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FACT SHEET: The United States’ Investment in Emerging Global Entrepreneurs

Today, as global entrepreneurs gathered for an event at the White House, President Obama announced several steps to increase support for emerging entrepreneurs here in the United States and around the world.  First, the President made investing in women and youth entrepreneurs the top priority for his Administration’s global entrepreneurship programs.  Second, ahead of his […]

Event organizers, competition organizers, corporations, foundations, accelerators, incubators, investment funds and other startup ecosystem players can now publish branded promo pages on the VC4Africa platform and use these pages to launch their campaigns and collect applications from entrepreneurs across Africa. Partner Pages are a great way to launch and promote events, programs and campaigns and […]

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Kenya’s Sendy: Connecting Customers to Trustworthy Couriers

Kenyan startup Sendy has launched to provide a platform for on-demand deliveries, connecting customers with reliable couriers who have been reviewed by other users. Allowing customers to contract a reliable rider and pay via mobile money or Visa, Sendy seeks to overcome the lack of trust between customers and couriers and gains revenues through a […]

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New Jersey-based Kirusa, a developer of Voice SMS based Mobile Value Added Services (MVAS) for emerging markets, has acquired Saya, a Ghana-based developer of mobile messaging apps for feature phones. Often described as the ‘WhatsApp for feature phones’, Saya is a mobile messaging app that caters to high-growth mobile markets worldwide, bringing cheap mobile messaging […]

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I was driving home from the BIO conference in San Diego last month and had lots of time for a phone call with Dave, an ex student and now a founder who wanted to update me on his Customer Discovery progress. Dave was building a mobile app for matching college students who needed to move […]

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Seedstars World just sent me a list of 19 emerging markets startups that have won its competitions around the world. The Geneva-based company holds competitions for startups; the competitions culminate in an innovation conference in February in Switzerland. Seedstars World is affiliated with Seedstars, a venture firm. All the companies that make it through the […]

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How much difference can one company make? Mark Zuckerberg appears to be setting out to test that question with his immodest goal of connecting everyone on the planet to the Internet. While many companies talk about “doing well by doing good,” Facebook’s Internet.org initiative makes most other corporate projects for social betterment look banal. But […]

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The many startups and accelerators popping up across the African continent have attracted much attention from stateside techies and major corporations. However, what have yet to be highlighted are the entrepreneurs championing African innovation in our own backyard. The Washington, D.C., accelerator tiphub recently teamed up with the Maryland-based advisory group Mansa Colabs to do […]

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In the past few years, we've seen more founders from around the world coming to Silicon Valley to start startups. In YC's W14 batch alone, we had founders from 22 different countries, and every year we see an increasing number of international applicants.  We want to help founders from all over learn about startups, so […]

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Becoming an investable startup in east africa the pivot east criteria – april 2014 from John Kieti

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