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Founders Factory incubator launches in Joburg to back African startups
Founders Factory incubator launches in Joburg to back African startups

Corporate-backed incubator and accelerator Founders Factory has launched in Johannesburg, from where it plans to design, build and scale 100 disruptive tech startups across Africa over the next five years...

By Tom Jackson 11 Oct 2018

Transforming the tourism industry into a women's world
Transforming the tourism industry into a women's world

There might be significant representation of women in the tourism industry as a whole, but it is clear that this is not being seen at top levels. Women continue to struggle to reach senior management in corporate tourism...

By Velma Corcoran 25 Sep 2018

Applications open for MEST class of 2020
Applications open for MEST class of 2020

The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has opened applications for its next one-year, fully-sponsored entrepreneurial training programme in Accra, Ghana.

By Tom Jackson 17 Sep 2018

Kenyan, SA startups winners of MIT African innovation challenge
Kenyan, SA startups winners of MIT African innovation challenge

Three startups from Kenya and one from South Africa have been named winners of the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge in Africa, earning the chance to compete for US$250,000 in prize money at the global final...

By Tom Jackson 10 Sep 2018

Applications opened for SA female entrepreneur challenge
Applications opened for SA female entrepreneur challenge

Applications have opened for South African female entrepreneur challenge #0to6matters, a collaboration between Innovation Edge and The Startup Hatchery...

By Tom Jackson 16 Aug 2018

University of Pretoria launches new tech business incubator
University of Pretoria launches new tech business incubator

The University of Pretoria has announced the launch of TuksNovation, a new high-tech business incubator to support postgraduate students in creating startups and employment opportunities...

By Tom Jackson 16 Aug 2018

Female entrepreneurs graduate from Mastercard SA programme
Female entrepreneurs graduate from Mastercard SA programme

More than 120 young South African women have graduated from a Mastercard-funded initiative that empowers women to pursue entrepreneurial ventures of their own...

By Tom Jackson 14 Aug 2018

UCT's Bertha Centre dishes out $50k startup grant funding
UCT's Bertha Centre dishes out $50k startup grant funding

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UCT GSB has awarded a total of R660,000 ($50,000) to 10 startups via two different grant funding mechanisms...

By Tom Jackson 10 Aug 2018

5 businesswomen share the secrets to their success
5 businesswomen share the secrets to their success

There has never been a better time to be a woman in business. Not only are role models aplenty, but there is also ample support available to give entrepreneurial women the boost needed to get out there...

By Morné Stoltz 7 Aug 2018

New startup accelerator launches in Malawi
New startup accelerator launches in Malawi

Malawian hub mHub has partnered GrowthAfrica, Dutch investment firm Accesserator, UNDP Malawi and the Norwegian Embassy to launch the country's first startup accelerator programme...

By Tom Jackson 26 Jul 2018

Startups invited to apply for AppsAfrica Innovation Awards
Startups invited to apply for AppsAfrica Innovation Awards

Startups have been invited to apply for the fourth annual AppsAfrica Innovation Awards, which celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa...

By Tom Jackson 16 Jul 2018

Apply to pitch your startup at Ghana Tech Summit!
Apply to pitch your startup at Ghana Tech Summit!

Entrepreneurs from across Africa have been invited to apply to attend the Ghana Tech Summit next week, which will offer 100 free startup passes and offer the top 10 the chance to pitch at its startup showcase...

By Tom Jackson 12 Jul 2018

UNDP launches pan-African entrepreneurship portal
UNDP launches pan-African entrepreneurship portal

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched a pan-African entrepreneurship portal, aimed at cultivating an ecosystem that will promote mentorship, funding, information-sharing and networking...

By Tom Jackson 10 Jul 2018

"Never been a better time to launch a startup as a female founder"
"Never been a better time to launch a startup as a female founder"

"There's never been a better time than now to start a business as a female founder, there is a lot of support there and a lot of women that serve as good examples."

By Tom Jackson 2 Jul 2018

Startupbootcamp Africa chooses 22 startups for selection days
Startupbootcamp Africa chooses 22 startups for selection days

Startupbootcamp Africa has chosen 22 startups for the selection days head of its second annual accelerator programme, which will be narrowed down to the final 10...

By Tom Jackson 20 Jun 2018

How to pitch your startup at the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit
How to pitch your startup at the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit

The Africa Early Stage Investor Summit is looking for eight innovative, high-growth scale-ups to pitch at the annual event in Cape Town in November...

