Call for Startup Collaboration with MERCK and MEST

MERCK is calling all entrepreneurs and innovators in MedTech and AgriTech to join them on their quest to decentralize and democratize the healthcare model, offering an ecosystem which goes beyond just giving a pill to empower patients to better manage their own health. Through its Accelerator Satellite Program in Cape Town, in partnership with MEST, […]


Black-female-founders-in-tech programme announces chosen participants Absa’s Rise innovation hub in Cape Town has selected five black women in technology entrepreneurs to participate in an entrepreneurship assistance programme, hosted at the Cape Town facility. Despite climbing up one spot to rank 22nd in terms of gender parity, South Africa still has a way to go in […]

WeThinkCode Cohort 2019 Applications are Now Open

Do you like solving problems using technology? Are you aged 17 – 35? #ReCodeYourFuture and apply to join WeThinkCode_’s tuition-free, two-year software engineering course including corporate internships and a job placement on completion. Apply to join our JHB or CPT campus today: At WeThinkCode_, we believe that African youth have the potential to recode the […]

AURA partners with HAVAÍC to anchor its first equity fundraising of R6 million

HAVAÍC has lead the first external equity investment in AURA (, and has advanced the first tranche. The remaining investment amount will be raised from other equity funds and private investors in the next few months. AURA’s founders all come from successful high-tech security and development backgrounds. AURA has developed an industry leading cloud-based security […]


Paxful, a leading global peer-to-peer cryptocurrency marketplace, reports that African virtual currency users are currently more likely to be male, under 30-years-old and a graduate, or studying towards a tertiary qualification. According to Paxful, African consumers account for over R500 million in transactions per month on their platform. Half of these customers are under 30. […]

SAS Joins Artificial Intelligence Leaders at Africa’s Largest Business AI Event

SAS, another leading name in the technology sector has added its name to the growing list of leaders in the Artificial Intelligence space that are supporting Africa’s largest business-focused AI event – AI Expo Africa 2018. “As the leader in innovative analytics, SAS is looking forward to being part of Africa’s first business Artificial Intelligence […]

Open Call for Young Entrepreneurs – Westerwelle Young Founders Programme

The Westerwelle Foundation just opened the Call for Applications for the Autumn 2018 Westerwelle Young Founders Programme and they are looking for outstanding young entrepreneurs from developing and emerging economies to participate in the Young Founders Conference in Berlin, Germany from 16 to 20 October 2018. The Westerwelle Foundation for International Understanding with headquarters in Berlin, Germany was established in […]

Pitching competition – Applications now open

Pitch Tank Pitching competition is back and this time we are taking it to Bellville. On 7 June The Greater Tygerberg Partnership (GTP) and The Startup Hatchery are hosting Pitch Tank North pitching competition – Innovate Bellville 2.0 – to surface innovative ideas that, when implemented, could lead to the improvement of Bellville in Cape Town’s Northern […]

African fintech and agribusiness companies attract interest from investors

African private equity and venture capital deal-making in April were dominated by investments in technology companies, particularly fintech and business-to-business platforms, together with encouraging activity in the agribusiness & food sector. This according to data provided by Africa Private Equity News, an industry information service. Fintech investments were mostly in mobile-enabled banking and financial services companies. […]