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Why global investors should invest in Africa's tech startups
Why global investors should invest in Africa's tech startups

It's a well-known fact that the youth are the primary consumers of technology. A fact that puts Africa, with its literally hundreds of millions of young people, firmly on the map as a significant global launchpad for technology startups.

By Kashira Naidoo & Zach George 26 Jun 2020

The scenario of young entrepreneurs in Africa
The scenario of young entrepreneurs in Africa

A look at the future of young entrepreneurs in Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 24 Jun 2020

#LockdownLessons: 5 minutes with Sandras Phiri, founder of StartupCircles
#LockdownLessons: 5 minutes with Sandras Phiri, founder of StartupCircles

As a business strategist and startup coach, Sandras Phiri is well-known in the startup community. He shares some insight into how his latest project has had to adjust to lockdown life...

By Evan-Lee Courie 6 May 2020

2020 MEST Africa Challenge expands target, extends deadline
2020 MEST Africa Challenge expands target, extends deadline

MEST is expanding the 2020 MEST Africa Challenge to target a larger number of tech startups in need of funding. This means the application deadline for the 2020 MEST Africa Challenge has been extended to 13 May 2020...

3 May 2020

MEST Africa Challenge now open
MEST Africa Challenge now open

The MEST Africa Challenge returns for its third year, offering up to $50,000 in equity investment for startups...

3 Apr 2020

Google Developers Space opens in Lagos
Google Developers Space opens in Lagos

Google launched its first Google Developers Space in Lagos, Nigeria...

30 Jan 2020

Global initiative aims to support female entrepreneurs
Global initiative aims to support female entrepreneurs

Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) recently announced its collaboration with Global Sustainable Partnerships to spearhead the inaugural Women's Program Engagement Council (WPEC)...

16 Jan 2020

#GlobalGenderSummit: 'Financial sector has a responsibility to women of Africa' - AfDB president
#GlobalGenderSummit: 'Financial sector has a responsibility to women of Africa' - AfDB president

At the recent inaugural session of the Global Gender Summit, hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the organisation's president, Akinwumi Adesina, called for greater access to finance for African women...

29 Nov 2019

5 Reasons to register your small business
5 Reasons to register your small business

Registering your small business can seem like a big step, but for new entrepreneurs, it's a smart choice...

21 Nov 2019

#GEW2019: 5 Traits of leading innovators
#GEW2019: 5 Traits of leading innovators

Has anyone ever really stopped to think about what innovation is and how it can drive a business?

18 Nov 2019

SheInvest to mobilise €1bn for female economic empowerment in Africa
SheInvest to mobilise €1bn for female economic empowerment in Africa

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has launched SheInvest, a new initiative that aims to mobilise €1bn of investment to benefit millions of women across Africa with better access to finance...

14 Nov 2019

Best cities for entrepreneurs 2019
Best cities for entrepreneurs 2019

Based on three types of businesses most commonly launched by expats, data reveals the top global locations with the best conditions for opening a restaurant, a tech startup or an import/export business...

6 Nov 2019

Kenya's Twiga Foods raises $30m in Series B round
Kenya's Twiga Foods raises $30m in Series B round

Kenyan B2B food distribution company, Twiga Foods, has raised $23.75 million in a Series B equity round led by Goldman Sachs...

28 Oct 2019

Financial services platform launched for businesses in Nigeria
Financial services platform launched for businesses in Nigeria

Carbon for Business is a digital financial services platform that provides startups, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and fintechs with the services and technology they need...

25 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office
Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

#FoodNextAfrica: How to whet the appetite of food investors
#FoodNextAfrica: How to whet the appetite of food investors

The global food and beverage business is brimming with innovation. Competition is stiff between FMCG giants and startups racing to get their latest product onto retail shelves and into the hands of consumers...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Sep 2019

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019
Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2019

Bosun Tijani, CEO at CcHUB.
CcHUB acquires iHub in landmark deal

Kenya's iHub is acquired by Nigeria's CcHUB - the first time on the continent that a tech hub has acquired another...

27 Sep 2019

Egyptian e-commerce startup MaxAB secures $6.2m seed funding
Egyptian e-commerce startup MaxAB secures $6.2m seed funding

Egyptian B2B e-commerce marketplace MaxAB has secured seed funding of $6.2 million, one of the largest ever seed rounds raised by a MENA startup...

26 Sep 2019

Is affiliate marketing entrepreneurship's dark horse? Pro performance marketer David Hart shares his journey
Is affiliate marketing entrepreneurship's dark horse? Pro performance marketer David Hart shares his journey

From Zando in fashion to Faithful to Nature in natural foods, there are a bunch of local affiliate programmes with appealing prospects for budding entrepreneurs. Low start-up costs and an increasingly connected world are as good reasons as any to investigate the potential of affiliate marketing to build a viable income...

By Russell Jarvis 13 Sep 2019

5 steps to set yourself up for a VC investment
5 steps to set yourself up for a VC investment

Most investment proposals sent to VC don't even break through to the decision-making stage...

By Sean Sanders 13 Sep 2019

Sun Exchange announces equity crowdfunding campaign with Uprise.Africa
Sun Exchange announces equity crowdfunding campaign with Uprise.Africa

Sun Exchange has announced that it will be launching a R7 million Uprise.Africa equity crowdfunding campaign...

3 Sep 2019

Jeff Miller
Keep calm and invest in South Africa

High unemployment, pedestrian growth, bailouts of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and the slow implementation of President Cyril Ramaphosa's 'New Dawn' do not paint a very cheery picture...

By Jeff Miller, Issued by Grovest 3 Sep 2019

MEST Africa invests $1.1m in tech startups across Africa
MEST Africa invests $1.1m in tech startups across Africa

MEST Africa continues its commitment to early-stage startups, investing in eleven teams from its 2019 graduating cohort...

22 Aug 2019

Investment at all levels is needed
Investment at all levels is needed

A short while ago I was honoured to be invited to the Economic Growth summit in Windhoek, Namibia...

By Melkisedek-Shivute Ausiku 13 Aug 2019

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