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EDF-Energy Generation equips about 100 West African women, Togolese included, with tools to foster solar entrepreneurship

(Togo First) – Signed about a year ago, the partnership between French energy firm EDF and Lomé-based pan-African company Energy Generation has yielded its first results. Concretely, EDF taught, under a program named “Women and Solar Entrepreneurship,” about a hundred women from Togo, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire, techniques related to …

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Nestlé launches R&D innovation challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa

Today, Nestlé kicked off a Research and Development (R&D) innovation challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa as part of the company’s efforts to contribute to the local innovation ecosystem. The challenge will help boost local entrepreneurship, as well as provide a platform for start-ups and universities to contribute to local sustainable growth …

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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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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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9 African entrepreneurs selected for Westerwelle Young Founders Programme

Nine African startup founders have been selected to take part in the Westerwelle Young Founders Programme, offering them access to mentorship and networking opportunities. The Westerwelle Young Founders Programme, run by the Berlin-based Westerwelle Foundation, is a fully-funded six-month programme for outstanding young entrepreneurs from emerging and developing countries. It aims …

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