Established by The Duke of York, Pitch@Palace offers tech entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch in front of a global audience of influencers who can support and take their businesses to the next level. Ugandan Engineering graduate Brian Turyabagye alongside his team who participated in the contest had their invention dubbed 'MamaOpe,...
By Russell Southwood PIVOT East 2014 is becoming one of the key start-up competitions for Sub-Saharan Africa. Its selection of semi-finalists provide an opportunity to look at what entrepreneurs in the sub-region see as the African niche opportunities. To reach the best startups in the region, PIVOT East partnered with the...
When was the last time you wanted to be a Millionaire but didn't have a clue how, well I have good news for you so stopping having that 'De Javu' where you see your self on the beach with a cocktail and a Cuban and put your thinking cup...
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...
Tokyo based electrical equipment manufacturing company, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. has secured an order to deliver two elevators capable of ascending at 600 meters per minute, which is expected to make them the fastest elevators in South Korea, according to the research that was carried out by the company, "when they're installed in...
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...
When you loose your luggage, it can take hours or even days to get someone to tell you where it ended up that is if it ever turns up at all. What if you can hear from the luggage itself and it tells you where it is? This is what "smart...
According to reports by Recode, Google isn’t just helping Samsung by providing witnesses to help the South Korean corporation defend against Apple’s patent claims in their second U.S. trial; the company will also pay a share of Samsung’s legal costs and will share damages in case Apple wins. A Google lawyer testified on Tuesday that the software...
The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has struck a partnership with Barefoot Law to provide legal support and mentorship to outstanding innovators who emerged winners in the 2017 ACIA Awards. Barefoot Law, a firm that provides the public with free legal information using innovative approaches will mentor the innovators in the...
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...