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  • Lagos Innovates Initiative Launched To Support Growth Of Nigerian Startups

    Tech startups in Lagos will benefit from the Lagos Innovates initiative. Photo: Errol Bennett - CNN By Peter Pedroncelli, 4:30 am

    Nigeria’s commercial hub is working hard to support tech startups in the city, with the launch of the Lagos Innovates initiative set to benefit the startup ecosystem in the country’s financial capital. The Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) and the Lagos State government have worked together to launch Lagos Innovates, an initiative intended to support the growth and sustainability of tech startups in the city.

  • Seedstars Provides Global Exposure For African Tech Startups

    Seedstars provides global exposure for tech startups. Photo - Seedstars By Peter Pedroncelli, 9:17 am

    The Seedstars Africa Summit brought together the best tech startup talent from around the continent this month, providing these early-stage companies with invaluable global exposure. The third annual Seedstars Africa Summit took place on Dec. 14 in Mozambique, with all of the winners of the various Seedstars World competitions throughout Africa attending the event. Seedstars World is the world’s biggest startup competition in emerging markets.

  • 12 Tech Startups Representing Africa At The Seedstars World Competition In 2018

    Seedstars World Competition - LangBot wins the Seedstars Ethiopia event in Addis Ababa. Photo - Twitter By Peter Pedroncelli, 4:10 am AFKI Original

    The Seedstars World Competition in 2018 will bring together the best tech startup talent from around the world this coming April. Africa will be represented by a list of winners from the various Seedstars World competitions that took place during the last year throughout Africa. Seedstars World, which describes itself as the world’s biggest startup competition in emerging markets, holds these events in around 70 countries before winners are selected to take part in a grand final.

  • 9 Tech Startup Finalists In The Seedstars Dakar Competition

    MaTontine is the winner of the Seedstars Dakar competition. Photo - DisruptAfrica By Peter Pedroncelli, 5:15 am AFKI Original

    The Seedstars Dakar Competition served as the Senegalese leg of the global early-stage startups competition for emerging markets. The competition took place at the end of September, with 9 of the best startups aiming to be the representative from Senegal for the global final event next year, with more African countries taking part than ever before. Seedstars World holds these events in over 65 countries before winners are selected to take part in a grand final.

  • Cameroon Set For First Taste Of Seedstars World Tech Startup Competition

    tech startup competition - Seedstars World is in Duoala for the Cameroon leg of the global tech startups competition. Photo - Ventureburn By Peter Pedroncelli, 8:51 am

    A total of 11 Cameroonian tech startups have been selected to take part in the country’s local Seedstars World competition on September 29, with the winner of the early-stage startup contest in Douala earning the right to pitch to investors at a final in Switzerland next year. The global tech startup competition will be the first-ever Seedstars event in Cameroon, with the 11 startups who were announced this week pitching to a panel of judges.

  • 10 Tech Startup Finalists In The Seedstars Lagos Competition

    Medsaf won the 2017 Seedstars Lagos competition. Photo - VC4A By Peter Pedroncelli, 3:49 am AFKI Original

    The Seedstars Lagos Competition served as the Nigerian leg of the global early-stage startups competition for emerging markets took place at the end of August, with 10 of the best startups vying to be the representative from Nigeria for the global final event next year. Here are the 10 tech startup finalists that were in consideration for the Seedstars Lagos Competition.

  • Artificial Intelligence Bot That Teaches Languages Wins Seedstars Ethiopia

    Seedstars World Competition - LangBot wins the Seedstars Ethiopia event in Addis Ababa. Photo - Twitter By Peter Pedroncelli, 6:24 am

    LangBot, an artificial intelligence language teaching chatbot emerged as the winner of Seedstars Ethiopia, the early-stage startups competition that spans the globe and chooses winners from a selection of impressive tech companies. LangBot will now represent Ethiopia at the Seedstars World final alongside the winners of local Seedstars events in Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, Tunisia and Mozambique, after the gamified chatbot innovation was selected as the best Ethiopian startup at local tech hub Iceaddis on Monday.

  • South African Medical Tech Startup Aiming To Empower Doctors Across The Globe

    Dr Khan, CEO and co-founder of South African medical tech startup, EMGuidance. Photo - Twitter By Peter Pedroncelli, 6:42 am

    South African medical tech startup Essential Medical Guidance, known simply as EMGuidance, won the South African leg of the Seedstars World competition at the end of June. EMGuidance provides a mobile app, which was launched last year, allowing doctors and medical professionals to source treatment protocols for chronic conditions and information on medication that differs from region to region, giving those in the medical profession the ability to make informed decisions.

  • Challenges For Ghanaian Tech Startup: ‘Credibility, Investors’

    By Steven J. Smith, 11:00 am

    Building a startup in Ghana has been a challenge, says tech company co-founder Isaac Nii Noi Nortey. “We want to be a global business, and to do that we’ve needed to build credibility,” he said. “Because of Internet fraud and other such issues associated with Africa, that’s been a big challenge. And then access to funds. There are no ‘angel’ investors in Africa. So there are trust issues we need to overcome to get to the next level.”

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