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    Taimba Startup from Kenya Wins $10K as Food+City Challenge Prize

    Kenya, Taimba , Food+City Challenge Prize, SXSW, urban food system innovation, UAV-IQ, Aggressively Organic

    Taimba, a Kenyan based startup was among the three lucky winners who took home $10k from the just concluded 2018 Food+City Challenge Prize. For the first time, the competition was part of SXSW which motivates startups which deal in urban food system. Besides, the competition is an international event that attracts startups from all walks of […] More

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    South African DataProphet Secures Funding from Knife Capital

    South Africa, DataPropet, Knife Capital, Frans Cronje, Andrea B?hmert

    DataProphet, a Cape Town-based startup which develops and implements machine learning solutions received multi-million dollar funding from Knife Capital. The funds will be used for the expansion of the startup. Previously, DataProphet received funding from Yellowwoods private investment group. The startup helps its customers by ensuring they get yield increment by optimizing manufacturing processes. Besides, […] More

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    Kenyan BitPesa Startup Launches its Operations in Ghana

    BitPesa, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Bitcoin, Elizabeth Rossiello, TransferZero

    BitPesa, a Kenyan based payment, and digital foreign exchange platform has decided to expand its operations in West Africa. The startup which was launched in 2013 in Nairobi Kenya and has now begun operating in Ghana. The platform leverages blockchain settlement hence reducing the cost and increasing the efficiency and speed of making payments in […] More

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    Global Accelerator Programs set to Gear Startup Ecosystem in South Africa

    Old Mutual Black Distributors Trust, South Africa, Global Accelerator Programs, Rapelang Rabana

    Startups’ partnership with the Old Mutual which a member of Startupbootcamp Africa accelerator programs brings many benefits.  It improves customers’ satisfaction through well design business strategies and market research techniques. The Small and medium enterprises SMEs normally contribute about fifty to sixty percent of the South African GDP. The survey by the Old Mutual Savings […] More

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    Why Egyptian Startups Shine in the Middle East and North Africa Regions

    The mass upcoming of new startups in Arab Spring are linked to highly innovative thinking and wholehearted technological youth leaders. Despite the fact that all countries face challenges in the startup ecosystem, the success stories in Egypt worth admiration.  However, the entrepreneurs also face some challenges such as financial, legal havocs among others. The greatest […] More

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    Reasons for Newest Startup Hubs Expansion in Africa

    Hubs in Africa

    The technological reforms such as increased use of smartphones and the low-cost internet have attracted most investors in the continent. The most famous multinational companies like Google and Facebook officials have visited the continent. These prominent entrepreneurs have traveled across Africa looking for new business opportunities market for their products The last year’s funding investment […] More

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    Nigerian LifeBank startup to Represent the continent in the Merck Accelerator programme in Darmstadt, Germany

    Nigeria, Merck , LifeBank, Michael Gamber, Merck Accelerator programme

    Nairobi will host series events organized by Merck in collaboration with the Mettā  Company. The successful startups will take home about US$3,000 cash prize awards. Besides the prize award, the winning companies will also secure an opportunity to partner with the Metta for a period of one year. The other benefit will be a fully […] More

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    M-Shule, the AI-powered SMS-based Learning hub in Kenya

    M-Shule startup was launched in 2016 by Claire Mongeau and Julie Otieno. The two founders are the current chief technology officer (CTO) and chief technology officer (CTO) respectively. The startup work by creating a mobile platform to facilitate AI- personalized learning services to students via SMS. The most recent learning innovation is the use of […] More

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    Casablanca City to host the first DEMO Africa Bootcamp in North Africa Region

    Morocco, Liberalising Innovation Opportunity Nations, Harry Hare, Stephen Ozoigbo

    The 2018 DEMO Africa event is scheduled to take place in Morocco. The previous events took place in Lagos, Nairobi, and Johannesburg respectively. The managing partners of the Liberalising Innovation Opportunity Nations (LIONS@FRICA) partnership with African Technology Foundation (ATF) confirmed the venue. They also alluded that this year’s event will be hosted in Casablanca City […] More

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    Urbana Is the Place to Be For African Immigrants

    Urbana, Memoire Budimbu Mabiza, Lisette Mbaki, DRC, Angola, the Best of Africa

    Urbana has in the past accommodated many Africans and most specifically Congolese citizens. The group had faced difficulties in finding beauty products and foods that are mostly used by Africans. The only place to get such food was at the Lee’s Oriental Food which used to have less stock. It came to a time when […] More

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    Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa Programme is now in Sub-Saharan Africa

    swiftVEE, South Africa, Launchpad Accelerator Africa Google initiative, Nigeria, Andela, Udacity, Juliet Ehimuan, Babymigo, Kudi, Flexpay, OMG Digital, OkadaBooks, Pezesha, Riby, TangoTv, swiftVEE, Thrive Agric, Teheca

    A South African startup swiftVEE was selected to take part in the  Launchpad Accelerator Africa Google initiative.  The startup company provides a platform for connection between sellers and network of potential buyers and livestock agencies. The first Launchpad Accelerator Africa class was announced on 9th November last year by Google and closed on tenth December […] More

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