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Andela Is Accepting Applications To Its Paid 4-Year Fellowship Class in Lagos

Andela Is Accepting Applications To Its Paid 4-Year Fellowship Class in Lagos

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.


Africa-Focused Technology Logistics Company, ACE To Receive $2.6 Million USD In Funding

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.


Meet The 8 African Startups To Compete At Seedstars World Final Competition

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.


Meet The 23 Entrepreneurs That Got Into The Green Pioneer Acceleration Program

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


Tigo Opens Applications for 2nd Cohort of think Technology Incubator in Rwanda

After a first successful intake, Rwanda’s first tech incubator announced today its call for applications for the 2nd cohort. think calls for high-potential, Africa-focused technology companies to apply for a 6-month accelerator program in Rwanda. In this second round, think seeks to support exceptional tech startups to develop innovative digital solutions for Africa. Backed by


VC4Africa Says $26.9 Million Invested In African Startups In The Past Year

New research by startup funding platform VC4Africa shows considerable progress made by early-stage growth companies across Africa. This is an annual study on the various startups across Africa and the study aims to gather facts and data about startups in Africa in relation to funding and growth. The VC4Africa 2015 report shows an increasing number

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SceneFlix Launches Africa’s Premier Cinema App on Android & iPhone

Movie lovers need not miss their favorite movies any longer as Africa’s premier cinema app, SceneFlix today announced its launch on Android & iOS platforms. Sceneflix, in a bid to bring the cinema closer to movie lovers, through their mobile phones, has introduced a first of its kind, mobile application, which will enable its users


meQasa Launches Ghana’s First Multiple Listing Service

meQasa, a technology company based in Ghana has joined forces with Ghana Real Estate Professionals Association (GREPA) to develop the first multiple listing service in Ghana which will act as the central database for the Ghana Real estate industry. The MLS will be available as and will be Ghana’s first multiple listing service to

IMG_0364.JPG Hits New Milestone, Now Has 6000 Hotels On Its Platform, arguably the leading online hotel booking platform in Nigeria has reached new heights. In a tweet by Founder and CEO, Mark Essien, the relatively young startup now has 6000 hotels registered on its platform as it plans to dominate the online hotel booking space. The online hotel booking space is a very competitive one


Jovago Gives Its Website A New Look

Jovago, an online hotel booking platform has redesigned it’s website and unveiled a more user-friendly website in order to make hotel booking more accessible to travelers in Nigeria and around the world. The new site aims to make booking of hotels more simple and cheaper by giving users the opportunity to filter hotels by amenities