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Seed grant of R50k among prizes on offer at YEEP Africa Ideas & Pitch Challenge bootcamp

The Youth Enterprise Exchange Programme (YEEP) Africa’s YEEP Ideas & Pitch Challenge bootcamp kicks off this Friday (29 November) in Johannesburg. One aspiring entrepreneur stands the chance to take home a R50 000 seed grant. The challenge is organised in partnership with the UN Association of South Africa (UNA_SA), University …

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‘BUILDING RESILIENT CAPITAL MARKETS’

The theme for this conference, Building Resilient African Capital Markets is one that is more relevant at this point in time considering the events unfolding globally. SEE ALSO: First let me begin by speaking about how African securities exchanges can work towards their shared vision of creating effective and efficient capital market …

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Africa Business in Brief – 25 Nov 2019

Africa Investment Forum 2019: African Development Bank signs USD250-million risk participation agreement with ABSA, to address Africa’s trade financing gap The African Development Bank has signed an unfunded USD250-million Risk Participation Agreement (RPA) facility with ABSA – a pan-Africa financial institution with a solid presence in 12 African countries. The …

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E-Commerce: Botswana’s untapped potential

Although Africa might still be attributing a small proportion of total retail sales to electronic commerce – e-commerce – globally, the industry is growing and Botswana can take the lead in being e-commerce hub in Africa, experts have said. Local and international business magnates made the charge during the monthly …

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Nearly $62 million is headed to Africa to support women in business

early USD$62 million for women in business is headed to the African continent, after the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) announced on Monday its funding allocation for the African Development Bank and its own women-focused programs. The funding through AfDB’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) will be …

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PARATUS, DOLOLO INITIATIVE SET TO CONNECT ENTREPRENEURS TO THE WORLD VIA HUB

Paratus Namibia has partnered with Dololo to become the connectivity sponsor of DoBox, a project that aims to connect entrepreneurs to the world. DoBox is Namibia’s newest business incubator and coworking space for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs. Dololo is developing the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Namibia, its mission is to empower future …

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Are you an Agritech Startup? Apply for Innov8Agric Challenge to Win up to $5,000 in Funding

Applications are now open for early stage agritech startups to apply for the 2019 Innov8Agric Challenge. Currently, in its 2nd edition, the challenge is aimed at discovering innovative ideas in the Agritech space in Africa as well as support them to scale their operations. The challenge is organised by Crenov8 …

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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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Applications for the third season of the FemBioBiz Acceleration Programme to close next week

Are you a woman entrepreneur running a business in agri-food, health, biowaste, natural beauty products or nutrition? Applications for this year’s edition of the FemBioBiz Acceleration Programme will close next week Saturday (20 April). Entries are open to individuals from all Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states. The programme — which is …

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