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    Youth are Africa's best asset

    Africa's underinvested youth are in need of urgent attention and youth entrepreneurship investment banks must become the focus of global support...

    20 May 2021

    #StartupFunding101: Raising capital in Africa and crossing the bridge to the US

    Pardon Makumbe, co-founder and managing partner of CRE Venture Capital, chats about the challenges of raising capital in Africa and shares advice on crossing the bridge to the US...

    By Evan-Lee Courie 18 May 2021

    The Village Market Africa triumphs in Food Lover's Seeds of Change initiative

    The Village Market Africa is the winner of Food Lover's Market's Seeds of Change Supplier Development Partnership, launched to create an opportunity for social enterprises to join the retailer's supplier network...

    28 Apr 2021

    SA venture to benefit from new Mondelez impact investing platform

    Inmed Aquaponics Social Enterprise is among the first to receive capital through Mondelez International's new impact investing platform Sustainable Futures...

    25 Feb 2021

    #ConsciousLiving: Ashaki driving purpose-led beauty through impact sourcing

    Through her natural haircare brand Ashaki, Nthabiseng 'Joy' Duff has set out to prove that the beauty industry can be a positive force for change...

    By Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Oct 2020

    L'Oréal announces winners of Beauty Tech for Good Challenge

    The international competition recognises the most innovative startups supporting responsible, sustainable and inclusive beauty...

    14 Oct 2020

    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

    A look at the future of young entrepreneurs in Africa...

    By Evan-Lee Courie 24 Jun 2020

    A resilient Africa will continue to rise above the Covid-19 crisis

    Let's not allow the very real challenges of the virus overshadow the progress Africa has made...

    By Pieter Bensch 25 May 2020

    #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

    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

    The MEST Africa Challenge returns for its third year, offering up to $50,000 in equity investment for startups...

    3 Apr 2020

    4 African finalists make the shortlist for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020

    All 16 finalists will each receive a trophy, a certificate and £1,000 to expand the scope of their projects...

    19 Feb 2020

    HP empowers women and entrepreneurs in Africa

    Elisabeth Moreno, vice president and managing director of HP Africa, elaborates on HP's efforts in cultivating entrepreneurship and women empowerment through technology...

    By Imran Salie 18 Feb 2020

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