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Fintech-focused startup accelerator seeks applicants for 2021 programme
Fintech-focused startup accelerator seeks applicants for 2021 programmeArticle

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association), the global accounting organisation formed by CIMA and the AICPA, and CPA.com are seeking applicants for their 2021 startup accelerator programme, which specialises in accounting, finance and regulatory technology...

Issued by CIMA 3 days ago

Pre-Accelerator program launched for Black women tech founders
Pre-Accelerator program 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 program...

11 Sep 2020

Shilpa Mehta of EO talks Covid-19, women entrepreneurship and GBV
Shilpa Mehta of EO talks Covid-19, women entrepreneurship and GBVArticle

"Women shouldn't shy away from leadership, especially during tough economic times such as these," says Shilpa Mehta, the newly elected first female president of The Entrepreneurs' Organisation Durban Chapter (EO)...

Evan-Lee Courie 10 Jul 2020

Mentors support African online accelerator and startup school
Mentors support African online accelerator and startup schoolArticle

Startup Circles, an African online accelerator and startup school is geared towards helping entrepreneurs across the continent build and grow successful, commercially viable businesses...

9 Jul 2020

Startups graduate from Drone Start-Up Accelerator Programme
Startups graduate from Drone Start-Up Accelerator ProgrammeArticle

A group of startups graduated from a 20-week Drone Start-Up Accelerator Programme, which aimed to equip the businesses with the tools and skills needed to drive the adoption of drone technology in SA...

1 Jul 2020

#StartupStory: mo-Wash provides mobile hand washing units
#StartupStory: mo-Wash provides mobile hand washing unitsArticle

Godfrey Sono and Sibusiso Vilakazi successfully launched mo-Wash, mobile hand washing units into the market. This stand-alone, fully automatic portable unit requires no plumbing or drainage, providing a cost-effective hygiene solution...

Evan-Lee Courie 27 Mar 2020

EdTech entrepreneurs - apply to be Wise
EdTech entrepreneurs - apply to be WiseArticle

The Qatar Foundation is calling on social entrepreneurs who are looking to change the future of education to apply for the latest intake of Wise Accelerator initiative...

4 Mar 2020

#StartupStory: Hustlenomics is replacing shacks...one brick at a time
#StartupStory: Hustlenomics is replacing shacks...one brick at a timeArticle

Backyard shacks are part of the daily lives of many townships in South Africa...

Evan-Lee Courie 4 Mar 2020

HP empowers women and entrepreneurs in Africa
HP empowers women and entrepreneurs in AfricaArticle

Elisabeth Moreno, vice president and managing director of HP Africa, elaborates on HP's efforts in cultivating entrepreneurship and women empowerment through technology...

Imran Salie 13 Feb 2020

Q&A: Growing B2B technology businesses with SW7
Q&A: Growing B2B technology businesses with SW7Article

Technology companies have the opportunity to thrive as key players in the age of the digital revolution. With the agenda of the 4IR currently at the forefront in South Africa, the empowerment of small tech businesses is critical especially as they are the backbone of the economy...

Evan-Lee Courie 20 Jan 2020

Sowing the seeds of entrepreneurial growth
Sowing the seeds of entrepreneurial growthArticle

The Start-up Namibia 2019/2020 Accelerator programme, led by GIZ on behalf of the German Government, is a nine-month programme that recently kicked off...

19 Dec 2019

Startups represent Africa at Global Startup Awards 2019
Startups represent Africa at Global Startup Awards 2019Article

Six startups represented the African continent at the Global Startup Awards 2019, which took place in Changsha, China from 11-14 December 2019...

17 Dec 2019

#BestofBiz 2019: HR & Management
#BestofBiz 2019: HR & ManagementArticle

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 on Bizcommunity's Human Resources & Management site over the past year below...

16 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

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D&AD opens call for entries with key changes to better reflect industry developmentsArticle

D&AD has opened the call for entries to the 2020 D&AD Awards today, with some key changes across categories to better reflect industry developments...

5 Dec 2019

FNB Business Innovations Awards 2019 winners revealed
FNB Business Innovations Awards 2019 winners revealedArticle

The overall winners of the 2019 FNB Business Innovation Awards (FNB BIA) have been announced...

