10 more African countries are working towards local Startup Acts

Development of Startup Acts, entrepreneurship policies or policy visions are ongoing in at least 10 African countries as efforts continue to legislate to ensure the growth of startup ecosystems on the continent. he first specific startup law globally was passed in Italy in 2012, while Africa’s first Startup Act was passed by the Tunisian governmentContinue reading “10 more African countries are working towards local Startup Acts”

Nigerian fintech startups PiggyVest and Cowrywise are scaling up to become digital banks

Earlier today, users of Nigerian online savings and investment platform PiggyVest received emails introducing them to “NUBAN Account Numbers for PiggyVest”. The new feature allows users to fund their PiggyFlex accounts via a dedicated bank account number from Providus Bank. The PiggyFlex Account, launched in June 2018, is a sub-account where all interests earned on PiggyVestContinue reading “Nigerian fintech startups PiggyVest and Cowrywise are scaling up to become digital banks”

Publiseer joins the list of 100 most innovative African startups

Publiseer, a Nigerian digital content distribution platform, has been selected as one of the 100 most innovative and promising African startups to attend the fully funded Africa Moves Summit in Tunisia. Africa Moves announced the selection of 100 of the most innovative and promising African startups for the June 17-21 Africa Moves’ Summit in Tunisia. TheContinue reading “Publiseer joins the list of 100 most innovative African startups”

Empowering Young Africans: Osinbajo speaks on entrepreneurship

L-R, Segun Osoba, Osinbajo and Tony Elumelu at the Tony Elumelu Foundation Forum in Abuja on Saturday Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says that the promise of establishing entrepreneurship banks in Africa is one that must be kept. Osinbajo expressed this view in his address at the fifth edition of the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum(TEFforum2019)Continue reading “Empowering Young Africans: Osinbajo speaks on entrepreneurship”

21 Kenyan podcasts you should be listening to

Podcasts have certainly become very popular the last two years. Two years ago, in 2017, they might have been only ten or so active Kenyan podcasts. The number has grown steadily and one would be spoiled for choice on the decision of which podcast to subscribe to. Here is a list of fairly recent KenyanContinue reading “21 Kenyan podcasts you should be listening to”

The 77 Percent —Digitalization in Africa

From mobile money transactions to start-ups digitalization is making an impact in Africa. The Africa Union plans to have all people, governments and businesses connected by 2030. But how realistic is this when the World Bank says only 24% of the people are using the internet? Continue reading …

Norrsken opens East Africa startup fund and hub in Kigali

Startups in East Africa have a new source for investment and mentorship. Sweden’s Norrsken Foundation — a co-working space and investment fund based in Stockholm — opened its tech fund and entrepreneurship hub in Rwanda today to support ventures across the region. Norrsken’s Kigali center is located on the former École Belge campusand will begin with seedContinue reading “Norrsken opens East Africa startup fund and hub in Kigali”

Six up-and-coming South African entrepreneurs playing a major role in growing the country’s economy

In a special 2019 series, Compelo is shining a spotlight on South Africa. Here, Dan Robinson profiles some of the emerging entrepreneurs in South Africa, who are helping to grow the economy of both country and African continent As the birthplace of Elon Musk, South Africa is associated with one of the world’s most prolificContinue reading “Six up-and-coming South African entrepreneurs playing a major role in growing the country’s economy”

African Youth Join Hands for Self-Employment

By Fatma Abdu YOUNG entrepreneurs across Africa have reached a consensus on key issues affecting youth employment and entrepreneurship on the continent. One of the key issues, forged by youth from 17 commonwealth African countries, was to forge a new strategic direction for the network to enable them become self-employed. Speaking during the threeday strategyContinue reading “African Youth Join Hands for Self-Employment”

Africa’s Tech Challenges Open Opportunities for Innovation

Verraki Partners, a business and technology solutions firm recently launched in Lagos, has reiterated the call for indigenous companies to see the continent’s hurdles as opportunities to innovate and take advantage of the gaps to create unique local solutions. Verraki’s Managing Partner, Mr. Niyi Yusuf, who made the call, asserted that the current limitations provideContinue reading “Africa’s Tech Challenges Open Opportunities for Innovation”