Nearly $62 million is headed to Africa to support women in business

Nearly $62 million is headed to Africa to support women in business

Nearly USD$62 million for women in business is headed to the African continent, after the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) announced on Monday its funding allocation for the African Development Bank and its own women-focused programs. The funding through AfDB’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) will be…

Osinbajo touts tech at Google for Nigeria

Osinbajo touts tech at Google for Nigeria

African youth and the continent’s future will shape the planet in coming decades, and technology is the key to unlock that potential, said Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo during the Google for Nigeria event in Lagos. “In Nigeria, we cannot train our nearly 200 million young people by 2045, in…

Applications open for SDG innovation lab at Singapore UNLEASH

Applications open for SDG innovation lab at Singapore UNLEASH

UNLEASH is a global innovation lab, bringing together 1,000 young talents from across the world to collaborate on solutions to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Those interested in applying for the program have until February 15 to get their paperwork in. This year’s UNLEASH will be held…

Somali entrepreneurs welcome new innovation hub to Mogadishu

Somalia is opening its first tech hub in Mogadishu this month, in what is another positive sign of the nation’s future amid the many challenges that remain. The vision for the iRise hub in Mogadishu began with the popular #SomaliaRising hashtag. Its founders, led by Abdihakim Ainte, decided to capitalize…

Frugal innovations in Africa: solving problems silicon valley neglects

Paul Polman, the CEO of Unilever in an interview with Insead Knowledge argues that over consumption of resources presents a unique challenge to the world but resource scarcity can be a catalyst for radical innovation. To respond to this challenge within his capacity as Unilever CEO, he infused frugal innovation into…

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South African startup survey

Ventureburn, a news media platform focused on the world’s startup news and tech entrepreneurs’ stories from the emerging markets, recently finished a survey on uncovering the “true picture of the South African startup landscape”. They partnered with First National Bank, Clifftop Colony and Quiro to poll around 200 tech startups…