October 25, 2021

AFRICA NXT

We continue to be committed to fostering collaboration and providing a platform that gives voice to diverse ideas. With this goal in mind, annually we invite the community to contribute to AfricaNXT programming. 2022 THEME THE NEXT 10 YEARS :: REIMAGINING OUR APPROACH TO INNOVATION. RENEWING OUR COLLECTIVE COMMITMENT TO AFRICA’S PROSPERITY. For the 2022 […]

October 22, 2021

Egypt launches 3rd edition of the African Application and Game development Cup

Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology alongside ITIDA have announced the launch of the  African App Launchpad Cup (3rd edition) in cooperation with IBM and registration is open for early-stage startups and entrepreneurs to end-October. The competition will be executed by the Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center – an affiliate of ITIDA and an […]

October 22, 2021

LaunchLab calls for submissions for ACE Africa Circular Business Showcase

Stellenbosch University LaunchLab (SU LL) has put out a call for submissions for the ACE Africa Circular Business Showcase competition. The pitch competition forms part of the ACE Africa project, which aims to support circular economy businesses in Africa. It will let individuals and businesses from across the continent showcase their ideas and products. ACE […]

October 22, 2021

CBN to offer N500 million grant to graduates, undergraduates with the best entrepreneurship pitch

In a bid to reduce unemployment, the Central Bank of Nigeria has developed the Tertiary Institutions Entrepreneurship Scheme (TIES), in partnership with Nigerian polytechnics and universities to harness the potential of graduate entrepreneurs (gradpreneurs) in Nigeria. This was disclosed by the Central Bank of Nigeria in a circular, titled ‘Guidelines for the implementation of tertiary […]

October 22, 2021

FCMB Provides N25b Loan Guarantee To SMEs

First City Monument Bank (FCMB) has provided over N25 billion loan guarantee support to small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) with inadequate collateral or those in the start-up stage. The bank won a Platinum Award and Best Participating Financial Institution with Most Impact on Total End-Borrowers Financed 2020 at the Service Ambassadors’ Programme organised by […]

October 18, 2021

COVID-19: FG Disburses N58bn as Palliative to MSMEs

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mrs. Maryam Katagum, has revealed that over N58 billion had been disbursed to beneficiaries under the MSME Survival Fund Scheme and Guaranteed Off-take Scheme (GOS) as part of the initiative by the federal government to ameliorate the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Micro Small and Medium […]

October 12, 2021

5,000 Women To Get $300,000 Grant From Coca-Cola Foundation

Over 5,000 women-run small businesses in Lagos are to benefit from a $300,000 grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation. The initiative by The Coca-Cola Foundation is in conjunction with  Karis and Eleos Hand of Hope Foundation as part of its women empowerment program tagged, ‘Catalyst for Change 2.0.’ Karis and Eleos Hand of Hope Foundation is […]

October 12, 2021

5,000 Women To Get $300,000 Grant From Coca-Cola Foundation

Over 5,000 women-run small businesses in Lagos are to benefit from a $300,000 grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation. The initiative by The Coca-Cola Foundation is in conjunction with  Karis and Eleos Hand of Hope Foundation as part of its women empowerment program tagged, ‘Catalyst for Change 2.0.’ Karis and Eleos Hand of Hope Foundation is […]

October 11, 2021

Google To Invest $1-billion In Support of Africa’s digital transformation

Google has announced a plan to invest $1-billion over five years to support Africa’s digital transformation. The investment focuses on enabling fast, affordable Internet access for more Africans, with the aim to build products, support entrepreneurship and small business, as well as help nonprofits to improve lives across Africa  announcement was made at Google’s first-ever […]

October 11, 2021

NEPC Partners Tony Elumelu Foundation On N400m Grant For 50 Nigerian Entrepreneurs

Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) has received  N400M in grant funding from the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), through the Export Expansion Facility Programme (EEFP) to accelerate the performance of TEF Alumni SMEs in Nigeria within the non-oil Export Sector. At the signing ceremony, the Executive Director/ CEO of NEPC, Mr Olusegun Awolowo, said “NEPC is […]

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