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Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [1/12/2019]

his year’s Cape Town Startup Week (CTSUW) kicks off on Tuesday (3 December) and will run until next Thursday (5 December) with 16 confirmed events (see this story). The biggest event in Johannesburg this week is undoubtedly the Seedstars Africa Summit which takes place on Thursday (5 December). Elsewhere on the …

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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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Daily Post, others win big at African Advancement Forum Award in London [PHOTOS]

DAILY POST Nigeria and other big brands as well as global figures made history at the just concluded African Advancement Forum Award which held in London, United Kingdom. The hugely anticipated global 2019 Africa Advancement Forum Summit with the theme, “Building a Prosperous Africa on the Pillars of Peace, Security, …

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U.S Ambassador commends 125 Young African Leaders Initiative participants

The U.S. Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan addressed and presented plaques to outstanding participants in the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) West Africa Regional Leadership Center (RLC) training program.  One hundred twenty-five participants representing nine countries in the sub-region completed the three-week on-site training in Business and Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership, and Public …

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Global Entrepreneurship Week: Clearing barriers for young entrepreneurs

These past seven days formed the annual “Global Entrepreneurship Week” and it warms my heart to see that I can run short of fingers and toes when counting young Rwandan entrepreneurs that I know, off head, who are managing active enterprises in various sectors. From agro-processing to manufacturing, technology to hospitality, …

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Two Egyptian start-ups Won $215,000 out of Africa Netpreneur Initiative’s $1 Million Cash Prize

(MENAFN – Daily News Egypt) Omar Sakr, founder and CEO of Nawah-Scientific pocketed $150,000 cash prize during the grand final event ‘Africa’s Business Heroes’, hosted by Jack Ma Foundation held Saturday in Accra, Ghana. The Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative is Jack Ma’s flagship entrepreneur programme in Africa led by the …

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AMG founder scoops business leadership award

CONTROVERSIAL and flamboyant businessman Frank Buyanga who runs African Medallion Group (AMG) has won a prestigious award of the Pan African Humanitarian award for Excellence in Business Leadership in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) He was handed the gong at the fifth Pan African Humanitarian Summit and Awards ceremony popularly known …

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WEDF 2019 Young Social Entrepreneurs pitching competition: Winner announced

Siyabuddy beat off competition from social start-ups from Cameroon, Ethiopia and Guinea to take the grand prize of $5,000 in seed funding provided by the International Trade Centre. The World Export Development Forum 2019 was organized in partnership with Impact Hub Geneva’s Accelerate2030 programme, IceAddis, the Pierre Castel Foundation and …

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Charlotte Maxeke Secondary School goes to National Youth Awards

Young Entrepreneurs will be honoured at the sixth annual National Youth Awards set to take place at the Silverstar Casino ballroom on December 4. According to the general manager at Primestars, Nkosinathi Moshoana, thousands of high school learners from disadvantaged communities began this amazing journey in August 2019 by attending …

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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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