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Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week

Startup founders in Cape Town have a choice of two Solution Space events to attend on Friday (3 May). The first is a VC Office Hours session with Hlayisani Capital portfolio manager Mathew Palin. The second is an IP Office Hours session with Von Seidels founding partner Rowan Joseph. For those in …

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Fairfield University’s StartUp Entrepreneurship Competition

The annual Shark Tank-style competition will see four teams compete in front of a panel of investors for seed money. From Fairfield University: Mark your calendar for Thursday, April 25 at 6 p.m. for Fairfield University’s StartUp Showcase, the annual Shark Tank-style entrepreneurship competition, where select teams of student entrepreneurs will make their …

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Director of Entrepreneurship Peter Rachor to leave UP

Peter Rachor, director of Entrepreneurship and of the university’s nationally awarded Entrepreneur Scholars program, will leave the University of Portland after this academic year. Rachor has accepted the Hynds Entrepreneurship Fellowship at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. The five-year fellowship will mirror some of his work at UP. During the first …

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Entrepreneurs capture funding, support in new venture competitions at Tufts University

Annual contests celebrate innovation, entrepreneurship across Tufts community7 MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (April 16, 2019)—Five new ventures, including a noninvasive alternative to traditional methods of spay and neuter and a “hard” kombucha, took home top prizes at Tufts University’s annual entrepreneurship competitions: the 15th annual $100k New Ventures Competition and the Tufts Food and Entrepreneurship Competition. …

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Dakar Network Angels launches, makes Coliba its first investment

Dakar Network Angels (DNA) has launched to back tech startups in Francophone Africa, and made Ivory Coast waste collection and management startup Coliba its first portfolio company. Dakar Network Angels is an angel investing group comprised of 31 members across four continents, who are either investment professionals or industry experts willing …

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TechPreneur Africa – Nigeria

TechPreneur Africa focuses on accelerating development across Africa by building meaningful partnership and linkages with more developed regions of the world. Founded with the support of the MIT Legatum Center for Development & Entrepreneurship and the MasterCard Foundation, TechPreneur Africa is a social impact organization that empowers African entrepreneurs, institutions, …

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Street Business School – Uganda

Our story begins with one courageous woman. In a chance encounter, our founders met Millie Grace Akena while walking through a Ugandan slum. Millie sat outside of her mud home, rolling beads from strips of paper under the sweltering sun, when Devin Hibbard, Ginny Jordan and Torkin Wakefield stopped to …

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