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Startups from the UAE and Africa to connect at Africa Tech Summit

Startups from the UAE and Africa will participate in the first-ever Chamberthon event that will be organised and hosted by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry during the Africa Tech Summit in Kigali, Rwanda, on February 13th-15th. The Chamberthon will provide a creative environment where UAE and African startups can collaborate and develop new innovative…

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Microsoft: Getting behind AI growth in Africa
Microsoft: Getting behind AI growth in Africa

The impact of artificial intelligence (AI) dominated discussions at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos – with delegates touching on everything from ethics to democratization and workforce re-skilling – Amrote Abdella, Regional Director, Microsoft 4Afrika.  While AI is primed to be the driving force of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, its widespread acceptance and adoption…

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African tech investment -whats next in 2019?
African tech investment -whats next in 2019?

Deals. Deals. Deals. African tech start-ups dominated headlines for record-breaking fundraise announcements in 2018. Cellulant raised. Africa’s Talking raised. Tizeti raised. mSurvey raised. Farmcrowdy raised. Piggybank raised. Kobo360 raised. Jumo raised. Zola Electric raised. TradeDepot raised. And there’s more. Recent reports estimate that tech start-ups have secured $334.5M in 2018, according to the recently published…

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Music, entertainment and tech to collide at Africa Tech Summit Kigali
Music, entertainment and tech to collide at Africa Tech Summit Kigali

With just two weeks to go until  Africa Tech Summit Kigali – Feb 14th/15th, we uncover the ongoing collaboration with media and entertainment and the rise of technology on the continent which will be unpacked at the Creative Summit. The Summit will connect industry players such as Boomplay Music, Safaricom Songa, Telkom Kenya, Vox Africa and Econet Group with…

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Africa Startup Summit announces Queen’s Young Leaders Programme as Gold Sponsor

The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme has been announced as Gold Sponsor of next month’s Africa Startup Summit, set to facilitate a host of pitching and acceleration opportunities at the flagship event in Kigali, Rwanda. The inaugural Africa Startup Summit takes place at the Kigali Convention Centre on February 14-15, via a partnership between tech startup…

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10 startups selected to Pitch Live at Africa Startup Summit
10 startups selected to Pitch Live at Africa Startup Summit

Ten companies from across the continent have been selected to pitch on stage to investors, corporates, media and other stakeholders at the Africa Startup Summit in Rwanda next month at Africa Tech Summit Kigali, Feb 14th and 15th. The inaugural Africa Startup Summit will bring together stakeholders in the tech startup space across the continent…

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Last call for applications to Pitch Live at the Africa Startup Summit

Startups from around Africa have until Friday 11th to apply to Pitch Live at the Africa Startup Summit in Kigali in February, with 10 startups to be given the chance to take to the stage before an audience of over 400 investors, corporate partners, accelerators and media. The Africa Startup Summit will bring together stakeholders…

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Fintech is still the preferred sector in Africa for global VCs to invest in
Fintech is still the preferred sector in Africa for global VCs to invest in

With traditional banks still struggling to reach the 95 million unbanked adults across Sub-Saharan Africa, it comes as no surprise that in 2018, investors (locally and internationally) are still backing the new wave of Fintech startups that are levelling the playing field for the unbanked and underserved in Africa. Disrupt Africa’s African Tech Startups Funding…

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Pitch Live at Africa Startup Summit
Applications open to Pitch Live at Africa Startup Summit

Applications are open to startups from around the continent to Pitch Live at the Africa Startup Summit in Kigali on February 13th to 15th 2019, with 10 startups to be given the chance to take to the stage before an audience of over 400 investors, corporate partners, accelerators and media. The Africa Startup Summit will bring together…

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Industry leaders announced to speak at Africa Tech Summit Kigali 2019
35 industry leaders announced to speak at Africa Tech Summit Kigali 2019

With less than three months to go until Africa Tech Summit Kigali 2019 on February 13-15th, the first 35 expert speakers from across the continent have been announced for the pan-African event at the Kigali Convention Centre in Rwanda. The Summit will connect over 400 African corporates, start-ups, investors and creatives, sharing insights from industry leaders…

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