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...
Ugandan startup TrendingshoW is providing on-demand local television content to viewers via their mobile devices, enabling them to create their own programme lineups, set alarms for shows, and record content for later viewing. Launched as an independent company earlier this year, TrendingshoW also has a focus on big data analytics, allowing TV...
According to new reports, DEMO Africa; a flagship initiatives of LIONS@frica has today shortlisted 35 startups out of 956 applications that were submitted in from 29 African countries that will undergo the final vetting to pitch at this year’s launch event in Johannesburg, South Africa where only 26 startups will make...
Agence Francaise de Developement (AFD), Bpifrance, and the La French Tech early this week launched the second edition of Digital Africa, a startup competition and digital innovation to support sustainable development in Africa. The first edition of the Digital Africa challenge, launched in October 2016, received more than 500...
Berlin-based Vodafone Institute Accelerator for Female Empowerment has selected two African startups; KaaroHealth (from Uganda), and Mowoza (from Mozambique) amongst the five that will join the second cohort of its F-LANE; a six-week acceleration program for high-potential digital impact ventures focusing on female empowerment - from over 180 applications that were...
US 44th former President; Barack Obama founded the 'Obama Foundation Fellowship Programme,' that seeks to support outstanding civic innovators from around the world in order to amplify the impact of their work and to inspire a wave of civic innovation -  and is rolling out the programme as one of...
In August, we reported two Rwandan startups; ARED and EarthEnable that emerged finalists in the 2017 Postcode Lottery Green Challenge;  an annual competition organized by the Dutch Postcode Lottery to provide a helping hand to starting green entrepreneurs - as they were sent to go head-to-head with three other startups from...
Innovators working on justice and legal issues worldwide earlier this year in late March were invited to apply and take part in the Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) Justice Accelerator’s Innovating Challenge with applications that were submitted are addressed six main pain points of justice including but not...
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...