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Kenya startup, Chura wins 2015 Ericsson Innovation Awards Sub-Saharan Africa

Kenya startup, Chura wins 2015 Ericsson Innovation Awards Sub-Saharan Africa

Chura, a Kenyan startup solving mobile money interoperability bottlenecks has won the 2015 Ericsson Innovation Awards Sub-Saharan Africa. The awards recognizes trailblazing individuals who use technology to empower communities and individuals, all while working towards the goal of a fully networked society. Chura, formed by five former University of Nairobi students, impressed the judges with


TEEP is recruiting mentors for its 2016 online training programme

The Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP), the flagship entrepreneurship programme of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, has announced it is recruiting mentors for the 2016 edition of its 12-week online training programme. The 12-week online training programme is aimed at steering startups in their entrepreneurial journey by assembling world class mentors from across Africa and the rest


Applications open for Global Urban Innovators

Applications have opened for the 2016 edition of the 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 four focus areas: Urban Mobility, Health & Wellness, Placemaking and Urban


E-publishing Company, Bahati Books Wins Africa Tech Pitch LDN

Bahati Books, an e-publishing company which publishes African literature by African authors has been crowned winner of the Africa Tech Pitch LDN, a London-based Africa-focused startup competition. Africa Tech Pitch LDN provides a global platform for promising early-stage startups with Africa-impacting innovations to showcase their ideas and solutions to the London tech community as well

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STIC Labs of Tanzania wins Negawatt Challenge 2015

STIC Labs, a prepaid water metering system has won the 2015 edition of the Negawatt Challenge that took place at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on November 17, 2015. The Negawatt Challenge is a global competition empowering communities to innovate around local energy issues. It is an initiative aiming to transform


12 Entrepreneurs Shortlisted For Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation 2016

Twelve entrepreneurs have been shortlisted for the 2016 edition of the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, which aims to stimulate, celebrate and reward innovation and entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa. The Africa prize encourages ambitious and talented sub-Saharan African engineers from all disciplines to develop solutions to local challenges, and to develop them into businesses. In


South Africa’s Project Isizwe among big winners At 2015 AfricaCom Awards

Project Isizwe, a South African-based non-profit organization providing free Wi-Fi in South Africa was among the big winners at the 2015 edition of AfricaCom Awards. Project Isizwe alongside Huawei, a Chinese telecoms and networking equipment manufacturer and First National Bank, a division of South Africa’s financial services conglomerate, First Rand Limited won two awards at


E-learning platform, e.Mkuyu wins Southern African Finals of Ampion Venture Bus

e.Mkuyu, an e-learning platform working to synergize education with agriculture has won the Southern African leg of the Ampion Venture Bus. e.Mkuyu’s journey to becoming winner of the competition began with a seven days innovation boot camp on the Venture Bus with other startups, where their entrepreneurial and venture-creation skills, especially in a team-based competitions,


Seedstars World Unveils Finalists For Seedstars Gaborone

Seedstars World has unveiled the finalists for the Botswana leg of its startup competition which will be held at the Microsoft Innovation Centre located at Botswana Innovation Hub on November 27, 2015. In no particular order, the finalists are listed below. 1. Farm Connecta: A mobile platform for marketing and searching for livestock – no

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Startup Weekend Lagos Kicks Off Today At The iDea Hub

The third installment of Startup Weekend Lagos, a 54-hour entrepreneurial boot camp is set to kick off today from 4:00pm at the iDea Hub in Yaba, Lagos The event will bring developers, designers, business people, product managers, and entrepreneurs together to turn ideas into prototypes and launch technology enabled startups. Startup Weekend Lagos will follow


Nigerian Entrepreneur, Chris Kwekowe Wins Anzisha 2015 Grand Prize

Chris Kwekowe, a Nigerian entrepreneur, technology consultant and founder of Slatecube has been named winner of the Anzisha 2015 Grand Prize at a prestigious invite-only ceremony on November 17, 2015 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Anzisha Prize, which is in its fifth year, is aimed at young people who have developed and implemented innovative solutions


Appsafrica Announces Winners Of Its 2015 Innovation Awards

Appsafrica, a leading pan-African technology news site has announced the winners of its 2015 Innovation Awards at an awards ceremony in Cape Town, South Africa on November 16, 2015. In no particular order, the ten winners and their categories are listed below. 1. Women in Tech Award – Emefa Kpegba from Togo (OMobileFunding) 2. Best


Jumia Partners Facebook To Host Business Event In Lagos

Jumia, Africa’s leading shopping platform and Facebook have announced a partnership to host a free business event for business owners and entrepreneurs. The event, which is tagged “Boost your Business”, is a one day conference and workshop to help business owners and entrepreneurs give their businesses the boost it needs to grow and to make


Healthcare Startup, VoLo Wins Seedstars Dakar  

VoLo, a startup making healthcare affordable and easily accessible has won the Senegalese leg of the Seedstars World Startup Competition that took place on November 17, 2015 at  l’Hotel de Ville in Dakar, Senegal. VoLo and 9 other startups – Karangue, Alien’ Com, Dakar Mode, Kalanda-App, Samaskull, Jokko Sante, Teachers du net, Tekci and Wutiko,


Konga Wins Two Awards At The 2015 Marketing World Awards

Konga, a Nigerian online shopping platform has won two awards at the fifth edition of the Marketing World Awards (MWA) which took place on November 7, 2015. The Marketing World Awards is organized to celebrate the excellence, creativity and achievements of the marketing industry by rewarding outstanding performance across the integrated marketing communication industry. Konga


Winners of Etisalat Prize for Innovation Announced

Etisalat Nigeria, a telecommunication service provider in Nigeria has announced the winners of its 2015 Prize for Innovation. In the Innovative Product Category, Study Math Lab, a repository of more than 1,300 videos of senior secondary school NERDC-curriculum math problems covering over 49 topics solved by a team of Math teachers led by WAEC chief


Jumia set to surpass last year’s Black Friday e-commerce success in Africa

Jumia, Africa’s leading online shopping platform has announced it aims to surpass last year’s Black Friday e-commerce success where it experienced a tenfold in sales and had over 1.5million online visitors. To this end, Jumia will be offering great deals and price cuts for bargain hunters in Nigeria and around Africa on November 27, 2015.


PayPanda Wins CcHub’s Enterprise Technology Challenge

PayPanda, an online escrow service has won the inaugural Enterprise Technology Challenge by Co-Creation Hub (CcHub), a Lagos-based incubator and accelerator. The Enterprise Technology Challenge, aimed at developing web and mobile solutions to problems faced by small and growing businesses (SGBs) in Nigeria, required software developers/designers, branding gurus, SME experts and business brains to collaborate


Telecom Company, MTN Uganda Unveils Winners Of Its Innovation Awards  

MTN Uganda, a leading telecommunication company in Uganda has unveiled the winners of its Innovation Awards at an Awards Gala Dinner on November 13, 2015. In no particular order, the winners and their categories are listed below. 1. Innovation Achiever of the Year Fundi Bots (Solomon King Benge) 2. Best Enterprise Effort to support Innovation


Seedstars World Unveils Finalists For Seedstars Dakar

Seedstars World has unveiled the finalists for the Senegalese leg of its startup competition which will take place on November 17, 2015 at JokkoLab in Dakar, Senegal. In no particular order, the finalists are Karangue, Alien’ Com, Dakar Mode, KALANDA-APP, SAMASKULL, Jokko Sante, Teachers du net, Tekci, VoLo and Wutiko. The finalists will pitch to