Uganda health startup; Teheca has been selected among the first African startups for the Google Launchpad Accelerator. A program aimed at assisting startups in leveraging Google’s latest technologies to scale their businesses through mentoring. The programme, which runs for three months and will over the next three years provide African...
The Africa Innovation Summit (AIS), which will take place from 6-8 June 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda, under the esteemed patronage of His Excellencies President Paul Kagame and Pedro Pires (ex-President of Cabo Verde), announced a call for applications to innovators across Africa whose solutions have the potential to solve...
Tech entrepreneur; Evelyn Namara has been listed among 18 trailblazing female entrepreneurs for the 2018 Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards - that are an international business plan competition created to identify, support and encourage projects by women entrepreneurs. With over 2900 applications from 130 Countries that were submitted in from 6 regions; Europe,...
A total of 100 Kenyan startups have been selected to pitch at the fourth annual Nairobi Innovation Week that is organized by the University of Nairobi that brings together various stakeholders on an annual basis to celebrate, re-focus and energize the innovation efforts. The university recognizes her critical role...
Following its success in Kenya, Leap2 a challenge that enables innovations to jump the digital divide and LEAP to a next level will be the first of its kind ever in Uganda targeting female entreprenuers in form of a 'Tech challenge for Women'. Scheduled for March 2018, it has...
At the on-going Africa Tech Summit in Rwanda, Kigali, Abdihakim Ainte; Principle Founder of iRise, an innovation and technology Hub in Mogadishu, Somalia has told the audience in attendance that Africa innovation hubs are so much over rated. This is during a breakout session of the second day (Thursday 15th...
Startup.Info on Monday announced the winners of the “Startup of the Year 2018 competition” following an awards ceremony which took place in Casablanca at the end of last month. Following the success of the first edition of “Startup of the year Africa”, the collaborative startup magazine Startup.Info has reiterated its commitment to...
Following last year's success, with Team Mobiticket from Kenya emerging winners of the DataHack4FI competition, and #KillerAnalytics from Uganda and Team Jobs from Rwanda coming in the second and third places respectively, the second annual DataHack for Financial Inclusion is here, and kicked off from Kenya effective today. The competition is eligible...
Kenyan incubator Nailab has announced the 15 startups; two Ugandan startups: ClinicPesa and Kaaro Health inclusive, that will take part in its Make-IT accelerator programme; implemented by the German International Cooperation on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development as part of BMZ’s Digital Africa Initiative. The...
Tech-incubation hub Hive Colab is one of Uganda's oldest incubation hubs, that has managed to work with over 300 youths in economic empowerment through computer science training and human centered design idea generation. And as a result of this, over 50 social tech and businesses enterprises have been created...