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Nigeria: Uber like app for electricians launched

On Friday 17 November 2017, Nigerian startup Install.com.ng launched its on-demand electrician service. The newly launched service, which could be loosely described as an Uber for electricians, looks to offer easy access to installation and repair services as well...

Digital platforms crucial for SME funding

The efficient use of digital platforms is crucial in enabling convenient access to funding for South Africa’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs). This is according to Mike Vacy-Lyle, CEO of FNB Business, who says a pragmatic approach that prioritises...

Google Launchpad Accelerator to support Africa startups

Google has announced two major new developments with an aim to boost to African entrepreneurs and app developers respectively. Google Developers Launchpad Africa, is a mentorship program tailored exclusively to startups based in Africa. The Google Accelerator programme will operate...

Rise hub to support women tech entrepreneurs

Barclays Africa Group’s fintech innovation hub in Cape Town, South Africa has announced that they will support five women entrepreneurs in the information and communications sector. The Rise hub will provide a six months subsidised membership to the Rise co-creation...

20 African startups selected for XL Africa

On Monday 6 November 2017 the World Bank Group’s infoDev program announced 20 of the most promising African digital start-ups which will take part in the XL Africa residency, the flagship initiative of the business accelerator launched last April....

South African startup to join eFounders Entrepreneurship Programme

South Africa's high-tech logistics and fulfilment company, Pargo is the only South African company selected to join the eFounders Initiative Entrepreneurship Training Programme in the city of Hangzhou, China. The programme is organised jointly by the Alibaba Group and...

South Africa: 4 BEE fintech startups awarded $283 thousand

On Monday 30 October 2017, at a pitching event hosted by AlphaCode, four black-owned South African financial services startups each won R1-million ($71000). The Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) pitching event is an initiative of Merrill Lynch South Africa and...

Innovative initiative to strengthen primary healthcare underserved areas

Dr. Raymond Campbell, a urologist, has created a mobile medical application that aims to enhance patient care and decrease the cost of primary healthcare in South Africa. The solution includes a bus that can be used to reach underserved...

Seedstars open applications for Botswana leg of world competition

Seedstars announced on Tuesday 24 October 2017 that applications for the Botswana leg of the Seedstars World competition in now open. The startups who will make up the participants of the competition will battle it out for the chance...

South Africa: Startup Campus set to launch in Johannesburg

The launch date for the startup campus, 22 On Sloane, has been revealed. The campus which will be in Bryanston, Johannesburg, will open its doors on November 10, 2017, and will aim to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs...
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Dakar Academy Announces New Digital Partnership to Enhance Science Teaching

Dakar Academy Central, a prominent international school in Senegal, West Africa, has announced a new partnership with global edtech...
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