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REFERRED to as the “world's first mobile money ready accounting system”, MYAccounts is an award-winning web-based accounting platform that’s seeking to revolutionize financial record-keeping for African SMEs. It’s web-based nature facilitates access via a wide range of devices, including smartphones and tablets. Earlier this year, the startup emerged as a winner...
East African accelerator SPRING has announced the 18 participants in its inaugural programme in the region, selecting promising entrepreneurs with products or services that could transform the lives of adolescent girls. SPRING is offering startups the chance to participate in a nine-month programme, with chosen companies receiving an average of...
Development of digital channels is increasing the competition in B2B sector. The companies in the B2B sector are struggling to take right decisions on their channels to improve sales funnel. Any technology enterprise must have the capability to connect with decision makers about the essential challenge, goal or issue....
Yoza Tech today announced the launch of their award winning application, Yoza laundry service in Kampala. The laundry service app was the winner of MTN Uganda’s 1st ever MTN App Challenge back in June 2015. Yoza is a Luganda and Runyankore dialect which translates to ‘Wash’. From that time till now,...
Over the last decade, our continent has taken commendable steps towards creating ICT-driven economies. From sensitization by all people of influence at various summits, conferences and all sorts of public gatherings, to direct interventions like ICT Innovation Hubs and hackathons. And of course the helping hand of governments and other...
A few years ago, no one would have associated sub-Saharan Africa with technological innovation. Today iHub, Hive Colab, Outbox, kLab among several others are the new buzz terms for the thriving IT industry in Africa, and software "Made in Africa" is a term used commonly around the globe. While co-working...
Now there’s a wearable device that helps reduce the frequency of farting-induced awkwardness. CH4 (the chemical formula for methane) is a device that comes from a New York-based team, which is running a Kickstarter campaign to bring its idea to the masses. Simply put, CH4 is a square-shaped device that...
In 2011, the telecom sector in Uganda was awash with promotions promising subscribers almost free calls. As a result, call prices dropped by over 70% and a number of experts warned that these (price wars) were unsustainable and would ultimately hurt the sector. Cue to that, barely two years later,...
Kenyan startup CladLight is to launch its Smart Jackets into the market by the end of this year, looking to improve road safety through wearable technology. CladLight was founded in November 2013, and has raised US$41,000 from the Nailab – where it was incubated – and a crowdfunding campaign. CladLight’s Smart...
A team of five students of Makerere University have come up with an app, Mama-Ope, that will help diagnose Pneumonia earlier in young children. Born out of the Big Ideas Innovations global online competition, the team was part of two groups from Makerere University that were representatives from Africa, competing against more than...