Subscribe to industry newsletters

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...

3 days ago

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

Kenyan gender advocate Vivian Onano for innovation summit
Kenyan gender advocate Vivian Onano for innovation summit

Kenyan gender advocate Vivian Onano is one of the key speakers at the Liberty VUKA Knowledge Summit. In this Q&A, we find out what her entrepreneurship lessons are for women and young people in the workplace...

26 Oct 2017

Strategies arising from AWIEF Conference to impact African business landscape
Strategies arising from AWIEF Conference to impact African business landscape

The prestigious conference of the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) held in Cape Town on 5 and 6 October has resulted in numerous strategies which could have a dramatic impact on the influence of African businesswomen and entrepreneurs in the continent's socio-economic environment...

Issued by ICO Conferences & Events 23 Oct 2017

EasiPost Couriers. Credit: The Namibian/All Africa.
Namibia: Engineers deliver goods door-to-door

Enterprising Namibian students roll out door-to-door courier service, developing a new business model for their country...

By Ndama Nakashole 23 Oct 2017

Image supplied.
#EntrepreneurMonth: Starting up the Girl Boss Hustle with Akro Capital

Janine Basel, CEO of Akro Capital, shares how the phenomenon of very few female entrepreneurs approaching them for funding led to the formation of their Girl Boss Hustle events...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Oct 2017

Harnessing design thinking to drive entrepreneurial impact, innovation
Harnessing design thinking to drive entrepreneurial impact, innovation

The lifespans of companies are fast becoming shorter. Uncertainty reigns. The only way to change and to shift into new spaces, is to develop strong cultures of innovation...

By Gilbert Saggia 19 Oct 2017

Africa Week: Unleashing the continent's potential
Africa Week: Unleashing the continent's potential

Kicking off Africa Week, UN chief says women and youth can unleash continent's potential...

19 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Chris Weylandt on the business of contemporary home decor design
#EntrepreneurMonth: Chris Weylandt on the business of contemporary home decor design

Chris Weylandt, founder and CEO of furniture and decor retailer Weylandts, forms part of the impressive line-up at this year's Business of Design conference...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Oct 2017

Alan Knott-Craig
#EntrepreneurMonth: If you can sell your first startup, sell it

Us humans have a heuristic bias to sell our winners and hold onto our losers. That's not the way to build wealth. Better to hang onto your winners and cut your losers loose...

By Alan Knott-Craig 18 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: A premium African surf brand with global appeal
#EntrepreneurMonth: A premium African surf brand with global appeal

Little over a year ago, three friends with thriving creative careers embarked on a mission to combine their love of Africa with their passion for surfing...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Oct 2017

Rata-grab testing on-demand food delivery platform in Cameroon
Rata-grab testing on-demand food delivery platform in Cameroon

Cameroonian startup Rata-grab is testing its online food ordering and delivery platform with five restaurants in Douala ahead of a full launch....

By Tom Jackson 17 Oct 2017

Africa Innovation Prize 2018 call to entry
Africa Innovation Prize 2018 call to entry

African Innovation Foundation calls for applications for the Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 Awards...

13 Oct 2017

Image via Disrupt Africa
Nairobi's iHub launches “Open House Fridays”

Kenyan innovation space the iHub has announced “Open House Fridays”, which offers local techies and entrepreneurs free use of the hub's co-working space every Friday in October...

By Tom Jackson 12 Oct 2017

Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa
Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa

AfricaCom 2017 presents a global speaker line-up in this uncertain age of digital disruption and transformation...

12 Oct 2017

African female entrepreneurs can apply for Y-HER accelerator
African female entrepreneurs can apply for Y-HER accelerator

African female entrepreneurs have been invited to apply for the Y-HER Accelerator Programme, which offers mentorship and a total of $50,000 in prize funding...

By Tom Jackson 11 Oct 2017

alphaspirit -
What does it take to be a digital marketing entrepreneur?

Part of this process of figuring what it takes to be an entrepreneur is personal reflection, data gathering, analysis, chatting to the pros and learning from it all, writes Stephen Sandmann...

By Stephen Sandmann 10 Oct 2017

Show more