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The U.S. Embassy And AWEIF Announce The Academy For Women Entrepreneurs Program

new order lyrics The Embassy of the United States of America in South Africa has partnered with the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) (www.AWIEForum.org) to implement the 2020-2021 Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) South Africa program. Now in its second year, another 125 female entrepreneurs will be selected nationwide for an opportunity to receive virtual and in-person training and mentorship sessions for eight months.“AWE is a great opportunity for women entrepreneurs across South Africa to gain university-level business and management training, strengthen their networks, and grow as entrepreneurs.” said Embassy Public Affairs Officer Maureen Mimnaugh. She noted that “particularly in a post-COVID world, the tools for successful entrepreneurship will be more important than ever, and this program aims to support women in a recovering...

Moneygram Partners With Thunes To Expand Digital Network And Mobile Wallet Capability

MoneyGram International, a global leader in cross border P2P payments and money transfers, announced a partnership with leading fintech payment network, Thunes, which will enable MoneyGram’s customers to seamlessly send money directly to mobile wallets and bank accounts globally through the MoneyGram platform. The global partnership will see additional payment services progressively rolled out in two phases. The first will be in Africa where countries such as Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda lead the continent in mobile wallet usage, while the second will focus on tha Asia Pacific region and Latin America. According to the GSMA’s 2019 State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money, the mobile money industry is...

GFA Daily Digest Monday, 31 August 2020

Latest News Rwanda, Begins To Start Processing The "Start-up Act," 20 other African Countries to follow The Rwandan government has become the latest on the continent to start working on implementing a Startup Act, which it hopes will spur the development of the country’s tech-based services industry.  Read more ATU Africa Launches The Innovation Challenge To Support Young African Innocators To Present Their ICT Innovations The Africa Telecommunication Union(ATU) has launched the ATU Africa Innovations Challenge 2020; a competition designed to identify and support young African innovators who have developed mobile applications useful for benefiting the fight to contain COVID-19’ and possibly other emergency situations in Africa in future. Read More Funding...

ATU Africa launches the innovation challenge to support young African Innovators to Present their ICT innovations

The Africa Telecommunication Union(ATU) has launched the ATU Africa Innovations Challenge 2020; a competition designed to identify and support young African innovators who have developed mobile applications useful for benefiting the fight to contain COVID-19’ and possibly other emergency situations in Africa in future. According to the ATU Secretary General Mr. John OMO, top prize winner in the competition is expected to carry home a cash award of USD 5000 aside from being engaged in other mentorship and partnership programmes.  “This challenge will be instrumental in recognizing, testing and highlighting disruptive innovations and new business models that have the capacity to redefine Africa,” said Mr. OMO who also...

Rwanda, Begins To Start Processing The “Start-up Act,” 20 other African Countries to follow

The Rwandan government has become the latest on the continent to start working on implementing a Startup Act, which it hopes will spur the development of the country’s tech-based services industry.  The Startup Act will soon go to parliament in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and related laws and decrees are being worked on or explored in almost 20 African countries.  To bring this home, the Rwandan government has called upon Innovation for Policy Foundation (i4Policy); the same organisation that was instrumental to the feat achieved in both Tunisia and Senegal. i4Policy i4Policy, a pan-African community of over 160 innovation hubs in 45 countries across Africa, has launched a continental consultation to...

Webinar :Kalon Venture Partners, a registered Section 12J Venture Capital Company

Ventureburn will be hosting our first-ever free webinar series with the first session taking place on 1 September 2020.  Hosted in partnership with Kalon Venture Partners, a registered Section 12J Venture Capital Company, these informative webinars will offer insight into everything you need to know about Section 12J.  The webinar will take place on 1 September 2020 at 11am  Hosted by Ventureburn editor, Ishani Chetty, and venture capitalist Clive Butkow of Kalon Venture Partners, the webinar series will unpack the key elements of Section 12J.  Our first webinar topic will be covering a foundational understanding and the possible impending legislation changes of Section 12J.  Our first webinar will feature special guest, Tanya...

Daily Digest Friday, 28 August 2020

Latest News Dr. Akinwumi Adesina re-elected as President of the African Development Bank Group The election took place on the final day of the 2020 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group, which was held virtually for the first time in the Bank’s history. Read more Funding In Africa SparkMeter Closes $12M in Series A Financing The round was led by Clean Energy Ventures and Breakthrough Energy Ventures, alongside Goodwell Investments, in partnership with Alitheia Capital, Total Energy Ventures, and other notable investors. Read more Funding In East Africa Kenya’s Safaricom Spark Fund Launches A New $4.9 Million Fund For Local Startups. In 2020, Safaricom allocated an additional $5...

SparkMeter Closes $12M in Series A Financing

SparkMeter, a Washington-based provider of grid management services, equipment, and software solutions that increase access to electricity in underserved communities across Africa, Asia and the Americas, closed a $12m Series A financing. The round was led by Clean Energy Ventures and Breakthrough Energy Ventures, alongside Goodwell Investments, in partnership with Alitheia Capital, Total Energy Ventures, and other notable investors. The funding will allow the company to launch its new Digital Solutions offering, connecting smart grid data insights to business operations for large electricity distribution utilities in emerging markets. Led by Dan Schnitzer, co-founder and CEO, SparkMeter is also launching Digital Solutions to help large incumbent distribution utilities digitalize their operations, assess areas for...

“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...

Dr. Akinwumi Adesina re-elected as President of the African Development Bank Group

Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina has been re-elected to serve a second five- year term as President of the African Development Bank Group on Thursday, August 27, 2020 by the Board of Governors of the Bank. A globally renowned development economist and a World Food Prize Laureate and Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate, Dr. Adesina has distinguished himself in driving a bold agenda to reform the Bank and accelerate Africa’s development. He was first elected as President of the Bank on May 28, 2015.As newly re-elected President, Dr Adesina, a former Nigerian Minister of Agriculture, will begin his new term on September 1, 2020.The election result, which gave...

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