Vibrant start-up teams Zuoix, Dikorah and MooExams were named winners of the Cameroonian leg of the DEMO Africa Innovation Tour which took place in Cameroon, Douala at ActivSpaces. DEMO Africa, which has aUS$100 million investment fund war chest, is seeking an overall winner from the African continent. So far representatives from Uganda, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Johannesburg, Morocco, Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Cape Town have already been picked with the… Read More »
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Twenty six finalists made it through this year’s Pitch AgriHack, a youth e-agriculture start-up support program of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), that is ran in conjuction with African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRA), Women in Tech Africa, Nigeria’s Wennovation Hub and Suguba Africa. With this year’s theme “Women… Read More »
Google is expanding its regional mentorship programme for top early-stage technology startups in Africa from six to seventeen African countries barely eight months since its inception. The seventeen countries include veterans Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa, and newcomers Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Botswana, Senegal, Ethiopia, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria. At stake is… Read More »
U.S based agri-tech accelerator Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator has announced nine startups poised to take part in its current program that kicked off on Monday 16th July 2018. In partnership with Cargill and Ecolab, the Minneapolis-St. Paul based accelerator program seeks to solve problems across the entire food value chain, from food safety to supply chain management… Read More »
When Paul Kimani and Jackson Kung’u came up with the idea of TozzaPlus, they had one thought in mind – to create a three-in-one, cloud based end-to-end solution for employee time tracking, payroll preparation, and payout – a one of its kind solution in the Kenyan market. But how did the two electrical and information… Read More »
The number of crypto organizations achieving the “unicorn” status — privately held start-up companies possessing a current valuation of $1 billion USD or more — has been increasing steadily due to the dramatic rise in value of crypto currency. There are currently over 27 fintech unicorns worldwide with crypto platforms such as Robinhood, Revolut, and… Read More »
After the culmination of last edition which was won by Ghanaian startup AgroCenta, startup competion Seedstars World is back on the road. On Friday, the organisers were camped in Ghana where 10 seed-stage startups competed for compete for the chance to represent the country at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland and win up to US$1 million in… Read More »
According to the report, twenty-three percent of Palestinians who founded tech companies in the West Bank and Gaza Strip are women, a figure that is almost twice the figure of cities like New York. Palestinian startup ecosystem has one of the highest rates of female entrepreneurs across analyzed ecosystems. This is according to a new World… Read More »
Singer, actress and restauranteur Lady Gaga is seeking to add another feather to her cap. The entertainer’s company, Ate My Heart Inc., is currently working on a new brand of cosmetics called “Haus Beauty.” Haus Beauty — which is currently in “stealth mode” is being run by CEO Ben Jones, the former chief digital officer at Honest… Read More »
Kenyan insurtech startup Bismart has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from the Germany-based GreenTec Capital. Founded by insurance veteran, Bismart provides a digital interface to offer insurance products and services across Africa. To achieve this, Bismart is using emerging technologies. The startup will initially offer a small range of service and products that will be… Read More »