It has been said that one of the key factors, perhaps the most important in building successful e-commerce ecosystems in any market boils down to one word: Logistics. That’s why e-commerce players in Africa such as Konga’s KExpress and ACE (founded by former Rocket Internet directors) have begun keying into that area in order to…
Startup Week, a 5-day event that brings entrepreneurs, local leaders, and friends together to build momentum and opportunity around the technology community’s unique entrepreneurial culture and identity is coming to Lagos in July. The event, which consists of keynote sessions, meetups, panel discussions, workshops, pitches as well as several networking opportunities would provide the knowledge,…
Kenyan financial technology startup, Weza Tele has been acquired by financial services group AFB for US$1.7 million, reports Disrupt Africa. In a statement on the company’s website, chief executive officer, Hilda Moraa said: “Weza Tele Ltd is pleased to announce that we are now part of AFB, a pioneering organization providing credit access to customers…
Lagos-based technology incubator, CcHUB, has added three new startups — an Internet of Things (IoT) startup, an online community for mothers and mothers-to-be and a platform for car owners to buy genuine auto parts — to its incubation programme.
The world’s leading technology site, TechCrunch is said to be bringing its legendary Meetup + Pitch-Off event to Lagos in July 2015 and are looking to find Nigerian early-stage start-ups that could feature at its Disrupt conference in San Francisco, this September.
After introducing FAST, an entrepreneurship acceleration programme for technology startups in February this year, government-backed, not-for-profit organisation, iDEA is set to launch GEM, a mentoring programme for startup founders.
iDEA, the government-backed, not-for-profit technology innovation hub that supports the development of indigenous skills and capabilities in software development is looking for early-stage startup founders or growth stage start-ups who can benefit from being part of its incubator programme.
Finalists have been selected to participate at the Mobile West Africa 2015 App Developer Competition, which would take place towards the end of the 2nd conference day of the Mobile West Africa event in Lagos, next week.
Andela, the talent accelerator that trains software developers and matches them with global employers has begun accepting applications to its paid, four-year, 8th fellowship class in Lagos, Nigeria.
From an environmentally-friendly minicab to a fire alert detector, these ten innovations out of Africa, have been nominated for the Innovation Prize for Africa award this year, and are now being considered for the grand share prize of US$150 000.
Exactly one year ago, Rwanda-based technology incubator, think, launched to help fast track the launch of innovative digital solutions in Africa.
If you’ve always wanted to download Nollywood movies, TV series, etc and watch them later offline, today’s announcement from iROKOtv should make you smile as the online movie streaming service now lets you do so starting from today.
iDEA, the government-backed, not-for-profit organisation that supports the development of indigenous skills and capabilities in software development has launched a new entrepreneurship programme called FAST, an acroynm for ‘Fostering and Accelerating Startups in Tech’.
Africa Courier Express (ACE), formerly A-Post, a Nigeria-based and Africa-focused technology driven e-commerce logistics and warehousing firm has received funding of US$850,000 from Interswitch’s recently launched ePayment Growth Fund, as part of a $2.6 million USD investment that would enable the company expand across Africa.
With partnership from Edutech Software Solutions, a Lagos-based Education Technology company that designed and developed an indigenous and comprehensive eLearning solution for the programme, the University has made it possible for its students to learn on-the-go, from anywhere in the world, for the first time.
These startups cater to local problems, such as Poeyek’s specifically designed tablet for informal economies, Green Energy’s car and generator ready petrol derived from plastic waste and Lumkani’s smoke detector for slums or densely populated areas.
Yesterday, Kaymu celebrated its second year anniversary at its Lekki office and I was opportuned to be there. The online marketplace had organised a Media Event for its celebration so as to highlight it’s milestone and share it’s vision for the new year. In its two year of operation, Kaymu has gone from a 5…
Impact Amplifier, Growth Africa, VC4Africa and Hivos has announced its next set of entrepreneurs selected to participate in the 2015 Green Pioneer Acceleration Program. The Green Pionner Acceleration Program is a business accelerator that seeks to support social enterprises with innovative products and services concerned about the effects of climate change. 11 committed entrepreneurs were…
Over a million new people used Paga to carry out transactions in the year 2014, according to a tweet from the company’s Twitter account.
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