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GFA Daily Digest Tue, Mar. 17, 2020

Africa 10 African startups selected for the Westerwelle Young Founders Programme East Africa Next Einstein Forum names 25 innovators at Nairobi gathering Southern Africa Pension Funds and Alternative Investments Africa Conference West Africa Sierra Leone Mining & Energy Conference And Exhibition Our previous weekend articles are here: 1) https://getfundedafrica.com/2020/03/14/gfa-weekend-feature-funding-fintech-in-africa/ 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/ Click here to subscribe for GetFundedAfrica Newsletters: https://getfundedafrica.com/pricing-plans/ ...

Tech & Startup Africa Summit

Meeting the challenges of today and tomorrow, supporting the digital transformation of the continent, promoting innovation and African technology, supporting entrepreneurship and youth, meeting the main actors on the digital scene in Africa, seeing the success stories and African talents, to think about the Africa of the future by acting now, just one meeting, the Afric’Up – Smart Africa – Startups Summit. This is why the aim of Afric’Up 2020 will be to create an entrepreneurial dynamic, to encourage collaborations, while connecting States, international institutions, investors, companies and startups . Read more from source article: https://www.africup.tn/summit/ Click here to subscribe for GetFundedAfrica Newsletters: https://getfundedafrica.com/pricing-plans/ ...

Kenyan career development startup Fuzu bags $3.86m Series A investment

Kenyan startup Fuzu has raised a EUR3.4 million (US$3.86 million) Series A funding round to support the development of the next phase of its career development, grow its team and accelerate expansion across Africa.  Launched in 2015, Fuzu aims to change the landscape of job search and recruitment in Africa, providing AI-powered personalised guidance to individual users, and talent acquisition and data services to organisations. Over the last five years it has become the most popular career development platform in Kenya, and having expanded to Uganda in 2018 it has more than 7.5 million lifetime users. Last funded in 2016, it has now secured Series A backing to expand its platform, team,...

Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) – Call For Proposals

The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) provides a range of financial and technical instruments to support projects proposed by enterprises, cooperatives and institutions along the entire commodity value chain in its member countries. These activities cover all segments of the value chain (including production, processing, financing, marketing etc.). The support is offered mainly through loans to finance equipment, working capital or trade finance needs. Project proposals incorporating innovative solutions for the commodity sector (e.g. new agritech applications, increase availability of renewable and affordable energy, expanding environmental services) are especially expected to be submitted. All interested parties are kindly invited to submit qualifying proposals no later...

Cote d’Ivoire: IFC leads financing for 390MW natural gas-fired power plant

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) announced the signing of a €303 million financing package for a new gas-fired power project in Côte d’Ivoire. The new Atinkou power plant consists of a 20-year concession to develop and operate a 390MW natural gas-fired power plant located about 40 kilometres west of Abidjan. By using highly efficient combined-cycle turbine technology, the plant will substantially contribute to reducing Côte d’Ivoire’s generation costs and GHG emissions, in part, through the displacement of older generation units. The sponsor of the project is the Eranove Group, a leading industrial group that manages a number of water and electricity assets in West and Central Africa. Read more...

SIERRA LEONE MINING & ENERGY CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION (SLME)

SLME is the region’s latest international mining & energy conference and gathering of top mining & hydrocarbons executives, representatives of regional executive authorities, investors, banks, industry associations, service companies and equipment producers for three days of networking, knowledge sharing and business matching. 1 -3 April 2020 Freetown, Sierra Leone. Read more from source article: https://www.slminingandenergy.com/ Click here to subscribe for GetFundedAfrica Newsletters: https://getfundedafrica.com/pricing-plans/ ...

Next Einstein Forum names 25 innovators at Nairobi gathering

The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) has announced the 25 finalists for its Challenge of Invention to Innovation (Ci2i) competition. They will pitch for a US$25,000 prize in each category, and get connected to investors in a one-of-a-kind ‘Sciencepreneur Investor Meetup. The finalists will also attend a lab-style bootcamp, held before the NEF Global Gathering. The bootcamp will involve pitch preparation and investment readiness sessions.  Read more from source article: https://disrupt-africa.com/2020/03/next-einstein-forum-names-25-innovators-competing-at-nairobi-gathering/ Click here to subscribe for GetFundedAfrica Newsletters: https://getfundedafrica.com/pricing-plans/ ...

10 African startups selected for the Westerwelle Young Founders Programme

Ten African entrepreneurs selected for the latest Westerwelle Young Founders Programme were last week in Berlin to attend the Young Founder Conference. Run by the Westerwelle Foundation for International Understanding, the programme aims to offer outstanding young entrepreneurs from developing and emerging countries six months of business mentoring. Read more from source article: https://ventureburn.com/2020/03/meet-10-african-startups-westerwelle-young-founders-programme/ Click here to subscribe for GetFundedAfrica Newsletters: https://getfundedafrica.com/pricing-plans/ ...

Pension Funds and Alternative Investments Africa Conference

Following the great success of PIAfrica 2019, the 4th edition of Pension Funds and Alternative Investments Africa Conference is confirmed for 19 – 20 March 2020 in Mauritius. PIAfrica 2020 will bring together key stakeholders from the sector across Africa, industry experts and speakers for 2 days of intense debate & high-level networking. PIAfrica has been designed to provide a comprehensive view of pension funds and African Alternative investment market.  Attendants will have the opportunity to witness high level sessions presented by Central Banks and Government leaders. Leading Pension Funds and Investment Companies will share their views on the current investment climate, the strategies to overcome existing challenges and the opportunities available to savvy investors....

GFA Daily Digest Mon, Mar. 16, 2020

East Africa Ethiopian reforms attract investor interest Africa EWB Canada launches $24m Africa-focused tech venture fund North Africa 3rd North Africa Renewable Energy Summit West Africa What’s fueling the rapid hotel growth in West Africa? Our previous weekend articles are here: 1) https://getfundedafrica.com/2020/03/14/gfa-weekend-feature-funding-fintech-in-africa/ 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/ Click here to subscribe for GetFundedAfrica Newsletters: https://getfundedafrica.com/pricing-plans/ ...

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