Latest News for: Africa business startup


ICT Insights with Institute of ICT Professionals: Alibaba launch Cloud Services to enhance local business

B & FT Online 15 Aug 2022
... and enhance businesses ... We have seen many startups emerge, indicating that African businesses are rapidly transforming across Africa, and Ghana is a leader in cloud transformation ... “Africa has changed dramatically in the last few decades, and I must say that it is truly inspiring.

Alibaba launches cloud services in Ghana to enhance local business

Joy Online 14 Aug 2022
... and enhance businesses ... We have seen many startups emerge, indicating that African businesses are rapidly transforming across Africa, and Ghana is a leader in cloud transformation ... “Africa has changed dramatically in the last few decades, and I must say that it is truly inspiring.

Proposed Okada Ban: Impact on Women, Household, and  Economy

This Day 11 Aug 2022
Lagos sits as one of the largest markets for goods and services it is believed to be outperforming its strongest competitors such as Cape Town and Nairobi as one of the strongest hubs for business startups in Africa ... Delays in the delivery of goods or lateness for business appointments are common across some of these cities.

Telecel Group to take over Vodafone shares in Ghana pending regulatory approval

B & FT Online 01 Aug 2022
The fourth in the business line, Africa Startup Initiative Program, supports innovative start–ups in Africa and offers them funding and guidance to the scaleof which Ghanian startups have been participating and benefiting according to the latest news on the subject published recently in the media.

Backing small businesses: Brands can learn from SASOL’S playbook with Banyana Banyana

Independent online (SA) 28 Jul 2022
Kizito Okechukwu is the Executive Head of 22 on Sloane, Africa’s largest startup campus and Co-Chair of Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) Africa.Kizito Okechukwu is the co-Chair of the Global Entrepreneurship Network Africa, 22 on Sloane is Africa’s largest startup campus. BUSINESS REPORT .

UAE ranks among world’s top crypto-ready nations

Khaleejtimes 26 Jul 2022
“The UAE is an ideal location for blockchain startups thanks to its existing business networks and connections to North Africa, India and The West and its citizens have taken full advantage,” said the report ... The country is also one of the most enterprising, taking second place for the number of blockchain startups, said the study.

African startups are raising unprecedented amounts. What next?

Economist 21 Jul 2022
Five of Africa’s seven “unicorns” (startups valued at more than $1bn) won their horns last year.\nAmerican investors led the charge, with 357 involved in deals last year, compared with 268 in total in 2014-20 ... This matters because investors want to back startups with the potential to scale up across Africa.

WTIA to Host Seattle Regional Startup World Cup 2022 Competition

Ellensburg Daily Record 12 Jul 2022
It is now one of the largest startup competitions worldwide, with more than 50,000 global attendees, more than 2,500 investors, and more than 70 regional competitions that take place in North America, Europe, Asia, South America, Africa and Australia. "This event can be a startup's big break to gain momentum in their business," Schutzler said.

Meet 3 Africans changing the face of early-stage tech and tech-enabled companies

Joy Online 08 Jul 2022
However, the lack of early-stage capital to strengthen tech-enabled businesses has shown to be a serious gap in Africa’s startup ecosystem ... Africa, businesses in the Launch Africa portfolio experienced accelerated revenue growth and network effects during this time.

An update on our work in responsible innovation

Google Blog 06 Jul 2022
Over the last year, we’ve seen artificial intelligence (AI) systems advance our work in areas like inclusive product development and support for small businesses and job seekers ... We launched a new AI research center in Bulgaria and expanded support for African entrepreneurs whose businesses use AI through our Startup Accelerator Africa.

Microsoft and Flapmax Highlight Tech Solutions Addressing UN Sustainable Development Goals with FAST Accelerator Founder Series

Victoria Advocate 10 Jun 2022
FAST is interested in helping all 800 startup founders who applied for the first accelerator program grow sustainably, as well as new business-to-business startups and subject matter experts in Africa, inclusive of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), communities and governments.

Self-made wounds young entrepreneurs inflict on their businesses

Joy Online 07 Jun 2022
I have been, for some time now, profiling the impact solutions that young startups and entrepreneurs in Africa are inventing to propel change, advance development in their communities – it’s been a rewarding experience! ... Some startups cry out to be featured on my LinkedIn ...

Africans abroad: Living the dream — in South Africa

Mail Guardian South Africa 02 Jun 2022
The 41-year-old now runs his business out of one of Africa’s startup hotspots, Cape Town ... It is more than just a school for entrepreneurs, however; it is Phiri’s way of sharing his life experience with young business people and teaching them that there are opportunities in Africa.

Pemo Launches All-In-One Spend Management Platform For MENA Smes Following $12 Million Seed Round

MENA FN 28 May 2022
(MENAFN - AETOSWire) DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES.-Wednesday 25 May 2022 [ AETOS Wire ] Pemo , the UAE-based fintech startup empowering businesses across the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan ... .

Venture capital as a concept is Shariah-compliant, hints Vision 3 chairman 

Arab News 25 May 2022
With the rise of entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa region, venture funding has been critical for small businesses and startups to thrive in an emerging market ... “I see international venture capitals investing in startups in Saudi Arabia, be it Sequoia or Tiger Global.

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