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Investment at all levels is needed
Investment at all levels is neededArticle

A short while ago I was honoured to be invited to the Economic Growth summit in Windhoek, Namibia...

Melkisedek-Shivute Ausiku 13 Aug 2019

City of Cape Town partners with Africa Tech Week
City of Cape Town partners with Africa Tech WeekArticle

Africa Tech Week will bring together entrepreneurs, investors and leaders of the tech world to equip them and their organisations with the tools necessary to excel in twenty-first century business...

Issued by Topco Media 30 Jul 2019

There's a need for more disruption in Africa's tech scene
There's a need for more disruption in Africa's tech sceneArticle

The business opportunities that have changed the fortunes of the continent and how these businesses are impacting and transforming the quality of lives in Africa...

Olukayode Kolawole 22 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

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

SA's green tech startups rebooting the green economy
SA's green tech startups rebooting the green economyArticle

South Africa presents potentially lucrative opportunities for US firms involved in green building technologies...

Terry Billson 2 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

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

The Matt Brown Show in partnership with London Tech Week creates State of X Season One on Prime
The Matt Brown Show in partnership with London Tech Week creates State of X Season One on PrimeArticle

The Digital Kungfu team is heading to London Tech Week in June to interview some of the world's leaders in tech...

Issued by Digital Kungfu 4 Jun 2019

Young creative talent at AFDA Experimental Festival 2019
Young creative talent at AFDA Experimental Festival 2019Article

The annual AFDA Experimental Festival promises to be an eye-popping and mind-boggling experience across their four AFDA campuses...

Issued by AFDA 3 Jun 2019

#AfricaMonth: Helping entrepreneurs to innovate and grow
#AfricaMonth: Helping entrepreneurs to innovate and growArticle

Innocircle, a South African innovation consultancy, helps entrepreneurs innovate and grow...

Evan-Lee Courie 20 May 2019

Startups selected for AfricArena VivaTech 2019 delegation
Startups selected for AfricArena VivaTech 2019 delegationArticle

AfricArena has announced the delegation of startups they will bring along and showcase at the "World's Rendezvous for Startups and Leaders", VivaTech...

6 May 2019

African startups enter acceleration program
African startups enter acceleration programArticle

Twenty of the most promising Francophone African tech startups have been selected to participate in the L'Afrique Excelle residency in Mali...

12 Mar 2019

ATS, TuksNovation partner in promoting agricultural innovation in SA
ATS, TuksNovation partner in promoting agricultural innovation in SAArticle

AFGRI Technology Services (ATS) has partnered with the University of Pretoria's TuksNovation to foster innovation in the agricultural sector in SA...

15 Feb 2019

Tech startups have two days left to enter the Sanofi Healthcare Innovation Challenge
Tech startups have two days left to enter the Sanofi Healthcare Innovation ChallengeArticle

Sanofi a leading life-sciences company, is looking to partner with Africa's startups to assist in finding innovative solutions to improve healthcare in Africa...

Issued by Britespark Communications 14 Feb 2019

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Lufthansa Group invests in AI partnership with HopperArticle

The Lufthansa Group and the Lufthansa Innovation Hub have entered into a research alliance with Hopper focused on the subject of artificial intelligence...

22 Jan 2019

#StartupStory: Tech startup sets its sights on disrupting the local logistics sector
#StartupStory: Tech startup sets its sights on disrupting the local logistics sectorArticle

Arlax is a centralised B2B logistics marketplace with the aim to bridge the gap between suppliers and transporters...

Evan-Lee Courie 18 Jan 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

OurCrowd Global Investor Summit returns to Jerusalem 2019
OurCrowd Global Investor Summit returns to Jerusalem 2019Article

OurCrowd has confirmed that the fifth annual OurCrowd Global Investor Summit will take place in March 2019, in Jerusalem, Israel.

6 Dec 2018

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

Ventureburn 2018 Startup Survey results are out!
Ventureburn 2018 Startup Survey results are out!Article

The Ventureburn 2018 Startup Survey results are out and it uncovers the nuts and bolts of the SA tech startup sector...

15 Nov 2018

Microsoft launches program built to help tech startups grow
Microsoft launches program built to help tech startups growArticle

Microsoft launches Head Start: an end-to-end program built to help tech startups grow...

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

Workshop17 takes 'Best Coworking Space' title in Southern Africa Startup Awards
Workshop17 takes 'Best Coworking Space' title in Southern Africa Startup AwardsArticle

One of 75 local finalists shortlisted across 15 categories, Workshop17 was named Best Coworking Space - South Africa, at the recent Southern Africa Startup Awards...

9 Nov 2018

Join Global Entrepreneurship Week at 22 on Sloane, 12-16 November 2018
Join Global Entrepreneurship Week at 22 on Sloane, 12-16 November 2018Article

The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) Africa 22 on Sloane has launched its 2019 Startup residency programme which aims to attract over 100 startups to join its startup campus in Bryanston...

Issued by GEN Africa 5 Nov 2018

Naspers Foundry to back SA technology startups
Naspers Foundry to back SA technology startupsArticle

South African investor, Naspers has announced its plans to launch a R1.4bn startup fund to boost South African technology startups.

29 Oct 2018

How to keep a customer in the tech space
How to keep a customer in the tech spaceArticle

Just 10% of tech startups survive, and the average lifespan of a tech company is six years. But how do you keep your customers?