By Tom Jackson 20 Jun 2018

Brandon Kynoch
#YouthMonth: This 16-year-old developer is dominating the gaming industry

16-year-old self-taught game developer, Brandon Kynoch, is dominating the gaming industry with the App Store having chosen his game, Torus., as its 'Game of the Day' in 137 App Stores worldwide...

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Jun 2018

Startupbootcamp receives over 1k applications for Cape Town accelerator
Startupbootcamp receives over 1k applications for Cape Town accelerator

Startupbootcamp Africa has received over 1,000 applications for its Cape Town-based accelerator programme after spending three months on a cross-world journey to source the best startups...

By Tom Jackson 14 Jun 2018

#Loeries2018: Suhana Gordhan's advertising journey (Part 2)
#Loeries2018: Suhana Gordhan's advertising journey (Part 2)

Loeries chair aunty and creative director at FCB Africa, Suhana Gordhan shares what creativity means to her and lessons in leadership she's learnt along her journey in advertising from the boys' locker room to the beaches of Nicaragua...

By Jessica Tennant 14 Jun 2018

#Loeries2018: Suhana Gordhan's advertising journey (Part 1)
#Loeries2018: Suhana Gordhan's advertising journey (Part 1)

Loeries chair aunty and creative director at FCB Africa, Suhana Gordhan shares what creativity means to her and lessons in leadership she's learnt along her journey in advertising from the boys' locker room to the beaches of Nicaragua...

By Jessica Tennant 13 Jun 2018

Applications open for second Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa
Applications open for second Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa

Google has opened applications for class two of its Launchpad Accelerator Africa programme, extending it in the process to a further 12 African countries...

By Tom Jackson 11 Jun 2018

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Heavy Chef launches new book for entrepreneurs

Heavy Chef and Xero have recently launched a book entitled The Heavy Chef Guide to Starting a Business in South Africa. Founder and CEO Fred Roed lets us in on what we can expect from the new book...

By Juanita Pienaar 11 Jun 2018

Seedstars to open Cape Town Seedspace hub
Seedstars to open Cape Town Seedspace hub

Global early-stage startups competition Seedstars World is merging with Cape Town-based co-working space Spin Street House to launch Seedspace hub, allowing it to provide hands-on support to the local startup community...

By Tom Jackson 8 Jun 2018

How to apply for the Slush Global Impact Accelerator
How to apply for the Slush Global Impact Accelerator

African startups have been invited to apply for the Finland-based Slush Global Impact Accelerator (GIA), which supports impact-driven startups via a four-week programme...

By Tom Jackson 18 May 2018

Five tips for expanding your home-based South African business to a global reach
Five tips for expanding your home-based South African business to a global reach

As the owner of a South African business, it can be easy to fall into the trap of looking at your company as a primarily local entity...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 15 May 2018

Applications open for 2018 Gauteng Accelerator Programme
Applications open for 2018 Gauteng Accelerator Programme

The Innovation Hub, the innovation agency of the Gauteng province, has opened applications for this year's edition of the annual Gauteng Accelerator Programme (GAP) innovation competition...

By Tom Jackson 15 May 2018

Ten African startups selected for Disrupt Africa Live Pitch Competition
Ten African startups selected for Disrupt Africa Live Pitch Competition

Ten startups from across Africa have been selected to take part in the inaugural Disrupt Africa Live Pitch Competition, which takes place in Nairobi next week...

By Tom Jackson 10 May 2018

Startupbootcamp Africa partners Google to support startups
Startupbootcamp Africa partners Google to support startups

Startupbootcamp Africa has signed a formal partnership with the Google Cloud Startup Programme, which will offer startups selected for the Cape Town-based accelerator more than $20,000 worth of tech support...

By Tom Jackson 9 May 2018

Two Egyptian startups selected for 500 Startups accelerator
Two Egyptian startups selected for 500 Startups accelerator

Egyptian startups Harmonica and Shezlong have been chosen to take part in the 23rd batch of the US-based 500 Startups accelerator, securing $150,000 in funding as well as training and mentorship...

By Tom Jackson 3 May 2018

Seedstars to open hub in Cairo
Seedstars to open hub in Cairo

Seedstars World is to open its first MENA-based Seedspace hub in Cairo, Egypt on 4 May 2018 at an inaugural event featuring different actors from the local ecosystem and international community...

By Tom Jackson 30 Apr 2018

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