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    Startup teaches young Nigerians to code on smartphones

    Samuel Anyaele regularly tells his students that everything they need to write a software code can be found on their mobile phones...

    By Angela Ukomadu 27 May 2021

    Marek Zmyslowski on plotting a realistic e-commerce growth strategy in Africa

    During the PayFast eCommerce Virtual Summit, investor and serial entrepreneur Marek Zmyslowski urged African businesses to employ a more level-headed approach to mapping online growth...

    By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 May 2021

    Winners of Space-Tech Earth Observation Innovation Challenge announced

    Launched in September 2020, the winners in the Space-Tech Earth Observation Innovation Challenge have been announced...

    15 Feb 2021

    Pan African Fintech Accelerator open to growth-stage tech startups

    A six-month Financial Technology Accelerator program designed for high-potential technology businesses looking to scale their business, create partnerships and explore North African markets is calling for applications...

    3 Dec 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

    #StartupStory: Putting a Sparkle in Nigeria's digital ecosystem

    Sparkle, a digital ecosystem providing financial, lifestyle and business support services to Nigerians across the globe, has officially launched by Uzoma Dozie, the former chief executive officer of Diamond Bank...

    By Evan-Lee Courie 9 Jun 2020

    #StartupStory: Christopher, the future of AI in Africa

    'The Commodore' shares insights into Christopher Africa, the platform that offers brands the opportunity to tap into consumer micro-moments and conversations on social media using AI...

    By Evan-Lee Courie 20 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

    Mastercard Foundation names 12 African EdTech companies as first fellows

    The Mastercard Foundation Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning in ICT on Friday announced the first cohort of 12 EdTech Fellows - companies that will benefit from the Centre's support to expand their operations and improve secondary teaching and learning across the continent...

    24 Feb 2020

    #AfricaCom: Gender inequality continues to cost Africa billions of dollars each year

    $95bn - this is the average annual loss in Sub-Saharan Africa since 2010 due to pervasive gender inequality in the continent's economic activities...

    By Sindy Peters 27 Nov 2019

    5 trends opening doors for African tech entrepreneurs

    Travelcheck CEO, Odette Faling unpacks the trends that underpin Africa's bold digital future and are creating opportunities for entrepreneurs...

    By Odette Faling 5 Nov 2019

    #StartupStory: Curacel is tackling fraud in healthcare insurance

    Curacel is a Nigerian startup that aims to fast track claims processing and detects fraudulent claims for health insurance companies in Africa...

    By Evan-Lee Courie 4 Oct 2019



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