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Partech Ventures launches $70m Africa VC fund

Partech Ventures has announced the launch of its Partech Africa fund, which has secured over €57 million ($70 million) toward its target size of €100 million ($122 million)...

By Tom Jackson 17 hours ago

Kenya's Nailab selects 15 startups for Make-IT accelerator

Kenyan incubator Nailab has announced the 15 startups that will take part in its Make-IT accelerator programme, designed to strengthen entrepreneurs' skills for scaling their businesses...

By Tom Jackson 18 Jan 2018

Investment into African tech startups hit record high in 2017

Investment into African tech startups hit the highest levels since records began in 2017, with 159 startups raising in excess of $195 million...

17 Jan 2018

Egypt's Startup Reactor calls for applications

Egypt's Startup Reactor is seeking applications for its fifth cycle. The six-month accelerator programme is designed to support innovative startups with high growth potential in Egypt...

9 Jan 2018

12 African startups to watch in 2018

Disrupt Africa's annual list of the innovative African startups that will be making an impact in the year to come...

By Gabriella Mulligan 5 Jan 2018

UN launches tech innovation lab in Egypt

The United Nations (UN) has announced the opening of its African Technology Innovation Lab (UNTIL) in Egypt, in line with its framework to deploy a global network of such labs.

By Tom Jackson 4 Jan 2018

BASA expands Creative Futures Business Engagement into Ethiopia

Business and Arts South Africa is significantly expanding its African partnership initiative with the implementation of Creative Futures programme's Business Engagement in Ethiopia...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 13 Dec 2017

SME Survey 2018 focus on digital transformation

SME Survey 2018 will highlight the levels of digital transformation in the small business sector...

11 Dec 2017

Startupbootcamp Cape Town's top 10 startups sign 32 deals

The Startupbootcamp cohort showcased its top 10 startups, selected from a pool of 514 applicants, to global investors, sponsors, and partners at its first Africa-based demo day...

6 Dec 2017

Be disrupted

The phrase disruptive innovation is being used by entrepreneurs worldwide at the moment. However, the term is widely misunderstood. What classifies a company as genuinely disruptive?..

Issued by R-Squared Digital SA 4 Dec 2017

Retail Capital is awarding a brand makeover to one lucky SME

Retail Capital is giving SMEs an opportunity to win a makeover to build their brand with an investment of R250,000...

30 Nov 2017

Global event presents Creative Business Cup SA with Special Recognition Award

The organisers of Creative Business Cup South Africa were recognised for their outstanding achievement in putting the local event together at short notice and without any financial backing...

30 Nov 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Fast-track innovation with design-thinking methodology

Lethabo Motsoaledi and Matthew Westaway are the dynamic engineering-educated duo and joint CEOs behind disruptive intelligence innovation studio, Motsoaledi & West. Here's why design thinking is a must for any business.

By Leigh Andrews 23 Nov 2017

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International

Instagram, Google+ join EU group fighting hate speech

BRUSSELS - Facebook's Instagram and the Google+ social network have agreed to join an EU-sponsored group of US internet giants to combat online extremism, EU officials said Friday.

19 hours ago

Journalists protest Philippine move to close news website

MANILA - Philippine journalists took to the streets Friday in support of a news website facing state-enforced closure, accusing President Rodrigo Duterte of trampling on press freedom.

19 hours ago

#FairnessFirst: H&M's diversity manager, #MLKDay and the #pinkify debate

This week, diversity was a strong focus on social media as H&M announced the appointment of a diversity manager following the 'racist hoodie' outrage, social citizens stood up for civil rights on #MLKDay, and the #pinkifying hashtag spawned lovers and haters alike.

By Leigh Andrews 20 hours ago

New trends in MENA 'rebranding sexual wellness', 'mingling with the machine' and 'halal space food'

2018 report from J. Walter Thompson's Innovation Group MENA forecasts 100 trends, depicting region's fast-paced evolution

Issued by JWT 3 days ago

Has the digital era changed the luxury game for good?

The digital age poses challenges for all brands in every sector, and yet for the luxury market, the conundrum is a particularly tricky one.

By Megan Bowman 3 days ago

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