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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

#YouthMonth: Influencing young African entrepreneurs
#YouthMonth: Influencing young African entrepreneurs

Pamela Nga, a full-time HR student and part-time network marketer studying in Cameroon, has started the Mindful Entrepreneur (M.E) podcast that aims to empower and educate young Africans to become entrepreneurs...

By Evan-Lee Courie 15 Jun 2020

Equipping Africa's fashion entrepreneurs to conquer Covid-19
Equipping Africa's fashion entrepreneurs to conquer Covid-19

Fashion entrepreneurs, creatives and digital innovators joined in on Fashionomics Africa's new webinar series to discuss the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic...

4 Jun 2020

Q&A: Mmusi Maimane talks 'One South Africa' digital platform
Q&A: Mmusi Maimane talks 'One South Africa' digital platform

Mmusi Maimane, the chief activist of 'One South Africa' Movement (OSA), recently launched its digital platform to connect and engage with South Africans through these unprecedented times...

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 May 2020

#StartupStory: Christopher, the future of AI in Africa
#StartupStory: Christopher, the future of AI in Africa

'The Commodore' shares insights into Christopher Africa, the platform that offers brands the opportunity to tap into consumer micro-moments and conversations on social media using AI...

By Evan-Lee Courie 20 May 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

Covid-19: Alibaba Foundation, Jack Ma Foundation to donate medical supplies to Africa
Covid-19: Alibaba Foundation, Jack Ma Foundation to donate medical supplies to Africa

As the Covid-19 virus continues to spread around the world, the Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation have announced they will be donating medical supplies to Africa...

18 Mar 2020

HP's plan to bridge gap between tech, education and Africa's hidden talent
HP's plan to bridge gap between tech, education and Africa's hidden talent

Elisabeth Moreno, vice president and managing director of HP Africa, offers insight into how technology and education can help economic growth in Africa...

By Imran Salie 11 Feb 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

Q&A: Growing B2B technology businesses with SW7
Q&A: Growing B2B technology businesses with SW7

Technology companies have the opportunity to thrive as key players in the age of the digital revolution. With the agenda of the 4IR currently at the forefront in South Africa, the empowerment of small tech businesses is critical especially as they are the backbone of the economy...

By Evan-Lee Courie 22 Jan 2020

Call for applications for les Margaret Award 2020
Call for applications for les Margaret Award 2020

The Digital Women's Day has launched the call for applications for the les Margaret Award 2020...

9 Jan 2020

Under 30 Africa Summit set for Botswana in 2020
Under 30 Africa Summit set for Botswana in 2020

Forbes is set to host the first-ever Under 30 Africa Summit in Botswana to focus on themes of inspiration, innovation and exploration...

2 Jan 2020

Why African investors need to venture into the fast-growing flexible workspace industry
Why African investors need to venture into the fast-growing flexible workspace industry

Francis Kariuki, recently a former head of operations at a flexible workspace (also known as a coworking space) in Kenya sits across from me as we have a chat on the immediate future of the flexible working industry...

Issued by GO Content Lab 20 Dec 2019

Sowing the seeds of entrepreneurial growth
Sowing the seeds of entrepreneurial growth

The Start-up Namibia 2019/2020 Accelerator programme, led by GIZ on behalf of the German Government, is a nine-month programme that recently kicked off...

19 Dec 2019

Pick n Pay mentorship app launched to empower small suppliers
Pick n Pay mentorship app launched to empower small suppliers

Pick n Pay has launched a mentorship app to connect its small suppliers with experts across its business. The initiative seeks to empower entrepreneurs with easy access to business development support...

13 Dec 2019

Fashionomics Africa launches "game-changer for Africa's fashion entrepreneurs"
Fashionomics Africa launches "game-changer for Africa's fashion entrepreneurs"

Fashionomics Africa's pilot phase of a digital marketplace is set to connect African creators with the world...

11 Dec 2019

Seedstars Summit Africa reaches its peak
Seedstars Summit Africa reaches its peak

Seedstars World, a seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, has come to its peak during the latest edition Seedstars Summit Africa in South Africa...

9 Dec 2019

OceanHub Africa launches to support ocean economy innovation
OceanHub Africa launches to support ocean economy innovation

Around the world, ocean-impact accelerators are emerging as societies start to realise the importance of focusing efforts and investments towards healthier oceans...

9 Dec 2019

SA's practical approach to 4IR
SA's practical approach to 4IR

Aerobotics recently hosted a panel discussion to unpack the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and its impact on South Africa and Africa...

5 Dec 2019

How to wrap up the year if you are an entrepreneur
How to wrap up the year if you are an entrepreneur

Many entrepreneurs find it difficult to take their foot off the gas at the end of the year, so to speak...

5 Dec 2019

If you're an entrepreneur, storytelling matters
If you're an entrepreneur, storytelling matters

Every night, as part of the ritual of putting my two little sons to bed, I have to tell them a story...

By Dov Girnun 5 Dec 2019

It's time to implement 2020 strategies now
It's time to implement 2020 strategies now

As the year winds down, it is normal to want to celebrate and reflect. While it is important to do so, it is even more important for small businesses to be proactive...

4 Dec 2019

8 Steps to setting personal goals for 2020
8 Steps to setting personal goals for 2020

Have you thought about where you will be or what you would likely be doing in five years time?

By Jane Njoku 27 Nov 2019

Tech startups to battle for R5m seed funding
Tech startups to battle for R5m seed funding

Five Social Tech Startup finalists: Foonda, Jonga, iSpani, SkillShift and BallTalent, will be pitching for their share of R5 million at the Social Tech Startup Challenge Pitch Event...

27 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: Gender inequality continues to cost Africa billions of dollars each year
#AfricaCom: Gender inequality continues to cost Africa billions of dollars each year

$95bn - this is the average annual loss in Sub-Saharan Africa since 2010 due to pervasive gender inequality in the continent's economic activities...

By Sindy Peters 27 Nov 2019

Africa's startup ecosystem on the brink of massive growth
Africa's startup ecosystem on the brink of massive growth

Africa's leading early-stage investors come together at #AESIS2019...

25 Nov 2019

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