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SA needs a clear rational approach to tech investing
SA needs a clear rational approach to tech investingArticle

A chronic ICT skills shortage, poor macro-economic conditions, and tightening corporate budgets are all contributing to a tough operating environment for South African startups...

3 Feb 2020

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

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

29 Jan 2020

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

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

#EntrepreneurMonth: Insights into the SA female entrepreneur's journey in 2019
#EntrepreneurMonth: Insights into the SA female entrepreneur's journey in 2019Article

Attendees of the final Future Females founders' breakfast for the year were in for a treat, as the Cape Town Startup Week edition's speakers included serial entrepreneur Catherine Luckhoff, SweepSouth's Aisha Pandor, and Pichulik founder Katherine-Mary Pichulik. Here's what they shared about their entrepreneurial journeys thus far...

Leigh Andrews 6 Dec 2019

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

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

25 Nov 2019

#BizTrends2020: Tough must get going in 2020
#BizTrends2020: Tough must get going in 2020Article

Entrepreneurs are going to be challenged like never before in 2020 as business confidence is at its lowest since 1985...

Jason Stewart 15 Nov 2019

Top startups shine at AfricArena Summit
Top startups shine at AfricArena SummitArticle

The third annual AfricArena Summit kicked off Cape Town Tech Week with two days of intensive pitching...

15 Nov 2019

Facebook, AWS partner with AfricArena to empower entrepreneurs
Facebook, AWS partner with AfricArena to empower entrepreneursArticle

Facebook and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have teamed up with AfricArena to empower the next generation of tech entrepreneurs...

21 Oct 2019

Signific makes its debut at Techcrunch Disrupt SF
Signific makes its debut at Techcrunch Disrupt SFArticle

Signific makes its debut at Techcrunch Disrupt SF in San Francisco, California, between the 2-4 October 2019...

3 Oct 2019

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

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

#StartupStory: Meet Riaz Moola, the 'Steve Jobs of SA'
#StartupStory: Meet Riaz Moola, the 'Steve Jobs of SA'Article

Dubbed the 'Steve Jobs of South Africa' by the Sunday Times in 2017, as well as being listed in Mail & Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans in 2016, Riaz Moola has a spectrum of accomplishments that speaks for itself...

Evan-Lee Courie 25 Sep 2019

Kingson revises its fund
Kingson revises its fundArticle

Investment capital is earmarked for the much needed SME sector with a specific focus on tech companies, helping to develop a sustainable venture capital ecosystem in SA...

20 Sep 2019

#StartupStory: Find unique spaces online with GetVen
#StartupStory: Find unique spaces online with GetVenArticle

GetVen is a South African online marketplace to find and book space for meetings, events and production, and has announced its arrival...

Evan-Lee Courie 16 Sep 2019

#StartupStory: Closing the gap between SMEs and corporates
#StartupStory: Closing the gap between SMEs and corporatesArticle

Finvex is a cloud-based platform that connects corporate clients, their growing SME suppliers and financial agents...

Evan-Lee Courie 10 Sep 2019

AfricArena scours the continent for the best innovative startups
AfricArena scours the continent for the best innovative startupsArticle

AfricArena is a conference that showcases Africa's best startups and innovators in front of an audience of local and international investors looking for world-class talent...

Evan-Lee Courie 9 Sep 2019

Nestlé announces winners of sub-Saharan Africa innovation challenge
Nestlé announces winners of sub-Saharan Africa innovation challengeArticle

African startups Shopit, Exportunity and Wakulima from South Africa, Benin and Tanzania respectively, emerged the winners of the Nestlé Research and Development sub-Saharan innovation challenge...

4 Sep 2019

ANPI announces semi-finalist judging panel
ANPI announces semi-finalist judging panelArticle

The semi-finalist judging panel for this year's Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) have been announced...

15 Aug 2019

The future looks bright for student entrepreneurs
The future looks bright for student entrepreneursArticle

More often than not, the key to successful entrepreneurship isn't about who has the best idea or marketing plan...

13 Aug 2019

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West African startups listed in top 5 businesses that improve the worldArticle

The Vodafone Institute has selected five startups to take part in the first accelerator that focuses on women in the tech sector...

31 Jul 2019

Thea Sokolowski, head of brand and marketing at MEST Africa.
#AfricaLeads: Africa poised for substantial growthArticle

Thea Sokolowski, head of brand and marketing at MEST Africa, talks to Bizcommunity.Africa about how the African tech ecosystem continues to grow on the continent...

Louise Marsland 10 Jul 2019

Moroccan startup support players come together
Moroccan startup support players come togetherArticle

Key Moroccan startup support players have come together to promote a competitive innovation ecosystem in Morocco...

10 Jul 2019

French startup, Kwik makes an impression in Nigeria
French startup, Kwik makes an impression in NigeriaArticle

The Kwik app comes with an integrated geolocation system and offers an efficient transportation service for small packages or documents...

5 Jul 2019

Africa's top 10 tech startups of the moment
Africa's top 10 tech startups of the momentArticle

As a continent, Africa is contributing its fair share of exciting businesses to the world of tech...

Joel Syder 24 Jun 2019

#AfricaMonth: Changing the flow of CFD technology
#AfricaMonth: Changing the flow of CFD technologyArticle

Based at the University of Cape Town, Elemental Numerics was established in 2013 to commercialise the Elemental software that was developed by associate professor, Arnaud Malan of the Mechanical Engineering Department...

Evan-Lee Courie 28 May 2019

African startups enter acceleration program
African startups enter acceleration programArticle

Twenty of the most promising Francophone African tech startups have been selected to participate in the L'Afrique Excelle residency in Mali...