Andre van der Merwe 24 Oct 2018

Sanofi South Africa Challenge now open for tech startups - AfricArena 2018
Sanofi South Africa Challenge now open for tech startups - AfricArena 2018Article

Sanofi will be sponsoring a booth at AfricaArena dedicated to encouraging innovative start-ups who can help find solutions to optimise patient treatment adherence and completion rates in TB...

Issued by Britespark Communications 23 Oct 2018

6 African startups among TIME's Genius Companies for 2018
6 African startups among TIME's Genius Companies for 2018Article

Six African tech startups have been named alongside the likes of Apple, Netflix and SpaceX in TIME's 50 Genius Companies for 2018 list...

Tom Jackson 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

Clean, green tech startups go head-to-head in Startup World Cup Pitching Den
Clean, green tech startups go head-to-head in Startup World Cup Pitching DenArticle

More than 40 entrepreneurs and startups participated in the 2018 Global Cleantech Innovation Programme (GCIP-SA) of the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) at the SABC Education SA Innovation Summit last month...

11 Oct 2018

Mobilising Nigeria's tech space for economic growth
Mobilising Nigeria's tech space for economic growthArticle

The price of crude oil has been crashing after years of successive boom. Nigeria as an oil producing and a dependent nation has immensely benefitted from this...

8 Oct 2018

Business leaders back The Disruption Agenda
Business leaders back The Disruption AgendaArticle

The Disruption Agenda, a first-of-its-kind event for the country, saw over 200 business leaders and innovation thinkers attend the inaugural launch...

26 Sep 2018

MEST Africa announces $700k investment in tech startups
MEST Africa announces $700k investment in tech startupsArticle

Celebrating 10 years on the continent, MEST continues its commitment to early-stage startups, investing in seven teams from its 2018 graduating cohort...

13 Sep 2018

Accenture searches for Africa's Top 30 tech startups
Accenture searches for Africa's Top 30 tech startupsArticle

Accenture is on the hunt to find Africa's top tech startup superstars...

12 Sep 2018

Calling SA tech and digital startups - ready, set, pitch
Calling SA tech and digital startups - ready, set, pitchArticle

A new startup accelerator is being launched by IBM SA, in partnership with the Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, and is designed to enable the development of Growth Stage Tech and digital startups...

11 Sep 2018

Women-led tech startups on the rise in Africa
Women-led tech startups on the rise in AfricaArticle

On the surface, sub-Saharan Africa boasts the world's highest rate of women entrepreneurs at 27%...

3 Sep 2018

African recruitment startups evolve to tackle unemployment
African recruitment startups evolve to tackle unemploymentArticle

Unemployment rates across Africa are too high, but tech startups are coming up with more and more innovative ways of connecting jobseekers with opportunities...

Tom Jackson 29 Aug 2018

Africa is transitioning towards the on-demand economy
Africa is transitioning towards the on-demand economyArticle

The African continent is gradually transitioning towards the gig economy, as early-stage entrepreneurs and funders increasingly favour on-demand services...

Tom Jackson 23 Aug 2018

Sarah Heck, an advisor on international entrepreneurship and youth programs to the Obama Foundation and head of entrepreneurship at Stripe.
Why Africa's youth should be encouraged to launch tech startupsArticle

'Focus on tackling Africa's greatest challenges through entrepreneurship...'

Tom Jackson 16 Aug 2018

The Future Females Cape Town team.
#FairnessFirst: Celebrating the Future Females entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and side-hustlersArticle

It's a Catch22 - you either have an idea to start a business, the motivation to do something different, or the skills to multitask, but it's rare for those magical elements to all sing loudly at the same time...

Leigh Andrews 13 Aug 2018

Image supplied. L to R: James Milne, Silicon Cape board member, Wesgro; Joslyn Links, Silicon Cape project administrator; Kerry Petrie, Silicon Cape, general manager; Boitumelo Menyatswe, Silicon Cape ecosystem manager; Sumarie Roodt, Silicon Cape chairperson, UCT and Zimkhita Buwa Silicon Cape treasurer, Britehouse
Silicon Cape launches innovation support modelArticle

Silicon Cape launches their new Africa-first strategic membership plan to enable the accelerated inclusion of tech startups...

3 Aug 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

Kenyan agri-tech startup Tulaa raises $627k funding round
Kenyan agri-tech startup Tulaa raises $627k funding roundArticle

Kenyan agri-tech startup Tulaa, which allows smallholder farmers to access inputs, credit and markets, has raised a US$627,000 seed round to fund its continued expansion in the East African country and further develop its platform...

Tom Jackson 27 Jul 2018

20 startups join Senegalese Jambar Tech Lab
20 startups join Senegalese Jambar Tech LabArticle

20 startups have been selected to form the second cohort of Senegalese accelerator Jambar Tech Lab, kicking off the six-month programme with a week-long immersive bootcamp...

Gabriella Mulligan 27 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

Grey Adventures rolls out to SA
Grey Adventures rolls out to SAArticle

The Grey Group's Grey Adventures startup incubator is now operational in its Johannesburg office as it continues to roll out across the global network. Here, an interview with Francois du Preez, chief digital officer at Grey Africa, to find out more about this open culture of collaboration from a local perspective...

Jessica Tennant 20 Jul 2018

Seedstars picks 9 startups for Rwanda competition
Seedstars picks 9 startups for Rwanda competitionArticle

Nine startups have been selected to compete at the Kigali-leg of world-touring startup pitching competition Seedstars World this week, with Rwanda's top startup to progress to represent the country...

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

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