Redmond-based software firm, Microsoft Corp. late last year in December renewed its Affordable Access Initiative (AAI) grant fund for a second year with the grant awarded to businesses whose solutions deliver internet connectivity, access to energy, and the power of the cloud to communities in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean,...
African startups are today growing at a steady pace, participating in a number of innovation and other tech-related challenges/hackathons globally - in return gaining popularity and funding. Typically, churches have been some of the least digitally-enabled organisations in the world. They are less focused on, given a number of factors/reasons. PC...
Uganda’s startup BarefootLaw along side Ghana’s Farmerline and Kenya’s Kytabu emerged winners of the 2017 King Baudouin African Development Prize; a prize that rewards outstanding contributions made by individuals or organisations in the area of development in Africa. The Prize highlights innovative initiatives that improve the quality of life...
KPMG Digital Village calls for submission of innovative startups from across the global for their annual Global FinTech Hackcelerator that can address problem statements contributed by the global FinTech community and the financial services  industry, and has drawn up to over 100 problem statements across this year's three focus...
When it comes to innovations and startups in Uganda, in my opinion, I have to say that at least Uganda has been represented well globally, with "some" funding from the government. Two startups from Uganda; a Solar power low-income populations provider Barefoot Power and motorcycle-taxi network SafeBoda are representing the country at this year's...
Ugandan Young innovator and founder of innovex, Alvin Leonard Kabwama has landed a training deal with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) research centre in Silicon Valley, USA. Kabwama, a graduate Electrical engineering from Makerere University will be joining researchers at Singularity University for a period of 8 weeks. The...
Ugandan young innovator, Phillippa Ngaju Makobore has been named among the 10 nominees who will be contending for the 2017 innovation Prize for Africa which will be awarded in Accra, Ghana. Ngaju was nominated for his innovation; Electronically Controlled Gravity Feed Infusion Set (ECGF), a medical device designed to accurately...
A total of 15 African based startup founders will get a chance to take a tour and explore the incredible world of European start-up ecosystems through the eyes of the Google for Entrepreneurs partners. The lucky startup founders will be taken on an adventure of a lifetime through five of...
Dutch Legal and Research Advisory institution, HiiL has made another call for applications to take part in the Justice Accelerator’s Innovating Challenge. The challenge will pit Innovators working on justice and legal issues worldwide who will stand a chance to get up to 20,000 EUR in equity-free grant money as...
Founded in 2011, AfriLabs; a Pan-African innovation hub network - has been working through tech hubs to build an innovation infrastructure that encourages the growth of Africa’s knowledge economy by supporting the development of start-ups, technology, and innovation, fostering partnerships between tech hubs across the different regions and promoting opportunities...