ONEBIO, Africa’s biotech incubator, to launch in 2018

A key collaboration has been established to create ONEBIO – a Pan-African biotech incubator that will support life science entrepreneurs and innovators from across the continent to commercialise and scale biotech startups. The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi), together with entrepreneurs Michael Fichardt and Dr. Nick Walker, today announced that they have signed a […]

AfricArena 2018

AfricArena, in partnership with Wesgro and Silicon Cape, held a press conference at the Investor Centre today to announce for the second consecutive year, AfricArena 2018: The International Africa Tech Conference, as well as their first-ever World Tour scheduled for May 2018. If you couldn’t join this exciting announcement in person, the conference in Cape Town included a panel […]

Sun Exchange Debuts SUNEX Network Token and Groundbreaking Solar Project Insurance Fund

Sun Exchange (, a blockchain-based solar micro-leasing marketplace, has introduced SUNEX, a new digital network token built for the Sun Exchange platform. The SUNEX network token is utilised in the new Sun Exchange Solar Project Insurance Fund (SPIF), designed to minimise risk and unlock financing for previously financially underserved solar projects. Sun Exchange provides members […]

Call for Mentors and Social Entrepeneurs – Ashoka Social Finance Accelerator

As part of our African Regional Social Entrepreneurship Program (SENAP region), Ashoka has just launched the Ashoka Social Investment Accelerator Program to support social entrepreneurs to become investment ready. This six-month program is designed to support social entrepreneurs that are looking to raise investments for the first time. Selected participants will be provided with mentorship support in business modelling, […]


Winners of 17th Annual TOP EMPOWERMENT Awards Lead the Nation’s Transformation Agenda Johannesburg, 13 April 2018. Shining a spotlight on economic empowerment and transformation, winners in the 17th Annual TOP EMPOWERMENT Awards were announced on Thursday 12 April 2018, at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg. As the most influential empowerment awards ceremony recognizing leadership and advancing innovation in empowerment, […]

Regtech, the new fintech, driven by complex financial regulations

“There are three elements driving interest in regulatory technology (regtech) in South Africa and abroad,” explains Dominique Collett, senior investment executive at Rand Merchant Investment Holdings and head of AlphaCode, a club for fintech entrepreneurs. “These include customer demand for an enhanced experience, cost reduction and the simplification of compliance due to burdensome regulation in the financial services […]

Sxuirrel is Coming to Cape Town!

Sxuirrel – the free mobile app that brings people looking for space and those who need to together – will be expanding it’s offering to the Western Cape, adding to its growing foothold in Gauteng. They’re inviting Cape Town residents to participate in their research with the chance to win a prize! Launched a year […]

Intel Corporation Join AI Expo Africa 2018 as Premier Sponsor and Boost Artificial Intelligence Skills Development in the Region

Cape Town, South Africa 5th April 2018 – As more leading brands sponsor Africa’s first Artificial Intelligence Expo, Intel Corporation sign up as a premier sponsor and will drive regional skills development in Artificial Intelligence by supporting the training of 200 young African engineers in partnership with event organisers AI Media and local Ecosystem Enabler Silicon […]

Calling Africa’s scale-ups: apply for the MEST Africa Challenge!

Announcing the MEST Africa scale-up pitch competition: Accra, Lagos, Nairobi and Cape Town For 10 years, MEST has trained aspiring entrepreneurs and invested in exceptional businesses with Pan-African ambitions. These businesses have gone on to enter new markets, with MEST growing alongside them as we’ve learned about the opportunities and challenges they face as they […]