Agence Francaise de Developement (AFD), Bpifrance, and the La French Tech early this week launched the second edition of Digital Africa, a startup competition and digital innovation to support sustainable development in Africa. The first edition of the Digital Africa challenge, launched in October 2016, received more than 500...
Berlin-based Vodafone Institute Accelerator for Female Empowerment has selected two African startups; KaaroHealth (from Uganda), and Mowoza (from Mozambique) amongst the five that will join the second cohort of its F-LANE; a six-week acceleration program for high-potential digital impact ventures focusing on female empowerment - from over 180 applications that were...
US 44th former President; Barack Obama founded the 'Obama Foundation Fellowship Programme,' that seeks to support outstanding civic innovators from around the world in order to amplify the impact of their work and to inspire a wave of civic innovation -  and is rolling out the programme as one of...
In August, we reported two Rwandan startups; ARED and EarthEnable that emerged finalists in the 2017 Postcode Lottery Green Challenge;  an annual competition organized by the Dutch Postcode Lottery to provide a helping hand to starting green entrepreneurs - as they were sent to go head-to-head with three other startups from...
Tech-innovation hubs are growing on a faster pace, Africa alone has over 314 active tech hubs in 93 cities in 42 countries in Africa (a number aligned with Disrupt Africa’s prediction in this March 2016 article) and the likes of South Africa, Egypt and Kenya have had theirs expand over the...
Innovators working on justice and legal issues worldwide earlier this year in late March were invited to apply and take part in the Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) Justice Accelerator’s Innovating Challenge with applications that were submitted are addressed six main pain points of justice including but not...
The Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC) is the flagship initiative of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE) that awards over one million US dollars in prizes to Inclusive Innovators, organizations around the world that are using technology to solve a grand challenge of our time — to create shared...
According to a report by BBC, Oshiorenoya Agabi, a Nigerian inventor based in Silicon Valley, has developed a computer that can identify the smell of explosives and aid in bomb detection. The Nigerian inventor unveiled his modem-sized technology which uses mice neurons at the TEDGlobal conference in Tanzania. The device,...
The Secretary General of the Common Wealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), Hon. Shola Tylor was Friday amazed by ongoing innovations at Ugandan technology incubation hub, Afrosoft IT solutions. Hon. Tylor who was in the country to discuss cyber security and other technology related issues with various stakeholders took a moment to...
UNICEF’s Innovation Fund is looking for its next cohort of startups developing virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) solutions with the potential to improve the lives of children, offering up to USD$90,000 equity-free seed funding and business support. This magazine reported earlier this year in February how Chris Fabian had...