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LIVE: “Building in tough times

This Friday, July 10th, for the 5th episode of "Building in tough times" we are interviewing, Omowale David-Ashiru, Vice President - Global Operations at Andela, the global tech talent provider which recently pivoted to a fully remote model.Andela has had to make some tough decisions in the midst of the pandemic.Omowale's team is responsible for creating an environment that fosters effective work for its fully remote workforce across seven countries with unit economics that is viable for sustained growth and scaling of the company.Omowale will answer questions including:How Andela is navigating the crisis and lessons for business leaders.How do tech business leaders respond during this...

Top startup web events Africa this week

If you have any event recommendations for us to add to the list, or next week’s, please send us an email nichole@getfundedafrica.com.  Please notify us by Friday of the week before the event. Not all the events are free and some will require booking in advance. Please click on the event names to find out more information. Career Strategy during a pandemic Covid-19 has changed our lives, in a time where most people are dealing with economic instability and job insecurity, deciding what your next career move during a pandemic is possibly the most important decision you will make in your career. Lifecheq CEO Abu Addae and Senior Consultant,...

Webinar : Launch of the East Africa Regional Economic Outlook

The East African Regional Office of the African Development Bank will launch the 2020 Regional Economic Outlook virtually on Wednesday, 8 July 2020, at 14:30 East Africa Time. The report is part of the Bank’s flagship African Economic Outlook publication. The theme of the East Africa Regional Economic Outlook 2020 is Developing East Africa’s Workforce for the Future, which aligns with the Bank’s High 5 priority areas. This report discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the region’s economic outlook, its economic performance and implications for poverty reduction and job creation. The Outlook proposes multiple policy interventions to mitigate the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on the region, and to harness growth...

Daily Digest, Friday 3 July 2020

Funding In Southern Africa SA’s Redefine sold 111mln shares in British subsidiary DRI Reit South African real estate investment trust, Redefine Properties, announced on June 29 it has reached an agreement with US investment firm Starwood Capital Group to sell 111.9 million shares in its British arm RDI Reit at 95 pence per share. Read more Zimbabwe secures $250mln Afreximbank loan Zimbabwe will borrow $250 million from the African export-import bank -Afreximbank- over three years to meet the State’s urgent needs. According to Bloomberg, which cited sources familiar with the matter, $150 million will be used to buy fuel while the rest of the money will serve for other essential...

Daily Digest, Thursday 2 July 2020

Daily Digest, Thursday 2 July 2020 Funding In Africa The African Union Launches Youth Innovation Challenge on Democracy & Governance The African Union (AU) has launched the “Democracy and Governance in Africa- Youth Innovation Challenge”, to identify, capacitate and recognize youth working on digital or non-digital innovations in Africa. The African Union says it’s looking for structural ideas that can prevent conflict through addressing issues of democracy deficit, lack of good governance and work to promote human rights practices. Read more...

The African Union Launches Youth Innovation Challenge on Democracy & Governance

The African Union (AU) has launched the “Democracy and Governance in Africa- Youth Innovation Challenge”, to identify, capacitate and recognize youth working on digital or non-digital innovations in Africa. The African Union says it’s looking for structural ideas that can prevent conflict through addressing issues of democracy deficit, lack of good governance and work to promote human rights practices. The innovation challenge targets youth innovators, innovation hubs and incubation centres across the continent led by the youth. The challenge seeks ideas or innovations that have been implemented and/or tested with a level of success and impact, and open for prospects of improvement, replication or scale up at national, regional or...

One World Media Coronavirus Reporting Award 2020 for Journalists and Filmmakers

Deadline: July 30, 2020 Applications are open for the One World Media Coronavirus Reporting Award 2020. This award is launched in response to the exceptional work of journalists and filmmakers covering the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in developing countries. COVID-19 is a global story like few others. We’re connected by a shared crisis that presents us all with new ways of living and seeing the world. One World Media wants to champion stories that show what is happening beyond our borders and spotlight international perspectives on the pandemic. They’re looking for stories that show us the potential solutions, the urgent needs and the surprising implications of COVID-19 around...

Web Events Happening In Africa

Go-to-market strategies for startups Join this virtual AWS Startup Garage webinar to hear from industry leaders who have successfully defined and acquired their target customers, deployed tactical launch plans, and adapted to challenging situations. Date: 30 June, 2pm Location: AWS Activate Product development and validation LaunchLab and Stellenbosch Network will host Anton Pretorius of Sologix as he talks on the business philosophy for growth, “Focus – Fuel – Fight”. Date: 1 July, 1pm to 2pmLocation: Quicket The Sun Exchange’s Abe Cambridge WorkInProgress (WIP), an Absa innovation lab, will be hosting a webinar series titled Wise-Up Wednesday Sessions, featuring the real-life successes and lockdown challenges of South African small and medium enterprises. First up, this week is Abe Cambridge,...

Entries open for fifth annual AppsAfrica Innovation Awards

Entries are now open for the sixth annual AppsAfrica Innovation Awards which aim to showcase the continent’s most innovative mobile and tech ventures. The awards are open to corporates, established ventures or start-ups who have launched services in at least one African market. Winners of the awards will be invited to Africa Tech Summit Kigali 2021 where they will join over 400 tech leaders from across the continent. Applications close on 20 October. A shortlist will be announced on 1 November and the winners will be announced 26 November. The AppsAfrica Innovation Awards aim to celebrate the best in mobile and tech in Africa Startups entries are free and entrants must contact the organisers for a...

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...

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