• 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,...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Stanbic Bank & GIZ Partner For “NextGen Ghana Fintech Accelerator”.

    Stanbic Bank and GIZ have entered into a partnership to help fast-track their journey towards scalable and sustainable, impact-oriented ventures. Stanbic Bank and the “Make-IT in Africa” tech entrepreneurship initiative by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH have entered into a partnership to help fast-track their journey towards commercially scalable and...
  • Sierra Leone’s Fintech EziPaySL names Vickie Remoe as Brand Ambassador.

    Vickie Remoe has been named as the brand ambassador of EziPaySL, a money transfer app that makes it easier for Sierra Leoneans in the Diaspora to send money home. Vickie Remoe, a TV host, writer, and podcaster, has been named a brand ambassador for EziPaySL, a money transfer service...
  • Eleven African Startups Selected for 2021 Y Combinator Summer Batch

    Eleven African startups have been selected for 2021 ‘s Y Combinator’s Summer Batch, with Nigeria leading the pack with four startups. An American seed funding accelerator, Y Combinator which invests $125k in selected startups in exchange for 7% equity every two years, has announced eleven African startups for the 2021...
  • Africa Tech Ecosystem: Lagos overtakes Nairobi as Africa’s top Startup City

    The Global Startup Ecosystem Index 2021 Report by StartupLink indicates Lagos has overtaken Nairobi to become Africa’s top startup city. Lagos, the commercial capital of Nigeria has overtaken Nairobi, Kenya to become Africa’s top startup ecosystem. This is according to the Global Startup Ecosystem Index 2021 which was released...
  • Favour Ori’s PayDay Is Bridging The Gap Between Talent And Opportunity In Africa

    PayDay allows talents throughout Africa to receive payments from their global clients within minutes via their phones or computers. Favour Ori is a young entrepreneur working tirelessly with his team at TalentMatch to ensure accessibility of employment in technology on the African continent, with its flagship product, PayDay. Ori...
  • 22 Startups Selected for UNICEF Startup Lab’s Second Cohort.

    UNICEF is excited to welcome this new cohort of 22 startups from across Ghana to the UNICEF StartUp Lab for 2021. UNICEF has announced the launch of the 2021 cohort of the UNICEF StartUp Lab – a co-creation space and incubator, that engages young startups in the development of...