GrowthAfrica announces a call for applications to its Acceleration Programme 2018 in Ethiopia, Zambia, Kenya, and Uganda! GrowthAfrica has worked with SMEs, startups, and entrepreneurs, walking with them until they are investment ready through business acceleration and providing strategic advice. Over the past 15 years, we have successfully run 12 (plus currently running 2) Acceleration
Google launched Startup with Google, a new site that brings together all the company’s resources for founders and their startups. In one package, Google just provided proven tools, best practices, and access to a community of mentorship and support to anyone who wants it. As the name implies, the focus here is on Google’s own tools,
The path to success is never an even, illuminated, and straight highway; it is better described as a winding road full of ups and downs. Let’s dive into lessons learned by startups the hard way, and what we can take from them. The keys to a successful start-up (learned afterwards) Here’s some information from people
Do you have a great idea? Apply for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Innovation Accelerator. WFP Innovation Accelerator identifies nurtures and scales bold solutions to hunger globally. The World Food Programme (WFP) is inspiring and supporting new ideas, tools, and solutions that make sure no one goes hungry. They support WFP intrapreneurs and external start-ups and
The AppsAfrica Innovation Awards celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa supported by Mobile Monday South Africa and Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF) and are now accepting entries for 2017. AppsAfrica.com is a leading pan-African technology news portal and advisory service, dedicated to delivering the latest insight on mobile, tech and innovation in Africa.
The global Challenge Cup competition continues to seek the most innovative startups solving the world’s most complex challenges. Challenge Cup is presented in partnership again with investment firm Revolution, an active champion for the emergence of entrepreneurial communities and startups outside of Silicon Valley. Applications for the Challenge Cup are open through 1776’s UNION network, a
Seedstars World Competition for Startups The biggest seed stage startup competition for emerging markets is coming back to Africa to scout for the top high growth startups and entrepreneurs and accelerate them on their path to global success. On this 2017 edition of Seedstars tour, they will visit over 25 cities across Sub-Saharan Africa to host
With a population continuing to grow above 3 percent and 78 percent of it aged below 35, the high number of young people demands stronger development focus particularly with regard to employment opportunities. A number of significant startup hubs have stepped up to offer working space, networking, and entrepreneurial support to young people with brilliant