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Innovating Justice Challenge: Last call for startups to win R174k in funding
Innovating Justice Challenge: Last call for startups to win R174k in fundingArticle

Justice startups looking for an opportunity to take their business to new heights have until 30 April 2021 to enter the Innovating Justice Challenge...

28 Apr 2021

HiiL Innovating Justice Challenge calls on startups with social impact
HiiL Innovating Justice Challenge calls on startups with social impactArticle

The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) is calling on all game-changing justice startups that want to grow their social impact and business...

29 Mar 2021

Kenya's Nzambi Matee recycles plastic to make bricks stronger than concrete
Kenya's Nzambi Matee recycles plastic to make bricks stronger than concreteArticle

Nairobi-based startup company Gjenge Makers uses recycled plastic with sand to make lightweight and low-cost bricks that are stronger than concrete...

16 Feb 2021

10th Annual Social Innovation Awards winners announced
10th Annual Social Innovation Awards winners announcedArticle

Meat Naturally and Agricool Finance were awarded joint first place in the 10th Annual Social Innovation Awards, while Leafline Washable Sanitary Wear scooped first place in the Disability Empowerment Awards...

10 Feb 2021

GAP Innovation Competition winners announced
GAP Innovation Competition winners announcedArticle

The winners of The Innovation Hub's annual competition, the Gauteng Accelerator Programme (GAP), have been announced...

10 Dec 2020

Global Young Innovators Programme calls for applications
Global Young Innovators Programme calls for applicationsArticle

Applications are now open for The Global Young Innovators Programme - an exciting opportunity for young South African entrepreneurs and innovators to gain support for their business idea while tackling global issues...

7 Dec 2020

Pan African Fintech Accelerator open to growth-stage tech startups
Pan African Fintech Accelerator open to growth-stage tech startupsArticle

A six-month Financial Technology Accelerator program designed for high-potential technology businesses looking to scale their business, create partnerships and explore North African markets is calling for applications...

2 Dec 2020

#StartupStory: iTorho Technologies is making it easier to do formal business online
#StartupStory: iTorho Technologies is making it easier to do formal business onlineArticle

iTorho Technologies is a free platform that enables entrepreneurs to list their offerings, manage bookings and client information, as well as receive payments was created with the mission of catalysing broader economic inclusion for SMMEs...

Evan-Lee Courie 27 Nov 2020

GAP Innovation competition aims to provide seed funding, support to entrepreneurs
GAP Innovation competition aims to provide seed funding, support to entrepreneursArticle

The Gauteng Accelerator Programme (GAP) Innovation competition aims to 'bridge this gap' by providing seed funding and development support to entrepreneurs working on novel technologies which positively impact society and improve the efficiency of government service...

11 Nov 2020

Be creative in your approach to funding
Be creative in your approach to fundingArticle

Conventional wisdom holds that you should never do business with family and friends...

20 Oct 2020

Entrepreneurs graduate from incubation programme
Entrepreneurs graduate from incubation programmeArticle

Eighteen South African entrepreneurs recently graduated from The Innovation Hub's (TIH) flagship Business Incubation Programmes...

12 Oct 2020

FoodForward SA launches additional depot in KwaZulu-Natal
FoodForward SA launches additional depot in KwaZulu-NatalArticle

According to the United Nations, South Africa's rural population, currently at just over 33%, will decline to 20% of the total population by 2050. While this seems like a step in the right direction, says FoodForward SA MD Andy du Plessis, even more people moving to already saturated urban areas with limited job opportunities will have a negative impact on vulnerable rural communities too.

17 Sep 2020

Pre-Accelerator programme launched for Black women tech founders
Pre-Accelerator programme launched for Black women tech foundersArticle

The I'M IN Accelerator is calling on all South African Black women with early-stage technology business ideas or concepts to apply for the new pre-accelerator programme...

11 Sep 2020

UN Young Champions of the Earth regional shortlist announced
UN Young Champions of the Earth regional shortlist announcedArticle

The United Nations Environment Programme has announced the 35 regional finalists competing for the Young Champions of the Earth prize...

21 Jul 2020

#SheSays: How to hustle
#SheSays: How to hustleArticle

With a global job market in crisis, many are looking to turn their plan Bs and side hustles into successful startups...

