Winners of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme Announced!

The Tony Elumelu Foundation has unveiled 1,000 African Entrepreneurs as inaugural winners of Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme. Over 20,000 African entrepreneurs from 52 countries applied to the programme, representing the creativity and potential on display across the continent. The initial 1,000 selected for the 2015 class are a remarkable group of entrepreneurs who are a testament to the ability of...

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4 Teams Emerge Winners at Ghana’s Negawatt Weekend

Four teams emerged winners from the Ghanaian leg of the World Bank’s Negawatt Weekend, earning a place in a three-week bootcamp and the chance to compete against other winners from across the world. The Negawatt Challenge hosts innovation competitions in cities worldwide, aimed at finding solutions to transform the use of energy in various cities. Kenya is hosting its own Negawatt Weekend on March 21-22, while...

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mPedigree's Goldkeys To Fight Counterfeiting in Textile Industry

Ghana's fashion and textile sector has long been decimated by an influx of fakes and pirated copies of materials from China. These Chinese textiles are not durable, compared to the Made-in-Ghana ones which sells far below the Ghanaian textiles. According to reports, most retailers of local textile companies in Ghana such as Akosombo Textile Limited (ATL), Ghana Textile Prints (GTP) and Printex Ghana are sai...

03 Mar 12:59 PM 2 Read More...

Startup: Suba Photo App to Launch in Miami & NYC

Suba - the Ghanaian group photo sharing mobile app, will officially launch in the United States this month at events in New York City and Florida. The app which is available on web, iOS and Android devices allows individual and group users to see and share photos in one central photo stream using the event or location as the connector going beyond the constraints of a ‘Friends List’ on other social platfo...

24 Feb 5:48 PM 0 Read More...

DealDey Raised A $5 Million Series B From Kinnevik

DealDey, a Nigerian e-commerce website that aggregates discounted goods and services has raised $5 million in follow-on funding. The startup’s second round of funding comes from its original investor, Kinnevik. The Swedish investment firm are also investors in iROKO TV, Rocket Internet, Konga, Millicom and more. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. It is also not clear how much in total funding ...

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