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Free mentorship and training for Africa's entrepreneurs
Free mentorship and training for Africa's entrepreneurs

VC4Africa Startup Academy: Learning resource for Africa's rockstar entrepreneurs

14 Sep 2017

Online printing platform Ryteprint launched in Nigeria
Online printing platform Ryteprint launched in Nigeria

Online printing platform Ryteprint has launched in Nigeria to enable individuals, small businesses and corporate organisations to buy customised business printing and marketing printed products

By Tom Jackson 12 Sep 2017

CowryWise
Nigeria's CowryWise launches digital savings platform

Nigerian fintech startup CowryWise has launched its savings platform, focused on making personal savings, asset and wealth management services available to everyone

By Tom Jackson 1 Sep 2017

Entrepreneurs can win $100,000 with Kwesé quiz competition
Entrepreneurs can win $100,000 with Kwesé quiz competition

Econet Group chairman, Strive Masiyiwa, has unveiled a $100,000 competition for entrepreneurs across the world

29 Aug 2017

Africa's app-based taxis battle Uber over market share
Africa's app-based taxis battle Uber over market share

Uber's entry into the African continent, where it now operates in 15 major African cities, could be changing the transport narrative forever

25 Aug 2017

Leverage digital technologies to mitigate challenges, drive growth
Leverage digital technologies to mitigate challenges, drive growth

Thomson Reuters advises embracing the impact of digitalisation and turning disruption into opportunity

25 Aug 2017

She Leads Africa launches accelerator for beauty startups
She Leads Africa launches accelerator for beauty startups

She Leads Africa has opened applications for its Dark and Lovely x SLA Beauty Accelerator, a 10-week entrepreneurship development programme

By Tom Jackson 23 Aug 2017

How this Senegalese fintech startup is going pan-African
How this Senegalese fintech startup is going pan-African

Fintech startup InTouch is a Senegalese company taking an unusual step by establishing a footprint across the continent

By Tom Jackson 22 Aug 2017

Tanzania Women of Achievement.
Mentorship app for young women, girls in Africa

Tanzania Women of Achievement (TWA) launches Twaa - a mentorship and learning on the go platform for girls and women in Africa.

16 Aug 2017

15 African youth finalists in entrepreneurship prize
15 African youth finalists in entrepreneurship prize

Fifteen emerging young African entrepreneurs will put their talent to work on the continent after being chosen as finalists in the Anzisha Prize 2017

15 Aug 2017

#AfricaAchiever OMG Digital aims to reach Africa's millennials
#AfricaAchiever OMG Digital aims to reach Africa's millennials

Our Africa Achiever this month is co-founder of OMG Digital in Ghana, Jesse Arhin Ghansah

By Louise Marsland 14 Aug 2017

Africa's youth bulge is an opportunity to transform the continent
Africa's youth bulge is an opportunity to transform the continent

The persistence of conflicts and wars on the continent continues to fuel uncertainty for the resolve of African leaders to strive and propose a better life for the youth and future generations

By Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi 14 Aug 2017

Sundar Pichai, Google CEO, at Google for Nigeria event in Lagos.
Google commits to preparing 10m in Africa for future jobs

Google is committed to preparing 10 million people for the jobs of the future in the next five years, making the internet work better for everyone in Africa

By Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor 11 Aug 2017

Aliko Dangote speaking during the Afreximbank annual general meeting in Kigali, Rwanda.
How to create a thriving pan-African business

The ups and downs of building a pan-African business: in conversation with Aliko Dangote

10 Aug 2017

Nzola Swasisa. Credit: True Africa.
DRC inventor has a solution to get rural Africa emailing

One inventor from the DRC believes he has developed a device that can make emailing over 100-times cheaper than it would be via cellular networks

10 Aug 2017

Innovation doesn't have to be disruptive
Innovation doesn't have to be disruptive

It is clear that technology is changing the landscape of financial services in rural Africa, says KPMG

8 Aug 2017

Three outstanding African innovators walk away with Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2017.
Africa's top innovators announced

Three outstanding African innovations walk away with Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2017 total cash prize of US$150 000

31 Jul 2017

Report encourages intra-African trade
Report encourages intra-African trade

ECA-WTO joint publication on role of Aid for Trade in boosting intra-African trade launched in Geneva

28 Jul 2017

Jack Ma launches African Young Entrepreneurs Fund
Jack Ma launches African Young Entrepreneurs Fund

UNCTAD adviser, Alibaba's Jack Ma, has launched an African Young Entrepreneurs Fund worth $10 million

27 Jul 2017

Sthe Shabangu
Cultivating a culture of entrepreneurship in Africa

We need to develop a culture of entrepreneurship if we hope to set the right course for our continent

By Sthe Shabangu 25 Jul 2017

National mobilisation of entrepreneurialism
National mobilisation of entrepreneurialism

A blueprint for Africa: If national mobilisation of entrepreneurialism across a country is a solid possibility, what's stopping it and who is blocking it?

By Naseem Javed 20 Jul 2017

Facebook launches Developer Circles Harare
Facebook launches Developer Circles Harare

Facebook Africa is hosting a series of training events and workshops designed to help local entrepreneurs understand how to use digital platforms to grow their businesses

13 Jul 2017

Lagos tech community debates 'Open Yaba Manifesto'
Lagos tech community debates 'Open Yaba Manifesto'

Stakeholders in the Yaba technology cluster in the Nigerian city of Lagos are coming together to develop an Open Yaba Manifesto they hope will promote future development

By Tom Jackson 7 Jul 2017

Innovation hub participants graduate
Innovation hub participants graduate

Third batch of Nigerian entrepreneurs graduate from GE Lagos Garage training programme

6 Jul 2017

Search for best Ghanaian startups begins
Search for best Ghanaian startups begins

Global innovation accelerators, Startupbootcamp (SBC), will be hosting a FastTrack in Accra, Ghana, as part of its global tour to find the next big startup phenomenon

20 Jun 2017

10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2017
10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2017

Innovators from nine African countries shortlisted for their outstanding innovations across the healthcare, engineering, energy and communications sectors

19 Jun 2017

Startups invited to apply for 1776 Challenge Cup
Startups invited to apply for 1776 Challenge Cup

Leadspace, in partnership with 1776 and Revolution, is inviting startups to apply for Challenge Cup Lagos where 15-20 startups will pitch for the chance to win a paid trip to New York City for the Global Final round

12 Jun 2017

Call for African startups to join PitchDrive tech hub tour
Call for African startups to join PitchDrive tech hub tour

Nigerian technology innovation centre, Co-creation Hub (CcHUB), and Google for Entrepreneurs have launched PitchDrive, a three week, five-city European tech hub tour

5 Jun 2017

First place winner 2016, Angel Adelaja of Fresh Direct NG.
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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