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 […]

SingularityU’s Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge entries close 18 April

Singularity University, better known as SingularityU, has announced that entries to its Global Impact Challenge (GIC) competition for Southern Africa will close on Tuesday 18 April. The GIC, now in its second year, is open to “innovators, entrepreneurs, scientists and technologists,” and aims to develop technologies and solutions to problems that will impact the lives […]

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 […]

World Economic Forum opens the search for Africa’s top female entrepreneurs

The search is on for the World Economic Forum’s top leading female tech innovators in Africa, who will be invited to share their experiences and engage with leaders at the Forum’s regional meeting this spring. Our contest is open to any female entrepreneur whose business is less than three years old, uses innovative technology or […]