The Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC) is the flagship initiative of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE) that awards over one million US dollars in prizes to Inclusive Innovators, organizations around the world that are using technology to solve a grand challenge of our time — to create shared...
UNICEF’s Innovation Fund is looking for its next cohort of startups developing virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) solutions with the potential to improve the lives of children, offering up to USD$90,000 equity-free seed funding and business support. This magazine reported earlier this year in February how Chris Fabian had...
Business/Entrepreneurship community-based firm; She Leads Africa has opened a 10-week entrepreneurship development programme aimed at supporting early-stage entrepreneurs building businesses in the beauty industry - for its its Dark and Lovely x SLA Beauty Accelerator. Interested participants will have to send in their applications not later than September 1st, 2017...
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...
Global aerospace accelerator; Airbus BizLab has launched the #Africa4Future initiative, targeting East African startups that are innovating for the future applicable to the aerospace business. As competition in the aerospace industry intensifies, Airbus aims to accelerate the pace at which it can commercialize innovative ideas drawn from within Airbus, from...
Global seed-stage startups competition Seedstars World having visited more than 25 cities (Kampala inclusive) across all the regions of Africa - kicking off on May 26th, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa, came to Kampala on August 04th, 2017 where they held a dynamic pitch event at tech and incubation...
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...
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...