Category Archives: Startups


Janngo raises seed funding to shape digital ecosystems and create panafrican tech champions

Janngo ( successfully closes its first funding round, launches its Paris and Abidjan offices and unveils its strategy of building digital ecosystems in Africa during Paris Tech for Good Summit and Viva Technology. This €1 million seed funding will enable Janngo to launch and grow new digital platforms targeting African SMEs while creating tech-enabled jobs […]

The Zayed Sustainability Prize Calls for Submissions from the African Continent

Application window open until 9th August 2018 The Zayed Sustainability Prize ( is now open to applicants from across the African continent. Having evolved from the Zayed Future Energy Prize, this annual award recognises achievements that are driving impact, innovation, and inspiration in areas across health, food, energy and water sectors with expanding possibilities for […]

In Partnership with CcHub, Facebook Launches NG_Hub in Lagos – its First Hub Space in Africa

The launch will showcase the new multi-faceted space which aims to bring together communities to collaborate, learn, and exchange ideas As part of its commitment and ongoing investment in Africa, Facebook ( today unveiled NG_Hub in Lagos, Nigeria – its first flagship community hub space in Africa, in partnership with CcHub. In a week-long celebration […]

The “Musical Park” makers

We are Pato from Argentina, a teacher, dreamer, and musician. Vini, an engineer from Brazil who loves teaching and nature. And Jaime a McGyver craftsman-designer from Spain. We met while touring New Zealand – and now we are making our dream a reality! We are Musical Park makers and create sustainable, creative, fun, outdoor spaces […]

The Western Cape Town massive drought

My name is Riccardo Sartori, a multimedia news reporter. I will produce a short documentary project regarding the considerable drought which is distressing the Western Cape region of South Africa. Cape Town will most likely be the first city to dry out the water resources and shut the citizens’ taps. About four million individuals will […]

Changing the world view of Africa and Africans perception of travel

My name is Moni Baruwa a Nigerian tech industrialist, who is tremendously ardent about travel and believes that tourism can be a tool to transform the economic and social landscape in Africa. I have a dream embedded in my infatuation; a passion exclusively tied to my idea. To make an ecosystem through technology that promotes […]

The Swahili Dhow Dream

Mohamed Swaleh Ali is my name I was born in Kenya, in the southern coastal rural community of Matondoni just north of Lamu an Island on the Indian Ocean. My life-long vision is to have a Lamu-style dhow. These conventional Swahili sailing ships were a vital part of the traditions in Mataodoni, a coastal community […]

The biodegradable plastic-less bottle

Choose Water’s plastic-less bottle is biodegradable and completed from sustainable products and reduces into non-toxic, eco-friendly substances. It is created with a unique lining that covers the interior of a vacuum shaped 3D paper covering. While it is not possible to reveal the precise composition of the inside layer, it is entirely environmentally friendly. The […]

The nowlight renewable on demand energy

Producing instant renewable power and light nowlight was designed to handle the subject of electricity access. In the progression, we have come up a solution that is suited for homes of the off-grid families in sub-Saharan Africa because it is brightening up the BBQ or getting ready for power cuts. Only a minute of physical […]

Crowdfunding portal for Apex Farms from Indiegogo and MicroVentures

As the worldwide hunger keeps rising, numerous farms go through challenges in meeting expectations due to the high water costs, labor, and energy. Apex Farms Corp. has built up a Vertical Farming System to deal with this requirement. Employing patent-pending proficiency the hydroponic system grows a plethora of plants such as root plants, vine plants, […]

She Leads Africa Accelerator 2018 set to provide training and funding for women led technology enabled businesses

The 2018 Accelerator will consist of three 1-week residencies in Lagos where entrepreneurs will receive training from the SLA team, business leaders and experts Applications are now open for the She Leads Africa( Accelerator 2018, a 3-month program designed to identify, support and fund the next generation of Nigeria’s brightest entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs building technology-enabled businesses across Nigeria […]

Life after Bitcoin

By Richard Beddow, Founder and CEO of ClickFX. You probably noticed the shift during the second half of 2017. Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies went from something you vaguely knew about and planned to read up on real soon, to the main topic of conversation at dinner parties. Since then the crypto fanboys have quietened down just […]

The 9th Annual IT Leaders Africa Summit Bringing the evolution of the CIO role into perspective at #ITLA18

IT Leaders Africa Summit (#ITLA18), Africa’s largest CIO gathering, will be hosted on the 9th and 10th of May at the new CTICC 2 in South Africa’s Tech Innovation hub – Cape Town. The summit has evolved over the nine years of its existence, just as the role of the CIO has transformed, and offers […]

CoinAfrique raises € 2.5 million and accelerates its development in French-speaking Africa

CoinAfrique, the most downloaded classifieds app in French-speaking Africa, aims to exceed 10 million monthly users by 2022. The classified ads platform CoinAfrique has raised € 2.5 million euros from several investors, thereby cementing its ambition to become the mobile audience leader in francophone Africa. New shareholders include Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P), an impact investment […]

Tshimologong Precinct hosts JP Morgan Startup Programme aimed at coaching early stage digital startups

JP Morgan, in collaboration with Tshimologong Precinct, has launched Africa Rising 4.0, an incubation programme aimed at powering digital entrepreneurship and early-stage startup growth in Johannesburg. This 12-week intensive incubation programme is designed to coach the disciplines of entrepreneurship, while also building innovative digital businesses. Shaun Randles, Enterprise Development Manager, Tshimologong Precinct, says the programme is dedicated to […]

Startup: Help CM change the African traveler narrative

Many Africans, consider travel as a luxury or an escape from life realities. However, exposing more Africans to other cultures via travel can raise both individual and economic development and ensure that the African traveler is always seen as a contributor to the global economy. Moni Baruwa, a Nigerian tech entrepreneur, is very passionate about […]

Startup: Normalize Your Blood Pressure Naturally

 Normalize your blood pressure naturally with 120life, a functional beverage created from a blend of six natural ingredients. Each of which of these ingredients has been tested in clinical studies and proven to promote healthy blood pressure. The key ingredients that make up this product include Beetroot, Hibiscus, Pomegranate, Tart Cherry, Cranberry, and Magnesium. […]

Applications open for the third cycle of Innovate Ventures Accelerator in Somaliland

 Innovate Ventures ( pioneer in the Somali start-up space, has just opened applications for the next round of its Hargeisa-based tech accelerator. To date, the programme has graduated 25 startups and has invested almost $50,000 in its graduates. Building on last year’s success, this year’s program will accept 12 startups and will invest up to […]

Afrikonnect: a platform to accelerate African startups’ and large companies’ digital transformation efforts

From March 22 to March 23 at LaFactory, located on the 8th floor of Technopark Casablanca (Morocco), the first edition of Afrikonnect, a key African event, took place. It was organized by StartupYourLife and LaFactory in partnership with Outlierz Ventures and the support of the U.S. Department of State Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) and GIZ. Afrikonnect successfully brought together […]

Project: Manufacture 4 Me. Connecting the world with the Fashion Manufacturers of Africa.

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, May 2 2018 4:03 PM UTC +03:00. About We’re a source and supply platform for fashion designers, bringing you pre-vetted manufacturers and a 1st class sampling and production service. So How does it work? 1. Matching Submit a request and we’ll […]

88mph startups meet with investors

Cape Town, South Africa – 88mph, a seed investor and accelerator operating in Nairobi, Cape Town and Lagos, is hosting this year’s Cape Town Investor Day at Crossley & Webb’s vintage car showroom. In February, seven startups received investment from 88mph and have been hard at work over the past 10 weeks. Besides the investment, the […]