• Leading Women Entrepreneurs Across Africa Share their Insight

    Launch of Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Insights publication to celebrate woman leaders and entrepreneurs across Africa...
  • Meet the 10 Finalists for the Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative

    Ten entrepreneurs have been shortlisted for the Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) final, a philanthropic initiative spearheaded by the Jack Ma Foundation. After seven months and nearly 10,000 applications, the Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative has chosen the 10 finalists for the competition‘s grand finale event in Accra, Ghana, next month. The finalists were chosen...
  • Uber Launches Taxis Boat Service in Lagos, Nigeria.

    Uber Technology Inc. launched a pilot phase of its boat business in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, on Friday, October 11, 2019. As part of its expansion plans into Africa, global ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies LLC launched a pilot test of their taxi boat service in Lagos, Nigeria. As reported...
  • Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to visit Ghana, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and South Africa.

    CEO and Co-founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey is headed to Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa as part of a four-nation tour of the African continent. Jack Dorsey, the CEO and co-founder of Twitter, is headed to Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa as part of a four-nation, month-long...
  • Andela and Github Teamed Up to Host CodeNaija Hackathon in Lagos.

    Andela and Github are hosting a hackathon in Nigeria on October 26th and 27th to showcase the talent and work of the Nigerian developer community. Andela – the African company that is solving the technical talent shortage by building distributed engineering teams with Africa’s most talented software engineers and...
  • Research: 618 Active Tech Hubs in Africa – The Backbone of Africa’s Tech Ecosystem

    Technology ecosystems across Africa have witnessed incredible growth over the past few years, mainly boosted by a torrent of venture funds, development finance, corporate involvement, as well as ever-growing, innovative communities. The latest collaborative effort by Briter Bridges and the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator programme, identifies 618 active tech hubs....
  • Rwandan Software Development Startup, Exuus Wins Seedstars Kigali

    Rwandan software development firm Exuus has emerged the winner of last Friday’s Seedstars Kigali pitching event. Kigali-based Exuus has developed a digital and inter-operable decentralized ledger for saving groups. The startup was founded in 2014 by CEO Shema Steve (pictured above, middle). Exuus will now represent Rwanda at the Seedstars Africa summit which...
  • Two African Focused Education Projects Selected for WISE Awards 2019

    Six projects from four countries have won the 2019 WISE Awards for their innovative solutions to education challenges and their positive social impact. Each year, the WISE Awards recognize and promote six successful innovative projects that are addressing global educational challenges. Since 2009, WISE has received more than 3,000...
  • 3 African Startups Emerge Winners of Nestlé R&D Innovation Challenge

    ShopIt, Exportunity, and Wakulima are the three startups from South Africa, Benin, and Tanzania that have been announced winners of the Nestlé Research and Development (R&D) Innovation Challenge. Three startups from South Africa, Benin and Tanzania have emerged the winners of the Nestlé Research and Development (R&D) Innovation Challenge. The startups are ShopIt, Exportunity, and Wakulima....