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#StartupStory: Aura security app to aid beleaguered Uber drivers
#StartupStory: Aura security app to aid beleaguered Uber drivers

A revolutionary new app that provides speedy security assistance and cuts emergency response times has become a welcome safety measure, especially for beleaguered Uber drivers...

By Ilse van den Berg 13 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

3 startups win Demo Africa event in Ghana
3 startups win Demo Africa event in Ghana

Three startups have been named winners of the Ghanaian leg of the Demo Africa Innovation Tour, earning the chance to pitch against counterparts from Nigeria and Ivory Coast for a place at the main event...

By Tom Jackson 11 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

Unicef opens applications for $100k fund for drone startups
Unicef opens applications for $100k fund for drone startups

Applications have opened for the Unicef Innovation Fund for Drone Startups, which will provide up to $100,000 in equity-free investment for profit-making tech startups that have potential to benefit humanity through the use of drones...

By Tom Jackson 28 Jun 2018

Why Demo Africa is taking place in Morocco this year
Why Demo Africa is taking place in Morocco this year

Demo Africa will take place in Morocco for the first time after previous editions in Nairobi, Lagos and Johannesburg, with the organisers already touring the continent picking contestants...

By Tom Jackson 26 Jun 2018

Untapped opportunity in Africa's emerging startup hubs
Untapped opportunity in Africa's emerging startup hubs

African startups are in a unique position to leverage innovation to answer some of the continent's most pressing challenges, but urgently need an enabling environment...

By Tom Jackson 21 Jun 2018

Why African startups are now on the acquisition trail
Why African startups are now on the acquisition trail

Investments in African startups are on the up year-on-year, with funding flooding into a variety of countries and a large selection of sectors...

By Tom Jackson 20 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

#YouthMonth: GirlCode seeks to narrow tech industry gender gap with AWS
#YouthMonth: GirlCode seeks to narrow tech industry gender gap with AWS

Initially launched as a hackathon specifically for women, GirlCode has flourished...

By Sindy Peters 14 Jun 2018

#StartupStory: BlockMesh
#StartupStory: BlockMesh

BlockMesh is enabling cost-free communication by creating a global mesh network which allows its users to skip typical cellular and ISP "toll roads"...

By Ilse van den Berg 12 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

Make-IT in Africa launches Kenya, Nigeria investment guides
Make-IT in Africa launches Kenya, Nigeria investment guides

The Make-IT in Africa initiative has launched guides for entrepreneurs raising funding in Kenya and Nigeria, aimed at helping startups overcome one of the key challenges faced on the continent.

By Tom Jackson 7 Jun 2018

Demo Africa announces Innovation Tour dates
Demo Africa announces Innovation Tour dates

Startup launchpad competition Demo Africa is to visit 11 cities across the continent over the next month to select startups for its main event in Morocco in October...

By Tom Jackson 6 Jun 2018

Kenyan startup Tanda launches inventory-management solution
Kenyan startup Tanda launches inventory-management solution

Kenyan startup Tanda, which makes it easier to run a shop by allowing shop owners to order and manage their inventory, has formally launched after a four-month pilot...

By Tom Jackson 6 Jun 2018

Cape Town conference AfricArena partners VivaTech
Cape Town conference AfricArena partners VivaTech

AfricArena, the Cape Town-based tech conference set for November, has announced a partnership with Paris-based equivalent VivaTech that will see the two events collaborate to connect and support entrepreneurs...

By Tom Jackson 30 May 2018

Not just cash: what else can investors offer your startup?
Not just cash: what else can investors offer your startup?

A major concern for many African tech startups is fundraising, but should investors bring more than just cash to the table?

By Tom Jackson 25 May 2018

Mozambique's Izyshop secures funding round
Mozambique's Izyshop secures funding round

Mozambican e-commerce startup Izyshop has secured an undisclosed funding round from local firm DHD Holding to allow it to grow its product offering...

By Tom Jackson 24 May 2018

Logistics marketplace wins Seedstars Tunisia
Logistics marketplace wins Seedstars Tunisia

Tunisian startup Optimalogistic, a real-time marketplace for logistics services, has been named the winner of the local leg of global seed-stage startups competition Seedstars World...

By Tom Jackson 16 May 2018

Kenya's iHub launches Health Meets Tech Application Challenge
Kenya's iHub launches Health Meets Tech Application Challenge

Kenyan incubator iHub will hold the Health Meets Tech Application Challenge in June, aimed at creating a platform for health workers to interact with developers from the tech ecosystem to develop innovative e-health solutions...

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

How this unfunded ed-tech startup quietly conquered Nigeria
How this unfunded ed-tech startup quietly conquered Nigeria

The ed-tech space across Africa is one of great potential, and we regularly hear about innovative startups building solutions tackling educational issues across a variety of countries on the continent...

By Tom Jackson 4 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

French South African Tech Labs opens calls for applications
French South African Tech Labs opens calls for applications

Cape Town-based incubator and accelerator French South African Tech Labs (FSAT Labs) has opened the call for applications to its third class of entrepreneurs...

By Tom Jackson 26 Apr 2018

Why my startup scene is better than yours: Uganda
Why my startup scene is better than yours: Uganda

These are exciting times for the African tech space, but which ecosystem is the best place to launch or invest in a startup?

By Tom Jackson 20 Apr 2018

Sheraan Amod, founder of RecoMed
Powering the future of healthcare bookings

A health services online booking system developed by a local tech entrepreneur has got the thumbs up from Discovery for its inhouse wellness programme...

By Nicci Botha 16 Apr 2018

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Why my startup scene is better than yours: Rwanda

It is heady days for the African tech startup space, but which ecosystem has the most going for it?

By Tom Jackson 13 Apr 2018

Kenya's MoBar Delivery brings alcohol to your door
Kenya's MoBar Delivery brings alcohol to your door

Kenyan startup MoBar Delivery is connecting consumers with suppliers via couriers using a mobile app, streamlining and simplifying distribution of goods, starting with alcohol...

By Tom Jackson 12 Apr 2018

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