Three (3) of Ugandan startups; TruTrade, Nampya Farmer’s Market, and National Union of Coffee Agribusinesses and Farm Enterprises Limited (NUCAFE) were among the twelve (12) startups from across Africa chosen for the first cohort of Ashoka Social Investment Accelerator, with Kenya and Uganda having the most selected startups. The main aim of the...
Three Kenyan Inclusive Innovators/teams; Lynk, Solar Freeze, and We Farm as Africa Regional Winners for the 2018 MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC) competition. The three will be among twenty (20) Regional Winners who will gather at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for the final round of the global tournament on...
After Seedstar major announcement of its startup search tour dates back in May this year, four African startups have so far been chosen from four cities; Harare, Accra, Kigali, and Kampala, and will participate at the Seedstar Global Summit in Switzerland next year. But before proceeding to Switzerland, all...
On Wednesday 8th, August 2018, Ecobank announced 11 finalists for its second annual Ecobank Fintech Challenge – a challenge that gives African Fintech startups a chance to promote their Fintech solutions, and potentially to partner with Ecobank in rolling-out their solutions across Ecobank’s 33 markets. The 11 finalists; Lypa (Kenya), Wallet.ng (Nigeria),...
On Monday, the jury at Seedstar selected 10 Ugandan startups from different industries including; eCommerce, AgriTech, FinTech, Business, to mention a few who will participate at the Seedstar Kampala pitch event at Outbox Hub on 24th, August 2018. At the pitch event, the 10 finalists will pitch to a...
Seedstars World, the biggest startup competition focused only in emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, in May this year announced its global tour search up dates for its 5th Annual Seedstars summit - with the African tour that begun from Maputo (Mozambique) on 15th June and is scheduled to end on...
Three Ugandan startups; Girls Alive Uganda, Rabbits for Education, and Youth Empowerment Initiative (YEI) were among the fifteen teams out of a total of 32 emerging African social entrepreneurs to emerge winners of the 2018 Resolution Social Venture Challenge. Kenya took the lead with four of its startups; One Urban Garden, Let’s Fight...
Ecobank last week announced 11 finalists for its second annual Ecobank Fintech Challenge - a challenge that gives African Fintech startups a chance to promote their Fintech solutions, and potentially to partner with Ecobank in rolling-out their solutions across Ecobank’s 33 markets. The challenge is designed in partnership with the...
The Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in collaboration with the Mastercard Foundation, last week announced the finalists of the 2018 edition of the Zambezi Prize for Innovation in Financial Inclusion that saw 10 of African startups make it. The competition founded in 2015...
Finnish based IT firm, Nokia Corp. on Thursday officially launched its 6th Nokia Open Innovation Challenge (NOIC), with its focus being on industrial automation and the industrial Internet of Things (IoT) domain. NOIC administered by Nokia Bell Labs in partnership with NGP Capital, is an annual global competition that seeks...