Launched at the end of April, Mkito.com is Africa’s newest online music platform. Founder Sune Mushendwa spoke to about how the idea came about and his ambitions for the platform. The idea for Mkito.com matured over a number of years, says Mushendwa:”We needed a platform in Tanzania to distribute music...
Poke London is relaunching the Global Rich List, a site which compares your wealth with that of the rest of the world. The Global Rich List was built to challenge the “perceptions promoted by Forbes and Times rich lists that western readers are comparatively poor.” You might be surprised to find how...
The 7th edition of Inventors' Open Day, aiming to promote awareness on innovation and Intellectual Property (IP) in Mauritius, was held yesterday afternoon at Ebène Heights, in Ebène Cyber-city, under the theme Innovative Foundations in Enterprises. A yearly event on the calendar of the Mauritius Research Council (MRC), the Open...
Once again the Innovation Village brings you, The Innovators Night, an event that involves a pitching competition with Innovators and Startups pitching infront of a panel of investors, mentors, thinkers, creators, and doers, featuring startups across various sectors. The Innovators Night looks to have the various innovators compete for the prize...
Sage Foundation has today launched a new $1 million fund; Sage Foundation’s Enterprise Fund which is open to non-profits in Africa with enterprising ideas to help improve the lives of military veterans, young people or women and girls. Sage Foundation’s Enterprise Fund was originally announced at the Sage Summit in Chicago...
The Minister for Information, Communication Technology (ICT) and National Guidance Frank Tumwebaze has challenged innovators in the country to focus more on how they can use their innovations to generate income and eradicate the economic issues that the country is faced with. He said there are exciting innovations in Uganda...
From 6th June to 8th June, 2018, Rwanda will be hosting the second annual Africa Innovation Summit (AIS) at the Conventional Center in Kigali. The event is set to be graced by His Excellencies President Paul Kagame and Pedro Pires (ex-President of Cabo Verde). Following the call of interested applicants...
According to the third annual report released by Partech Ventures, a leading international venture capital firm, the total amount of funds raised by African tech startups last year stood at US$ 366.86 million representing a more than 30% increase from the previous year that raised a total of $276.5 million. According to the...
Marie Stopes Uganda has partnered with Hostalite Cyber Academy to organize the first ever inter-university hackathon on health,specifically sexual reproductive health. The Health App challenge sponsored by Vodafone Uganda will take place on the 13th -14th may 2016 in a convenient hacker space environment at Hostalite Cyber Academy. This two day hackathon will...
A legal fight over the shape of the iPhone could have big repercussions, a tech industry trade group warns. A trade group for Google, Microsoft, and other big tech firms wants the Supreme Court to reconsider a closely-watched Apple patent decision, claiming the ruling is”dangerous to the technology industry.” The claim,...