By Michelle Atagana
Built in Africa focuses on entrepreneurs, startups and technologies that are born on the continent and empower the continent’s citizens.
Online communities and discussion platforms are the cornerstone of the internet. In this second instalment of our “Built in Africa” series, we feature one of the most prominent online communities to come out of Africa – Nairaland –…Continue
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U-Start, the international investment advisory firm, fortifies its presence in Africa with an international conference for early stage ventures featuring business pitches from top African enterprises, discussions with national and international investors, elite speakers and panelists. One of the leading events of its kind in South Africa, the U-Start Conference will select and partner a selection of the regions’ most prominent ventures with a body of active global investors. With Platinum…Continue
Do you have what it takes to represent Africa globally at the U-Start Conference Business Plan Competition In Italy in May 2014?
U-Start is a global…
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TechWomen brings emerging women leaders in STEM from Africa and the Middle East together with their professional counterparts in the United States for a mentorship and exchange program. TechWomen provides participants access to networks, resources, and knowledge to empower them to reach their full potential. During the five-week program,…Continue
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French companies and French entrepreneurs are an increasing number to choose to invest in the Western Cape. In the context of the economic downturn affecting Europe, the BRICS appear as new exciting territories promising many growth opportunities. Cape Town's recent visibility in France* makes it a top destination for many professionals that are contemplating expatriation options accross several top-of-the-range business destinations such as San Francisco,…Continue
Please find below the Call for Papers for IST-Africa 2014. We would appreciate if you circulate this Call for Papers to relevant mailing lists, colleagues and publish the links on relevant sites to raise awareness of this opportunity.
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by Brandon Gregory
Every week HumanIPO talks to technology startups and hubs across the African continent to keep up with how technology is improving Africa and creating jobs. This week’s roundup features startup news from South Africa, Togo, and Kenya.
Startup Weekend, an…Continue
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Following the success of the inaugural 2012 event, AfricaCom will host the Entrepreneurs Incubator Hub (EIH) at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) again this November between the 12 -…Continue
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40 Entrepreneurs, Richard Branson and one Bus: StartupBus Africa off to a picture-perfect start
Over 200 applicants from 23 countries
Media representatives from BBC and A 24 Media will accompany the bus
Richard Branson will attend the final pitch via Google Hangouts Source:
StartupBus Berlin, Cape Town, October 22nd 2013 - From 17 to 21 November 2013 the first StartupBus will cross African soil. Out of over 200 applicants, 15 African and 15 international…Continue
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Startup Knight was launched in 2012 for the first time, by software company Byte Orbit. The premise of the competition is to promulgate, support and embrace tech startups in South Africa by offering a disruptive competition platform. Many competitions, in and around South Africa, offer similar competitions. Unfortunately none of them enter into a partnership with the winner in order to…Continue
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We are delighted to announce the AfricaCom Awards 2013 shortlist following a really exciting campaign this year. With entries received from all across Africa – the…Continue
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Does the online world scare you?
Coming up on Halloween is the first Durban Digital Day. 31st October 2013. Mark the date on your calendar.
DIGIT4LFOR and Falconscove join forces to bring you the conference, networking and showcase event with the after-party produced by the DSOC (Durban Society of Comedy)
‘’Hosting the event on the 31st October Is no coincidence ‘’ says Glen, Director at DIGITALFOR “ Our tag-line ‘does the online world…Continue
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by Richard Cutcher
Africa’s startup scene received another boost this week when the world’s biggest accelerator, the Founder’s Institute, confirmed it was expanding its presence on the continent to Nairobi.
HumanIPO reported in August the four month long programme had launched in Johannesburg, but now the accelerator is targeting the Kenyan capital, with…Continue
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By Michelle Atagana
I like the word disruption. It’s one of a few chaotic words that are trendy right now, and it’s used in a good way. These days if you work in tech you must be disruptive: if you are not trying to disrupt an industry then what good are you?
Disruption. That’s the watchword.
In Africa today it is more important than ever to disrupt industries and change the way things are done. Africa is at the forefront of…Continue
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By Jacques Coetzee
SnappCab is a multi-platform hail-a-cab app to order, use and pay for metered cabs generally based on the user’s GPS location. The service is available on the web, Android, iOS and will be available on BlackBerry and Windows 8 very soon. Though competition seems rife, what stands out most would most likely be SnappCab’s focus on multi-user functionality and platform friendliness.
You can exchange relevant details digitally while also being…Continue
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Debby Edelstein, CEO of QualityLife Company says that the tides of tech are changing with the steady rise of dynamic women in prominent roles within the…Continue
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As a business professional / Entrepreneur you may wonder “Why do I need Social media, how can it help me grow my business and do I really have the time?”
If you don't already know, Social media is here to stay, the platforms may change in time but Social media is not going anywhere.
To answer the above Questions:
Why do I need Social Media?------------Social Media is like word of mouth about your business. When people talk about your business / industry we can monitor…Continue
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