The African Development Bank, together with partners – The Rockefeller Foundation, Microsoft, and Facebook – launched the Coding for Employment Program at the African Innovation Summit in Kigali, Rwanda. By training youth in demand-driven Information and Communications Technology (ICT) curriculum and matching graduates directly with ICT employers, this new Program...
DEMO Africa; a flagship initiatives of LIONS@frica has on Monday announced its Africa tour dates over the next month to select 30 African startups that will represent their countries in Morocco later in October. The 30 selected starts will launch their products to investors, technology buyers, mentors, government officials, to mention...
In November last year, PC Tech Magazine reported four Ugandan youth engineers; Lawrence Okettayot, Brian Gitta, Alvin Kabwama, and Arthur Woniala were shortlisted for the 2018 Royal Academy of Engineering Africa Prize among other countries including; Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Rwanda. The four Ugandans were among the sixteen shortlisted,...
From 6th June to 8th June, 2018, Rwanda will be hosting the second annual Africa Innovation Summit (AIS) at the Conventional Center in Kigali. The event is set to be graced by His Excellencies President Paul Kagame and Pedro Pires (ex-President of Cabo Verde). Following the call of interested applicants...
Rwandan incubation hub kLab has signed an MoU with French financial services firm; Finance Innovation to develop a Fintech cluster that will build links between the two countries, and increase fintech skills in Rwanda, Disrupt Africa reports. The deal aims to implement joint projects that will build on the ecosystems...
The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) in collaboration with the Government of Rwanda on Tuesday announcement a partnership that will see Rwanda host the 7th edition of the prestigious Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) from October 11th – 12th, 2018, at Kigali Convention Center. The challenge is aimed at showcasing African ingenuity as well as recognizing...
Julius Mugaga, Manon Lavaud, and Grace Nakibaala have been listed among the regional finalists in the 2018 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Innovation Showcase (ASME IShow) - a global competition for hardware led ventures. The trio joins five other social-minded inventors, Four (4) from Kenya, and one (1) from Zambia. The 8...
Pan-African banking conglomerate, Ecobank has on Monday launched its 2nd annual fintech challenge competition for African startups. The initiative gives African startups the chance to promote their fintech solutions, and potentially to partner Ecobank in rolling-out their solutions across Ecobank’s 33 markets. "The maiden 2017 edition of the Challenge proved...
The second edition of Africa Innovation Summit (AIS) which will take place from 6th to 8th June 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda under the esteemed patronage of His Excellencies President Paul Kagame and Pedro Pires (ex-President of Cabo Verde) will focus on innovation as a tool to address Africa’s pressing challenges,...
Seedstars World, the biggest startup competition focused only in emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes crowned Ghana-based startup Agrocenta which is tackling food access and stock flow issues across Ghana communities, as Seedstars Global Winner 2018 winning up to USD$500,000 in equity investment and some unique growth opportunities. "Agrocenta won...