26 Nov 2019

The 3 Ps of entrepreneurship
The 3 Ps of entrepreneurshipArticle

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

15 Oct 2019

Global startup accelerator programme for accounting profession seeks new applicants
Global startup accelerator programme for accounting profession seeks new applicantsArticle

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants are seeking new applicants for their joint startup accelerator programme, which focuses on innovation in accounting, finance and regulatory technology...

Issued by CIMA 7 Oct 2019

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Africa's startups invited to London acceleratorArticle

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

27 Sep 2019

Local startups represent SA at the Southern Africa Startup Awards Regional Finals
Local startups represent SA at the Southern Africa Startup Awards Regional FinalsArticle

South Africa's best startups and startup supporters were announced to represent the country at the Southern Africa Startup Awards Regional Finals...

20 Sep 2019

Vodacom Digital Accelerator launches
Vodacom Digital Accelerator launchesArticle

Vodacom Tanzania and Smart Lab have launched Vodacom Digital Accelerator...

18 Sep 2019

The Chivas Venture is back
The Chivas Venture is backArticle

Chivas Regal is calling on South Africa's brightest change-makers to enter The Chivas Venture 2020...

13 Sep 2019

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

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

Grindstone Accelerator programme cohorts show positive growth
Grindstone Accelerator programme cohorts show positive growthArticle

Knife Capital recently announced the growth metrics of its fourth Grindstone Accelerator programme...

2 Sep 2019

British Airways to trial VR entertainment
British Airways to trial VR entertainmentArticle

British Airways customers will be transported to their own 3D cinema in the skies as the airline exclusively trials a new virtual reality headset...

15 Aug 2019

Building Africa's budding tech ecosystem
Building Africa's budding tech ecosystemArticle

Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi) has designed and co-developed incubator programmes with Innovator Trust to support, grow and inspire emerging tech entrepreneurs in Cape Town...

14 Aug 2019

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West African startups listed in top 5 businesses that improve the worldArticle

The Vodafone Institute has selected five startups to take part in the first accelerator that focuses on women in the tech sector...

31 Jul 2019

SMME funding - The practical answers
SMME funding - The practical answersArticle

Annie McWalter, CEO of SAICA Enterprise Development, comments on some of the ways in which SAICA has mobilised the chartered accountancy profession to addresses some tough issues hampering sustainable SMME development...

Lia Labuschagne, Issued by SAICA 30 Jul 2019

Tech innovators selected for SBC AfriTech accelerator
Tech innovators selected for SBC AfriTech acceleratorArticle

Startupbootcamp (SBC) AfriTech announced the 11 best tech startups (three of whom are from South Africa) selected to be the latest cohort in accelerator programme...

15 Jul 2019

10 retail trends for 2019
10 retail trends for 2019Article

For the retail sector as a whole - and for physical stores in particular - 2019 will be a year of reinvention...

Jackie Kalis 15 Jul 2019

SA Startup Nation Challenge launched
SA Startup Nation Challenge launchedArticle

AfricArena has teamed up with the SA SME Fund to launch the SA Startup Nation Challenge...

8 Jul 2019

Richard Friedland, CEO of the Netcare Group
FFA/Netcare join forces to boost health innovationArticle

A partnership between a tech accelerator and a private hospital group will provide a platform for entrepreneurs to build and scale health-tech startups that address the key health issues across Africa...

27 Jun 2019

Kenyan parenting platform MumsVillage launches an online store
Kenyan parenting platform MumsVillage launches an online storeArticle

Kenyan parenting support platform MumsVillage has launched an online store. The MumsVillageShop features a curated range of genuine local and global parenting and baby brands...

27 Jun 2019

#YouthStartCT Entrepreneurial Challenge winners 2019
#YouthStartCT Entrepreneurial Challenge winners 2019Article

The winners of the fourth instalment of the City of Cape Town's annual youth entrepreneurial challenge were announced at a gala event at the Cape Town Civic Centre on 25 June 2019...

26 Jun 2019

Africa's top 10 tech startups of the moment
Africa's top 10 tech startups of the momentArticle

As a continent, Africa is contributing its fair share of exciting businesses to the world of tech...

