Following last year's call for African entrepreneurs to send in their entries for the Obama Foundation Fellowship Programme - a program that seeks to support outstanding civic innovators in order to amplify the impact of their work and to inspire a wave of civic innovation, 200 entrepreneurs were selected...
Three (3) Ugandan startups, CoinPesa, RoundBob, and Swipe 2 Pay were among the twenty-two (22) startups chosen from the 1,004 application that were submitted, to participate in the second annual Startupbootcamp Africa - accelerator programme. The StartupBootCamp accelerator program is focused on high-growth startups in blockchain technology, connected devices, payment solutions, capital markets and...
Back in November last year, the Royal Academy of Engineering Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation shortlisted sixteen inventors, and innovators for their annual engineering innovation program in Africa. The sixteen shortlisted included four (4) Ugandan engineering participants, to say;  Lawrence Okettayot, Brian Gitta, Alvin Kabwama, and Arthur Woniala. After a six-month programme of support...
U.S-based internet firm; Google Corp. has opened applications for its second annual Launchpad Accelerator Africa programme, extending it in the process to a further 12 African countries that graduated from the programme last week, as reported making it a total of 18 countries across the continent – Egypt, Tunisia,...
The African Development Bank, together with partners – The Rockefeller Foundation, Microsoft, and Facebook – launched the Coding for Employment Program at the African Innovation Summit in Kigali, Rwanda. By training youth in demand-driven Information and Communications Technology (ICT) curriculum and matching graduates directly with ICT employers, this new Program...
DEMO Africa; a flagship initiatives of LIONS@frica has on Monday announced its Africa tour dates over the next month to select 30 African startups that will represent their countries in Morocco later in October. The 30 selected starts will launch their products to investors, technology buyers, mentors, government officials, to mention...
In November last year, PC Tech Magazine reported four Ugandan youth engineers; Lawrence Okettayot, Brian Gitta, Alvin Kabwama, and Arthur Woniala were shortlisted for the 2018 Royal Academy of Engineering Africa Prize among other countries including; Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Rwanda. The four Ugandans were among the sixteen shortlisted,...
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...
Rwandan incubation hub kLab has signed an MoU with French financial services firm; Finance Innovation to develop a Fintech cluster that will build links between the two countries, and increase fintech skills in Rwanda, Disrupt Africa reports. The deal aims to implement joint projects that will build on the ecosystems...
The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) in collaboration with the Government of Rwanda on Tuesday announcement a partnership that will see Rwanda host the 7th edition of the prestigious Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) from October 11th – 12th, 2018, at Kigali Convention Center. The challenge is aimed at showcasing African ingenuity as well as recognizing...