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[APPLY] Google, Flutterwave Training For 5000 SMEs Starts March 4

Google Nigeria, in partnership with digital payments company Flutterwave, will kick off a series of business clinics aimed at helping 5000 merchants across Nigeria acquire the skills and tools needed to leverage the Web for growth.  Called the ‘Digital Business Compass’, the first clinic sessions will be run from 3 – 5 March in Lagos, and will focus on equipping businesses with the tools, technologies and insights needed for them to grow in the digital age. Read more from source article: https://techeconomy.ng/2020/02/apply-google-flutterwave-training-for-5000-smes-starts-march-4/ Click here to subscribe for GetFundedAfrica Newsletters: https://getfundedafrica.com/pricing-plans/ ...

Catalyst Fund raises $15m from JP Morgan and UK Aid for South African fintechs and more

Catalyst Fund, a Boston-based accelerator for early-stage technology start-ups, has raised $15 million with its long-term backer JP Morgan and UK Aid to back 30 fintech start-ups founded across South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, India and Mexico over the next three years. The US and UK-backed accelerator offers mentorship and non-equity funding to fintechs tackling financial inclusion in emerging markets. With fresh funding, ten fintech start-ups from across all five countries will be selected each year to take part in the fund’s programme. Read more from source article: https://www.fintechfutures.com/2020/01/catalyst-fund-raises-15m-from-jpmorgan-and-uk-aid-for-emerging-market-fintechs/ Click here to subscribe for GetFundedAfrica Newsletters: https://getfundedafrica.com/pricing-plans/ ...

AFSIC – Investing in Africa Conference

Leading Africa Investment Conference attended by the top Africa Investors. Join Africa’s top investors and most dynamic CEOs at AFSIC – Investing in Africa. AFSIC is the largest annual Africa investment conference taking place outside Africa.  Save up to £300 +VAT by registering before 30th April 2020. Want to invest in Africa or raise capital for your company or project in Africa then AFSIC is for you. AFSIC, now in its 8th year, takes place 5th to 7th May 2020 in London. AFSIC is entirely focused on highlighting Africa’s best investment opportunities and offers African business leaders the opportunity to hold highly focused investment meetings with the most important Africa investors. ...

GFA Daily Digest Mon, Mar. 2, 2020

East Africa Agritech Expo Zambia SAP empowers five Ethiopian social enterprises North Africa Egypt’s DentaCarts raises $450,000 seed for its online dental marketplace Southern Africa Two Tanzanian Fintech Startups Selected for African CATAPULT Programme West Africa Future Energy Nigeria Conference & ExpoMastercard Foundation $200m fund for Senegal Youth Enterprises Our previous weekend articles are here: 1) https://getfundedafrica.com/2020/02/28/30403/ and here: 2) https://getfundedafrica.com/2020/02/22/gfa-weekend-feature-how-to-raise-funds-for-an-african-hotel/ GetFundedAfrica curates funding news across Africa and emerging markets. Subscribe & check out our March 2020 preview and events here: https://getfundedafrica.com/2020/02/29/gfa-march-2020-preview/ ...

Two Tanzanian Fintech Startups Selected for African CATAPULT Programme

Eleven African fintech startups have been selected to take part in the 2020 edition of CATAPULT: Inclusion Africa, which helps companies focusing on financial inclusion to scale and will be held in Luxembourg from March 1 -8, 2020. Building on the success of its 2018 edition, CATAPULT: Inclusion Africa is developed by the LHoFT Foundation and targets companies focusing on financial inclusion in Africa. It aims to build bridges between Africa and Europe. The selected startups include two from Tanzania – investment robo-advisory platform A-Trader and digital wallet Dundiza. Read more from source article: https://www.financialtechnologyafrica.com/2020/02/19/eleven-african-fintech-startups-selected-for-catapult-programme/ Click here to subscribe for GetFundedAfrica Newsletters: https://getfundedafrica.com/pricing-plans/ ...

SAP empowers five Ethiopian social enterprises

Multinational software company, SAP announced five social enterprises benefitted from its 2019 Social Sabbatical held in Ethiopia. According to SAP, the Social Sabbatical programme takes highly-skilled SAP employees from around the world and connects them with resource-constrained social enterprises and non-profit organisations. Beyond Ethiopia, SAP hopes to bring the Social Sabbatical for Global Engagement to more countries across Africa by April of 2020 including Zimbabwe, Tunisia and Mauritius. Read more from source article: https://www.itnewsafrica.com/2019/08/sap-empowers-five-ethiopian-social-enterprises/ ...

Mastercard Foundation $200m fund for Senegal Youth Enterprises

The MasterCard Foundation has unveiled a USD 200 Mn initiative to enable 3 million Senegalese youths gain access to dignified and fulfilling work by 2030. 70 percent of the targeted youths under the MasterCard fund will be young women. Dubbed Young Africa Works, the fund is a five-year commitment that focuses on the growth of small businesses, productivity improvements in the agriculture value chain and improvement in education and training.  Read more from source article: https://weetracker.com/2019/09/26/mastercard-fund-senegal/ Click here to subscribe for GetFundedAfrica Newsletters: https://getfundedafrica.com/pricing-plans/ ...

Future Energy Nigeria Conference & Expo

Future Energy Nigeria is the leading expo and conference that connects thousands of power and energy professionals. Now celebrating it's 17th edition in 2020, Future Energy Nigeria provides attendees with two days of interactive discussions with senior executives from the power and energy sector and a two-day trade exhibition for international and local suppliers to display solutions. Our event provides countless networking opportunities to engage with premier stakeholders and decision makers in Nigeria’s power and energy sector. Read more from source article: https://www.future-energy-nigeria.com/welcome#/ Click here to subscribe for GetFundedAfrica Newsletters: https://getfundedafrica.com/pricing-plans/ ...

Egypt’s DentaCarts raises $450,000 seed for its online dental marketplace

Cairo-based dental marketplace DentaCarts has raised $450,000 investment from AUC Angels (which last week announced its first investment in Jinni), Asia Africa Investment & Consulting (an investment firm investing in healthcare startups in Africa), and 500 Startups (it was part of Misk500’s first cohort), the startup told MENAbytes today, adding that the round was closed a few months ago. Read more from source article: https://www.menabytes.com/dentacarts-seed/ Click here to subscribe for GetFundedAfrica Newsletters: https://getfundedafrica.com/pricing-plans/ ...

Agritech Expo Zambia

The 7th edition of Agritech Expo Zambia returns to the GART Research Centre in Chisamba from 2 – 4 April 2020. Bringing international solutions to the farming community of Zambia, the show aims to attract more than 20 000 farming professionals, 240+ local and international exhibitors and 7 international country pavilions – all in one location and with the goal of driving Zambia’s agri sector forward. The goal of the expo is establishing a marketplace for regional and international industry professionals, young agripreneurs and farmers of all scales, to come together in one location to conduct exclusive agribusiness transactions while being educated on the...