STARTUPS

Coca Cola Africa seeks a tech-based solution to measure in-market performance

Coca-Cola Africa has always been lauded for its excellent distribution strategy, somewhere in a rural village where even a government road infrastructure has not penetrated, you will see Soda Baridi…

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STARTUPS

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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TECHNOLOGY

Visa Awarding up to $50k to startups

KITE has announced the launch of Visa’s open innovation program Visa’s Everywhere Initiative in Sub Sahara Africa. The program awards up to US$50,000 (a US$25,000 prize and potentially up to US$25,000 in pilot funding), along with the potential opportunity to work…

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TECH NEWS

 Agriculture based applications beat Fintech and health Apps in demand

Pangea, an international start-up accelerator, has closed its application platform recording a total of 403 applications. Agriculture was the largest sector represented, comprising 27% of the applications. The growing interest…

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STARTUPS

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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TECH NEWS

Africa Cities hold the Future of Tech, not Silicon valley

According to an optimistic observer, Silicon Valley’s days may be slowly coming an end as the future of technology seems to lie further beyond San Francisco’s atmosphere.  According to Andela’s…

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Safaricom's BLAZE BYOB TV Show BUSINESS

Safaricom’s BLAZE Be Your Own Boss returns with new entries

Safaricom has announced the second season of BLAZE Be Your Own Boss (BYOB) scheduled to kick off with the first regional summit scheduled for this weekend in Meru County. Following…

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BUSINESS

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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AFRICA

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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KENYA

Appwiz demo finals

Start-ups were given a chance to showcase their brands at the appwiz demo. The finals were held this week and the judges had the opportunity to go through the 11…

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AFRICA

3G Direct Pay Limited has revolutionized mobile money

Leading online payments solution provider, 3G Direct Pay Limited, unveiled Mobile Money. The newly launched platform will enable cross border payments across different mobile networks. Mobile money is growing and…

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GLOBAL

Most Countries Hate Uber

Are you using Uber? It’s the most convenient and smart way to get a taxi. However, nothing good comes without demerits and challenges. In Kenya, a number of people had…

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AFRICA

Legatum Center extends its hand in developing entrepreneurship as it sponsors DEMO Africa

After delivering its commitment on entrepreneurship in Africa by launching Zambezi Price, The Legatum Centre has confirmed its sponsorship for DEMO Africa, to further its mission of catalyzing entrepreneurship for…

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STARTUPS

Startup Digest: Who is the appropriate investor and what are the tips to getting sufficient funding?

Someone once said raising money is simple but not easy. First time entrepreneurs will tell you this for sure. Better known as startups, these entities find it almost impossible to…

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STARTUPS

Startups in Kenya remain perennial award winning entities

Half a decade ago, start-ups were just a simple business idea waiting to be hatched into an actual revenue generating enterprise. No one cared much about a simple idea not…

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TECH NEWS

YONO – An Inner Ear Wearable That Helps Women Conceive

In June iPhone introduced an update that trucks reproductive health and sex ‘timetable’ of a person but that does not provide the proper tools for women who wish to conceive….

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You Can Now Save Data When You Use Snapchat Thanks To TravelMode Feature

Social networks like Facebook and Twitter have made many advancements in an effort to capture the market. This month Facebook launched Live to allow celebrities and public figures to stream…

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TECH NEWS

WAIQI – Smart Wireless Charger That Takes Charge Of Your Daily Routine

Wireless electricity and charging has come along way and it all started with the Samsung Galaxy S6 wireless chargers and PoWiFi which enables users to charge their phones using WiFi….

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GLOBAL

President Obama Announced Initiatives To Bring More Women And Minorities Into The Tech Sector

The Global Entrepreneurship Summit gave the country a global platform to showcase different ideas that can attract investment from different parts of the world. The Summit played a big role…

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STARTUPS

Finance and Banking innovations dominate top thirty technology startups to pitch at DEMO Africa 2015

Ahead of DEMO Africa 2015 to be held at Nigeria from the 21st of September to the 25Th,  the startup challenge programme has released a list of the thirty participating…

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TELECOMMUNICATION

Orange launches the 2015 Orange African Social Venture Prize ahead of GES

Orange Group has launched the call for applications for the fifth edition of the Orange African Social Venture Prize as a global Entrepreneurship Summit sets to kick off this week. The…

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TELECOMMUNICATION

GSMA Mobile 360 series to bring together the mobile industry and startups from across Sub-Saharan Africa

The mobile industry is playing a key role in driving digital, financial and social inclusion in many African countries by providing access to quality information and services, this is why…

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STARTUPS

Nailab announces applications for their season 6 troop

Its important to note that creating innovative solutions is a continuous process. it is through sharing with like minds that one continues to refine an idea or solution. This is…

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STARTUPS

MEST opens up opportunities for Kenyan techies and entrepreneurs

Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) is looking to administer entrepreneurs from Kenya who wish to spend a year in Accra to take part in intensive training program that will…

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OPINION

Nigerian Startup, HopStop, acquired by Apple for 1 million dollars

When I tell my friends I am not designed for business, they are quick to ask whether I would be happy to be an employee forever. Yes, that ‘employee forever’…

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TECH NEWS

Village Capital FinTech for Agriculture: East Africa 2015 cohort announced

Village Capital has launched  it’s FinTech for Agriculture: East Africa 2015 accelerator programme at a launch event in Nairobi, revealing the cohort of 12 startups selected to participate in the…

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STARTUPS

THINK incubator in Kigali announces Top 10 Finalists for Cohort 2

Top ten finalists for think incubator’s second cohort in the running for investment and incubation from Tigo and its parent company Milicom at the state-of-the-art think incubation site have today…

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STARTUPS

Young CEO talks about that elevator pitch many of you anticipate

Technology bug has bitten. There is no doubt about that. We all want to relate to this day and time in one way or another. Maybe it is your gadget,…

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STARTUPS

ICT start-ups to benefit from government  and private sector initiative in business acceleration

ICT has transformed both the public and private sector. It has made government more efficient, transparent and productive. This is why there is need for these sectors to consume local innovators…

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TECH NEWS

Nailab enrols five startups in its 5thEdition

Nailab startup accelerator has admitted this season’s startups 5th edition who commenced the programme Monday 12th January which will run until end of June making the number of startups enrolled…

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