Amelia Brown 14 Jul 2020

#StartupStory: Putting a Sparkle in Nigeria's digital ecosystem
#StartupStory: Putting a Sparkle in Nigeria's digital ecosystemArticle

Sparkle, a digital ecosystem providing financial, lifestyle and business support services to Nigerians across the globe, has officially launched by Uzoma Dozie, the former chief executive officer of Diamond Bank...

Evan-Lee Courie 9 Jun 2020

Mpumalanga-based youth takes on poultry industry from ground up
Mpumalanga-based youth takes on poultry industry from ground upArticle

A recipient of seed funding through the Sasol I AM PRENEUR Programme, Khethiwe Promise Maseko is on the path to building one of the biggest chicken farming operations in her hometown...

17 May 2020

The future of business beyond the lockdown
The future of business beyond the lockdownArticle

As the global toll on human life grows, so too does the toll on livelihoods and businesses everywhere...

Adam Craker 20 Apr 2020

Applications open for Design Innovation Seed Fund
Applications open for Design Innovation Seed FundArticle

Applications are now open for the Design Innovation Seed Fund (DISF)...

19 Mar 2020

Lara Rosmarin aims to change the playing field for businesswomen
Lara Rosmarin aims to change the playing field for businesswomenArticle

The digital economy has forever changed the way the world does business, but those who do not adapt will be left behind...

Evan-Lee Courie 24 Feb 2020

SU, UCT invest in new University Technology Fund
SU, UCT invest in new University Technology FundArticle

Stellenbosch University (SU) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) will be co-investing with the newly established R150m University Technology Fund (UTF) that was set up by the SA SME Fund...

12 Feb 2020

How to turn your idea in to a startup
How to turn your idea in to a startupArticle

What's the difference between an entrepreneur and having a boss for the rest of your career?

6 Feb 2020

Ncedo Ludada is improving the lives of the disabled
Ncedo Ludada is improving the lives of the disabledArticle

Disabled people living in rural areas do not have easy access to prosthetics compared to their counterparts living in urban areas...

Terrena Rathanlall 4 Feb 2020

Bas Timmer with someone wearing his Sheltersuit. Image supplied.
#DesignIndaba2020: Bas Timmer is changing the world one Sheltersuit at a timeArticle

Design Indaba speaker, Dutch fashion designer Bas Timmer is changing the world one Sheltersuit at a time...

23 Jan 2020

#BestofBiz 2019: Property
#BestofBiz 2019: PropertyArticle

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content...

13 Dec 2019

GAP Innovation Competition 2019 winners announced
GAP Innovation Competition 2019 winners announcedArticle

The Innovation Hub, the innovation agency of the Gauteng Province, recently hosted the Gauteng Accelerator Programme (GAP) Innovation Competition Awards Ceremony where the winners were announced...

6 Dec 2019

Social Tech Startup Challenge announces winners
Social Tech Startup Challenge announces winnersArticle

Diageo Empowerment Trust SA Social Tech StartUp Challenge recently saw South Africa's top five tech-enabled startups battle fiercely for a share of R5 million in seed funding...

4 Dec 2019

Tech startups to battle for R5m seed funding
Tech startups to battle for R5m seed fundingArticle

Five Social Tech Startup finalists: Foonda, Jonga, iSpani, SkillShift and BallTalent, will be pitching for their share of R5 million at the Social Tech Startup Challenge Pitch Event...

27 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Cubic 38 creates a value chain for waste tyres
#EntrepreneurMonth: Cubic 38 creates a value chain for waste tyresArticle

In an effort to decrease the impact of waste tyres on the environment, Mzokhona Maxase developed tyre shine and shoe polish, which uses a waste by-product of the tyre recycling process known as char...

Evan-Lee Courie 26 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: No hidden agenda with Naked Insurance
#EntrepreneurMonth: No hidden agenda with Naked InsuranceArticle

Naked Insurance wants to change the way we do insurance, and that is why they were crowned overall winners at the 2019 MTN Business App of the Year...

Evan-Lee Courie 21 Nov 2019

Dominique Collett, head of AlphaCode
South African tech entrepreneurship: what's working and what inhibitsArticle

Despite the ongoing hype around entrepreneurship and trendy startup tech businesses in South Africa, there are prevailing myths that muddy the thinking around the existing challenges and opportunities...

Dominique Collett 20 Nov 2019

Egyptian e-commerce startup MaxAB secures $6.2m seed funding
Egyptian e-commerce startup MaxAB secures $6.2m seed fundingArticle

Egyptian B2B e-commerce marketplace MaxAB has secured seed funding of $6.2 million, one of the largest ever seed rounds raised by a MENA startup...

