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New BCX innovation programme to give Tshimologong tech startups needed boost
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ICT firm, BCX today unveiled a new partnership with the Wits University Tshimologong Precint that will see tech startups receiving support that will take their businesses to the next level. BCX, a subsidiary of Telkom, which has had an ongoing relationship with the precinct since its launch last year, launched its innovation programme aimed at…

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African Startups to Compete at the Seedstar Summit Competition in Switzerland
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Switzerland based global seed-stage startups competition; Seedstars World selected 25 cities across all the regions of Africa – kicking off on May 26th, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa to November 10th, 2017 which will be in Kenya, to participate in its 4th annual global seedstars summit competition. Previously, they were only 19 cities that were…

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Global Startup Ecosystem Seeks 100 Startups For its 2nd Annual Digital Startup Accelerator
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Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE); a central hub designed to educate, inspire and prepare startup communities for the digital age, returns with its 2nd annual digital startup accelerator program for entrepreneurs residing in or seeking to launch a company in Africa, open to all SMEs, startups, innovators, and freelancers. Interested applicants can send in their applications, where…

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Facebook Courts African Start-Ups with Funding, Contest
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Nigerian start-up Andela, backed by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, has raised nearly U.S.$40 million for the development of IT talent in three African countries. This comes as Facebook prepares to host a contest in Nairobi where 15 African start-ups will compete for the chance to win U.S.$25,000 and a visit to the San Francisco headquarters…

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Microsoft launches Policy Innovation Center at Strathmore University
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As countries and industries across the world make the much-anticipated shift towards digital transformation, new and exciting advancements are underway. In a move that is set to further transform and advance policy in the region, Microsoft has partnered with Strathmore University-Kenya, to digitally transform their law school. In so doing, Microsoft has sponsored the construction…

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Kenya Startup Biasharabot Aims to Capture SME Market By Enabling Bot-Driven Sales
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Mobile apps have been a thing for a while now, and there was a phase when it important for businesses and individuals alike to have an app in the stores. Having a website is so 1999, and basic that the next important thing after having a website and a social media presence was having an…

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Tech startups, Accounteer & MyPadi.ng emerge winners at the #NES23 startup pitching event
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The just concluded 23rd Nigerian Economic Summit (NES23), which is jointly organized by the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) and the Federal Ministry of Budget and National Planning has announced winners for its startup pitching event. Before now, NESG had received some 263 applications from startups across the whole Country. Applications by the start-ups was made…

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Kenyan firm wins Sh2.6m in Facebook contest
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A Nairobi-based logistics company has won Sh2.6 million ($25,000) in a tech start-up competition hosted in the capital city by American news site TechCrunch and social networking giant Facebook. Lori Systems, which provides a payments and tracking platform for companies, was crowned winner out of a group of 15 companies that participated in Startu-p Battlefield…

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The 23rd Nigerian Economic Summit: Creating Opportunities For Startups, October 10 – 12, 2017
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In spite of the eminent challenges with doing business in Nigeria, a major deterrent to startups is access to finance and funding. Though numerous financial institutions exist to provide access to loans, the double digit interest rates and repayment plans instill a feeling of dread and foreboding in the minds of entrepreneurs. Startups play an…

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Nominations Open for Women in FinTech 2017 Powerlist
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nnovate Finance, the UK membership organisation that represents global FinTech, has announced the opening for nominations to its 2017 Women FinTech Powerlist. The annual list celebrates the contribution of female talent in the development of the FinTech sector and is open to candidates from around the world. The widely popular initiative, first launched in 2015,…

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#Africa Application For The Second Edition of Digital Africa Challenge Now Open
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Application for the second edition of Digital Africa challenge, a startup competition and digital innovation to support sustainable development in Africa has opened. The first edition of the Digital Africa challenge, launched in October 2016, received more than 500 applications and rewarded 10 startups. Building on this success, the brains behind the challenge, Agence Française…

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PV Developers Invited To Submit Proposals For Phanes Group Solar Incubator 2017
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Photovoltaics (PV) Developers have been invited to submit proposals for the Unlocking Solar Capital Africa conference pioneered by Phanes Group and in partnership with Solarplaza, Hogan Lovells, responsAbility, and Proparco. The submitted proposals must be for projects that are based in sub-Saharan Africa and have a clear CSR component. Interestingly, this will be the first African event…

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