Startups

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Nigerian Startup Becomes A Finalist At The 2018 Harvard Business School New Venture Competition
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Nigeria’s digital publisher, Publiseer, has been announced as one of the 14 finalists of the 2018 Harvard Business School’s New Venture Competition, taking place in Boston, MA, United States, on…

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Applications open for global D-Prize Competition
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Entrepreneurs from around the world have been invited to apply for the D-Prize Competition, which offers funding of up to US$20,000 to social impact startups. The D-Prize Global Competition is…

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Microsoft celebrates graduation of Insiders4Good East Africa Fellows
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20 East African entrepreneurs have graduated from the Insiders4Good programme after completing a six-month training programme. The Fellowship, which was launched by Microsoft in partnership with a network of local…

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TinyLoop wins H2O Hackathon, bags R20 000 grand prize
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TinyLoop has been announced as the winner of the H20 Hackathon which was held last weekend (9 and 10 February) by accelerator Startupbootcamp Cape Town (SBC) and financial services provider…

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Global Edtech Startup Awards competition by three African Startups
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Japanese startup Arcterus was the winner of this year global Edtech Startup (GES) Awards held in London. This year GES competition attracted over 2,000 startups all over the world. Paul…

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GSMA innovation fund to extend grants to 15 startups in its next round
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The GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund, which supports startups in Asia-Pacific and Africa with equity-free grant funding and technical assistance, is looking to select another 15 companies for its third…

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Vehicle Energy Harvesting System inventor wins SA Chivas Venture IV
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Engineer and inventor Clement Mokoenene on Friday (9 February) won the South African leg of the Chivas Venture IV competition, walking away with R350 000. A judging panel consisting of…

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West African startups can apply for French-German incubation lab
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Startups from Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria and Senegal have been invited to apply for the AyadaLab, which offers selected companies access to workshops, mentorship and networking trips to Europe.…

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African Startups Invited to Apply for Second Edition of Free Electrons Global Startup Acceleration Program
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The application deadline for the second edition of Free Electrons has been extended. This application is a global acceleration program for startups that TEPCO launched with 7 other international utilities…

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Kenya’s Virtual Water Firm Wins 2018 Startup of the Year Africa Awards
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In their bid to support innovation in Africa, Startup.Info magazine organized awards for various innovators in Africa. The awards attracted over 600 participants from 52 African states. Besides, 41 million…

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