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Twitter To Give Out US$250,000 In The #Promote Ads API Challenge

Twitter To Give Out US$250,000 In The #Promote Ads API Challenge

Microblogging platform, Twitter has announced the #Promote Ads API Challenge, an opportunity for developers, partners and agencies to build the best advertising tools using the Twitter Ads API. Twitter Ads API Challenge: Build great advertising tools for a shot at $250,000 $ — TwitterDev (@TwitterDev) April 11, 2016 Interested participants are required to build the


iHub Research To Discuss How To Promote Safer Internet For Women In Next NRBuzz Series

The research arm of Kenya’s iHub, iHub Research will be hosting a discussion on how to promote safer Internet, especially for women who are a minority group, in the next instalment of its popular NRBuzz series. iHub Research is hosting this discussion because online safety for women is an important issue, especially in Kenya. Over


iDEA Nigeria, Jovago To Teach Startups How To Effectively Acquire Customers

iDEA Nigeria, a Lagos-based accelerator for techpreneurs and Africa’s leading online hotel booking platform, Jovago have teamed up to organize a fireside chat for startups to learn how to acquire and retain customers. The event, which is themed “How To Effectively Acquire Customers And Strategies To Retain Them”, will create an enviroment where startup founders


Nigeria’s Wecyclers Among 2016 Class Of Global Urban Innovators

Wecyclers, a Lagos-based recycling startup, has been selected to join the 2016 class of Global Urban Innovators, a competition with a mission of shaping a better urban future for all and sundry. The competition seeks cutting edge startups and social enterprises that use technology to address urban challenges in their cities in four focus areas:


‘Team Ivory’ Wins NASA Space Apps Challenge At nHub

‘Team Ivory’ has won the NASA Space Apps Challenge, an international hackathon that occurs over 48 hours in cities around the world, which took place at the biggest and first technology hub in Northern Nigeria, nHub on April from April 22 – 24, 2016. The Challenge brings together participants to work together to address current challenges relevant to


EcoAct Tanzania Wins US$2000 At GIST Startup Boot Camp In South Africa

EcoAct Tanzania, a startup which utilizes used plastic to manufacture durable, cost efficient and environmentally friendly plastic lumber, has emerged winner of the GIST Startup Boot Camp in South Africa, scooping US$2,000 in the process. The Boot Camp brought together 32 young African teams to learn how to effectively get out of the building and interview


Int’l Money Transfer Service, Tuniar Wins GIST Startup Boot Camp In Senegal

Tuniar, a Benin-based international money transfer and online payment service based on mobile networks, has won the GIST Startup Boot Camp in Senegal. The Boot Camp, the second to be hosted in the country, took place from April 19-21, 2016 with twenty-seven two-person science and tech entrepreneur teams representing eight countries taking part. The countries


Three African Startups Selected For Finals Of 2016 Ashden International Awards

Ashden, a not-for-profit green energy-focused organization, has selected three African startups for the finals of its 2016 International Awards. The Ashden International Awards is aimed at rewarding innovative enterprises and programmes that is involved, either directly or indirectly, in the delivery of renewable energy for the betterment of people and the environment. In no particular


Two African Startups Selected For Finals Of Unilever’s Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards

Unilever, a UK-based multinational consumer goods company, has selected two African startups for the finals of its Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards. In particular order, the startups are described below. Ignitia is a social enterprise that has developed the world’s first accurate tropical weather forecasting model. Based in Ghana, forecasts are sent to small-scale farmers


Unreasonable East Africa Unveils Class Of 2016

Unreasonable East Africa, an accelerator program giving “unreasonable advantage” to entrepreneurs creating solutions to East Africa’s biggest social and environmental problems, has unveiled its class of 2016. The class of 2016 consist of 9 startups that are innovating new technologies, transforming systems and pioneering new ways of thinking. The class includes Bidhaa Sasa, which enables


MainOne reiterates commitment to enhance West Africa’s cable assets

MainOne Cable Company, a leading provider of telecom services and network solutions for businesses in West Africa, has reiterated its commitment its enhancing its submarine cable assets at SubOptic 2016, the premier global event for the submarine cable industry. SubOptic 2016 is the convergence place for leading optical technology vendors to exchange ideas and review


Zambian Startup, Zoona Processes More Than US$1 Billion In Transactions

Zoona, a Zambia-based mobile money and money transfer startup, has announced it has processed more than US$1 billion in money transfers, bill payments, and other financial services. Described as a big milestone in the history of its business and for mobile money and financial inclusion in Africa, the humongous transactions were processed by Zoona’s agents


This Month’s MEST Talk Is About Growth Hacking

This month’s Mest Talk, a panel discussion hosted by Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), a Ghana-based business incubator and accelerator, will focus on Growth Hacking, a marketing technique developed by tech startups which use creativity, analytical thinking, and social metrics to sell products and gain exposure. Growth Hacking has been used by several companies to


Kenyan Startup, Abacus To Host Financial Markets Training programme

Abacus, a Kenyan startup that builds web and mobile software to help investors across the globe access African financial markets, is set to host a Financial Markets Training programme. The programme – Abacus Money Academy – will provide participants a guide on how to invest in the different sectors of the market and what to


TDI Lagos Set To Host IoT-Themed Event In Lagos

The Design Institute (TDI) Lagos, a hub for design thinking, is set to host an IoT-themed event on April 26 – May 1, 2016 at the Cre8 Space in Victoria Island, Lagos. The event, Lagos Labs, seek teams of contestants to develop innovative solutions to Nigerian societal, infrastructural and environmental challenges. During the event, participants


Truppr Will Give US$1,000 To Anyone Who Can Redesign Its Website

Truppr, a social tool that helps you stay fit through various sporting events, is calling on designers around the world to take part in its Design Challenge. The challenge requires these designers to redesign Truppr’s website,, and stand a chance to win US$1,000. To help with the redesign, designers are expected to get familiar

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Techne Summit to hold in Egypt in May

Techne Summit, the renowned international entrepreneurship technology event that acts as a platform by including the main global players in the technology industry, is set to hold in the city of Alexandria, Egypt on 7-8 May, 2016. The event aims to create a platform where booming startups in the technology market are able to showcase


Three finalists emerge in the MTN Entrepreneurship Challenge

The top three finalists in the MTN Entrepreneurship Challenge, which aims to boost entrepreneurship and innovation, as well as build a stronger and more sustainable business environment on the continent, have been unveiled. In no particular order, the finalists are described below. (Nigeria) is a web, desktop and mobile-based CBT examination preparatory and testing