June 11, 2021

5 African startups secure $5k grant funding each from SAIS,Seedstars.

Five African startups have been awarded US$5,000 each in grant funding from the Southern Africa Innovation Support programme and Seedstars after completing the Investment Readiness Programme. Run by Southern Africa Innovation Support and Seedstars, the Investment Readiness Programme 2019-2020 selected 15 startups with SDG-focused tech solutions and provided them with tools and knowledge that brought […]

June 10, 2021

Social & Inclusive Business Camp calls for African entrepreneurs

Established by Campus AFD (French Development Agency), The Social & Inclusive Business Camp (SIBC) has officially opened applications for this year’s programme. Innovative African entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply to the programme as it aims to drive growth in the continent’s ecosystem. Campus AFD is committed to assisting African social entrepreneurs with its unique programme. […]

June 9, 2021

Agrigtech Startup Thrive Agric Targets 50,000 Farmers With New Project

Building on its work to boost food security in Nigeria through technology-driven agricultural services, Thrive Agric has launched an ambitious 1-year project to support 50,000 smallholder farmers growing rice, maize, and soybean.  As part of its commitment to strengthening agricultural value chains in the country, including for these three staple crops, the USAID-funded West Africa […]

June 9, 2021

Nigeria’s TalentQL Launches Pipeline Connecting African Engineers With Mentors

Nigerian startup TalentQL has launched a pipeline to upskill Africa’s intermediate engineers via mentorship from individuals from Twitter, Tesla, Amazon, and Google.  Founded late last year by Adewale Yusuf, Opeyemi Awoyemi and Akintunde Sultan, also co-founders of Techpoint Africa, Jobberman and DevCareer, TalentQL hires, develops and manages remote talent for global companies. The startup is […]

June 3, 2021

Agritech Startups Launches Programme To Support Smallholder Farmers In Nigeria

Abuja-based agritech startup Thrive Agric has launched a one-year project that aims to support 50 000 smallholder farmers that grow rice, maize, and soybean in Nigeria. The initiative forms part of the agritech’s commitment to strengthening value chains in the country. The programme is being supported and conducted in collaboration with the USAID-funded West Africa […]

June 2, 2021

Dream VC Launches Inaugural VC Fellowship For Aspiring African Investors

Dream-VC Fellowship, a Venture Capital Institute, has launched a new fellowship programme that is dedicated to providing more access and opportunities to traditionally underrepresented individuals in the African VC space. Cindy Ai, co-founder of Dream VC explains the importance of growing the number of young African investors and what role the fellowship aims to play […]

June 1, 2021

Releaf, OnePipe Partnership Targets 2,000 Farmers With Digital Financial Services

Over 2,000 oil palm farmers in Cross River and Akwa Ibom states now have access to digitized financial services, thanks to a partnership between Releaf, a raw material procurement & logistics platform that is making it easy for crops to move from farm to factory, and OnePipe, a digital gateway enabling financial services. Over 65 […]

May 31, 2021

African Entrepreneurs Invited To Apply For MIT-Based Fellowship

The Legatum Centre for Development and Entrepreneurship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has launched the inaugural Legatum Foundry Fellowship to support entrepreneurs in Africa. The Legatum Centre was founded in 2007 on the belief that innovation-driven prosperity is key to increasing prosperity and building more inclusive systems in emerging markets. The Foundry Fellowship […]

May 28, 2021

11 African Startups Selected For Sweden-Based Impact Accelerator

Eleven African startups have been selected for the Norrsken Impact Accelerator in Stockholm, Sweden, gaining access to support and potential access to funding.  Founded by Niklas Adalberth, one of the founders of Swedish fintech unicorn Klarna, in 2016, Norrsken aims to help entrepreneurs solve the world’s greatest challenges. Its ecosystem consists of Norrsken House, a […]

May 27, 2021

AGCO Agriculture Foundation Launches Africa Agro- Entrepreneurship Program

The AGCO Agriculture Foundation (AAF), a private foundation with the vision to prevent and relieve hunger through agricultural development has launched the Africa Agribusiness Qualification (AAQ) program for Africans who want to contribute to Africa’s Agenda 2063 for food security, nutrition, and the agricultural sector. Starting September 1, 2021, the 12-month, part-time program will provide […]

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