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Payroll mistakes every SME must avoid

Payroll Mistakes every SMe must avoid, Written by Gerhard Hartman, Regional Sales Director Mid-Market: Africa and Middle East at Sage Payroll management sounds simple, but it is surprisingly easy for…

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Deep Tech Startups In Kenya To Be Funded By UK’s PlayFair

Kenya’s Mobius Motors investor Playfair Capital, a UK venture capital firm is looking for startups that use deep tech and data to create a defensible proposition that has longevity in…

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Uber’s Self-driving taxis are back

Uber Technologies Group has officially resumed on-road testing of its self-driving vehicles, nine months after the company halted its entire autonomous vehicle operation after one of its vehicles struck and…

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A January 2018 Nairobi Startup, Bwala Africa, gets a Kshs 24 million financing

Bwala Africa Group, a last mile logistics marketplace launched early this year to solve challenges facing fleet owners on a daily basis has recorded over 6000 + deliveries in Nairobi…

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SpaceX sets sight on Ambitious fast internet global service

A pair of small satellites named for a Belgian cartoon character could serve as proof of concept for an ambitious global broadband service envisioned by SpaceX founder Elon Musk. After…

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Why it is important to support home grown businesses and start-ups

Over the years I have argued that as a country we have to prioritize our local companies and especially start-ups. And there are a number of reports out there that…

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SpaceX test-fires the most powerful rocket

Yesterday, SpaceX simultaneously fired up all 27 engines on its new massive Falcon Heavy rocket. This is a crucial final test for the vehicle before its first flight in the…

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“Nobel Prize for students” foundation gives local university students chance in pitch sessions

If a $1Million (Ksh103 Million) cheque fell on your lap, what would you innovate to change the world? Well, a Bill-Clinton backed fund is challenging innovators from local universities on…

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Facebook to sponsor competition for African startups to be held in Nairobi

TechCrunch an American news site in conjunction with Facebook, is set to host a competition for 15 African startups after a months-long search for the most promising startups on the continent….

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MyDawa launches “uber” for medicine and medical products.

  MYDAWA, a revolutionary e-health solution has been officially launched into the Kenyan market. The technology based service makes it possible for consumers to purchase high-quality healthcare, fitness, and wellness products from…

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Wagon Shopping – Kenya’s first online supermarket?

How many of you would like to do their shopping online? Of course you can. Jumia has been here for three+ years and counting. We also have Kilimall, and a…

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Kenya’s startup BitPesa raises $2.5 million in funding

Kenyan digital currency payments startup BitPesa has raised $2.5 million in a new Series A funding round. The startup said the focus of this funding round is to enable further…

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Safaricom's BLAZE BYOB TV Show
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Safaricom’s BLAZE BYOB TV Show, a youth entrepreneurship reality show, to air on KTN from 6th February, 2017

The contestants and judges of BLAZE BYOB TV show were unveiled yesterday at an event held at iHub, a startup incubation facility. For those in the dark, BLAZE BYOB TV…

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Sendy closes its on-demand taxi and motorcycle service, Sendy Ride

Sendy joined the online taxi hailing space about two months ago. This was a move to diversify from its initial logistics business. Sendy Ride was meant to be an on-demand…

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Uber partners with mobile phone based lender Branch to help drivers start their own businesses

Towards the end of last week Uber entered into a partnership with mobile phone based lender Branch. The partnership is aimed at advancing loans to Uber drivers in Kenya. The…

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Airbnb Trips – Airbnb launches a Travel company in 12 cities of which Nairobi is one

Airbnb was founded eight years ago. Its main focus or business model for that period was to stand out as the go to place for home and room renting services….

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Guest Post – The differences between Pigiame paid ads and OLX paid ads

The article The differences between Pigiame paid ads and OLX paid ads – is a guest article by Njeri Karanja. —- If you have been looking to cut back your marketing budget and…

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How to get free Airtime using OCharge (Or Xtravalue even though Xtravalue is not actually free)

The average Kenyan spends Kshs 600 per month on Airtime. A busy (from the word business) Kenyan on the other hand spends an upward of Kshs 3000 per month on…

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Afrilabs tech meetup to be in Nairobi and other African cities

Afrilabs, a Pan-African technology hub network is organizing to hold a number of city meetups in Africa, among which is Nairobi. These meetups commence on 16th September (tomorrow) and go…

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BrighterMonday has a new CEO

A few office chairs have moved about at BrighterMonday, Kenya’s leading job listing website. It is reported that there has been a bit of a reshuffle of the firm’s top…

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NTV’s Lions’ Den airs on 26th September

The much-awaited Lions’ Den reality TV show to be aired on NTV is now weeks away. The show will premiere on the 26th of this month (September). The investors (lions)…

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Flexi grill – The perfect fit for campsite nyama choma

I lack words to describe my love for food and particularly meat. Sometimes I think I might have been a carnivore in my previous life. Great love for food comes…

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WhereIsMyTransport wants to transform public transport in Kenya

WhereIsMyTransport is a technology company that wants to transform the transport sector in Africa, both formal and informal. The South African company specifically wants to collate transit data for formal…

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Travelsnap offers you a photographer on the go

I love to travel, mostly for the food and the scenery, well and the memories too. Most times I am too engrossed in the moment to remember to take a…

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Fone Taxi – Yes, Yet Another Taxi Hailing App

This is laughable now. Every other week, a new taxi hailing app emerges from the start-up undergrowth. Naturally, one had to claim this week. Enter Fone Taxi. Welcome to the…

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Little doesn’t want to go into a fight with Uber

Safaricom-endorsed Little does not want to brew up fights with what’s probably its fiercest competitor in town: Uber. In a recent interview with the Financial Times Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore…

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Taxi Chap Chap – Yet Another Kenyan Cab Hailing Service

As if the cab-hailing app business wasn’t crowded enough in Kenya, a new player is dribbling their iOS and Android apps to the playing field. Taxi Chap Chap. This new…

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Akoma Media wants writers from Kenya for a paid fellowship

aKoma Media in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation wants talented African writers and creators for a six-month fellowship in Nairobi along with two other African cities: Kigali (Rwanda) and Lagos (Nigeria)….

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Creating an outstanding startup could earn you a US VISA

Creating an outstanding startup could earn you a US VISA   Other than all the obvious benefits of nurturing a winning startup, a two-year (extendable) visa to the United States…

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Jumia to get in the payments industry with Jumia Pay

Jumia to get in the payments processing industry with Jumia Pay I’d say the payments processing industry in Africa, and specifically Kenya has been quiet for a while after the…

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