[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 162: Ravi Naidoo takes us through 21 years of Design Indaba
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 162: Ravi Naidoo takes us through 21 years of Design Indaba

On Thursday, 11 February 2016, Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding (@bizwazza) focused on two events happening in Cape Town next week from 17 February 2016.

Kenyan startup selected for TechStars accelerator programme
Kenyan startup selected for TechStars accelerator programme

US accelerator TechStars believes Kenya's Bamba Group could be the next AirBnB or Dropbox within the next five years. The experts will put Bamba through intensive training in Austin, Texas, and give them a cash investment to fast-track their growth.

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 162: Ravi Naidoo takes us through 21 years of Design Indaba
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 162: Ravi Naidoo takes us through 21 years of Design Indaba

On the next Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on Thursday, 11 February 2016, from 9-10am, show host Warren Harding starts the show by chatting to founder and managing director of Interactive Africa and Design Indaba, Ravi Naidoo.

Visafone acqusition - We'll meet Etisalat in court - MTN
Visafone acqusition - We'll meet Etisalat in court - MTN

MTN Nigeria said it is ready to meet Etisalat Nigeria in court over its acquisition of Visafone Communications Limited. MTN is deploying the 800MHz spectrum for the commercial rollout of Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology for its fourth generation (4G) network.

By Chima Akwaja

Merck launches second digital health accelerator programme in Africa
Merck launches second digital health accelerator programme in Africa

Technology and pharma company Merck is open for applications to its second accelerator programme for digital health in Nairobi, Kenya this April. Startups will receive equity-free funding of $15,000 funding, three months coaching and mentoring as well as workspace at the Nairobi Garage.

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Global crowdfunding portal launched to fund African entrepreneurs

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are the primary job creation engine in Africa, accounting for over 95% of firms and 60%-70% of employment.

#DesignMonth: From the air with flair
#DesignMonth: From the air with flair

Design is all about seeing something ordinary and making it extraordinary, and that's just what the guys at Sky Decor do. They transform old and abandoned aircraft parts and turn them into beautiful furniture displays.

By Beverley Klein

MTN Nigeria's legal battles pile up
MTN Nigeria's legal battles pile up

Abu Dhabi headquartered telecoms company Etisalat is suing MTN for the second time in under a year in Nigeria. Etisalat confirmed to Bloomberg that it is suing MTN over the latter's purchase of Nigerian internet provider Visafone Communications.

[21 Icons Season 3] Siya Xuza
[21 Icons Season 3] Siya Xuza

"I am passionate about innovation and I am passionate about Africa, but more importantly I am passionate about the potential of young people." - Siya Xuza

Six guaranteed ways to become a social media influencer
Six guaranteed ways to become a social media influencer

Since the entry of social media into the Nigerian space, many people have explored it to their advantage in various ways. One interesting way is becoming social media influencers.

By Adeniyi Ogunfowoke

Mwale calls for provision of entrepreneurship skills, startup capital to African youths
Mwale calls for provision of entrepreneurship skills, startup capital to African youths

Minister of Youth, Sport and Child Development Vincent Mwale has called for the provision of entrepreneurship skills and startup capital to youths to create employment and wealth.

Two TV stations ordered off the air in DRC
Two TV stations ordered off the air in DRC

The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the decision by the Democratic Republic of Congo's government to close two privately owned news channels, and urges officials to allow the channels to resume broadcasting immediately.

#DesignMonth: Fashion forward with Leah Misika
#DesignMonth: Fashion forward with Leah Misika

Leah Misika is the founder and managing director of La Mode Fashion. She's a design creative whose love for fashion and background in retail management makes for a well-balanced integration of disciplines.

By Beverley Klein