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Support launched for female African entrepreneurs

She Leads Africa launches accelerator for women-run businesses with Work in Progress! Alliance

19 May 2017

Nigerian fintech startups offered chance to pitch for incubation
Nigerian fintech startups offered chance to pitch for incubation

Nigerian fintech startups have the opportunity to pitch for NGN3 million ($10,000) worth of incubation and prize money of NGN500,000 ($1,600) at the Fintech Startup Challenge in June

By Tom Jackson 1 May 2017

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Lagos is Africa's most valuable startup ecosystem

Lagos has the most valuable startup ecosystem in Africa, with the local entrepreneurship scene worth US$2 billion, according to a new report

By Tom Jackson 20 Apr 2017

Young women breaking into the male-dominated ICT world
Young women breaking into the male-dominated ICT world

One of Africa's leading tech startups spreads its wings, empowering and teaching young women in Kenya, ICT skills

By Kwamboka Oyaro 5 Apr 2017

Free money management for Uber drivers
Free money management for Uber drivers

For Global Money Week, Uber and Old Mutual extended its free money management course to driver-partners in Accra, Ghana; Lagos, Nigeria; Nairobi, Kenya

5 Apr 2017

Nigeria's PayMyRent is a marketplace for loans
Nigeria's PayMyRent is a marketplace for loans

Recently launched Nigerian startup PayMyRent is offering users access to a variety of loans from different providers in one online marketplace

By Tom Jackson 31 Mar 2017

Lagos is Africa's most valuable startup ecosystem
Lagos is Africa's most valuable startup ecosystem

Lagos has the most valuable startup ecosystem in Africa, with the local entrepreneurship scene worth US$2 billion, according to a new report

By Tom Jackson 30 Mar 2017

Nigeria: the next chapter?
Nigeria: the next chapter?

Nigeria presents an interesting tale of seemingly opposites in the African growth agenda. Simultaneously taking pole position as the largest economy in Africa in 2016 and yet suffering from its worst recession in 25 years is indicative of both the ups and downs that the country's economy has been through

By Charles Weller, Issued by Mindshare World 22 Mar 2017

Ringier, Silvertree end JV - Silvertree gets DealDey
Ringier, Silvertree end JV - Silvertree gets DealDey

Silvertree has taken full ownership of Nigerian discount online shopping platform DealDey after Ringier exit…

By Gabriella Mulligan 15 Mar 2017

Skills development and growth of Nigerian entrepreneurs
Skills development and growth of Nigerian entrepreneurs

Advanced manufacturing training program at Lagos Garage launched for Nigerian entrepreneurs…

9 Mar 2017

Consumer insights agency raises seed capital
Consumer insights agency raises seed capital

Bamba, a boutique African data collection agency, raises $1.1 million USD in first seed round…

16 Feb 2017

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Here's a free tool for valuing your startup

Nigerian company CompexAfrica has launched a free online business valuation tool for startup owners…

By Tom Jackson 3 Feb 2017

African entrepreneurs sought for funding programme
African entrepreneurs sought for funding programme

The Meltwater entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) is recruiting entrepreneurs from across Africa for its Ghana programme…

By Tom Jackson 24 Jan 2017

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Location-based discovery app Ajo launched in Nigeria

Nigerian startup Ajo has launched its location-based discovery app, which allows users to find points of interest and services within their proximity…

By Tom Jackson 17 Jan 2017

Data Science Nigeria runs e-learning bootcamp
Data Science Nigeria runs e-learning bootcamp

Data Science Nigeria will host a learning bootcamp for young data scientists in an aim to address the capacity gaps in data science for beginners, intermediate and experts…

10 Jan 2017

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Startit.ng aims to support startups in Nigeria

Management consulting firm, Sawubona Advisory Services has introduced Startit.ng, a startup launch and growth support platform in Nigeria

12 Dec 2016

GE launches advanced manufacturing program in Nigeria
GE launches advanced manufacturing program in Nigeria

The GE Lagos 'Garage' will offer a year-round series of skills training programs focused on building the next generation of Nigerian entrepreneurs

29 Nov 2016

#AfricaCom: Africa's tech startup funding landscape in numbers
#AfricaCom: Africa's tech startup funding landscape in numbers

Disrupt Africa, an independent news portal with a keen eye on the African tech startup scene, released its first industry funding report

By Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Nov 2016

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20 startups to pitch to investors at Angel Fair Africa

Twenty startups have been selected from nine African countries to pitch in front of investors that include Dave McClure, Tim Draper and Chris Kirubi

By Tom Jackson 7 Nov 2016

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Zambia highlights key essentials to Africa's development

Zambia says sustainable trade, infrastructure development, gender equality and empowerment, peace, health and education are among key prerequisites to the development of Africa

26 Oct 2016

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CoLab is northern Nigeria's first tech hub

CoLab has opened in Kaduna, the state capital of Kaduna State in north-western Nigeria, offering working space, mentorship and training to local startups

By Tom Jackson 25 Oct 2016

Ghanaian startup AF Radio launches playback app
Ghanaian startup AF Radio launches playback app

Ghanaian startup AF Radio has launched its free Android app after months of testing in partnership with local station 3FM 92.7

By Tom Jackson 21 Oct 2016

Innovation Hub to showcase power inventions
Innovation Hub to showcase power inventions

Calling all innovators and inventors in the West African power industry - WAPIC Innovation Hub to offer a unique opportunity

18 Oct 2016

Internet.org awards African innovation
Internet.org awards African innovation

Internet.org presented six Innovation Challenge in Africa awards to what it considers leading examples of ideas, apps, websites and/or online services

3 Oct 2016

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Web TV aims to boost youth interest in African farming

Agribusiness TV is an internet television station which aims to inspire youth interest in farming in Burkina Faso and further afield in Africa

8 Sep 2016

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Nigerian startup selected for Start-Up Chile accelerator

Nigerian e-health solution Curacel Health has been selected to take part in Start-Up Chile's S Factory accelerator, aimed at supporting first-time female entrepreneurs

By Tom Jackson 6 Sep 2016

Mark Zuckerberg meets Nigerian digital entrepreneurs
Facebook CEO in Nigeria to witness Africa's tech revolution

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is visiting Nigeria this week on his first trip to Africa, to visit the Yaba technology hub in Lagos, meet with developers and partners, and explore Nollywood

31 Aug 2016

African leaders commit to empowering youth, women to transform Africa
African leaders commit to empowering youth, women to transform Africa

African, Japanese and other leaders at the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), in Nairobi, will empower youth and women to transform Africa

30 Aug 2016

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Kangpe named Nigeria's 'Best Startup' at Seedstars Lagos

Kangpe won the Nigeria round of Seedstars World and will represent the country at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland

23 Aug 2016

Source: Africa Renewal
The impact on Africa after Brexit

African economies may be severely affected by Britain's exit, according to analyst Amelia Tan, writing for the UN's Africa Renewal

By Amelia Tan 17 Aug 2016

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