26 Sep 2019

5 steps to set yourself up for a VC investment
5 steps to set yourself up for a VC investmentArticle

Most investment proposals sent to VC don't even break through to the decision-making stage...

Sean Sanders 13 Sep 2019

#StartupStory: Zomila is tackling the South African education system
#StartupStory: Zomila is tackling the South African education systemArticle

Zomila, a mobile platform, is tackling the massive issue of guiding students in their after school careers...

Evan-Lee Courie 9 Sep 2019

MEST Africa hosts tech summit in Nairobi
MEST Africa hosts tech summit in NairobiArticle

Pan-African entrepreneurial training program, seed fund, and incubator MEST Africa, this week closed its fourth successful MEST Africa Summit, in partnership with Microsoft...

14 Jun 2019

MEST Africa Summit.
MEST Africa comes to NairobiArticle

MEST Africa and Microsoft announce 2019 Pan-African tech summit in Nairobi...

16 Apr 2019

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Farmcrowdy closes $1m additional seed fundingArticle

Nigeria's digital agriculture platform, Farmcrowdy announced that it has closed on additional seed funding of $1...

Fundisiwe Maseko 25 Mar 2019

Entrepreneurship bootcamp for West Africa startups
Entrepreneurship bootcamp for West Africa startupsArticle

20 top Francophone African startups enter the World Bank Group tech acceleration program...

12 Mar 2019

New local proptech app Flow raises R20m in seed funding
New local proptech app Flow raises R20m in seed fundingArticle

Local proptech startup Flow, which aims to revolutionise the rental space by rewarding good tenant behaviour, has raised R20m in seed funding...

29 Jan 2019

TechCrunching the African Startup Battlefield with Mike Butcher
TechCrunching the African Startup Battlefield with Mike ButcherArticle

As a writer, editor, interviewer, moderator and columnist in the tech media world, Mike Butcher covers everything - from the smallest tech startups to the largest tech giants...

Evan-Lee Courie 6 Dec 2018

Real Bicycle Co. aims to re-shore bicycle design and assembly
Real Bicycle Co. aims to re-shore bicycle design and assemblyArticle

Real Bicycle Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of not-for-profit organisation Qhubeka, has moved from perfecting its first locally-produced commuter bicycle prototype to full-scale production...

1 Nov 2018

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

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

Tom Jackson 17 Sep 2018

SA legal information platforms wins HiiL Innovating Justice Challenge
SA legal information platforms wins HiiL Innovating Justice ChallengeArticle

Legal information platform Baobob.law has been named winner of the Southern African leg of the Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) Innovating Justice Challenge...

Tom Jackson 17 Sep 2018

Old vines take centre stage at CapeWine2018
Old vines take centre stage at CapeWine2018Article

"An increased focus on South Africa's old vines has accelerated an unprecedented interest from wine thought leaders around the world."

12 Sep 2018

Ghanaian agritech startup Cowtribe planning nationwide coverage
Ghanaian agritech startup Cowtribe planning nationwide coverageArticle

Ghanaian agritech startup Cowtribe hopes to cover all 10 regions of the country in the next 18 months with its solution that helps farmers access animal vaccines quickly and reliably...

Tom Jackson 27 Aug 2018

Pitch your ideas at LaunchLab Ideas Programme 2018
Pitch your ideas at LaunchLab Ideas Programme 2018Article

This is a call for all entrepreneurs to pitch their innovative business ideas...

23 Aug 2018

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2018 Resolution Social Venture Challenge winners announcedArticle

Fifteen teams have been selected as the winners of the 2018 Resolution Social Venture Challenge...

17 Aug 2018

Kenyan e-commerce startup Sokowatch raises $2m seed round
Kenyan e-commerce startup Sokowatch raises $2m seed roundArticle

Kenyan B2B e-commerce startup Sokowatch has closed a $2 million seed round to further expand its customer base across East Africa while also piloting additional value-added services for shops...

Tom Jackson 30 Jul 2018

HiiL announces Southern Africa Innovating Justice Challenge finalists
HiiL announces Southern Africa Innovating Justice Challenge finalistsArticle

The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) has announced the Southern African finalists for its annual Innovating Justice Challenge...

Tom Jackson 18 Jul 2018

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