Julius Mugaga, Manon Lavaud, and Grace Nakibaala have been listed among the regional finalists in the 2018 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Innovation Showcase (ASME IShow) - a global competition for hardware led ventures. The trio joins five other social-minded inventors, Four (4) from Kenya, and one (1) from Zambia. The 8...
Pan-African banking conglomerate, Ecobank has on Monday launched its 2nd annual fintech challenge competition for African startups. The initiative gives African startups the chance to promote their fintech solutions, and potentially to partner Ecobank in rolling-out their solutions across Ecobank’s 33 markets. "The maiden 2017 edition of the Challenge proved...
The second edition of Africa Innovation Summit (AIS) which will take place from 6th to 8th June 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda under the esteemed patronage of His Excellencies President Paul Kagame and Pedro Pires (ex-President of Cabo Verde) will focus on innovation as a tool to address Africa’s pressing challenges,...
Seedstars World, the biggest startup competition focused only in emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes crowned Ghana-based startup Agrocenta which is tackling food access and stock flow issues across Ghana communities, as Seedstars Global Winner 2018 winning up to USD$500,000 in equity investment and some unique growth opportunities. "Agrocenta won...
US-based online technology publisher; Tech Crunch has announced dates for its Startup Battlefield 'Meet and Greets' that will be held in Nigeria and Ghana on April 17th and April 20th respectively. The events have been held in Nairobi, Kenya for the past events. Startup Battlefield Director, Samantha Stein, will be sharing...
Global seed-stage startups competition Seedstars World visited more than 25 cities (Kampala inclusive) across all the regions of Africa for their annual global seedstar summit holding dynamic pitch events at different tech and incubation hubs. In Kampala, was held at Outbox Hub and was supported by Stanbic Bank Uganda...
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a loan of USD$30 million to support the establishment of the Rwanda Innovation Fund (RIF), which aims to promote the innovation economy in Rwanda and the East African Community (EAC). The funding will be used to establish an investment vehicle focused on funding...
Uganda health startup; Teheca has been selected among the first African startups for the Google Launchpad Accelerator. A program aimed at assisting startups in leveraging Google’s latest technologies to scale their businesses through mentoring. The programme, which runs for three months and will over the next three years provide African...
The Africa Innovation Summit (AIS), which will take place from 6-8 June 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda, under the esteemed patronage of His Excellencies President Paul Kagame and Pedro Pires (ex-President of Cabo Verde), announced a call for applications to innovators across Africa whose solutions have the potential to solve...
Tech entrepreneur; Evelyn Namara has been listed among 18 trailblazing female entrepreneurs for the 2018 Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards - that are an international business plan competition created to identify, support and encourage projects by women entrepreneurs. With over 2900 applications from 130 Countries that were submitted in from 6 regions; Europe,...