Enter the Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards

The Department of Economic Development and Tourism is calling for entries for the 2019 Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards. The Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards 2019 (WCERA) is the second edition of a competition that recognises the achievements and potential of some of the Province’s most exciting entrepreneurs. It is vital for an economy toContinue reading “Enter the Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards”

Expectations rise for Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum

The stage is getting bigger for the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum; and so are the multiplicity of roles it is inadvertently assuming, and rising expectations.Having five African Presidents, over 60 global speakers from the public and private sectors across three continents together is a large private sector platform for empowerment and generation of ideas.AtContinue reading “Expectations rise for Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum”

Pan-African incubator Energy Generation launches a business school dedicated to energy, technological innovation and entrepreneurship, in Lomé

(Togo First) – Pan-African incubator Energy Generation will open, next October, in Lomé and Accra a business school dedicated to energy, technological innovation and entrepreneurship. Named Business & Energy School, this school will offer three programs:  Bachelor I in Management of Sales Administration and Business Relationship ; Bachelor III in Business Management and an MBA. TheContinue reading “Pan-African incubator Energy Generation launches a business school dedicated to energy, technological innovation and entrepreneurship, in Lomé”

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”

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”

This Could Be the True Pride of Africa: South African’s New Business Class on the A330

outh African Airways has gotten a fair amount of attention here at TPG. Through our involvement in PeaceJam, we’ve attended the annual PeaceJam conferences in both South Africa and Ghana, among others. A few years ago, TPG flew SAA’s A340-600 on its daily nonstop flight between New York-JFK and Johannesburg in order to get to the conference in CapeContinue reading “This Could Be the True Pride of Africa: South African’s New Business Class on the A330”

How Jumia claimed Africa

Jumia, Africa’s largest online retailer, was founded in 2012 by Sacha Poignonnec and Jeremy Hodara, who were both former employees of the American worldwide management consulting firm, McKinsey & Company. Jumia offers customers the ability to buy products online, like phones and shoes, as well as groceries, flights, food delivery, and offers bill paying and cellularContinue reading “How Jumia claimed Africa”

Helping Africa’s Smallholders Feed the World

Sustainable Development Goal 2 – which aims to end hunger by 2030 – is achievable. But it will require a commitment from both governments and the private sector to help rural farmers shift to sustainable – and profitable – agricultural practices. In the rural village of Kura in Kano State, Nigeria, where I grew up,Continue reading “Helping Africa’s Smallholders Feed the World”

Africa-Wide Free-Trade Zone Launched, With Potential $2.5tn Market

The largest free-trade in the world, spanning the African continent with its 1.2 billion people, has come into effect, aiming to eradicate tariffs and create single market for a potential market worth $2.5 trillion. The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) comes into effect on 30 May 2019, having been signed by 52 of theContinue reading “Africa-Wide Free-Trade Zone Launched, With Potential $2.5tn Market”

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”