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Fashionomics Africa launches "game-changer for Africa's fashion entrepreneurs"
Fashionomics Africa launches "game-changer for Africa's fashion entrepreneurs"

Fashionomics Africa's pilot phase of a digital marketplace is set to connect African creators with the world...

1 day ago

Seedstars Summit Africa reaches its peak
Seedstars Summit Africa reaches its peak

Seedstars World, a seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, has come to its peak during the latest edition Seedstars Summit Africa in South Africa...

3 days ago

OceanHub Africa launches to support ocean economy innovation
OceanHub Africa launches to support ocean economy innovation

Around the world, ocean-impact accelerators are emerging as societies start to realise the importance of focusing efforts and investments towards healthier oceans...

3 days ago

GoDaddy integrates with WooCommerce, simplifying e-commerce set up on WordPress
GoDaddy integrates with WooCommerce, simplifying e-commerce set up on WordPress

In a move that will ease and speed up e-commerce set up on WordPress, internet domain registrar and web hosting company GoDaddy has integrated with WooCommerce...

6 Dec 2019

If you're an entrepreneur, storytelling matters
If you're an entrepreneur, storytelling matters

Every night, as part of the ritual of putting my two little sons to bed, I have to tell them a story...

By Dov Girnun 5 Dec 2019

It's time to implement 2020 strategies now
It's time to implement 2020 strategies now

As the year winds down, it is normal to want to celebrate and reflect. While it is important to do so, it is even more important for small businesses to be proactive...

4 Dec 2019

#GlobalGenderSummit: 'Financial sector has a responsibility to women of Africa' - AfDB president
#GlobalGenderSummit: 'Financial sector has a responsibility to women of Africa' - AfDB president

At the recent inaugural session of the Global Gender Summit, hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the organisation's president, Akinwumi Adesina, called for greater access to finance for African women...

29 Nov 2019

3 Tips for branding your business
3 Tips for branding your business

Empower yourself as a business owner with the minimum know-how of what the current design trends are...

28 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: Gender inequality continues to cost Africa billions of dollars each year
#AfricaCom: Gender inequality continues to cost Africa billions of dollars each year

$95bn - this is the average annual loss in Sub-Saharan Africa since 2010 due to pervasive gender inequality in the continent's economic activities...

By Sindy Peters 27 Nov 2019

Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative winners announced
Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative winners announced

The Jack Ma Foundation hosted its first annual Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) grand finale awarding $1 million in prize money to 10 entrepreneurs from across Africa...

18 Nov 2019

SheInvest to mobilise €1bn for female economic empowerment in Africa
SheInvest to mobilise €1bn for female economic empowerment in Africa

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has launched SheInvest, a new initiative that aims to mobilise €1bn of investment to benefit millions of women across Africa with better access to finance...

14 Nov 2019

Lee Naik, CEO of TransUnion Africa
Driving the fintech and regulation success story

Tell me if you've heard this one before. Somewhere in Africa, some savvy entrepreneurs come up with a potentially disruptive solution to a longstanding infrastructural challenge...

By Lee Naik 8 Nov 2019

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5 trends opening doors for African tech entrepreneurs

Travelcheck CEO, Odette Faling unpacks the trends that underpin Africa's bold digital future and are creating opportunities for entrepreneurs...

By Odette Faling 5 Nov 2019

Nestlé launches Regional Alliance for Youth in sub-Saharan Africa
Nestlé launches Regional Alliance for Youth in sub-Saharan Africa

Nestlé and its regional partners have joined forces to launch the Regional Alliance for Youth in sub-Saharan Africa to promote employability for young people...

4 Nov 2019

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Warehousing: A foundation for economic growth

Warehouses tend to be one of the most ignored elements of infrastructure and logistics, but are a fundamental part of the supply chain...

By Geoffrey White 1 Nov 2019

2019 Anzisha Prize winner announced
2019 Anzisha Prize winner announced

Yannick Kimanuka from the Democratic Republic of Congo was crowned her the winner of the 2019 Anzisha Prize...

29 Oct 2019

Murendeni Mafumo speaking at the SingularityU South Africa Summit 2019. Image supplied.
#SingularityUSouthAfrica2019: The future of water collection, purification and distribution

What is the future of cities? And what is the future of water collection, purification and distribution?...

21 Oct 2019

The 3 Ps of entrepreneurship
The 3 Ps of entrepreneurship

Bongi Silubane, founder and MD, says entrepreneurs need perseverance, partnership and perspective when it comes to starting a new venture...

17 Oct 2019

ANPI announces top 10 finalists
ANPI announces top 10 finalists

The Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) has identified the top 10 finalists for its grand finale event...

15 Oct 2019

#StartupStory: Curacel is tackling fraud in healthcare insurance
#StartupStory: Curacel is tackling fraud in healthcare insurance

Curacel is a Nigerian startup that aims to fast track claims processing and detects fraudulent claims for health insurance companies in Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 4 Oct 2019

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Africa's startups invited to London accelerator

Facebook Accelerator London opens to African companies for the first time...

27 Sep 2019

Bosun Tijani, CEO at CcHUB.
CcHUB acquires iHub in landmark deal

Kenya's iHub is acquired by Nigeria's CcHUB - the first time on the continent that a tech hub has acquired another...

27 Sep 2019

How Vollar is serving brands certainty with their CSI
How Vollar is serving brands certainty with their CSI

A finalist for the 2019 SAB Foundation Social Innovation Award, Vollar has been making waves on the social enterprise scene since its inception. The new digital currency, as its name suggests, comes with an interesting twist...

By Sindy Peters 25 Sep 2019

#FoodNextAfrica: The SA food startup championing traditional African flavours
#FoodNextAfrica: The SA food startup championing traditional African flavours

Young entrepreneur Sipamandla Manqele is using food to inspire pride in indigenous African ingredients, while uplifting the small-scale farmers and communities involved in their cultivation...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Sep 2019

Global Change Award 2020: Submit your sustainable fashion innovation
Global Change Award 2020: Submit your sustainable fashion innovation

H&M Foundation has opened entries for its annual innovation challenge, the Global Change Award. Dubbed the 'Nobel Prize of fashion', it aims to reduce fashion's impact on the planet...

9 Sep 2019

Online training for entrepreneurs in Africa
Online training for entrepreneurs in Africa

Supporting entrepreneurship is the task of our time as we look to tech innovation to unlock solutions in healthcare, energy, education, agriculture, financial inclusion, the green economy and others...

6 Sep 2019

Gender diversity, female entrepreneurship highlighted at WEF in Africa
Gender diversity, female entrepreneurship highlighted at WEF in Africa

Mastercard's 'Together We Lead' event focused on challenges faced by women entrepreneurs in Africa, and the role of technology in helping drive inclusive growth...

5 Sep 2019

Nestlé announces winners of sub-Saharan Africa innovation challenge
Nestlé announces winners of sub-Saharan Africa innovation challenge

African startups Shopit, Exportunity and Wakulima from South Africa, Benin and Tanzania respectively, emerged the winners of the Nestlé Research and Development sub-Saharan innovation challenge...

4 Sep 2019

The startups changing healthcare through innovation
The startups changing healthcare through innovation

A change in the way we see, and deliver, healthcare has been a burgeoning investment in startups in the sector...

3 Sep 2019

Developing entrepreneurs for inclusive economic growth
Developing entrepreneurs for inclusive economic growth

Africa is a continent of extraordinary prospects, from its wealth of natural resources to the untapped talents of its youthful population...

By Jacques Vermeulen 3 Sep 2019

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