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Posts Tagged ‘Start-ups’

  • Kenyan startups win Africa Business Challenge

    March 4, 2019 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenyan startups win Africa Business Challenge

    Over 20 innovators from Kenya joined 20 contemporaries from Basque to take part in the Africa Basque Challenge (ABC) in Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain. The challenge was to find social and technical solutions to help bridge the urban-rural divide in...

  • 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,...

  • Top 10 EdTech startups transforming learning in Africa

    February 6, 2019 • Education, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 EdTech startups transforming learning in Africa

    The global tech revolution is greatly changing the way we work in every sector. EdTech, which merges innovation with teaching, has made education more accessible and comprehensive across the world. Most recently we’ve seen that established schools have...

  • Abdel Fattah Al Sisi

    Egypt: Youth and women to take centre stage at Africa 2018 Forum

    December 7, 2018 • StartupsComments Off on Egypt: Youth and women to take centre stage at Africa 2018 Forum

    This year’s Africa 2018 Forum in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, which will take place this week on December 8 and 9, will place special focus on issues of concern to African youth and women. The first day’s events will feature a Young...

  • How the rules of the game are changing in Africa’s banking sector

    How the rules of the game are changing in Africa’s banking sector

    October 19, 2018 • Finance, Southern AfricaComments Off on How the rules of the game are changing in Africa’s banking sector

    FinTech remains to be the most appealing industry for investors as African start-ups look to bridge the financial gap An abundance of opportunities We are fortunate to witness a period of monumental progress in Africa. The changes are visible across all...

  • Teams Of Girls From India And Nigeria Win International Mobile App Competition

    Start-ups from India and Nigeria win International Mobile App Competition

    August 11, 2018 • Startups, West AfricaComments Off on Start-ups from India and Nigeria win International Mobile App Competition

    Iridescent, a nonprofit empowering underrepresented young people globally to become innovators and leaders, announced that two teams of girls – one from India and Nigeria – won top honors at its 2018 Technovation World Pitch Summit, a tech...

  • Nigerian B2B Venture Builder Zone Tech Park launches

    Nigerian B2B Venture Builder Zone Tech Park launches

    August 3, 2018 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian B2B Venture Builder Zone Tech Park launches

    Zone Tech Park, a new venture builder for start-ups in Nigeria, has officially opened for business Located in Lagos, Zone Tech Park is the brainchild of Bolaji Olagunju, a serial entrepreneur and Founder and CEO of The Workforce Group, Nigeria’s leading...

  • Programmer Thuli Hlongwane has created a new app that can bring make-up artists, hairstylists, nail technicians and masseuses to your door, at a time that suits you.

    Interview: Tech Director taps into beauty market

    July 20, 2018 • Online & Social, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: Tech Director taps into beauty market

    Thuli Hlongwane, a former IT Director tapped into the entrepreneurial market by launching two apps that connect people to the beauty therapy industry. Amongst other things, the apps connect salon and spa owners with beauty service providers and customers to...

  • Yodiwo partnership to transform smart retail sector in Africa

    How e-commerce startups can grow efficiently

    May 24, 2018 • StartupsComments Off on How e-commerce startups can grow efficiently

    There is a general conception in South Africa that TV campaigns can only be used by big brands wanting to embark on expensive brand building campaigns. This is a myth that needs to be debunked. Smaller companies and start-ups, especially those in the...

  • 37 per cent of infrastructure investors invest in emerging markets-study

    Impact Dakar launches first incubation program to support youth startups

    April 23, 2018 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Impact Dakar launches first incubation program to support youth startups

    The Dakar office of Dalberg, an international strategy consulting firm, has announced a new incubation program that aims to regroup Dakar’s most innovative early-stage entrepreneurs and help them turn their ideas into viable start-ups, Incuberation was...

  • AppManiaZar is a start-up IT company which specializes in Mobile Apps and Web Development for businesses and entrepreneurs

    Sanofi calls for entries to the Afric@Tech

    February 8, 2018 • Healthcare, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Sanofi calls for entries to the Afric@Tech

    Pharmaceutical company, Sanofi is calling for entries to the Afric@Tech start-ups challenge targeted at innovators in the medical and healthcare sectors in Africa. The Sanofi at Africa@Tech comprises three challenges aimed at providing innovative and adapted...

  • Focus on the challenges, not the technology

    Factors that contribute to the evolution of the modern workplace

    December 11, 2017 • GeneralComments Off on Factors that contribute to the evolution of the modern workplace

    While digital transformation may be the most game-changing technology shift happening across businesses today, the process affects, and is driven by people. They are located across functions, ranging from IT to HR and marketing, and by utilising new...

  • Why ethics must be at the heart of AI

    New series of The Futurist Report explains effects of AI

    August 21, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on New series of The Futurist Report explains effects of AI

    Ericsson, together with AT&T Foundry and RocketSpace have released the third series of The Futurist Report. The report gives an inside look into the cutting-edge technologies and companies that are shaping the future of artificial intelligence (AI), and...

  • The youth prefers to bank smart with digital channels

    A chance to showcase African innovation: Mastercard extends Start Path Applications

    June 29, 2017 • Finance, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on A chance to showcase African innovation: Mastercard extends Start Path Applications

    Mastercard Start Path programme is making the call for additional applications from qualifying late-stage start-ups – marking an opportunity for the fast-growing pool of African fintech talent to benefit from the mentorship and knowledge-sharing that Start...

  • Startups invited to join the Kaspersky Open Innovations Program

    How to launch your startup with World-Bank support

    April 21, 2017 • General, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on How to launch your startup with World-Bank support

    The World Bank Group has launched XL Africa, a five-month business acceleration program designed to support the 20 most promising digital start-ups from Sub-Saharan Africa. As a part of the program the start-ups will receive mentoring from global and local...

  • Startups invited to join the Kaspersky Open Innovations Program

    Tips to survive the journey of a startup

    February 9, 2017 • Southern Africa, StartupsComments Off on Tips to survive the journey of a startup

    The journey from growing a start-up into a successful business is often a long one, requiring hard work and dedication. With a clear vision and a determined entrepreneur at the helm, start-ups can grow from a one-person operation into a globally recognised...