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...
Google Developers Group (GDG) has announced that for the first time, the Developers’ Festival, dubbed DevFest-Addis will be held on January 6th, 2018 in Addis Ababa at the U.S. Embassy American Center - which is set to cover multiple product areas such as Android, Firebase, Google Cloud Platform, Design...
Tech and Entrepreneurship innovation hub; TechBuzz has scheduled to kick start a "Startup Facility Program" - a comprehensive six (6) months facilitated program they has been recommended for starters, budding entrepreneurs, startups, innovators, and managers with the main aim of reducing the high rate of startup fails. With this Program, participants will...
Geoffrey Ssekatatwa, the founder of Ugandan startup Brent Technologies has emerged among the 12 top winners in the third edition of the Africa Entrepreneurship Awards 2017. The awards which are an initiative of BMCE BANK of Africa aim to support African entrepreneurs. They have since their launch in 2015, encouraged 33...
Since a large portion of Africa’s population lives in remote and rural areas, receiving power from the grid could still be decades away. Notably, with just approximately 14% of the Ugandan population able to access grid electricity, new off-grid energy solutions have the potential to provide a lot more...
SAP has today revealed that its Africa Code Week programme saw 1.3 million youths across 35 countries learn basic coding skills. The project had a target of training half a million African youth between 18th and 25th October. So the 1.3 million people participating saw a 203% increase over...
Facebook will open a "community hub space" in Nigeria next year to encourage software developers and technology entrepreneurs and become the latest technology giant to pursue a training programme in fast-growing Africa. The US social media company said the centre would host an "incubator programme" to help develop technology startups, while it...
Switzerland based global seed-stage startups competition; Seedstars World has finally finished vetting Africa startups that will be competing with other global startups in its 4th annual global Seedstars summit competition in Switzerland come 2018. Sixteen (16) startups from 16 cities pitched their innovations/startups to a panel of judges emerging as...