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Egypt's Startup Reactor calls for applications
Egypt's Startup Reactor calls for applications

Egypt's Startup Reactor is seeking applications for its fifth cycle. The six-month accelerator programme is designed to support innovative startups with high growth potential in Egypt...

9 Jan 2018

12 African startups to watch in 2018
12 African startups to watch in 2018

Disrupt Africa's annual list of the innovative African startups that will be making an impact in the year to come...

By Gabriella Mulligan 5 Jan 2018

Predictions for 2018: What the investors said
Predictions for 2018: What the investors said

We're into a new year, and it's time to get to work. But what does 2018 have in store for us?

By Gabriella Mulligan 4 Jan 2018

UN launches tech innovation lab in Egypt
UN launches tech innovation lab in Egypt

The United Nations (UN) has announced the opening of its African Technology Innovation Lab (UNTIL) in Egypt, in line with its framework to deploy a global network of such labs.

By Tom Jackson 4 Jan 2018

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Applications open for Unreasonable East Africa accelerator programme

Applications have opened for the Unreasonable East Africa accelerator programme, which claims to give an "unreasonable advantage" to entrepreneurs creating solutions to the region's biggest social and environmental problems...

By Tom Jackson 28 Dec 2017

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Q&A: African entrepreneurs should realise value of USSD

Entrepreneurs across Africa are rolling out apps catering to every aspect of life, and no self-respecting tech startup doesn't have a responsive website - right?

By Gabriella Mulligan 22 Dec 2017

African Entrepreneurship Award 2017 finalists.
African Entrepreneurship Award winners announced

BMCE Bank of Africa, sponsor of the African Entrepreneurship Award 2017, a program to assist innovative African entrepreneurs, has announced the winners...

18 Dec 2017

BASA expands Creative Futures Business Engagement into Ethiopia
BASA expands Creative Futures Business Engagement into Ethiopia

Business and Arts South Africa is significantly expanding its African partnership initiative with the implementation of Creative Futures programme's Business Engagement in Ethiopia...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 13 Dec 2017

Vera Songwe.
Women and Girls Startup Challenge launched

Vera Songwe launches the women and girls startup challenge to promote digital entrepreneurship...

12 Dec 2017

Startupbootcamp Cape Town's top 10 startups sign 32 deals
Startupbootcamp Cape Town's top 10 startups sign 32 deals

The Startupbootcamp cohort showcased its top 10 startups, selected from a pool of 514 applicants, to global investors, sponsors, and partners at its first Africa-based demo day...

6 Dec 2017

Strategic partnership to promote African entrepreneurship
Strategic partnership to promote African entrepreneurship

APO Group and Mara Foundation, Mara Group's philanthropic arm will collaborate to elevate opportunities for African entrepreneurs to find mentors...

1 Dec 2017

France's President Emmanuel Macron will stress that he wants a partnership of equals with Africa, based on education and entrepreneurship |
Macron to urge entrepreneurship on first African tour

PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron will tour Africa this week to try to boost France's flagging influence on the continent and convince young people eyeing Europe's shores they have a future at home...

28 Nov 2017

MEST expands in key African markets
MEST expands in key African markets

MEST announces partnership with Metta as program continues to expand its presence across the continent...

21 Nov 2017

Meet Africa's startup stars
Meet Africa's startup stars

Meet the startups pitching at Seedstars Africa, 12 - 14 December 2017, in Maputo, Mozambique...

20 Nov 2017

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Eight tips for building your personal brand

Building up your personal brand is the most difficult and yet the most rewarding process for an entrepreneur...

By Stephen Marshal 20 Nov 2017

Somali startups receive investment
Somali startups receive investment

Somali Accelerator graduates another cohort of startups and gives $30,000 in investment at the Demo Day in Hargeisa...

