Entrepreneurship & Startups

  • Jack Ma

    Jack Ma Backs Young African Entrepreneurs With $10 Million Fund

    Jack Ma Has Launched The African Young Entrepreneurs Fund To Support And Fund Online Businesses By Africa’s Youth Jack Ma is backing young African entrepreneurs with a new $10 million fund. The founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba announced his African Young Entrepreneurs Fund at the Youth Connekt Africa Summit in...
  • Vusi Thembekwayo

    Vusi Thembekwayo Launches Entrepreneurship Mentorship Programme

    South African Venture Capitalist Vusi Thembekwayo has launched a mentorship programme, #Top40, under his MyGrowthFund (MGF) Company. South African Venture Capitalist, Vusi Thembekwayo has launched a mentorship programme, #Top40 under MyGrowthFund (MGF) a company he launched recently to find and nurture high-growth black entrepreneurs through funding, incubation and enterprise development platforms....
  • African High Schools Now Offer Course on Entrepreneurship

    High Schools across Africa now offer courses on Entrepreneurship to provide students with the basic knowledge of starting/running a business. We’re all aware of the Africa narrative – war, famine, chaos, malnourished and dying children, Ebola, money scams and so on. In other words, the continent is plagued by a...
  • These Five Women Want to Change The Face of Entrepreneurship Among Refugees

    The Dell Incorporated & United Nation Foundation PolicyHack Winners proposed formulating policies to support and connect co-working spaces and refugee entrepreneurs. The atmosphere at the Impact Hub Dubai located in Dubai’s renowned downtown district was charged with a lot of innovative ideas from the five teams pitching at the...
  • Mettā Launches Catalyst Innovation Program in Nairobi

    Global Entrepreneurship Club – Mettā has launched a Catalyst Innovation Program in Nairobi. Mettā, a global entrepreneurs’ club has launched Nairobi’s first Catalyst Programme – a series of industry-specific workshops for startups. Each month, the Mettā Catalyst Programme will bring together industry experts, mentors and corporates to help entrepreneurs...
  • Guest Post: How Andela was founded – Iyinoluwa Aboyeji

    You probably already know that Nigerian talent accelerator, Andela raised $24 million in a funding round led by Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan. What you may not know is that media coverage of the funding sparked a controversy on Nigerian Tech Twitter about its founding narrative. Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, Andela’s...
  • Guest Post: How Andela was founded – Iyinoluwa Aboyeji

    You probably already know that Nigerian talent accelerator, Andela raised $24 million in a funding round led by Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan. What you may not know is that media coverage of the funding sparked a controversy on Nigerian Tech Twitter about its founding narrative. Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, Andela’s...
  • Ghanaian Startup Asoriba To Compete for USD $500K at Seedstars Summit 2016

    Seedstars, the global organization with the mission of  impacting people’s lives in emerging market through entrepreneurship and technology, launched its third edition of the Seedstars World competition in April 2015. The international team covered 54 countries,  scouting for the best startups around the world. Ghana’s Asoriba has been selected...
  • The Story of Essiespice As Told by Esi Bartels

    Emmanuel Quartey caught up with the brain behind Essiespice food company for in Medium: Even when it’s described to you in advance, nothing quite prepares you for your first taste of Essiespice’s Coco-for-Garlic sauce. Coco-for-Garlic is the creation of Essie Bartels, owner and spice mixologist of Essiespice, a food...