potential competitors as a threat, enterprises should take the opportunity to...

DIYLaw Nigeria

All-female Nigerian startup takes top prize in Netherlands

January 13, 2016 • Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on All-female Nigerian startup takes top prize in Netherlands

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...

How alternative funders enable small business success

African startups raised funding of USD 185.7m in 2015

January 13, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on African startups raised funding of USD 185.7m in 2015

According to the Disrupt Africa’s African Tech Startups Funding Report for 2015, 125 tech startups raised funding in 2015 around the African continent, to the tune of US$185,785,500. South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya proved investors’ favoured...

African Startups

Silvertree Internet Holdings to Invest $10m in African Startups

January 12, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Silvertree Internet Holdings to Invest $10m in African Startups

Silvertree Internet Holdings, the Cape Town-based consumer focused Internet platform, revealed that it has recorded 330% p.a growth for 2015 to $10 Million in revenue, its strongest year since operations began in 2013. Following this news, the company’s...

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...

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...