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PayGo Energy provides clean and affordable gas on a pay-as-you-go basis. Our micro-payment structure aligns with existing consumer spending habits to overcome current cost barriers and enable access a stable supply of LPG. We sell gas on a pay-as-you-go basis making it affordable for BOP customers and price competitive with charcoal and kerosene. More >>

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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One of the key features of the African digital renaissance is that it is increasingly home grown. In other sectors of the African economy, such as mining or agribusiness, much of the know-how is imported and the wealth extracted. But Africa’s 700 million or so mobile subscribers use services that are provided locally, and they […]

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

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On the 17th of July 2013 iHub Consulting in partnership with the African Management Initiative (AMI) held its first business management training targeting entrepreneurs. AMI is a pan-African organisation that offers high-quality, affordable, practical and locally relevant management education to managers and entrepreneurs across Africa – both online and offline. AMI courses cover issues that […]

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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 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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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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