In August this year, we reported how Uganda’s very own startup entrepreneur ‘Ignatius Ahumuza’ was named among the finalists of the 7th annual Anzisha Grand Prize - an entrepreneurship challenge competition that has a partnership between African Leadership Academy, Mastercard Foundation, and Louis Dreyfus Foundation that offers cash prizes and support to...
Kenya-based fintech firm; Kocela LTD emerged the winner of the Payments and Transfer Company category in the just concluded African Fintech Awards gala event that was held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa managing to take down veterans and powerhouses like Cellulant who were the current hold...
Uganda’s leading off-grid solar energy startup “SolarNow” has aquired a USD$6 million syndicated credit facility to enable them expand their services as well as improve their Pay As You Go solar power access. The facility was led by SunFunder with the participation of responsAbility Investments AG and Oikocredit. Each lender...
Digital Financial Services Lab (DFS Lab); an early-stage accelerator backed by the Gates Foundation that supports entrepreneurs refine, grow and launch ground-breaking fintech ventures in developing countries has opened applications for its third startup bootcamp, which looks to identify and invest more than USD$1 million in African startups. During the one week bootcamp, entrepreneurs will...
Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE); a central hub designed to educate, inspire and prepare startup communities for the digital age, returns with its 2nd annual digital startup accelerator program for entrepreneurs residing in or seeking to launch a company in Africa, open to all SMEs, startups, innovators, and freelancers. Interested applicants can...
Switzerland based global seed-stage startups competition; Seedstars World selected 25 cities across all the regions of Africa – kicking off on May 26th, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa to November 10th, 2017 which will be in Kenya, to participate in its 4th annual global seedstars summit competition. Previously, they were...
US-based online publisher of tech industry news; TechCrunch earllier this week on Tuesday chose 15 startups across Africa to pitch at their annual Battlefield startup competition - one of the world’s premier startup competitions. Sponsored by Facebook, the competition was the first of its kind in Africa, and thus was looking...
Earlier this year in May, we reported that US-based online publisher of tech industry news; TechCrunch was bringing its experience with Startup Battlefield sponsored by Menlo Park-based social networking firm, Facebook Inc., one of the world’s premier startup competitions, for the first time to Sub-Saharan Africa to discover great early stage companies...
Ugandan Startup Sellio has been named among 30 African startups that have been vetted to take part in DEMO Africa, the launchpad event for emerging technologies and trends. Sellio is an automated sales assistant that helps sellers especially SMEs using Facebook to sell their products with ease. The seller needs to...
Two Ugandan entrepreneurs; Zilla Mary Arach; Co-Founder and CTO of Akorion, and Elizabeth Nyeko; Co-Founder of Mandulis Energy were listed among the six (6) African entrepreneurs that attended this year’s Westerwelle Young Founders Conference in Berlin, Germany where they learned and taught about German initiatives to foster entrepreneurship and...