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Annual Entrepreneurship Day at IIE MSA

On Thursday , 21 November, IIE MSA and the Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA) hosted their Annual Entrepreneurship Day at the IIE MSA campus in Ruimsig. The event was open to all aspiring and current entrepreneurs who want to learn about starting their own businesses. The session included an exciting …

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Local entrepreneurs honored at annual event

Local entrepreneurs were recognized Thursday night at Glendale Gardens during the fourth annual Har­din County Entrepreneurial Awards banquet. The event took place during Global Entrepreneurship Week and recognized several local business people for their ventures. Jim Fugitte, an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2001, presented the State …

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Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [24/11/2019]

The year is almost over, but there are still plenty of events for those in Africa’s tech startup sector to attend. On Thursday (28 November) edtech incubator Injini will hold a panel discussion and pitch competition at V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. In Johannesburg the Southern Africa Startup Awards grand …

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Billionaire encourages Africa’s young entrepreneurs with cash prize

Jack Ma, founder of China’s Internet giant Alibaba, says his foundation has dedicated a support package to young entrepreneurs across the African continent. The Jack Ma Foundation gave a total cash prize of one million dollars (Sh100 million) to support the enterprises of 10 young African entrepreneurs during the maiden …

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Cornell launches online entrepreneurship program

To bring a startup business to market, an entrepreneur needs to assess the viability of their concept, develop a strategic framework and navigate the due diligence required to finance it. On Nov. 19, National Entrepreneurs Day, Cornell launched a new Entrepreneurship certificate program, designed to develop the necessary knowledge and skills …

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New entrepreneurs get boost

Equipment presented. From the left are Modise Sehularo (Director of Small Business Development at the Department of Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs), Maureen Makume (Mangaung Small and Medium Enterprise officer), Nonkululeko Mlonyeni (benefiting entrepreneur) and Andrew Setho (Mangaung branch manager of Seda). Photo: Teboho Setena A group …

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Africa: Boost Africa Investment, Germany’s Merkel Tells ‘Compact With Africa’ Summit

An Africa investment summit has begun in Berlin with Chancellor Angela Merkel insisting the continent has an “important role,” offering “more chances than risks.” But German industry wants “better” credit guarantees. Berlin’s second “Compact with Africa”dialogue, launched in 2017 when Germany held the G20 presidency and set to run for …

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Silicon Valley’s Portfolia Launches 8th Fund to Focus on African-American, Latino, LGBTQ Markets and Entrepreneurs

The Rising America Fund is the first of its kind to be led by a team of African-American and Latina women partners MENLO PARK, Calif., Nov. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Portfolia, which creates investment funds designed for women to back companies they want to see in the world, has announced the launch of …

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Here’s what startups had to say about SBC AfriTech’s 2019 programme

In an earlier statement following the conclusion of the 2019 cohort’s demo day, SBC AfriTech CEO and co-founder Philip Kiracofe commented that the graduation of the 10 startups from the programme is “just the beginning” for these firms. Ten African startups are ready to grow their business offerings, after graduating from Startupbootcamp …

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