• 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....
  • Edtech Startup, eCampus nominated for Mobex Africa Innovation Awards

    Ghanaian EdTech startup, eCampus – an innovative digital startup and integrated robust learning platform has been nominated for the Mobex Africa Innovation Awards. eCampus is an innovative, integrated robust learning platform that combines ease of content creation, access, and monitoring of student progress with easy payment solutions. eCampus literally...
  • MEST Africa invests $1.1m in Tech startups across Africa

    MEST Africa continues its commitment to early-stage startups, investing in eleven teams from its 2019 graduating cohort. Now in its 11th year investing in tech entrepreneurs in Africa, MEST Africa announced a funding round of US$1,1m in startups formed from its recently graduated 2019 training program cohort. Out of...
  • Travel & Experiences Startup, Tastemakers Africa have raised a $1 million seed round

    Travel and Experiences startup from New-York, Tastemakers Africa has raised a $1 million seed round — led by Precursor Ventures. New-York based travel and experiences startup, Tastemakers Africa have raised a $1 million seed round to help them connect people with authentic experiences and travel options. Whether you are...
  • Jumeni Launches Waste Management Optimization software in Ghana

    A MEST Africa portfolio company, Jumeni Technologies has launched their cloud-based field service management solutions to tackle waste management in Ghana. MEST portfolio company Jumeni Technologies has announced the launch of its flagship product for the waste management industry! Founded by members of the MEST Class of 2018, Jumeni specializes in...
  • Interview Series: Bookbeak on empowering African storytellers by sharing their stories

    Interview Series with Kamogelo Sesing, co-founder of Bookbeak on empowering African storytellers by sharing their stories. Africa is awash with stories, and storytellers. From historic events and happenings, and folklore of the past to comedy, music, cartoons, fantasy and imaginative write-ups of today, there are millions of written, audio...