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“Building in Africa”- Webinar

 This Friday, August 28th, for the 8th episode of "Building in Africa" we are interviewing, Carina Rumberger, CEO, Beyonic. It’s the second in our series of interviews about exits and acquisitions in African tech titled How big deals get done.The Ugandan-based digital payment company, Beyonic was acquired 100% by MFS Africa in a deal that was paid for in cash and shares. MFS Africa is a mobile money gateway in Africa, which connects mobile network operators in 34 countries across the continent through a single API.The deal which was announced in June 2020 is considered a major win and milestone for the African tech industry...

Apply: NISRF (Nigeria Impact Startup Relief Facility)

About NISRF Helping Early-Stage Impact Startups Survive the COVID-19 Crisis Nigeria Impact Startup Relief Facility (NISRF) is an emergency facility designed by a consortium of funding partners to disburse grants to a significant number of existing post-MVP stage high-growth startups who create impact so they remain viable during the COVID-19 crisis. NISRF is designed to support grant applicants whose businesses/activities are either being adversely affected by or modified in response to COVID-19. In order to qualify for this funding, the following criteria have to be met: 1Be a company operating in Nigeria 2The company is tackling an urgent social problem 3The company is post-MVP, revenue-generating, registered with CAC 4Can demonstrate solid financial...

Top startup web events in South Africa this week

Startup entrepreneurship  Startup Grind Stellenbosch in partnership with Amazon Web Services, will be hosting a webinar led by Wendy van Schalkwyk. As the current CEO of MI-International (Pty) Ltd, MI-Ashanti Training and Consulting Worldwide, Van Schalkwyk has a wealth of knowledge and experience in entrepreneurship.  The webinar will be a masterclass on Startup Entrepreneurship over the Ages and how new technologies create waves for startup ventures and innovation and that history is cyclical, repeating itself time and time again, in new forms and dimensions Date: 26 August, 5.30pmLocation: Webinar  Adapting to changing times  Startup Grind East London is hosting a webinar specifically for entrepreneurs whose businesses have had to undergo massive changes...

The Future of Education Sector

  Prior to COVID-19, there was the persistent challenge to reduce the number of out-of-school and increase access to quality education. The pandemic has unearthed a new challenge many stakeholders are battling to curtail - online education, the educational divide between the private and public educational systems, SEN amongst others. Join the SpotLight Webinar Team as we engage with the Honourable Minister of State for Education and other notable discussants in addressing the underlying issues & discover opportunities within the educational sector. Date: 25th August, 2020Time: 12:00pm Registration linkhttps://bit.ly/SWSEducate ...

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: FREE 4 WEEK GLOBAL STARTUP ECOSYSTEM (GSE) 5TH ANNUAL DIGITAL CAREER ACCELERATOR

Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) is the world’s first digital accelerator and leads today as one of the largest digital ecosystem development platforms. With a mission to educate, inspire and prepare individuals and organizations for the digital age, GSE brings together both private and public stakeholders to address humanity’s greatest challenges via exponential technologies and entrepreneurship. In a post pandemic world, it’s time that we up-skill and prepare both career professionals and entrepreneurs for a remote digital future! Welcome to the world’s largest digital accelerator with a focus on career development! About the Program:  Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE)  returns with the 5th Annual Digital  Accelerator program with a focus on career...

Calling all aviation, travel and tourism start-ups Apply to IntelakAccelerator!

Led by the Emirates Group, Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), Accenture and Microsoft – Intelak Accelerator is an eight-week programme that takes viable business solutions to the next level by offering start-ups growth and scaling opportunities, along with intimate access to principal partner mentoring, investors, and an alumni networking platform. Intelak Accelerator start-ups will be able to develop a city-wide implementation of their business solutions and exclusive visibility and pitching opportunities at GITEX Future Stars – the region’s premier technology event. Programme benefits A hybrid programme that maximises agility and eliminates the need to be based within Dubai to take part in the programme.Gain...

500 STARTUPS MENTOR BRANDON DREW INVESTS IN THANKUCASH

Nigeria’s leading multi-merchant rewards company ThankUcash is pleased to announce that serial investor Brandon L Drew has joined the company as an investor and advisor. Drew is the co-founder and General Partner at Saas Growth Ventures, a San Francisco-based venture fund. He specializes in operational efficiency, building and scaling of products that have achieved market penetration, and partaking in 3 exits across his 20+ years experience in the SaaS B2B space.  Co-founded by Simeon Ononobi, ThankUCash is a technology company powering rewards and loyalty for African banks and businesses. ThankUCash helps merchants grow revenue by connecting them to customers within and outside of their locations while retaining acquired customers...

South African Startups Can Now Apply And Get Up To $5.7k From A New Accelerator Programme

South African township-savvy entrepreneurs can now apply to a new accelerator programme, courtesy of Akro Accelerate (Pty) Ltd in partnership with Imvelo Ventures (Pty) Ltd. The digital accelerator offers to create new opportunities to black-owned and founded township startups. Here Is What You Need To Know Imvelo Ventures is a black-owned and black-managed VC and an approved SARS section 12J Venture Capital Company. The VC supports startups at their different stages of development, provided they hold high-growth potential. According to the organisers of the programme, the accelerator looks out for quality startup founders who are integral to any progress for a startup. Consequently, the accelerator ensures that Founder Growth is an essential...

APPLICATION OPENS FOR UNDP CREATIVES INNOVATION CHALLENGE COVID-19 GRANT IN KENYA

Registered youth-based organisations in Kenya have been invited to apply for the Creatives Innovation Challenge COVID-19 grant. The grant is part of the United Nations Development Programme‘s (UNDP’s) Accelerator Lab response and fights against misinformation in the country, with an emphasis on reaching across ethnic and minority divides. With this grant, the UNDP hopes to: Amplify COVID-19 messaging and support the Kenyan government’s pandemic response.Support livelihood opportunities for youth, women and people living with disabilities in the creative sector in Kenya.Increase social cohesion in the community by addressing issues of stigma, biases and harassment arising from the pandemic.Increase awareness of the role of the creative sector in responding to a crisis.  The selected organisations...

GFA’s Must Attend Web-Events for African Start-ups

Women’s month and leading entrepreneurs  WorkInProgress (WIP), an Absa innovation lab, will be hosting a webinar series titled Wise-Up Wednesday Sessions. These sessions will feature real-life successes and lockdown challenges faced by small and medium South African enterprises.  This week,  Wise-Up Wednesday session sessions welcome a special webinar hosted in honour of Women’s Month. The webinar will welcome four inspiring women which will each offer a mini-masterclass fro entrepreneurs.  The four speakers are:  Aisha Pandor, co-founder of SweepSouth will take us through her 5 tips for starting up or managing your business during COVID.Joy des Fountain, co-founder of Myfanpark will be telling us about the advice she’d give her younger self, given the chanceAlexandra Fraser...

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