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Anita de Werd.
Teaching trade: the importance of empowering the female entrepreneurArticle

Maersk has developed a partnership with She-Trade, an initiative from the International Trade Centre, which aims to connect three million women entrepreneurs to the global markets by 2021...

Louise Burgers 17 Dec 2019

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum Awards’ finalists have been announced.
Finalists in Africa women entrepreneurship awards announcedArticle

Finalists announced in annual AWIEF Awards to celebrate women leaders and entrepreneurs in Africa...

15 Aug 2019

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Closing date for AWIEF Awards nominations extendedArticle

The closing date for the 2019 Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Awards nominations has been extended to 10 June 2019...

21 May 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

Africa Forum to focus on youth, women entrepreneurship
Africa Forum to focus on youth, women entrepreneurshipArticle

Government and private sector to get together at the Africa 2018 Forum in Sharm El Sheikh to foster greater regional integration through investments and cross border collaboration...

3 Dec 2018

Irene Ochem, founder and CEO of AWIEF.
'Women of Africa are our most valuable, untapped resource'Article

The women of Africa are our most valuable, untapped resource, the AWIEF 2018 conference heard...

Louise Marsland 9 Nov 2018

Startup challenge for Africa returns
Startup challenge for Africa returnsArticle

It is essential to promote entrepreneurship both qualitatively and quantitatively in South Africa and Total is bringing back its Startupper of the Year Challenge to 40 African countries...

7 Nov 2018

Women entrepreneurs win at 2018 Anzisha Prize Awards
Women entrepreneurs win at 2018 Anzisha Prize AwardsArticle

Grand Prize winner and second-runner up are providing healthcare solutions that are changing lives in Africa...

6 Nov 2018

How to build a successful business in Africa
How to build a successful business in AfricaArticle

A new book, 'How we made it in Africa', tells the stories of 25 entrepreneurs who've built thriving businesses on the African continent....

2 Nov 2018

TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield heads for Nigeria
TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield heads for NigeriaArticle

TechCrunch is returning to Africa with Startup Battlefield. The world famous startup competition will take place in Lagos in partnership with FBstart...

23 Oct 2018

Empowering women in Africa as entrepreneurs, innovators
Empowering women in Africa as entrepreneurs, innovatorsArticle

Growing women's economic empowerment in Africa and creating the number one globally recognised platform for female entrepreneurship in Africa, is what AWIEF is about...

Louise Marsland 15 Oct 2018

Empowering Africa's women-led entrepreneurial business ecosystem
Empowering Africa's women-led entrepreneurial business ecosystemArticle

The 4th Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) announces opening keynote speakers...

11 Sep 2018

Peace Hyde joins Essence Festival media panel in US
Peace Hyde joins Essence Festival media panel in USArticle

African media entrepreneur represented at annual Essence Festival in New Orleans...

10 Jul 2018

Help for entrepreneurs in West Africa
Help for entrepreneurs in West AfricaArticle

New platform opens for entrepreneurs in West Africa...

2 May 2018

Barclays Accelerator.
Why African banks must work with fintech startupsArticle

The need for African banks to innovate at a quicker pace and access new customer segments is behind the increasing number of financial institutions partnering with or investing in fintech startups...

Tom Jackson 13 Apr 2018

Tomi Davies, president of the African Business Angels Network.
'Now is the time to invest in Africa'Article

Africa has developed from a continent once viewed as a lost cause to a land of vibrant opportunity, particularly when it comes to business angel investments...

Tomi Davies 20 Feb 2018

Oradian co-founder Julian Oehrlein on stage at the European FinTech event in Brussels accepting the award for Europe's Most Innovative Banking Software.
The missing links in the digital ecosystem in AfricaArticle

Companies like Google, Facebook, SEC2Africa and Oradian are identifying what could be the missing links in the digital ecosystem: knowledge transfer and face-to-face interaction...

8 Feb 2018

African Entrepreneurship Award 2017 finalists.
African Entrepreneurship Award winners announcedArticle

BMCE Bank of Africa, sponsor of the African Entrepreneurship Award 2017, a program to assist innovative African entrepreneurs, has announced the winners...

18 Dec 2017

Facebook sponsors TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield Africa
Facebook sponsors TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield AfricaArticle

Facebook gets behind African entrepreneurs in a 'celebration of tech' week as part of its sponsorship of TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield Africa...

9 Oct 2017

Nzola Swasisa. Credit: True Africa.
DRC inventor has a solution to get rural Africa emailingArticle

One inventor from the DRC believes he has developed a device that can make emailing over 100-times cheaper than it would be via cellular networks...

10 Aug 2017

Sthe Shabangu
Cultivating a culture of entrepreneurship in AfricaArticle

We need to develop a culture of entrepreneurship if we hope to set the right course for our continent...

Sthe Shabangu 25 Jul 2017

Innovation hub participants graduate
Innovation hub participants graduateArticle

Third batch of Nigerian entrepreneurs graduate from GE Lagos Garage training programme...

5 Jul 2017

Three African startups win development prize
Three African startups win development prizeArticle

Uganda's BarefootLaw, Ghana's Farmerline and Kenya's Kytabu have been named winners of the King Baudouin African Development Prize...

Tom Jackson 21 Jun 2017

New digital venture fund from Orange
New digital venture fund from OrangeArticle

Orange Digital Investment launches a new investment initiative of €50m devoted to startups in Africa...

14 Jun 2017

First place winner 2016, Angel Adelaja of Fresh Direct NG.
Support launched for female African entrepreneursArticle

She Leads Africa launches accelerator for women-run businesses with Work in Progress! Alliance...

