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Networking initiative connecting 50m women entrepreneurs to take off in Kigali

A new Pan-African networking platform to connect 50 million African women in business will be launched in Kigali next week during the upcoming Global Gender Summit. This year’s Global Gender Summit, is hosted by the African Development Bank in partnership with the government of Rwanda and supported by other multilateral …

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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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SBA to host Youth Entrepreneurship Summit at Bowie St.

The U.S. Small Business Administration will host a youth entrepreneurship summit Thursday at Bowie State University during Global Entrepreneurship Week to connect student entrepreneurs with small business resources as they explore career paths and opportunities. Students will hear from successful young entrepreneurs, learn about resources that support small business needs and connect …

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Virginia Tech focuses on entrepreneurship

BLACKSBURG, VA (WVNS) — A program at Virginia Tech empowers students with knowledge and skills to build or launch companies. According to a release, the Apex Center for Entrepreneurship is on track to engage more than 3,000 students across the college campus. Apex Director Sean Collins shared that the center …

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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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