12 Mar 2019

Entrepreneurship bootcamp for West Africa startups
Entrepreneurship bootcamp for West Africa startupsArticle

20 top Francophone African startups enter the World Bank Group tech acceleration program...

12 Mar 2019

Publiseer selected to pitch at Startup Turkey
Publiseer selected to pitch at Startup TurkeyArticle

Nigeria's digital publishing platform, Publiseer, has been selected to pitch at Startup Turkey Top 100 Demo Day...

25 Feb 2019

Bettr named runner-up at TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa
Bettr named runner-up at TechCrunch Startup Battlefield AfricaArticle

Bettr, the South African virtual banking platform set to launch in 2019, was one of 15 startups to pitch at Africa's edition of TechCrunch Startup Battlefield in Lagos.

13 Dec 2018

TechCrunching the African Startup Battlefield with Mike Butcher
TechCrunching the African Startup Battlefield with Mike ButcherArticle

As a writer, editor, interviewer, moderator and columnist in the tech media world, Mike Butcher covers everything - from the smallest tech startups to the largest tech giants...

Evan-Lee Courie 6 Dec 2018

No Silicon Valley for Africa just yet
No Silicon Valley for Africa just yetArticle

There is opportunity, but it's distinctly African say delegates from the 2018 Africa Early Stage Investor Summit...

22 Nov 2018

UCT GSB partners with WEF to bring YGL to the Mother City
UCT GSB partners with WEF to bring YGL to the Mother CityArticle

The UCT Graduate School of Business is partnering with the World Economic Forum to bring the Young Global Leaders conference to Cape Town for the first time...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 20 Nov 2018

#AfricArena 2018: Putting the spotlight on Africa startups
#AfricArena 2018: Putting the spotlight on Africa startupsArticle

Momentum was a word used frequently at AfricArena, a conference that showcased Africa's best startups and innovators...

19 Nov 2018

ShelterTech Accelerator programme makes its debut in Africa
ShelterTech Accelerator programme makes its debut in AfricaArticle

The Habitat for Humanity Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter's ShelterTech Accelerator programme is making its Africa debut in Kenya...

13 Nov 2018

Next 100 African Startups initiative
Next 100 African Startups initiativeArticle

Nigeria's Publiseer selected to be part of the Next 100 African Startups initiative in Egypt...

2 Nov 2018

Airbus launches its second edition of #Africa4Future
Airbus launches its second edition of #Africa4FutureArticle

Airbus is set to foster new aerospace business models with African startups, with the launch of the second edition of #Africa4Future...

31 Oct 2018

Amazon Web Services to open data centres in SA
Amazon Web Services to open data centres in SAArticle

Amazon Web Services announced it will open an infrastructure region in South Africa in the first half of 2020...

25 Oct 2018

6 African startups among TIME's Genius Companies for 2018
6 African startups among TIME's Genius Companies for 2018Article

Six African tech startups have been named alongside the likes of Apple, Netflix and SpaceX in TIME's 50 Genius Companies for 2018 list...

Tom Jackson 15 Oct 2018

Founders Factory incubator launches in Joburg to back African startups
Founders Factory incubator launches in Joburg to back African startupsArticle

Corporate-backed incubator and accelerator Founders Factory has launched in Johannesburg, from where it plans to design, build and scale 100 disruptive tech startups across Africa over the next five years...

Tom Jackson 11 Oct 2018

Publiseer joins Google AllyInBrief

26 Sep 2018

African startups named winners of Pitch AgriHack
African startups named winners of Pitch AgriHackArticle

Startups from across Africa have been named winners of the annual Pitch AgriHack competition, taking home cash prizes in various sizes...

Tom Jackson 17 Sep 2018

Nedbank to match-make at The Disruption Agenda
Nedbank to match-make at The Disruption AgendaArticle

Nedbank has announced 10 innovators sourced from around the globe that they will connect to major corporates and business leaders at The Disruption Agenda 2018...

6 Sep 2018

African startups go beyond "find a tutor" model to improve educational outcomes
African startups go beyond "find a tutor" model to improve educational outcomesArticle

Ed-tech startups connecting learners with tutors are increasingly prevalent across Africa, but these platforms are adding additional components to their models to increase impact.

Tom Jackson 4 Sep 2018

How 20-year-old Sakhile Maseko built a 'try before you buy' watch retail business
How 20-year-old Sakhile Maseko built a 'try before you buy' watch retail businessArticle

Twenty-year-old Sakhile Maseko is the founder of Aumax, a small business that sells luxury products such as watches directly to South African consumers using Facebook...

17 Aug 2018

Shop on Amazon from Ghana with startup Eazyloop
Shop on Amazon from Ghana with startup EazyloopArticle

Ghanaian startup Eazyloop is allowing users to shop on international platforms like Amazon and have their purchases delivered to their door within two weeks...

Tom Jackson 13 Aug 2018

Nigerian B2B venture builder Zone Tech Park launches
Nigerian B2B venture builder Zone Tech Park launchesArticle

Zone Tech Park, a new venture builder for start-ups in Nigeria, has officially opened for business...

8 Aug 2018

Seedstars picks 9 startups for Rwanda competition
Seedstars picks 9 startups for Rwanda competitionArticle

Nine startups have been selected to compete at the Kigali-leg of world-touring startup pitching competition Seedstars World this week, with Rwanda's top startup to progress to represent the country...

18 Jul 2018

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These are the Top 10 African Innovators selected for SBC AfriTechArticle

Startupbootcamp AfriTech has revealed the Top 10 African Innovators who will participate in its accelerator programme for 2018...

13 Jul 2018

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