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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...

3 days ago

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

Professor Thuli Madonsela, Law Trust chair of social justice in the Faculty of Law at Stellenbosch University (SU)
Thuli Madonsela leads dialogue on social justice and sustainable economic practicesArticle

Today, 18 March 2019, Prof Thuli Madonsela in partnership with the Sustainability Institute's Prof Mark Swilling, will lead expert panel discussions at the first thematic dialogue of Madonsela's Social Justice M-Plan at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town...

15 Mar 2019

Global Legal Hackathon heads back to SA
Global Legal Hackathon heads back to SAArticle

The Global Legal Hackathon - an annual event where lawyers, technologists and civil society come together to develop new solutions in legaltech with the aim of improving access to justice or the business of law - will return to South Africa this February...

13 Feb 2019

10 tech startups to participate in Airbus, GIZ #Africa4Future programme
10 tech startups to participate in Airbus, GIZ #Africa4Future programmeArticle

Airbus and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit have announced the top 10 African tech startups that will take part in the latest Airbus Bizlab #Africa4Future accelerator programme...

18 Jan 2019

SA innovation entrepreneurs win big at GCIP-SA
SA innovation entrepreneurs win big at GCIP-SAArticle

Innovative entrepreneurs took centre stage when the winners of the 2018 Technology Innovation Agency's Global Cleantech Innovation Programme of South Africa (GCIP-SA) were announced...

17 Jan 2019

These South African inventors are ready to roll!
These South African inventors are ready to roll!Article

Portia Mavhungu and her business partner, Darushna Chellan, developed an innovative new device - essentially a built-in wheelchair toilet - and dubbed it the "Para Tube"...

Issued by Adams & Adams 8 Jan 2019

88 Business Collective, Absa honour female entrepreneurs
88 Business Collective, Absa honour female entrepreneursArticle

Five female founders were recently honoured, for their achievements following an 18-month accelerator programme...

5 Dec 2018

ShelterTech Accelerator programme makes its debut in Africa
ShelterTech Accelerator programme makes its debut in AfricaArticle

The Habitat for Humanity Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter's ShelterTech Accelerator programme is making its Africa debut in Kenya...

13 Nov 2018

Startupbootcamp AfriTech funnels talent into the pipelines
Startupbootcamp AfriTech funnels talent into the pipelinesArticle

The Top 10 African innovators showcased to 200+ investors and corporate leaders at the annual Startupbootcamp AfriTech Demo Day...

12 Nov 2018

Irene Ochem, founder and CEO of AWIEF.
'Women of Africa are our most valuable, untapped resource'Article

The women of Africa are our most valuable, untapped resource, the AWIEF 2018 conference heard...

Louise Marsland 9 Nov 2018

The Innovator Trust launches new accelerator programme
The Innovator Trust launches new accelerator programmeArticle

The Innovator Trust recently introduced a new accelerator programme, exclusively available for beneficiaries of the Enterprise Development (ED) programmes...

6 Nov 2018

Airbus launches its second edition of #Africa4Future
Airbus launches its second edition of #Africa4FutureArticle

Airbus is set to foster new aerospace business models with African startups, with the launch of the second edition of #Africa4Future...

31 Oct 2018

Professor Thuli Madonsela, Law Trust chair of social justice in the Faculty of Law at Stellenbosch University (SU)
Thuli Madonsela to lead discussions at first Social Justice M-Plan Expert RoundtableArticle

The ultimate outcome of the roundtable is to work towards "breaking the back of poverty and inequality" in South Africa...

24 Oct 2018

Empowering women in Africa as entrepreneurs, innovators
Empowering women in Africa as entrepreneurs, innovatorsArticle

Growing women's economic empowerment in Africa and creating the number one globally recognised platform for female entrepreneurship in Africa, is what AWIEF is about...

Louise Marsland 15 Oct 2018

Founders Factory incubator launches in Joburg to back African startups
Founders Factory incubator launches in Joburg to back African startupsArticle

Corporate-backed incubator and accelerator Founders Factory has launched in Johannesburg, from where it plans to design, build and scale 100 disruptive tech startups across Africa over the next five years...

Tom Jackson 11 Oct 2018

CIMA global startup accelerator programme for accounting profession seeks new round of applicants
CIMA global startup accelerator programme for accounting profession seeks new round of applicantsArticle

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants and CPA.com are seeking candidates for their joint startup accelerator programme, designed to foster innovation in accounting and finance...

Issued by CIMA 8 Oct 2018

6 African health startups chosen for Innovate For Life Fund Accelerator
6 African health startups chosen for Innovate For Life Fund AcceleratorArticle

Amref Health Africa has selected six African healthcare startups to join its Innovate for Life Fund Accelerator programme, which supports post-revenue entrepreneurs with innovative products tailored to improve primary healthcare...

Tom Jackson 1 Oct 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

Chivas Venture 2019 now open for entries
Chivas Venture 2019 now open for entriesArticle

The Chivas Venture 2019 edition is now open for entries...

11 Sep 2018

Israel's plan to accelerate innovation in sports tech
Israel's plan to accelerate innovation in sports techArticle

For a country not particularly known for success in the competitive sporting arena, Israel's high-tech prowess is helping to establish the nation as the Silicon Valley of sports tech...

Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Jul 2018

New startup accelerator launches in Malawi
New startup accelerator launches in MalawiArticle

Malawian hub mHub has partnered GrowthAfrica, Dutch investment firm Accesserator, UNDP Malawi and the Norwegian Embassy to launch the country's first startup accelerator programme...

Tom Jackson 26 Jul 2018

Award winners at this year’s Durban FilmMart.
2018 Durban FilmMart Awards: Winners announced!Article

This year's Durban FilmMart (DFM) Awards, took place at the Southern Sun Maharani Hotel in Durban on Monday, 23 July...

24 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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These are the Top 10 African Innovators selected for SBC AfriTechArticle

Startupbootcamp AfriTech has revealed the Top 10 African Innovators who will participate in its accelerator programme for 2018...

13 Jul 2018

Google AI centres coming soon to Nigeria
Google AI centres coming soon to NigeriaArticle

For Nigeria, the Google Next Billion Users plan is expected to provoke innovation on an unprecedented scale...

11 Jul 2018

Why African corporates need startups in order to innovate
Why African corporates need startups in order to innovateArticle

"Corporates will not be able to innovate in Africa without startups..."

Tom Jackson 5 Jul 2018

Winners of the #YouthStartCT Entrepreneurial Challenge
Winners of the #YouthStartCT Entrepreneurial ChallengeArticle

The City of Cape Town announced the top 13 finalists and overall winner of 2018 #YouthStartCT entrepreneurial challenge awards ceremony at the Civic Centre on Wednesday, 20 June 2018...

21 Jun 2018

Startupbootcamp Africa chooses 22 startups for selection days
Startupbootcamp Africa chooses 22 startups for selection daysArticle

Startupbootcamp Africa has chosen 22 startups for the selection days head of its second annual accelerator programme, which will be narrowed down to the final 10...

Tom Jackson 20 Jun 2018

Startupbootcamp receives over 1k applications for Cape Town accelerator
Startupbootcamp receives over 1k applications for Cape Town acceleratorArticle

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...

Tom Jackson 14 Jun 2018

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#AfricaMonth: Scaling up with Startupbootcamp's 'sandbox' successArticle

Philip Kiracofe calls himself an 'adventure capitalist'. Here's how the Startupbootcamp initiative he co-founded is solving problems corporates didn't know they had while giving African startups a boost, and how you can get involved...

Leigh Andrews 23 May 2018

Facebook hub, Lagos, Nigeria.
Facebook launches Africa's first hub space in NigeriaArticle

In partnership with CcHub, Facebook launches NG_Hub in Lagos - its first hub space in Africa...

22 May 2018

How to apply for the Slush Global Impact Accelerator
How to apply for the Slush Global Impact AcceleratorArticle

African startups have been invited to apply for the Finland-based Slush Global Impact Accelerator (GIA), which supports impact-driven startups via a four-week programme...

Tom Jackson 18 May 2018

Applications open for 2018 Gauteng Accelerator Programme
Applications open for 2018 Gauteng Accelerator ProgrammeArticle

The Innovation Hub, the innovation agency of the Gauteng province, has opened applications for this year's edition of the annual Gauteng Accelerator Programme (GAP) innovation competition...

Tom Jackson 14 May 2018

Uganda's BreastIT selected for Vodafone F-Lane accelerator
Uganda's BreastIT selected for Vodafone F-Lane acceleratorArticle

Ugandan startup BreastIT has been selected to join the Berlin-based Vodafone Institute's F-Lane Accelerator, one of five ventures chosen from over 180 worldwide applicants...

Gabriella Mulligan 23 Apr 2018

SMME Incubation Centre launches in Mitchells Plain
SMME Incubation Centre launches in Mitchells PlainArticle

Silulo Ulutho Technologies, in partnership with Vodacom Business, launched the Silulo Business Incubation Centre in Mitchells Plain on Friday, 13 April 2018...

16 Apr 2018

Innovate Ventures Accelerator in Somaliland calls for applications
Innovate Ventures Accelerator in Somaliland calls for applicationsArticle

Applications are now open for the third cycle of the tech accelerator Innovate Ventures Accelerator, based in Hargeisa, Somaliland. This year's programme will accept 12 startups and will invest up to $30,000...

12 Apr 2018

Flat6Labs Cairo accepting applications for 11th cycle
Flat6Labs Cairo accepting applications for 11th cycleArticle

The Cairo-based Flat6Labs is now accepting applications for the 11th cycle of its four-month accelerator programme, which offers selected startups access to training, mentorship and EGP300,000 ($17,000) in seed funding...

9 Apr 2018

Kenya's Sokowatch to expand after revenue growth
Kenya's Sokowatch to expand after revenue growthArticle

Kenyan startup Sokowatch, a mobile-based ordering and delivery network for small shops, has revealed plans to expand to Mombasa in the third quarter of this year...

Tom Jackson 12 Feb 2018

Vumela Fund backing creates significant social impact
Vumela Fund backing creates significant social impactArticle

Vumela, a fund managed by FNB and Edge Growth, is proud to announce a R15m debt investment in Nova Pioneer, an independent school network offering excellent enquiry-based education.

Issued by Edge Growth 9 Feb 2018

Applications to open for second Startupbootcamp Cape Town programme
Applications to open for second Startupbootcamp Cape Town programmeArticle

Startupbootcamp Cape Town is set to open applications for the second edition of its accelerator programme, which will see it embark upon a FastTrack in order to source top-tier tech startups from across the world...

Tom Jackson 9 Feb 2018

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