• The MEST Africa Challenge Is On For 2022.

    Pre-seed to seed stage technology startups in Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Kenya, and South Africa are invited to apply to participate. MEST Africa has officially announced the opening of applications for the 2022 MEST Africa Challenge. The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) is an Africa-wide technology entrepreneur training program,...
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    South African Spirits Brand, Spearhead Receives $3M Investment

    Spearhead, the Black-owned, African spirits group, today announced it has raised $3 million. Funded by Pendulum, a strategic investment and advisory platform for founders and leaders of color, the investment marks the group’s entry into the US and will further power the company’s next phase of growth. Following a...
  • Research Report: The Ghanaian Ecosystem of Tech Startups and SMEs.

    With the backdrop of how digital innovation has contributed to significant growth in lower-middle-income (LMIC) economies, we see the increasing adoption of technology in Africa and Ghana in particular. The past three years, though challenging in many ways due to COVID 19, has witnessed exponential growth in startup activity,...
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    Nigeria’s Abeg App Gets Mobile Money Operator Approval, Rebrands to Pocket App

    The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has approved Abeg App, a Piggytech Global Limited product, as a Mobile Money Operator in Nigeria. Abeg Technologies Limited, a division of Piggytech Global Limited, has been given approval in principle (AIP) by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to operate as a...
  • MEST Express Accelerator Opens Applications For Sustainable Startups In Ghana

    The MEST Express accelerator, which focuses on developing start-ups in the technology solutions industry, is now accepting applications for its major partner, MEST Africa. Applications are now being accepted for MEST Africa‘s principal partner of the MEST Express accelerator, which focuses on accelerating emerging enterprises in the technology solutions...
  • Ghana’s Fido Raises $30M Series A Round To Aid With Their Planned Expansion.

    With a focus on growing across Africa, Fido, a fintech business with its headquarters in Ghana, has raised $30 million in a Series A round of funding. Fido, a fintech company with headquarters in Ghana, has raised $30 million in a Series A round of fundraising with the goal...
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    MEST Africa Appoints Melissa Nsiah as Director of Portfolio

    MEST, Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology, has announced the appointment of Melissa Nsiah as its new Director of Portfolio. Melissa Nsiah, a business coach and operations management expert from Ghana, has been appointed the new director of the portfolio at MEST, the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology. Melissa, who was formerly...
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    African Startups In Health Tech Supply Chain Exhibit Promise Prompting $7M Support Program.

    The Pan-African “Investing in Innovation” program will provide grants and commercialization support to 60 African Startups in health tech companies over two years. June 22, 2022. Lagos, Nigeria. Healthcare consulting firm Salient Advisory has launched its latest market intelligence report highlighting promising African health tech start-ups in the supply...
  • 10 Startups Selected Into Impact Hub Accra’s Betaraise Accelerator.

    Impact Hub Accra’s Betaraise Accelerator has accepted ten promising startups from Accra, Nigeria, and the US. With a minimal-frills approach and a laser focus on aiding first-time founders with no prior expertise in raising money, the Betaraise accelerator is made to help first-time founders move from launching a beta...