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Five startups set to pitch at NigeriaCom event in Lagos

Five startups set to pitch at NigeriaCom event in Lagos

NigeriaCom, the leading event for innovation in the Telecoms, Media and ICT industry has announced that 5 startups have been selected to pitch at Entrepreneur’s Hub, a newly introduced programme in this year’s event. The 5 startups, which are Rubiquble Advertiser, CrowdPenny, Online Agro-Trade, Networking Platform and AGCNigeria, will pitch in front of a panel,


Seedstars World unveils 10 startups to pitch at its competition in Kampala, Uganda

SeedStars World has unveiled the 10 startups to pitch during its competition, which is set to hold on 11 September 2015 at Outbox House in Kampala, Uganda. The 10 startups are: Commonsense app, Exact and Clear, Yoza, Yaakaa Digital Network, Roundbob, Krobits, Tikiti app, Wizarts Media, healthportalUganda and SafeBoda. They will pitch in front of


Silicon Cape to host Women in Technology Unconference in South Africa

Silicon Cape’s Women Subcommittee has announced plans to hold the Women in Technology Unconference on September 16th 2015. The event is aimed at fostering collaboration between groups representing females in Cape Town’s tech scene and the ICT industry at large. “As Cape Town already boasts a number of organizations, both formal and informal, that promote


Samsung partners Rele Art Gallery to launch #TechMeetsArt Exhibition and Competition

Samsung Electronics West Africa and Rele Art Gallery, Lagos have announced a partnership that’ll birth #TechMeetsArt, an art exhibition and competition that brings the world of technology and contemporary art together — the first-of-its-kind in Nigeria. The exhibition, themed “Interactions: Crossing Lines” is led by the powerful visual artist duo of Soji Adesina and Uthman


Africa’s WordCamp 2015 to be held in Cape Town, South Africa

The beautiful city of Cape Town in South Africa will be hosting Africa’s WordCamp 2015 from September 10th – 11th. WordCamp is an informal conference that focuses on everything WordPress and is organized by WordPress users across the world to share ideas and get to know each other. Programmes lined up for the two-day event


InnJoo set to launch two new smartphones with larger batteries

After two launch events held over past few months in Nigeria, Dubai-based mobile phone manufacturing company, InnJoo is set to launch two new devices at the University of Lagos in a bid to target the younger generation. During the launch event, which is centered around providing solutions to improve the power issues in the country,


Angel Investor Bootcamps series kicks off in Cape Town, South Africa

The Angel Investor Bootcamps series kicked off in the beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa today. The bootcamps series was put together by the newly founded African Business Angel Network (ABAN) and Silicon Cape with the aim of mobilizing the early stage investing community and to grow a pan-African network of Angel investors. The


IBM’s SmartCamp 2015 Competition for startups to hold in four African cities

IBM is calling on entrepreneurs all over the world to sign up for its upcoming SmartCamp 2015 competition which will be powered by Jason Calacanis-founded LAUNCH, a company that support founders & inspire innovation. In Africa, the IBM SmartCamp will hold in Cairo, Egypt; Casablanca, Morocco; Johannesburg, South Africa and Nairobi, Kenya, with applications still open


REMITAFRICA 2015 conference comes to Lagos in November

The REMITAFRICA 2015 conference is set to be hosted by Mobile Money Africa, Africa’s leading online resource for mobile financial inclusion, in Lagos, Nigeria on November 4th – 5th 2015 at the renowned Lagos Oriental Hotel. Remittances by Africans in Diaspora are a large source of funding in many African countries, with remittances even larger


MTN Partners Google, Infinix To Unveil Android One in Nigeria [GALLERY]

In keeping up with its mantra to create new and exciting firsts in the world of technology, MTN Nigeria, Africa’s leading ICT Company, recently launched a partnership with Google, Infinix and Jumia to launch the first phone with Android One software in Africa. The company which has always been at the forefront of innovation by always


TechHer invites women in tech to its inaugural #TechHer gathering in Abuja

TechHer, a community for women in technology, is calling on applicants to apply for the maiden edition of its #TechHer gathering. According to the organizers, #TechHer “will increase our productivity, create new entrepreneurial ventures or open access to new income-generating pursuits through interaction, friendship and mentorship”. #TechHer is open to women in technology – developers,


Nairobi host Angel Investor Bootcamps series

Nairobi, Kenya played host to the recently concluded Angel Investor Bootcamps series with a lot of speakers enlightening participants on salient issues such as early stage investing and more. The bootcamps series were put together by the newly founded African Business Angel Network (ABAN) with the aim of mobilizing the early stage investing community and


Visiola Foundation partners e2 Young Engineers for its annual Summer Camp

Visiola Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports and mentors bright but disadvantaged African girls has partnered with e2 Young Engineers for the 2015 edition of its Summer Camp. The Summer Camp, which will last for a week, is aimed at piquing the interest of young teenage girls in academic disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics


Google Developers Group Port Harcourt hosts UX Masterclass event

Starting today, the Google Developer Group Port Harcourt will be hosting a two-day User eXperience Masterclass event. Twenty participants, who will be split into five groups of four members, will be admitted into the event and will be required to proffer user experience-specific solutions to five application problems. According to the organizers, the event will focus


Ericsson’s AHUB to connect African innovators and investors at AfriCom 2015

Ericsson, a provider of communication technology and services will partner with Informa Telecoms & Media to host an innovative platform called AHUB at AfriCom 2015. Ericsson’s AHUB aims to showcase talents, facilitate partnerships and encourage investments in the ICT sector, which is rife with people with tech skills but with little or no support from industry experts

AMPION Venture Bus Africa

AMPION Venture Bus winner to pitch at DEMO Africa

A collaboration between AMPION, an investment catalyst that provides mentorship, training and networking opportunities to entrepreneurs in Africa and DEMO Africa will see the winner of the AMPION West African Venture Bus pitch at the upcoming DEMO Africa event in Lagos. The winner will be joining thirty start-ups already earmarked to pitch at the DEMO Africa


WumDrop selected as Winners of the MTN Business App of the year challenge in South Africa

WumDrop, a courier and fleet management application developed by Benjamin Claassen and Muneeb Samuel was on Thursday selected the overall winner of the fourth annual MTN Business App of the year challenge, taking home $15,570. The app, available to business clients allows users to pick up or deliver anything, anywhere and anytime in real-time. With