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DEMO Africa is the flagship initiative of the Liberating Innovation in Opportunity Nations or LIONS@FRICA partnership, an innovative new partnership aimed at enhancing and deepening startup and innovation ecosystems of fast-growing African economies.LIONS@FRICA brings together the U.S. State Department, Microsoft, Nokia, InfoDEV, the African Development Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development, DEMO, Startup Weekend, […]

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VENTURES AFRICA –Sub-Saharan Africa has witnessed dramatic growth in ICT access the past few years – and whilst being the fastest growing region for e-infrastructure development, lack of accurate knowledge on past and current development projects creates uncertainties that hamper the effectiveness of investments. Speaking to Ventures Africa, Louis Papaemmanuel, Director of the iMENTORS project, […]

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The best way to predict the future is to create it! The Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) is committed to building a promising future by investing in Africa’s capacity is to cultivate local innovation and entrepreneurship. Creating African-led solutions to every day challenges is critical to sustaining and expanding Africa’s economic growth. The IPA invests […]

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The VentureOut Challenge—a campaign by infoDev and CRDF Global to help mobile apps go international—announced today the 24 competitors with the most potential and preparation to enter new international markets. The 24 semifinalists will receive hands-on business mentorship from one of eight local tech community partners that will serve as international landing pads for each […]

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Think what the future of transport will look like in South Africa in a few decades time. Okay, there probably won’t be flying cars or Elon Musk-ish hyperloops. It’s more likely going to be along the lines of peer-to-peer data sharing or having access to all your travel information in the palm of your hand. […]

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DEMO Africa just announced the 40 entrepreneurs selected to launch at this year’s DEMO Africa conference, held in Nairobi, Kenya, on October 24 and 25. DEMO Africa is a must-attend event for both investors, entrepreneurs, tech media & others looking for Africa’s “next big things”. You can now book your tickets online. This year DEMO Africa […]

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Global technological giants Google have joined the ‘Africa rising’ bandwagon by launching a competition in which entrepreneurs, creatives, innovators and web lovers across the continent will share their stories of how the web has transformed their lives and work. “Whether you’re a photographer, an entrepreneur, a fashion designer or a community activist, if the internet […]

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Africa is not the first place that comes to mind when thinking about innovative forms of raising capital. Yet Kenya’s m:lab, a technology hub funded by the World Bank specializing in mobile innovation that has become one of the cradles of East Africa’s growing high-tech sector, is doing precisely that, using crowd funding, a form […]

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Many technology start-up companies in Africa had humble beginnings, and while a business has to start at the bottom, there is no problem with dreaming big. Africa has huge potential when it comes to technology start-ups (image: stock.xchng) Here are some of the hottest technology start-ups from across the African continent, and we believe they […]

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African Institution of Technology (AFRIT) Technology non-profit organization working with schools, SMEs and governments in Africa Ndubuisi Ekekwe is the founder of the non-profit African Institution of Technology. Dr. Ekekwe, featured in Marquis’ Who’s Who in America, is the Chair of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers) Boston GOLD Executive Committee. An inventor, […]

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