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Ghana’s Innovation and Startup Culture Thriving

ACCRA – Ghana is regarded as a West African hub of invention, with growing numbers of young people looking at local solutions to local problems.  In December, Ghana is hosting two conferences on innovation and technology. Alhassan Baba Muniru, co-founder of the Recycle Up company, wants to clean up the …

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MTN pledges to create more jobs, develop SMEs

Pan-Africa carrier MTN is placing job creation and small and medium enterprise (SME) development at the centre of its future plans in all countries in which it operates. The company has committed to creating jobs across its South African business and the rest of the world that will cover both …

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Expert tasks SMEs owners on technology

By Adeola Ogunlade Co-founder of Lagos Startup Week, Olumide olayinka has appealed to small scale business owners (SMEs) to take advantage of technology in order to enhance their business operations and scale across multiple countries. Olayinka said this at the 2019 Lagos Startup Week that took place across Lagos. It …

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How Nigeria’s Slourish facilitates micro-investments in SMEs

Nigerian startup Slourish’s mission is to develop and support African entrepreneurs, which it does through a variety of means, primarily its digital micro-investing platform. Founded last year, Slourish helps connect entrepreneurs with the resources they need, be that assistance with tasks as small as incorporation and corporate branding, or more ongoing assistance …

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Pioneering women-led SMMEs

Celebrating contributions women make to society and initiatives that help advance their social and economic status Despite clear evidence that women’s economic empowerment is key to inclusive growth and job creation, they remain under-represented in the entrepreneurial space, particularly in sectors like manufacturing. The Beier Group believes it has an …

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Small Businesses Encouraged To Continue Applying For Funding

In an attempt to address and get answers to the many questions regarding funding from developmental finance institutions (DFI’s) which are aimed at assisting small businesses with their start-up and other financial needs, Motheo Seleke from the Renewable Entrepreneurs Forum of South Africa hosted a session with the purpose of …

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