Most Read

  • Africa continues to be hard hit by mobile fraud
    A recently-released report called State of Mobile Fraud in Africa by Evina reveals that 19% of mobile payment transactions in Africa were made without consent from January 2021 to June 2021.
  • COP26 on climate: Top priorities for Africa
    United States President Joe Biden on 22 and 23 April this year hosted the Leaders Summit on Climate. According to the White House, the summit aimed to "galvanise efforts by the major economies to tackle the climate crisis". Leaders of 40 countries, including five from Africa, participated in the virtual event. By Tanguy Gahouma-Bekale
  • Olumide Soyombo launches Voltron Capital - a Pan-African seed firm
    Olumide Soyombo, one of Africa's most active early-stage investors in tech startups, has launched Voltron Capital - a Pan-African pre-seed and seed firm. Co-founded alongside Abe Choi, CEO of Simple Dealer, the new firm will deploy capital in up to 30 startups across a range of sectors and marks a major bid to address the severe lack of access to early-stage funding for African tech companies.
Show more
Advertise on Bizcommunity

Subscribe to industry newsletters

Call for applications: Impact Fund for African Creatives' accelerator programme

The Impact Fund for African Creatives (IFFAC) is calling on designers to apply for its accelerator programme. The programme, focused on supporting and strengthening emerging African brands, is open to all designers living or working in Africa.
click to enlarge
Launched in 2018 at the Paris Peace Forum, the IFFAC is a €100 million impact investment fund focused on creative businesses in the fashion and lifestyle industries in Africa.

The Fund is managed by Roberta Annan Capital Partners (RACP), and is a collaboration between the International Trade Centre's (ITC) Ethical Fashion Initiative and the African Fashion Fund (AFF).

The Fund aims to identify top talent in African creative industries and improve the success rates of these entrepreneurs by providing funding and support, and access to mentorship and skills development.

It also strives to highlight and export Africa’s rich and diverse culture and artistry, and to improve the global positioning and integration of African artists through participation in major global events.

Calling all creative entrepreneurs - accelerator programme open for entry

Applications are open for startups interested in participating in a four-month high-impact business accelerator programme, run by the British Council in partnership with Seed Academy and the Social Enterprise Academy...

15 May 2019

Designers interested in the accelerator programme should submit a letter of motivation, a copy of an ID card, a copy of their business registration and 10 high-resolution images of a new collection they would like to present to moc.c-affi@rotarelecca.

The deadline for applications is 30 June 2019.

Let's do Biz