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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

Thomson Reuters wants to partner with “vibrant” African innovators
Thomson Reuters wants to partner with “vibrant” African innovators

Thomson Reuters is looking at ways to partner with the “vibrant innovation hotspots” of Nairobi and Lagos...

By Tom Jackson 26 Jun 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

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

Tanzania's Worknasi is Airbnb for African office space
Tanzania's Worknasi is Airbnb for African office space

Recently launched Tanzanian startup Worknasi wants to be the Airbnb for office space in Africa, connecting startups and businesses with spare working areas...

By Tom Jackson 9 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

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Ethiopian startup accepted into Silicon Valley water innovation accelerator

Ethiopian water network management startup Triple Bottom Line Enterprises has been accepted into the Silicon Valley-based water innovation accelerator ImagineH2O...

By Tom Jackson 21 Apr 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

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

Zunde Africa Fund wants to invest in student-run startups
Zunde Africa Fund wants to invest in student-run startups

Applications have opened for the Zunde Africa Fund, which identifies, mentors and invests in student-led startups and projects across Africa...

By Tom Jackson 29 Mar 2017

Microsoft launches East African #Insiders4Good fellowship programme
Microsoft launches East African #Insiders4Good fellowship programme

Microsoft has launched East Africa's first #Insiders4Good fellowship programme affording entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase their solutions for social challenges in communities…

20 Mar 2017

Tigo Tanzania Managing Director, Diego Gutierrez (right), hands over a dummy cheque to Nancy Sumari, (right, in white).
Social entrepreneur projects awarded in Tanzania

Tigo Tanzania awards $40,000 to support projects run by local social entrepreneurs in annual Change-Makers' competition…

17 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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Visa and Nest launch FinTech bootcamp for Africa

The Visa Bootcamp will power collaboration opportunities between early stage technology companies, Visa and financial institutions from across Africa for potential integration...

9 Dec 2016

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Metta launches in Nairobi

Global entrepreneurship community Metta has opened a dedicated space for entrepreneurs and investors to network and collaborate in Nairobi, Kenya...

By Gabriella Mulligan 6 Dec 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

Tanzania's Ubongo launches learning app for kids
Tanzania's Ubongo launches learning app for kids

Tanzanian edutainment startup Ubongo has launched its Math Rats app, which aims to teach children mathematics skills...

By Tom Jackson 1 Nov 2016

Panelists in a discussion during the official launch of the 5th annual Tigo Digital Changemakers’ award in Dar es Salaam on 18th October 2016.
Tigo Tanzania launches 5th Annual Digital Changemakers' Award

This year's award has new focus on education, digital inclusion and business entrepreneurship...

27 Oct 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

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

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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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Startup MoBFIT uses SMS to connect farmers with buyers

Ugandan startup MOBFIT has developed GSM-supported agricultural supply chain software, able to directly connect smallholder rural farmers to buyers via SMS...

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

Flare app
Kenyan startup to launch 'Uber for ambulances' app

'Uber for ambulances' app, Flare, launches in Kenya to address healthcare issues...

By Tom Jackson 26 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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