Paygo raises US $1.43-million in Series Seed funding

Kenyan clean-energy provider, Paygo has raised US$1.43-million in Series Seed debt and equity funding. The clean energy provider uses an innovative solution that allows households to cook using clean burning liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in small amounts. The company’s investors consist of Novastar ventures, Energy Access Ventures (EAV), Village Capital and the Global Innovation Fund. […]

XL Africa – World Bank Group Launches New Program to Support Africa’s Top Digital Entrepreneurs

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2017 — The World Bank Group launched XL Africa, a five-month business acceleration program designed to support the 20 most promising digital start-ups from Sub-Saharan Africa. Start-ups will receive mentoring from global and local experts, learn through a tailor-made curriculum, increase their regional visibility, and get access to potential corporate partners and […]

Startupbootcamp Launches First Africa-Based Program in Cape Town

  Applications  are open for  Startupbootcamp’s First Africa-Based Program! The 3-month program will begin accelerating 10 top startups in September 2017 Startupbootcamp Cape Town is backed by leading corporates BNP Paribas, RCS, and PwC Call for applications now open – 20 April 2017 Core focus on building innovative solutions and the program is specifically scouting […]

Apply for the Impact Amplifier Investment Readiness Accelerator

Final Call for Applications – Deadline 21 April Is your business working to address a social or environmental challenge? Are you trying to raise capital to scale your business? If yes, go to: 2017 Impact Amplifier Investment Readiness Accelerator. To address Africa’s socio-economic and environmental challenges both innovative entrepreneurs and new business models must emerge. We […]

Mastercard Seeks Innovative Startups for Start Path Global 2017 Class

Mastercard is calling for applications for its next Start Path Global 2017 class, the company’s global initiative to support innovative later-stage startups who are reshaping the future of commerce. The programme is open to startups from South Africa and across the world who are rethinking banking and payments and have raised a significant seed or […]

New Ventures Studio Applications Open

In partnership with young entrepreneurs (18 to 35), New Ventures Studio creates wealth by co-founding fast-growing businesses. New Ventures Studio is not an accelerator or incubator; we simply focus on the process of start-up creation using a multi-disciplined and highly effective infrastructure. By co-founding the business, our commitment is to work with the entrepreneur for as […]