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Entrepreneurship

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South Africa on entrepreneurial decline, says latest Global Entrepreneurship Monitor report

According to the report, entrepreneurial intentions in SA have almost halved compared to 2010 and are 3.6 times lower than the African average.
May 28, 2016
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What a Rwandan motorcycle taxi startup can teach Uber

Uber will have to go a long way to beat the leaders in the field — Safemotos — a fast moving startup based in Kigali, who were recognized in the 2015 NT100
Apr 30, 2016
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Travel booking site Travelstart lands $40 million, asserts investor confidence

The significant capital injection again reaffirms investor confidence in South Africa as a fruitful market for internet companies — a space which has seen growing [Read More...]
Feb 05, 2016

New book aims to help entrepreneurs deal with stress, anxiety

Entrepreneurship is stressful, and at times overwhelming. This new book by Tiisetso Maloma aims to help those new to the lifestyle cope with the challenges of running a [Read More...]
Sep 21, 2015
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FinTech

Nigeria’s person-to-person money transfer company Paga bags $13M

The Nigerian person-to-person money transfer company, Paga, has secured $13 million from renowned international investment firms.
Oct 07, 2015

Why deep dives into South Africa’s townships could change fintech innovation

Digital technology is disputing traditional banking, and paving the way for solutions which meet the needs of the poorest members of South African society.
Sep 20, 2015

BitX, Zazoo deal enables people to spend Bitcoin through virtual cards

This collaboration could eliminate some of the challenges faced by digital currencies, making it easier to use Bitcoin anywhere online.
Aug 16, 2015

Kenyan bitcoin startup wins $100K Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant

Bitsoko recently won a Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This is what it plans to do with the funding
Jul 19, 2015
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Industry

Microsoft, Ampion ‘accelerator on wheels’ to support 200 entrepreneurs

This new accelerator will consist of 200 entrepreneurs and five buses traveling across 16 countries in Africa, building their businesses as they go from country to [Read More...]
Sep 29, 2015

SiMODiSA survey identifies key challenges to SME development in South Africa

This latest survey gets to the bottom of what's holding South African startups back. The survey's findings point to a lack of funding and the country's location as the [Read More...]
Sep 16, 2015

Q&A with AgroInfoTech on building real tech solutions for Nigeria

More and more innovative technological solutions may be emerging out of Nigeria, but the country still lags behind is when it comes to agriculture.
Sep 07, 2015

AgriProtein: the company using flies, our waste to keep the planet from eating itself

AgriProtein's technology uses flies to recycle organic waste into protein that can be used for animal feed.
Sep 04, 2015
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News

Study finds impact investment deployed in West Africa amounts to $852m in 2014

The study revealed that US $6.8-billion direct impact investment has been deployed within the last decade in West Africa.
Dec 04, 2015

Convergence Partners announces $20m investment to stimulate tech in West Africa

This investment could be the boost the West African tech scene needs to become a thriving startup hub.
Aug 12, 2015

Kenyan bitcoin startup wins $100K Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant

Bitsoko recently won a Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This is what it plans to do with the funding
Jul 19, 2015

Kenya’s million dollar bitcoin startup BitPesa expands to Tanzania

"We’re the first company on the planet to link mobile money with bitcoin," company CEO Elizabeth Rossiello boasted. "About 97% of the people in Kenya use mobile money. [Read More...]
May 19, 2015
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Venture Capital

eCommerce

7 merchandising ideas for your e-commerce site

While not all the tricks of a brick and mortar store apply to an online store, there's still a lot e-commerce sites can learn when it comes to retail merchandising.
Aug 09, 2015

Konga’s bold attempt to revolutionize online payments in Nigeria

Few Nigerians are willing to pay online, but KongaPay is trying to gain trust
Jul 03, 2015

Greentech

Affordable greenhouse company recognised as best startup in Kenya

This Kenyan startup has been invited to go to Switzerland in February next year where it will stand a chance of winning $500 000 in equity investment.
Oct 06, 2015

AgriProtein: The company using flies, our waste, to keep the planet from eating itself

Based in Cape Town, the company uses flies to recycle organic waste into protein that can be used for animal feed
Jul 12, 2015

Internet

Konga’s bold attempt to revolutionize online payments in Nigeria

Few Nigerians are willing to pay online, but KongaPay is trying to gain trust
Jul 03, 2015

Free WiFi initiative launches mobile-friendly VoD service in South Africa

Project Isizwe has launched WiFi TV, a mobile-friendly video-on-demand (VoD) service available for unlimited access in South Africa.
Nov 06, 2014