16 Nov 2017

Meet Angola's first crowdfunding startup
Meet Angola's first crowdfunding startup

Local startup Deya feels it's high-time to shake up the status quo, and has embarked on a mission to bring Angolan crowdfunding into the digital age...

By Gabriella Mulligan 15 Nov 2017

Trevor Stuurman was a speaker at WGSN's Futures Cape Town.
#EntrepreneurMonth: Talking African inspiration with Trevor Stuurman

One of the highlights of WGSN's Futures Cape Town was an inspirational talk by 24-year-old Trevor Stuurman - in effortless digitally savvy youth fashion, this Christmas Day baby is an entrepreneur, photographer and multimedia visual artist with a verified Instagram account and over 156,000 Twitter followers - here's why his fresh ideas resonate so deeply....

By Leigh Andrews 10 Nov 2017

Winners of AfricArena startup pitch battles
Winners of AfricArena startup pitch battles

The first AfricArena took place this week and welcomed over 450 delegates, 100 entrepreneurs, 80 startups, 22 exhibitors, 42 speakers, 67 investors It also witnessed more than 40 live startup pitch battles.

9 Nov 2017

#AfricaCom: How innovation is better in Africa
#AfricaCom: How innovation is better in Africa

Toby Shapshak, editor-in-chief of Stuff Magazine, shared some thoughts on how innovation is better in Africa at AfricaCom 2017. He highlighted some specific innovations to illustrate how the continent is leapfrogging into the future... (video)

By Ilse van den Berg 8 Nov 2017

Startups winners at AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards
Startups winners at AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards

African startups Flare, Snapplify and Flutterwave were among the winners at the AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards, which took place in Cape Town last night...

By Tom Jackson 8 Nov 2017

Empowering Africa with skills for the industrial internet
Empowering Africa with skills for the industrial internet

GE partners with African Leadership University to empower African professionals with valuable digital skills...

8 Nov 2017

Richard Branson to open Global Entrepreneurship Week at the launch of New Gen startup campus in Johannesburg
Richard Branson to open Global Entrepreneurship Week at the launch of New Gen startup campus in Johannesburg

Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder, will officially open the 10th anniversary celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) by participating in the launch of a new startup campus in Johannesburg, South Africa...

Issued by Global Entrepreneurship Network 6 Nov 2017

Music distribution startup Caketunes launches in Nigeria
Music distribution startup Caketunes launches in Nigeria

Nigerian startup Caketunes has launched its music distribution and production platform for artists and music producers...

By Tom Jackson 3 Nov 2017

Digital marketing tips for SA's small businesses
Digital marketing tips for SA's small businesses

Digital marketing can save the day for small businesses with relatively small marketing budgets - from my experience.

By Stephen Sandmann 2 Nov 2017

Design Market in Ghana launches
Design Market in Ghana launches

The second edition of the Design Market, a seasonal event to showcase contemporary design in Africa, will open its doors on November 4th and 5th in Accra, Ghana...

1 Nov 2017

Annette Muller
Liberty Vuka Knowledge Summit speaker Q&A: Annette Muller

Top African female tech founder Annette Muller, who will share a stage with Russell Simmons at the Liberty Vuka Knowledge Summit this week, shares some thoughts on entrepreneurship...

31 Oct 2017

Africa needs to focus on 'intrapreneurship'
Africa needs to focus on 'intrapreneurship'

Intrapreneurship is key to Africa's future, according to speakers at a recent Thomson Reuters summit on Africa...

30 Oct 2017

Angolan food delivery startup Tupuca aims for regional expansion
Angolan food delivery startup Tupuca aims for regional expansion

Angolan food delivery startup Tupuca is planning on adding new features and expanding to neighbouring countries having seen solid uptake since its launch...

27 Oct 2017

Promoting Africa as a digital innovation hub
Promoting Africa as a digital innovation hub

APO Group and Africa Tech Now join forces in Las Vegas to strengthen Africa's visibility as the next digital and innovation hub...

27 Oct 2017

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