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3 startups emerge winners of DEMO Africa Innovation Tour in Cameroon

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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26 finalists picked for the Pitch AgriHack competition

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 »

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Google betting on more on African startups and developers

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 »

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Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator announces new 2018 class

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 »

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Who are The VC Firms Behind Billion-Dollar Crypto Startups

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 »

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World Bank Report: High Rate of Palestinian Women Led Startups

  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 »

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Lady Gaga working on a new beauty startup

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 »

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Kenyan insurtech startup Bismart raises funding from GreenTec

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 »

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