With a record number of 515 innovative entrepreneurs from no fewer than 89 countries having submitted their sustainable business plans aimed at combating climate change, 25 nominees were shortlisted and only 5 hand a chance to secure a place in the finale of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge; an...
Washington-based Global Incubator and Seed Fund firm, 1776 in partnership with investment firm Revolution, an active champion for the emergence of entrepreneurial communities and startups - will hold a pitch event at tech-incubation hub iHub giving a chance for startups to pitch their ideas to a panel of selected judges to stand...
Animated chatter spills out from a corner of tech giant Google's Nairobi offices as five Kenyan schoolgirls discuss their upcoming trip to California where they hope to win USD$15,000 (approx. 54Milliion UGX) for I-cut, an app to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The five teenagers, aged 15 to 17, are the...
Rwanda’s judiciary innovation, the Integrated Electronic Case Management System (IECMS) is among the top 10 innovations that will be awarded at this year’s Court technology solutions awards, PC Tech Magazine has learnt. The awards, according to organizers, are given to high-performing courts that engage many tools to operate efficiently and...
The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has opened applications for the 2017 incubation support initiative, a mechanism through which promising and emerging ICT businesses will be financed. Happening for the first time, the initiative also aims at supporting high impact innovations in advancing communication services in the country. Participating entities will stand...
Washington-based Global Incubator and Seed Fund firm, 1776 in partnership with investment firm Revolution, an active champion for the emergence of entrepreneurial communities and startups together with tech-incubation hub Hive Colab will host the fourth annual global Challenge Cup competition that seeks to find innovative startups solving the world’s most complex and...
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...