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MEST invests $1.1m in 11 graduating tech startups

The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has invested a combined US$1.1 million in 11 tech startups formed by graduates from its entrepreneurial training programme.Launched in 2008, MEST is a...
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Chinese mobile manufacturer Transsion launches African fintech fund

Chinese mobile manufacturer Transsion Holdings, a market leader in Africa, has partnered Kenya’s Wapi Capital to launch a fund for early-stage fintech startups on the continent.Transsion, which owns brands including...
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22 female entrepreneurs finalists for AWIEF Awards

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) has announced the 22 finalists for its annual awards, which celebrate women leaders and entrepreneurs in Africa.AWIEF celebrates its fifth anniversary at...
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Gray Matters Capital’s coLABS to seed fund early-stage ‘for-profit’ ventures across Africa benefiting women...

coLABS, a gender lens, global investment portfolio launched by US-based impact investor Gray Matters Capital (GMC), is inviting applications from social enterprises that are creating inclusive and prosperous futures for...
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Mettā announces 3rd cohort of Nairobi-based Fashion Product Lab

The Nairobi-based Mettā has announced the third cohort of its Fashion Product Lab, which helps entrepreneurs in the fashion industry launch into local and international markets and develop new product...
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Uganda’s Easypay hits 15k users by overcoming interoperability challenges

Ugandan fintech startup Easypay has accumulated 15,000 users and 2,600 merchants on its payments platform, built to overcome challenges caused by the lack of interoperability between services.Formed in 2016, the...
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Bosch, Founders Factory searching for African smart mobility startups

Global tech firm Bosch and corporate-backed accelerator Founders Factory Africa are looking for African smart mobility startups, with challenge winners to share a US$30,000 cash prize and the potential opportunity...
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How Mauritius-based startup Rwazi promotes competition in the retail space

Mauritian startup Rwazi is providing retail companies with data on the availability, visibility and pricing of their products compared to those of their competitors in real-time, boosting competition and helping...
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Kenya’s Shamba Records uses blockchain, AI to improve farm processes

Kenyan agri-tech startup Shamba Records has built a blockchain-based platform that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and big data to collect farmers’ harvest records, process payments and issue credit.Founded in 2017...
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Applications open for Founders Factory Africa e-health, fintech accelerator

Applications have opened for the Founders Factory Africa e-health and fintech accelerator programme, which looks to provide startups with an “unfair advantage” with the support of corporate partners.Founders Factory, which...

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