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The Starter Plus is PC Tech's column on Startups and Innovation.

Have you heard of XaaS (X as a Service)? X stands for anything. Well, soon you will have almost anything as a service. We are coming to an era where almost all assets and technology will be provided as a service. Software, platforms, manpower, and technology will all be...
East African accelerator SPRING has announced the 18 participants in its inaugural programme in the region, selecting promising entrepreneurs with products or services that could transform the lives of adolescent girls. SPRING is offering startups the chance to participate in a nine-month programme, with chosen companies receiving an average of...
You are here on this page because you are looking to hire a knowledgeable and reputed IT consulting industry, right? Unquestionably, there are a lot of benefits to partnering with a capable company to handle your entire business network infrastructure and information technology solutions but finding the right industry...
Ghanaian startup Farmerline, which is expanding to East Africa and provides agricultural information to farmers, and Rwanda’s Atikus Insurance, which expands access to credit by increasing the capacity of MSME lenders via reimagined insurance and technology risk solutions have been named winners of the Village Capital FinTech for Agriculture...
One of the major causes of business failure is poor money management and/or inadequate financing. In fact, according to the NYTimes poor accounting is one of the top 5 reasons small businesses go belly up. It’s easy to overlook something when you’re trying to keep track of expenses, send out...
Development of digital channels is increasing the competition in B2B sector. The companies in the B2B sector are struggling to take right decisions on their channels to improve sales funnel. Any technology enterprise must have the capability to connect with decision makers about the essential challenge, goal or issue....
Meet Andela, a startup that pays kids in Africa to learn how to code, then gives them high-paying jobs at Fortune 500 companies. Africa has the largest pool of untapped tech talent in the world, according to Jeremy Johnson. The 31-year old says that for two reasons: Human brilliance is evenly distributed around...
The business and tech space in Uganda is evolving at a very high speed, every day thousands of Ugandan entrepreneurs come up with brilliant ideas and innovations, today I give you a list of 5 top startups that continue to thrive and make money against all odds. Round bob I...
Now there’s a wearable device that helps reduce the frequency of farting-induced awkwardness. CH4 (the chemical formula for methane) is a device that comes from a New York-based team, which is running a Kickstarter campaign to bring its idea to the masses. Simply put, CH4 is a square-shaped device that...
One of the first challenges, when someone begins a startup, is undoubtedly seeking investment. That is an important stage in the development that can have both a positive and negative impact on the final result. I personally consider that this stage has not much relation to the amount of the...