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Agritech startups in Africa

African startups invited to apply for GSMA agri-tech fund

African startups invited to apply for GSMA agri-tech fund African startups have been invited to apply for the GSMA Innovation Fund for Digitisation of Agricultural Value Chains aims to scale digital solutions for the agricultural last mile and improve smallholders’ financial inclusion, livelihood and climate resilience. The Fund prioritises enterprise services targeted at organisations (e.g.…

Job Opportunity // Executive Director with Africa Voices Foundation

Our member Africa Voices Foundation is looking to hire an Executive Director who will spearhead important strategic decisions, successfully navigating and anticipating growth opportunities with existing and new products, service offerings, markets and partnerships. She or he will be the primary public face of AVF on the continent and worldwide, building the external reputation of…

Funding in Nairobi

Twiga raises $5m from French firm Creadev

Twiga raises $5m from French firm Creadev Seems like 2019 is simply a good year for Twiga. The company has  yet again raised an additional $5m from French investment firm Creadev to help Twiga achieve its ambitious goals. Creadev is run by the Paris-based Mulliez family with operations in Nairobi, Shanghai, and New York. Mulliez runs…

Innovation Hubs in Africa

AfriLabs Network expands to 45 African Countries

AfriLabs Network expands to 45 African Countries AfriLabs, the largest pan-African network of technology and innovation centres, has admitted 27 new hubs into her network, extending her reach into 6 new countries and 12 new cities. The new countries are Guinea, Mauritius, South Sudan, Libya, Tunisia and Botswana. This brings her membership to a total of…

tech based startups in Kenya

Kaspersky Lab launches initiative to foster collaboration with tech-based startups globally

Kaspersky Lab launches initiative to foster collaboration with tech-based startups globally Kaspersky Lab has launched a new initiative the Kaspersky Open Innovations Program to foster collaboration with innovative tech-based startups, to help accelerate development and generate new business opportunities together. Tech based startups from all over the world, working on advanced projects on the periphery…

Women's Economic Empowerment

USAID announces additional $1.5 Million to Advance Women’s Economic Empowerment

USAID announces an additional $1.5 million to advance Women’s Economic Empowerment United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced $1.5 million in new grant funding for the WomenConnect Challenge under the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative. This was announced by the USAID  Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick at the just concluded Global Entrepreneurship Summit…