Joel Syder 24 Jun 2019

22 Tech startups selected for Startupbootcamp (SBC) AfriTech
22 Tech startups selected for Startupbootcamp (SBC) AfriTechArticle

Startupbootcamp (SBC) AfriTech, the global tech accelerator program in Africa, received 1,804 applications for its 2019 cohort...

18 Jun 2019

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Future of travel: British Airways looks to AI to improve air travel experiencesArticle

British Airways chairman and CEO, Alex Cruz is encouraging AI experts to come up with new ideas to make travel more frictionless...

14 Jun 2019

#AfricaMonth: Support Africa's young innovators and entrepreneurs
#AfricaMonth: Support Africa's young innovators and entrepreneursArticle

African innovators and entrepreneurs need to be encouraged, supported and incentivised to reach their optimal potential...

28 May 2019

Nestlé launches innovation challenge in 6 African countries
Nestlé launches innovation challenge in 6 African countriesArticle

Nestlé has launched a Research and Development (R&D) innovation challenge in sub-Saharan Africa to provide a platform for startups and universities to contribute to local sustainable growth...

28 May 2019

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Supporting digital entrepreneurs in NigeriaArticle

Facebook celebrates one year of NG_Hub, its flagship hub space in the heart of Yaba, in partnership with CcHub...

23 May 2019

Call for applications: Impact Fund for African Creatives' accelerator programme
Call for applications: Impact Fund for African Creatives' accelerator programmeArticle

The Impact Fund for African Creatives (IFFAC) is calling on designers to apply for its accelerator programme. The programme is focused on supporting and strengthening emerging African brands...

21 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: Mapping out crucial data at a disaster scene
#AfricaMonth: Mapping out crucial data at a disaster sceneArticle

Humanitarian emergencies often strike without warning, destroying lives and livelihoods within a matter of seconds. In the immediate aftermath, the challenge for those responding is to know where to start...

Evan-Lee Courie 17 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: Changing the face of wireless power solutions
#AfricaMonth: Changing the face of wireless power solutionsArticle

WiPo Wireless Power is a young dynamic startup that provides wireless power solutions for drone and other industrial equipment...

Evan-Lee Courie 17 May 2019

Calling all creative entrepreneurs - accelerator programme open for entry
Calling all creative entrepreneurs - accelerator programme open for entryArticle

Applications are open for startups interested in participating in a four-month high-impact business accelerator programme, run by the British Council in partnership with Seed Academy and the Social Enterprise Academy...

15 May 2019

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All the winners from Digital Lab Africa PitchArticle

The winners of the Digital Lab Africa Pitch competition have been announced and the 10 winners each receive R42,000 in cash and residence period in France...

6 May 2019

2019 AWIEF Growth Accelerator Programme open for applications
2019 AWIEF Growth Accelerator Programme open for applicationsArticle

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) is hosting its Growth Accelerator Programme in South Africa and is calling for applications...

24 Apr 2019

2019 #YouthStartCT Entrepreneurial Challenge begins
2019 #YouthStartCT Entrepreneurial Challenge beginsArticle

The fourth instalment of the City of Cape Town's annual youth entrepreneurial challenge, aimed at giving budding entrepreneurs a hand up, has kicked off...

18 Apr 2019

Epoq Legal launches free legal document drafting tool for NPOs
Epoq Legal launches free legal document drafting tool for NPOsArticle

Epoq Legal SA has launched a real-time, online legal document drafting tool called JusDraft, designed for South African non-profit organisations...

18 Apr 2019

(L-R): Zanele Mbeki, former First Lady of South Africa and Irene Ochem, AWIEF founder and CEO. Credit: AWIEF.
Bookings open for 5th annual Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum 2019Article

The 5th annual AWIEF conference, exhibition and awards are now open for registration. The event aims to promote and accelerate the growth of women-owned and women-led businesses for Africa's inclusive economic growth...

8 Apr 2019

Grindstone Accelerator programme expands to Gauteng
Grindstone Accelerator programme expands to GautengArticle

The next iteration of the Grindstone Accelerator programme has been expanded to Johannesburg, and entries are now open...

29 Mar 2019

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