Seedstars World, the biggest startup competition focused only in emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes has selected startups across Africa to participate in its 5th Annual Seedstars summit in Switzerland next year. The search for promising startups begun from Maputo (Mozambique) on 15th June and 10th December in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)....
The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched its first Africa Innovation Challenge calling upon innovators, researchers and community-based initiatives that are working on novel solutions to improve health outcomes. This Challenge will prioritize innovative and scalable healthcare solutions for selection in the categories of Product Innovation, Service Innovation, and Social...
Forty young people in eight teams from Adjumani, Arua, Yumbe, Moyo, Kitgum, Agago, Amuru and Lamwo have been selected to benefit from a UGX144 million (roughly USD$38,608) startup fund from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to help them kick-start their social businesses addressing challenges faced by women, adolescents...
The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE) has shortlisted 16 innovators across Africa for its 5th annual Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation – in a move to recognize their efforts to solve problems across sub-Saharan Africa. In the shortlisted innovators includes two Ugandans; Anne Rweyora and Paul Matovu. "Through the Africa Prize, we’ve...
Akorion has secured a grant of USD$75,000 (approx. UGX279,517,500) after their new solution; EzyArmyWorm (EAW), an enhancement of the pest and disease diagnostic in the EzyAgric app came as runners-up for USAID’s Fall Armyworm Tech Prize. Kenya's Farm.Ink for their solution; Fall Armyworm Virtual Advisor emerged the overall winners securing a grant...
MTN Uganda become the first telecom company in Uganda to grant access to third-party access to its Mobile Money Access Programming Interface (API). An Open API platform enables developers and programmers to get free access to MTN mobile money proprietary software platform. Developers can now access it to create...
SudPay SA a startup currently in its Expansion Stage emerged winner of Dakar (Senegal) seedstar pitch competition that was held at the Headquarter of SONATEL on September 7th, 2018. The startup joins the seedstar Africa list with; Rera Online Farm (Harare, Zimbabwe), Cowtribe Technology Ltd (Accra, Ghana), BeneFactors Ltd (Kigali, Rwanda), and Agro...
Three Kenyan Inclusive Innovators/teams; Lynk, Solar Freeze, and We Farm as Africa Regional Winners for the 2018 MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC) competition. The three will be among twenty (20) Regional Winners who will gather at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for the final round of the global tournament on...
After Seedstar major announcement of its startup search tour dates back in May this year, four African startups have so far been chosen from four cities; Harare, Accra, Kigali, and Kampala, and will participate at the Seedstar Global Summit in Switzerland next year. But before proceeding to Switzerland, all...
On Wednesday 8th, August 2018, Ecobank announced 11 finalists for its second annual Ecobank Fintech Challenge – a challenge that gives African Fintech startups a chance to promote their Fintech solutions, and potentially to partner with Ecobank in rolling-out their solutions across Ecobank’s 33 markets. The 11 finalists; Lypa (Kenya), Wallet.ng (Nigeria),...