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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...

GFA’s Must Attend Web Events For The Week June 6-June 12

Not all the events are free and some will require booking in advance. Please click on the event names to find out more information. All times below are set in South African time, unless indicated. Nic Haralambous StartSomething stream Serial entrepreneur and author Nic Haralambous is hosting a regular stream for startup founders and business owners called StartSomething. This week Haralambous talks to Catherine Lückhoff, CEO of 20fifty. Date: 9 June, 2pmLocation: Crowdcast 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. The first sessions will deal with the use of bitcoin as a philanthropic tool. Date: 9...

Early-Stage Startup Owner? You can Win $10,000 from Aptive Capital’s Fund. Here is How to Apply

Aptive Capital, an investment organisation that provides capital, coaching, and community for social impact-driven startups and entrepreneurs, is calling on early-stage businesses in Africa; Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Egypt, and Ethiopia. Launched in 2020, arising from the funding gap as a result of the pandemic, Aptive Capital is a US-based $1m portfolio fund committed to supporting entrepreneurs and innovators dedicated to social impact within their community. The fund is given to support, coach, and increase the social impact of early-stage entrepreneurs and innovators who are changing the norm and creating social impact within their society. Aptive looks to invest in, and support the acceleration of 100 African startups...

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