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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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Meet the 8 startups pitching at Seedstars event in Senegal

Eight Senegalese startups have been selected to take part in the Dakar edition of the global Seedstars World competition, where they will pitch for a place in the global final...
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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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Seedstars launches 2nd Seedspace hub in Lagos

Seedstars has partnered GrowthLab, formerly known as Starta, to launch a second Lagos-based Seedspace hub to provide a space for startups and corporates to collaborate and grow together.The Switzerland-based Seedstars,...
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Nigerian connectivity startup BeepTool raises funding from Ndubuisi Ekekwe

Nigerian startup BeepTool, which manufactures satellites and sells smartphones that allow rural users to access the web using a mobile application in areas its satellites cover, has raised funding from...
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Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 secures $30m funding round for expansion

Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 has raised a US$30 million debt and equity funding round led by Goldman Sachs to power its expansion across Africa.Launched in 2017, Kobo360 is a digital...
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Nigerian transport startup Gokada temporarily closes to address app issues

Nigerian transport startup Gokada has suspended operations for a period of 12 days to address various issues within its service identified by its co-CEO.Formed in February 2018, transport solution Gokada...
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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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