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Tabech wins Seedstars Mozambique round
Tabech wins Seedstars Mozambique round

Mobile insurance startup Tabech has been selected as the winner of the Mozambique round of Seedstars World for its Móvelcare product. It was also announced that the annual Seedstars Africa Regional Summit will take place in Mozambique...

2 days ago

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

#StartupStory: Flexpay
#StartupStory: Flexpay

In the #StartupStory spotlight this week is Flexpay: a product created in response to the high demand in the market for purchasing goods via piecemeal payments...

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Jun 2017

New digital venture fund from Orange
New digital venture fund from Orange

Orange Digital Investment launches a new investment initiative of €50m devoted to startups in Africa...

14 Jun 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Four essential branding tips every entrepreneur should follow

For professional experts, you are your own brand, and you need to dominate the search results for your name and your area of expertise if you want to succeed...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 14 Jun 2017

Coca-Cola's Bizniz in a Box helps turn the tide against youth unemployment
Coca-Cola's Bizniz in a Box helps turn the tide against youth unemployment

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) rolled out its Bizniz in a Box initiative in 2016 as part of the company's Youth Empowerment Programme...

14 Jun 2017

Three South African startups advance to Seedstars national finals
Three South African startups advance to Seedstars national finals

Seedstars has selected three startups to advance to the Seedstars South Africa grand final. In addition, the 12 startups to pitch at Seedstars Mozambique have been announced...

13 Jun 2017

The State of Influence event: A global perspective from digital influencers on the impact of digital influence
The State of Influence event: A global perspective from digital influencers on the impact of digital influence

On 14 June, digital influencers and experts from across the world will be sharing their insights and predictions for the future of influencer marketing at MediaCom and indaHash's The State of Influence event...

Issued by MediaCom 13 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

Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum conference in Cape Town
Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum conference in Cape Town

The third Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) conference and exhibition event will take place at the Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town on 5-6 October 2017...

9 Jun 2017

Standard Bank grows its support for entrepreneurial women
Standard Bank grows its support for entrepreneurial women

A new three-year partnership has been inked between Africa's biggest bank and South Africa's platform for women in leadership, Top Women...

Issued by Topco Media 8 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

Call for entries: Startup Tel Aviv South Africa contest
Call for entries: Startup Tel Aviv South Africa contest

The Startup Tel Aviv South Africa innovation contest is now open for entries. It gives new South African startups the opportunity to visit Israel to experience "Startup Nation"...

1 Jun 2017

12 signs your business model may be broken
12 signs your business model may be broken

The death of a business is not like a car crash and as sudden as many tend to presume, but disasters do happen whether you are prepared for them or not...

By Matt Brown 19 May 2017

Group photo of all 2017 laureates. Image credit: Cartier
Call to enter Cartier Women's Initiative Awards 2018

Entries to the Cartier Women's Initiative Awards 2018 are open until 31 August 2017. The awards seek inspirational female entrepreneurs worldwide...

18 May 2017

Seven challenges faced by tech startups in Africa
Seven challenges faced by tech startups in Africa

Rolling out tech solutions for the African consumer is a marathon, not a sprint...

By Tom Jackson 5 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

Somali tech accelerator supports entrepreneurs
Somali tech accelerator supports entrepreneurs

Innovate Ventures re-runs successful tech accelerator for Somali startups, to support and invest in the next wave of tech startups in Somaliland and Somalia...

26 Apr 2017

‘Africa is where others will look for the best in new innovation'
‘Africa is where others will look for the best in new innovation'

Between East and West: Africa's economic transformation will create a third centre of global power, according to a new ‘Afro-Optimism' series...

By Brett Parker 25 Apr 2017

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How SA's 'junk' status impacts your startup

April began with ratings agencies Standard and Poor's (S&P) and Fitch downgrading South Africa's sovereign credit rating to “junk” status, meaning both existing and new funds borrowed by South Africa will become more expensive...

By Tom Jackson 25 Apr 2017

Got a great idea for a Cape Town tech startup? Help is here
Got a great idea for a Cape Town tech startup? Help is here

Applications are open to the Telkom FutureMakers InnoTech programme, seeking Cape Town-based budding entrepreneurs in need of help to get their tech startup ideas off the ground...

By Gabriella Mulligan 24 Apr 2017

Startupbootcamp Cape Town calls for applications
Startupbootcamp Cape Town calls for applications

Startupbootcamp (SBC) will be launching its new accelerator programme in Cape Town. Startups from around the world are invited to apply now...

24 Apr 2017

African developers celebrated at F8 developer conference
African developers celebrated at F8 developer conference

At the annual F8 developer conference, held in San Jose, California, African developers shared the stage with Facebook and developers from around the world...

22 Apr 2017

Barclays Accelerator reveals 2017 Africa programme participants
Barclays Accelerator reveals 2017 Africa programme participants

Thursday, 20 April 2017, saw the announcement of the top 10 companies selected for the Barclays Accelerator 2017 Africa programme...

21 Apr 2017

Alon Lits
Uber: No deal breakers for doing business in sub-Saharan Africa

Transportation network company Uber had to tweak its developed-country business practices to align with the local realities in African countries such as South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria...

By Jaco Maritz 21 Apr 2017

Fairlady May cover
Fairlady Women of the Future 2017 Awards open for entries!

The women's entrepreneur competition, Fairlady Women of the Future 2017 has opened for entries. The competition, sponsored by Fairlady, in partnership with Santam, seeks businesswomen making waves in the South African small business landscape...

18 Apr 2017

Facebook helps SMMEs to unlock potential, grow
Facebook helps SMMEs to unlock potential, grow

According to Abi Williams, Facebook's sales manager for small and medium businesses in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa, small businesses are the engine of economic growth in South Africa...

11 Apr 2017

Mic Mann on SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge
Mic Mann on SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge

Mann Made Media is the in-kind sponsor of the PR, content and event production for the upcoming 2017 SingularityU Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge for the second consecutive year. Here, owner and local amassador Mic Mann shares more about the event and the Silicon Valley-like culture such an opportunity presents to Africa's innovators...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Apr 2017

Kobus Engelbrecht, spokesperson for the 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year competition, sponsored by Sanlam and Business Partners.
Get an outside view on your entrepreneurial business

Entrepreneurs, regardless of their business cycle or success, can benefit from an outsider reviewing their business and its processes says Kobus Engelbrecht, spokesperson for the 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year competition...

4 Apr 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Marketing yourself as a budding freelance writer

There are thousands of people out there competing for the same work that you want. You have to be good to compete, but you've also got to be visible to compete...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 31 Mar 2017

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