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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 RCS Group. The winning project, submitted by the TinyEco team led by Thomas Bartleman (pictured above), walked away with a R20 000 grand prize and…

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AfriLabs Annual Gathering moves to Tanzania
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Pan-African network of tech hubs AfriLabs has announced its Annual Gathering will take place in October, with the event moving to Tanzania for the first time. This year’s edition of the AfriLabs Annual Gathering will take place on October 11-13, and will take the theme of “Innovation in the Data Age”. AfriLabs has partnered with…

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BAKE’s State of the Internet Report 2017: WhatsApp Still The Most Popular Network in Kenya
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Internet use in the country has seen tremendous growth and this is thanks to the wide adoption of mobile phones, 3G and 4G network rollout and the laying of fiber optic cables countrywide. According to the latest figures from Communications Authority of Kenya, there are 51.1 million Internet users which was a 12.5% jump in…

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Meet the Investor: Nichole Yembra, GreenHouse Capital
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Nigerian VC firm GreenHouse Capital is planning to further leverage the initial coin offering (ICO) market as an alternative channel for accessing capital in 2018. The company recently played an active role in the US$7 million raise by Nigerian fintech startup SureRemit on the ICO market, the most successful in Africa to date. “Many of…

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Global Startups Boot Camp Coming To Rwanda
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Rwanda will next month host a continental Startup boot camp (SBC) that will source innovative and top startup talents in the country and across the globe. SBC is a global family of industry-focused accelerators, which last year launched its first-ever Africa-based programme. As part of scouting for young talents, applications have been opened for innovators…

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Why my startup scene is better than yours: Egypt
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hich African country has the best conditions for launching, or investing in, a tech startup? Disrupt Africa has been talking to the great and the good from various African tech ecosystems to find out what it is that makes them so great. We’ve already heard from ecosystem players in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria, but…

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Uber reached 150,000 registered drivers in Egypt during 2017
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Uber has confirmed that in 2017 it reached the milestone of 150,000 registered drivers in Egypt. The significant milestone, which maintains Egypt as the largest Afrikan market for the company, was confirmed by the ride-hailing company through its Facebook page. This revelation comes after Uber has announced that later in 2018 it will be launching…

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How to access Goodwell’s €20m fund for African startups
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Amsterdam-based impact investor Goodwell Investments last month announced that it had raised €20-million to invest in high-growth African startups. Do you fit the bill and want to get in on that funding? Goodwell Investments marketing and communications director Nico Blaauw (pictured above) gives Ventureburn some insights on how entrepreneurs can go about accessing the funding. Is your business…

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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 Maree, co-founder at Paper Video noted that it was a great opportunity for Africa startups to participate in London 19 edtech.  In addition, it was…

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Opportunties weekly: $120,000 from Techstars Atlanta, $25,000 from CcHub, free training for Animators and more
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A new week is here and there are opportunities waiting for you to act on. Be it an entrepreneur, startup founder, or photographer, you’d definitely find your fit. Browse through this week’s list of opportunities and do not hesitate to go for the best. Techstars Atlanta Acceleration Program ($120,000) Opportunity to interact with Techstars Atlanta on…

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ABAN launches 2018 angel investor masterclass series
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The African Business Angel Network (ABAN) has launched its 2018 Angel Investor Bootcamp and Masterclass Series, aimed at educating more people about angel investing to encourage more funding for African startups. ABAN first launched the bootcamp series in 2015, with the aim being to mobilise the early-stage investing community and grow a pan-African network of…

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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 round. Applications for the round are set to open on March 12. Each of the selected startups receives between £100,000 ($139,000) and £250,000 ($347,500) in…

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