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Innovate Now Cohort 2.0 – Accelerator

Innovate Now is Africa’s 1st Assistive Technology Innovation Accelerator and Inclusive Innovation Ecosystem. It comprises a series of 3-6 month-long accelerator programs that support Assistive Technology venture across: design, product development, disability expertise and business expert. We focus on helping startups overcome the Valley of Death: Prove product-market fit and demonstrate the demand and ultimately attract investors in order to deliver better outcomes for AT users. Period: May 6th – August 6th, 2020 Application Deadline 6th April 2020 Read more from source article: https://vc4a.com/amref-health-africa/innovate-now/ Click here to subscribe for GetFundedAfrica Newsletters: https://getfundedafrica.com/pricing-plans/ ...

MultiChoice Innovation Fund Scaling Startups

MultiChoice Group the owners of DSTv, has announced the establishment of the MultiChoice Innovation Fund. According to Multichoice, the fund is an extension of its existing Enterprise Development Trust and will invest in exciting new opportunities for innovators in the video entertainment industry and technology sectors, allowing them to bring their ideas and dreams to life. Read more from source article: https://www.techawkng.com/2020/02/20/multichoice-unveils-innovation-fund/ Click here to subscribe for GetFundedAfrica Newsletters: https://getfundedafrica.com/pricing-plans/ ...

Applications open for 3rd MEST Africa Challenge

Applications have opened for the third annual MEST Africa Challenge, which will award winners US$50,000 in equity investment. Run by pan-African training programme, seed fund, incubator and hub the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), the MEST Africa Challenge is aimed at post-revenue, tech-enabled startups that want to expand into new markets. Read more from source article: https://disrupt-africa.com/2020/03/applications-open-for-3rd-mest-africa-challenge/ Click here to subscribe for GetFundedAfrica Newsletters: https://getfundedafrica.com/pricing-plans/ ...

Nestlé Debuts R&D Innovation Challenge to Accelerate African Tech Startups

Nestlé has kicked off a Research and Development (R&D) innovation challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa as part of the company’s efforts to contribute to the local innovation ecosystem. The Innovation Challenge is in partnership with Kinaya Ventures, a Dakar / Abidjan based innovation and investment platform. The challenge will help boost local entrepreneurship, as well as provide a platform for start-ups and universities to contribute to local sustainable growth by bringing breakthrough ideas to the market. Read more from source article: https://www.techawkng.com/2019/05/27/nestle-debuts-rd-innovation-challenge/ Click here to subscribe for GetFundedAfrica Newsletters: https://getfundedafrica.com/pricing-plans/ ...

14 North African startups semi-finalists in MIT competition

14 North African startups have been named semi-finalists of the MIT Enterprise Forum Arab Startup Competition, which will offer the winners US$120,000 in grant funding. The 13th edition of the competition invited applications for three different tracks – Startups, Ideas, and Social Entrepreneurship – and received more than 4,000 applications. Forty startups have now been named as semi-finalists, and will now take part in preparatory bootcamp training to perfect their business models, learn about customer mapping, scale their ventures, and improve their pitching skills, before they pitch in front of the final jury in April. Read more from source article: https://disrupt-africa.com/2020/01/14-north-african-startups-semi-finalists-in-mit-competition/ Click here to subscribe for GetFundedAfrica Newsletters: https://getfundedafrica.com/pricing-plans/ ...

US $200m Nigeria Electrification Project launched

The US $200m Nigeria Electrification Project has officially been launched by Rural Electricity Agency (REA). Managing Director of REA, Mr. Ahmad Salihijo spoke during the launch ceremony and said that the project aims to address the energy access challenge through mini-grids, the solar home systems and the Energising Education Programme (EEP) of the federal government. The project  which will commence in the next five months, will provide 500,000 Nigerians in 105,000 rural households with off-grid electricity. The funds, which were sourced from the African Development Bank (AfDB), the agency said, would also enable eight universities and 20,000 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to get access to reliable...

GFA Weekend Feature – African Fintech Funding; 2020 & Beyond

a) Introduction Still on our Fintech focus; last weekend GetFundedAfrica presented a summary of 2019, the state of affairs for fintech investments on the continent, and a peek at the potential/future especially through the eyes of some notable names in the African Fintech space. This weekend, we intend to focus on the last phrase above – the potential and future of fintech investments and funding on the continent, especially in 2020. In 2019, we witnessed investors plowing money into the space to make returns relentlessly from scalable ventures. From a business view, these investments and funding are getting wrapped around the peculiarities of the continent’s markets, and solutions...

Botswana Infrastructure Financing Summit

Building on the success of the Inaugural Botswana Infrastructure Investment Summit held at in February 2019, the Botswana Infrastructure Financing Summit 2020 is scheduled for the 24th & 25th of March 2020, It is designed to provide a platform for all stakeholders to engage on various issues around closing the financing gap in infrastructure programmes in Africa, with a special focus on devising innovative solutions to address the Botswana Infrastructure projects financing challenges, confronting head-on the pitfalls of private sector financing for these projects, as well as to expose unique opportunities in this sector for investors. Read more from source article: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/botswana-infrastructure-financing-summit-2020-tickets-73860535851 Click here to...

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