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Daily Digest Thursday 25 June 2020

Funding In Southern Africa HAVAÍC invests in Mobiz HAVAÍC, a Cape Town based venture capital investment firm, has invested in Mobiz, a South African mobile marketing platform. Read more Funding In Africa Ingressive Capital Grows African Tech Fund To $10 MILLION USD Ingressive capital is a venture capital (VC) group that offers pre-seed and seed funding to startups in business-to-business, business-to-consumer, internet and fintech spaces. Read more Catalyst Fund selects three African fintech startups for accelerator programme Three African tech startups have been selected to take part in global inclusive fintech accelerator the Catalyst Fund‘s latest cohort. Read more Mastercard Acquires Technology Firm FINICITY In A $825 Million Deal Mastercard Inc. is...

Daily Digest Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Funding In Southern Africa Zimbabwe’s Centragrid to Scale Up Solar Output Zimbabwean solar power company Centragrid plans to increase generation capacity to 25 megawatts (MW) by October 2021, helping the country chip away at a huge electricity deficit that has hurt mines and kept households in the dark for hours. Read more Funding In West Africa Atlanta Solar Firm Connects More Villages to ‘Mini-Grids’ in Nigeria, Kenya Atlanta-based Renewvia Energy Corp. has taken new steps toward its dream of bringing solar energy to off-grid communities in Africa, building a scalable business in the process. Read more Funding In North Africa Egypt’s Sakneen gets Y Combinator’s backing for its online real estate platform Cairo-based online real estate platform...

C. Moore Media (CMM) launches The Future is Female Mentorship Program

Deadline: 29 June 2020 C. Moore Media (CMM) is excited to launch The Future is Female Mentorship Program. The program is a Public Relations (PR) and communications mentorship program dedicated exclusively to the business development needs of African Tech female founders. C. Moore Media (CMM) has launched The Future is Female Mentorship Program to provide the underserved market of African female founders of early-stage start-ups with the PR and communications insights, knowledge, and skills needed to gain more visibility and grow their business. The program is aimed at African women based on the continent or in the Diaspora, and are launching or growing a tech business for African markets or serving...

Startup web events in Africa this week [22/06/2020]

Tshediso Thinane Startup Grind Bloemfontein will host Tshediso Thinane, a lobbyst, award winning entrepreneur and social commentator. He is the current CEO of Cellbridge Investments a diversified company with interests in the business process outsourcing and enterprise development. Date: 24 June, 4pmLocation: Startup Grind How to master social media management Meltwater hosts social media strategist and consultant Andrew Davis. With over seventeen years of experience working and training within digital marketing, Davis is renowned for helping businesses transform their new business development and client relations activities. Date: 25 June, 11am to 12pmLocation: Crowdcast Are alternative assets the future of modern investing? In this webinar, Grovest takes a look at how the way we invest is changing. People are increasingly...

Cartier Women’s Initiative Regional Award 2021 for Women Entrepreneurs (Up to US$ 100,000 grant and more)

Deadline: July 31, 2020 The call for applications for the 2021 edition of the Cartier Women’s Initiative Regional Award is now open! The Cartier Women’s Initiative is looking for women-run and women-owned impact-driven businesses from across the world. If you are – or someone you know is – a female founder doing outstanding work tackling their planet’s most pressing problems, they want to hear from you! About The Cartier Women’s Initiative is an annual international entrepreneurship program that aims to drive change by empowering women impact entrepreneurs. Founded in 2006, the program is open to women-run and women-owned businesses from any country and sector that aim to have a strong and...

Top African Startup Web Events

All about cryptocurrency Throughout the month of June, Bitcoin peer-to-peer marketplace, Paxful, will be hosting a series of free, virtual sessions to teach viewers more about the cryptocurrency sector. This week’s sessions are Back to basics (16 June) and Bitcoin and Paxful 101 (18 June). Date: 16 June and 18 June, both 5pm Location: YouTube Build your online platform In this OnlineX Gathering webinar, Josh Jaffe, creative director at Brand Infusion, and Dylan Berger, project manager and copywriter at Brand Infusion look at how you can build your own website. If you are one of the first 300 people to register, you will receive a free Chat Marshall voucher valued at R2000. Download GetFundedAfrica's e-Guide...

Making Finance Work For Agriculture in Africa [Part 1]

IntroductionAgriculture as a wealth sectorAgricultural imports and exportsAgriculture’s contribution to employment in AfricaUnlocking agriculture value chainsTaobao Villages?The profile of a typical e-commerce shop ownerWhere to go from here Introduction On Tuesday 9th, June 2020, Co-Founder of GetFundedAfrica (GFA Capital) - Debo Omololu, participated as a Guest Panelist at the Agric Investment Summit alongside Onyeka Akuma (CEO FarmCrowdy). These types of corporate events now hold particular significance when we consider recent developments in the global economic landscape, with the almost default shift in focus to "other" sectors such as Agriculture, because of the plunge experienced by the Oil Industry. The Agric Investment Summit , focused on areas such as...

2020 MISSION BILLION CHALLENGE: WURI WEST AFRICA PRIZE

How can informal sector workers in West Africa more easily participate in social protection programs? DEADLINE TO SUBMIT A SOLUTION:August 14, 2020 Challenge Overview The Mission Billion Challenge WURI West Africa Prize seeks sustainable, tech-based solutions that facilitate portable contributions to social insurance programs, such as pensions and savings accounts, by informal sector workers in West Africa. The informal sector in West Africa is a primary driver of economic activity. In Sub-Saharan Africa, 89 percent of employed women and girls are in the informal sector workforce, which accounts for 80 percent of total employment and 55 percent of total GDP. The irregular and low earnings of informal workers leave...

[APPLY] ECOWAS Research Grant Programme 2020

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), offers the ECOWAS Research Grant Programme in 2020. They are inviting research teams to submit proposals for policy research in any of the energy fields (e.g. energy technologies, energy finance, energy economics, energy policy, energy and the environment/climate change, energy and development, energy law etc.) Download GetFundedAfrica's e-Guide to fundraising for start-up's Here The Research Grant Program is part of the ECOWAS initiative on Youth Leadership Development in Energy, which works to prepare the region’s young men and women to become globally competitive energy leaders in the future. Aligned with the initiative’s objective, the Research...

Daily Digest Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Funding In North Africa Shezlong raises investment to expand its operations to help mental health Shezlong has raised a new investment to expand its services in the Middle East and North Africa region as well as Arabic speaking population globally, and to introduce new products that focus on mental health including Texting-Base Therapy and Corporate Wellness programs. Read More Funding In Southern Africa Sticitt, South African Cashless Payment Startup Raises 4.2 Million Rands Funding [Update] Even in the midst of global despair, venture capitalists are seeking out businesses with opportunities to make an impact in the market, this points out why the fintech sub-sector is making a lot of inroads and attracting great attention. Read more Funding In Other Emerging Markets Robo-advisory startup Wahed...