March 19, 2021

Bolt Supporting The Career Development Of Nigerian Women In Honour Of International Women’s Day

Bolt one of Africa’s biggest logistics companies announces a paid internship for women in commemoration of International women’s day.  In a blog post it said, “This year, in honour of International Women’s Day, we want to stand with all the women who choose to challenge the old norms and create a more inclusive world through […]

March 18, 2021

PayPal And Flutterwave Partner To Enable African Merchants Receive Payments

Thanks to Nigeria’s leading payment merchants,  PayPal users anywhere in the world can now pay African merchants directly, thanks to a new partnership between the US payments giant and Flutterwave. People in the US and other countries where PayPal is available will see “Pay with PayPal” on a Flutterwave merchant’s checkout page, provided the merchant […]

March 16, 2021

Wentors Teams Up With Microsoft To Mentor Women In Tech

March is recorded as women’s history month & to mark International Women’s Day, a women’s mentorship organisation Wentors, in collaboration with Microsoft, through its Microsoft 4Afrika initiative, aims to provide mentorship and training to 1,000 women who work in the technological industry.  According to the United Nations Institute of Statistics (UIS) less than 30 percent […]

March 12, 2021

Access Up To N25 Million Targeted Credit Facility for COVID-19

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)  introduces a stimulus package to support households and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic has led to unprecedented disruptions to global supply chains, sharp drop in global crude oil prices, turmoil in global stock and financial markets, massive cancellation […]

March 11, 2021

Applications Open For Class 2022 Of MEST Training Programme

The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) is now taking applications for its 2022, fully-sponsored entrepreneurial training programme in Accra, Ghana. Launched in 2008, MEST is a pan-African training programme, seed fund and incubator for technology entrepreneurs in Africa, providing critical skills training in software development, business and communications. They are receiving applications until April […]

March 10, 2021

Flutterwave Secures $170m Fresh Funding

Flutterwave, one of Africa’s forefront payment technology merchants, has made a successful announcement that it secured $170 million from a leading group of international investors. It explained that the move was part of a successful Series C round, led by growth-equity firms Avenir Growth Capital and Tiger Global Management LLC, with participation from new and […]

March 9, 2021

Google Commits $25-Million To Support Women In Africa

Tech giant Google made another commitment to the economic empowerment of women in Africa by establishing a grant worth $25-million in the new Global Impact Challenge (GIC) for women and girls. The aim of Google’s Global Impact Challenge is to support women and girls in Africa. It’s women’s history month and this is a recognizable […]

March 8, 2021

Visa Announces 2021 Edition Of Its Everywhere Initiative To Support Fintech Startups

Visa recently announced the 2021 edition of the Everywhere Initiative. This is a global innovation program and competition centred on fintech startups. This 2021, Visa says the focus is on expansion and accessibility, with Visa offering a one-stop experience to register and learn about upcoming opportunities and competitions – via the global website.  Fintechs started […]

March 5, 2021

AGRA, Partners Launch Online SME Resource Bank To Help Agribusinesses Raise Funds

African agribusiness Small and Medium Enterprises seeking to fundraise for their businesses can now go online and have access to a newly launched platform where they can find articulated requirements for accessing the funds. The SME Resource Bank is a virtual repository of guiding materials that will help SMEs to better prepare for and optimize […]

March 4, 2021

2021 Anzisha Prize: A Chance To Win $100,000 To Grow Your Business

Are you a young African entrepreneur looking for ways to create sustainable solutions to some of the biggest problems faced in your community? Are you trying to grow a small business? If yes, then you can apply for the 2021 Anzisha Prize. This is Africa’s biggest award for its youngest entrepreneurs aged 15 – 22 […]

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