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  • E-sports grow a following in sub-Saharan Africa
    E-sports grow a following in sub-Saharan Africa
    Throughout the world, e-sports are taking off as an alternative to traditional video games, heightened by the steep increase in digitisation that the world is currently witnessing. E-sports began in the late 2000s as amateur engagements and have risen to popularity in the last decade; transitioning into professional, organised multiplayer tournaments with huge followings. Issued by Borderless Access
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    $1 million for innovative African entrepreneurs
    $1 million for innovative African entrepreneurs

    The African Entrepreneurship Award will fund $1 million USD to African entrepreneurs with scalable and sustainable businesses in two new categories: sports and innovation...

    14 Mar 2018

    "Sofitel Tour Casablanca" by TarikossMazti - Own work.
    Casablanca to host Afrikonnect event later this month

    The Moroccan city of Casablanca will host its first Afrikonnect event from 22-23 March 2018, bringing together startups, investors, and corporates...

    Tom JacksonBy Tom Jackson 14 Mar 2018

    How to promote innovation in Africa
    How to promote innovation in Africa

    The Africa Innovation Summit will bring together 1,000 innovators, entrepreneurs, policy makers, business and political leaders, as well as academics, researchers and investors in Africa...

    13 Mar 2018

    Youth, economy on Africa agenda at Commonwealth Africa Summit
    Youth, economy on Africa agenda at Commonwealth Africa Summit

    Climate change, youth political participation, the economy and security, top the agenda at the Commonwealth Africa Summit 2018 in London this week...

    12 Mar 2018

    2018 Africa Forum CEO of the Year: Nadia Fettah, MD of Saham Finances,
    Nadia Fettah named 'CEO of the Year'

    The 2018 Africa CEO Forum Awards has named 'CEO of the Year'; and 'Most Promising Company of the Year' award...

    12 Mar 2018

    Calling all Africa's young entrepreneurs - Anzisha Prize open for entry
    Calling all Africa's young entrepreneurs - Anzisha Prize open for entry

    Africa's most innovative social and business entrepreneurs under the age of 22 are being invited to enter the annual Anzisha Prize. 2018 applicants will have the opportunity to win a share of $100,000, connect to a global network of leaders, and receive business consulting support...

    9 Mar 2018

    New book launches with stories of African female entrepreneurs
    New book launches with stories of African female entrepreneurs

    Founding Women is a book that aims to increase the visibility of role models for young African women and girls...

    9 Mar 2018

    Deloitte panel at Africa Outlook 2018: (L-R) Hardy Pemhiwa, Sola David-Borha, MD Ramesh, and Sabine Dall’Omo.
    Africa's new winning companies

    Africa is now at a stage whereby it is continuously seeing new and existing winning companies - due largely to disruptive and innovative business models...

    7 Mar 2018

    Africa's growth story celebrated
    Africa's growth story celebrated

    The 5th Annual Commonwealth Africa Summit in London, in March, will take place under the theme 'Common Good'...

    5 Mar 2018

    Ten African startups finalists of Harvard competition
    Ten African startups finalists of Harvard competition

    Ten African startups have been chosen as finalists for the New Venture Competition being run by Harvard Business School's Africa Business Club, which is offering startups the chance to win cash prizes of up to $10,000...

    Tom JacksonBy Tom Jackson 28 Feb 2018

    #DesignIndaba2018: Be inspired by problems in Africa
    #DesignIndaba2018: Be inspired by problems in Africa

    Design Indaba showcased the work of Leroy Mawasaru, a Kenyan teenager who is changing the world and showing how Afrofuturism can unfold for the continent...

    Louise BurgersBy Louise Marsland 26 Feb 2018

    Mark Kamau, user experience design director, BRCK.
    #DesignIndaba2018: Connecting the unconnected in Africa

    Design Indaba speaker Mark Kamau is a Kenyan on a mission to connect everyone in Africa, and then the rest of the world, to the internet...

    Louise BurgersBy Louise Marsland 26 Feb 2018

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

    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...

    By Tomi Davies 20 Feb 2018

    Emerging technologies harnessed for economic development of Africa
    Emerging technologies harnessed for economic development of Africa

    An African Union high level panel on emerging technologies is to meet at #AIS2018 in Kigali, June 6-8, 2018...

    19 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 Africa

    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

    12 African startups to watch in 2018
    12 African startups to watch in 2018

    Disrupt Africa's annual list of the innovative African startups that will be making an impact in the year to come...

    By Gabriella Mulligan 5 Jan 2018

    Predictions for 2018: What the investors said
    Predictions for 2018: What the investors said

    We're into a new year, and it's time to get to work. But what does 2018 have in store for us?

    By Gabriella Mulligan 4 Jan 2018

    African Entrepreneurship Award 2017 finalists.
    African Entrepreneurship Award winners announced

    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

    Vera Songwe.
    Women and Girls Startup Challenge launched

    Vera Songwe launches the women and girls startup challenge to promote digital entrepreneurship...

    12 Dec 2017

    Strategic partnership to promote African entrepreneurship
    Strategic partnership to promote African entrepreneurship

    APO Group and Mara Foundation, Mara Group's philanthropic arm will collaborate to elevate opportunities for African entrepreneurs to find mentors...

    1 Dec 2017

    MEST expands in key African markets
    MEST expands in key African markets

    MEST announces partnership with Metta as program continues to expand its presence across the continent...

    21 Nov 2017

    Meet Africa's startup stars
    Meet Africa's startup stars

    Meet the startups pitching at Seedstars Africa, 12-14 December 2017, in Maputo, Mozambique...

    20 Nov 2017

    Meet Angola's first crowdfunding startup
    Meet Angola's first crowdfunding startup

    Local startup Deya feels it's high-time to shake up the status quo, and has embarked on a mission to bring Angolan crowdfunding into the digital age...

    By Gabriella Mulligan 15 Nov 2017

    Startups winners at AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards
    Startups winners at AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards

    African startups Flare, Snapplify and Flutterwave were among the winners at the AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards, which took place in Cape Town last night...

    By Tom Jackson 8 Nov 2017

    Empowering Africa with skills for the industrial internet
    Empowering Africa with skills for the industrial internet

    GE partners with African Leadership University to empower African professionals with valuable digital skills...

    8 Nov 2017

    Music distribution startup Caketunes launches in Nigeria
    Music distribution startup Caketunes launches in Nigeria

    Nigerian startup Caketunes has launched its music distribution and production platform for artists and music producers...

    By Tom Jackson 3 Nov 2017

    Digital marketing tips for SA's small businesses
    Digital marketing tips for SA's small businesses

    Digital marketing can save the day for small businesses with relatively small marketing budgets - from my experience.

    Stephen SandmannBy Stephen Sandmann 2 Nov 2017

    Design Market in Ghana launches
    Design Market in Ghana launches

    The second edition of the Design Market, a seasonal event to showcase contemporary design in Africa, will open its doors on November 4th and 5th in Accra, Ghana...

    1 Nov 2017

    Africa needs to focus on 'intrapreneurship'
    Africa needs to focus on 'intrapreneurship'

    Intrapreneurship is key to Africa's future, according to speakers at a recent Thomson Reuters summit on Africa...

    30 Oct 2017

    Angolan food delivery startup Tupuca aims for regional expansion
    Angolan food delivery startup Tupuca aims for regional expansion

    Angolan food delivery startup Tupuca is planning on adding new features and expanding to neighbouring countries having seen solid uptake since its launch...

    27 Oct 2017



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