18 May 2017

African startups can thrive in informal markets
African startups can thrive in informal marketsArticle

African tech startups can thrive by finding solutions that work for informal markets, yet most are continuing to ignore the opportunities in this space...

Tom Jackson 26 Apr 2017

World Bank support for Africa's entrepreneurs
World Bank support for Africa's entrepreneursArticle

World Bank group launches new program to support Africa's top digital entrepreneurs...

23 Apr 2017

Alon Lits
Uber: No deal breakers for doing business in sub-Saharan AfricaArticle

Transportation network company Uber had to tweak its developed-country business practices to align with the local realities in African countries such as South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria...

Jaco Maritz 20 Apr 2017

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Lagos is Africa's most valuable startup ecosystemArticle

Lagos has the most valuable startup ecosystem in Africa, with the local entrepreneurship scene worth US$2 billion, according to a new report...

Tom Jackson 20 Apr 2017

Lagos is Africa's most valuable startup ecosystem
Lagos is Africa's most valuable startup ecosystemArticle

Lagos has the most valuable startup ecosystem in Africa, with the local entrepreneurship scene worth US$2 billion, according to a new report...

Tom Jackson 30 Mar 2017

Zunde Africa Fund wants to invest in student-run startups
Zunde Africa Fund wants to invest in student-run startupsArticle

Applications have opened for the Zunde Africa Fund, which identifies, mentors and invests in student-led startups and projects across Africa...

Tom Jackson 29 Mar 2017

How to expand your startup outside of Africa
How to expand your startup outside of AfricaArticle

African tech startups are increasingly expanding outside of the continent, with firms like Entersekt, IoT.nxt and Custos Media Technologies, leading that charge right now…

Tom Jackson 16 Mar 2017

Winners of Africa innovation challenge
Winners of Africa innovation challengeArticle

Johnson & Johnson has named the winners of its first Africa Innovation Challenge at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress…

15 Mar 2017

Skills development and growth of Nigerian entrepreneurs
Skills development and growth of Nigerian entrepreneursArticle

Advanced manufacturing training program at Lagos Garage launched for Nigerian entrepreneurs…

9 Mar 2017

Africa's SMMEs explore trading opportunities globally
Africa's SMMEs explore trading opportunities globallyArticle

Smart Procurement World (SPW) and Commonwealth Investment Corporation (CIC) will host the Africa Trade Summit and Expo, 7-8 March 2017…

13 Feb 2017

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LoftyInc Capital launches $25m Afropreneur FundArticle

VC firm LoftyInc Capital Management has announced the close of its Afropreneur Fund 1 and the launch of a new US$25 million Afropreneur Fund II...

Tom Jackson 10 Feb 2017

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Get ahead at Africa's biggest entrepreneurial expoArticle

Next week, Johannesburg will be home to the largest entrepreneurial event in Africa...

9 Feb 2017

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Arise investment firm to boost access to capital in AfricaArticle

A new fund to assist financial service providers across Sub-Saharan Africa has been launched to provide startups and SMEs with access to capital…

Tom Jackson 8 Feb 2017

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Africa's largest business incubator takes applicationsArticle

Africa's largest business incubator, the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), is accepting applications for its Entrepreneurship Programme for 2017, until 1 March…

6 Feb 2017

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Here's a free tool for valuing your startupArticle

Nigerian company CompexAfrica has launched a free online business valuation tool for startup owners…

Tom Jackson 3 Feb 2017

Snapplify rolls out learning projects in SA, Kenya, Uganda
Snapplify rolls out learning projects in SA, Kenya, UgandaArticle

South African startup Snapplify, an aggregator of digital education materials, is rolling out projects in South Africa, Kenya and Uganda, providing learners with a personalised library of content…

Tom Jackson 30 Jan 2017

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UNIDO creates more than 6,000 youth jobs in TunisiaArticle

Currently, in the governorates of Central, Southern and Northern Tunisia, around 40% of young graduates are unable to find work…

30 Jan 2017

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Youth are Africa's future ‘agripreneurs'Article

The MasterCard Foundation's Young Africa Works Summit presents youth as drivers of Africa's agricultural transformation and employment…

24 Jan 2017

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What does it mean for technology to be innately African?Article

Mobile and cloud may be global technologies, but African startups have explored their functionalities, shaped their applications and used them to build differentiated business models suited to their markets...

Amrote Abdella 23 Jan 2017

Senditoo looking to conquer Africa in 2017
Senditoo looking to conquer Africa in 2017Article

Senditoo, a new mobile airtime startup, has started 2017 with ambitious plans to become one of Africa's fastest growing airtime transfer services…

20 Jan 2017

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Number of African tech startups funded rises 17% in 2016Article

African tech startups raised funding in excess of US$129 million in 2016, with the number of startups securing funding up by 16.8% compared to the previous year…

19 Jan 2017

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Location-based discovery app Ajo launched in NigeriaArticle

Nigerian startup Ajo has launched its location-based discovery app, which allows users to find points of interest and services within their proximity…

Tom Jackson 17 Jan 2017

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12 African startups to watch in 2017Article

Disrupt Africa has compiled a list of the top African startups, by region, to watch in 2017…

Gabriella Mulligan 13 Jan 2017

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New digital African accelerator launchedArticle

Entrepreneurial support organisation Africa Startup Ecosystem has launched a digital accelerator that will assist startups with product development, marketing and funding…

11 Jan 2017

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