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European think tanks, private sector leaders gather in Brussels to discuss Africa’s Economic Transformation

The Tony Elumelu Foundation, Africa’s leading philanthropy empowering African entrepreneurs, will host a gathering of European think tanks, development organisations and private sector leaders in Brussels, Belgium to discuss ways to scale the impact of entrepreneurship in Africa and accelerate Africa’s economic transformation. Themed, “A Convening on Africa’s Economic Transformation: …

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Partnering with Visa, emerging market lender Branch International raises $170 million

The San Francisco-based startup Branch International, which makes small personal loans in emerging markets, has raised $170 million and announced a partnership with Visa to offer virtual, pre-paid debit cards to Branch client networks in Africa, South-Asia and Latin America. Branch — which has 150 employees in San Francisco, Lagos, Nairobi, …

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Amazon’s Big SMB Focus In 2019

Small to medium-size businesses (SMBs) drive the sales of more than half of all units sold on Amazon, and today (April 9), the eCommerce giant announced that it has launched 50 new tools and services since the start of the year to help more of them sell even more. Amazon, in …

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South Africa’s President Supports Small Businesses Through a $95 Million Funding

TechInAfrica – South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa, supports the growth of small businesses through a $95 million funding. The capital fund is invested in Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) and startups that are based and operated across the nation. The SME Fund is a part of the CEO Initiative setting …

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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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Facebook, SheLeadsAfrica to empower more female entrepreneurs in Nigerian universities

Chiamaka Ajeamo Facebook, in collaboration with SheLeadsAfrica to intensify entrepreneurial training and empower more females in entrepreneurship in Nigeria. It has said it would include 10 universities for the 2019 training. Speaking at the “SheMeansBusiness” dinner in Lagos, recently, Facebook Policy Programmes Head in Africa, Sherry Dzinoreva, declared that the training …

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MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab Holds Final Award Ceremony And Conference For The 12th Arab Startup Competition In Beirut, Lebanon

Under the Patronage of the President of the Council of Ministers His Excellency Mr. Saad Hariri ●       65 semifinalist teams of MIT Enterprise Forum Arab Startup Competition underwent 2 final rounds of judging, which determined 9 final winners (3 from each track). ●       MIT Enterprise Forum Arab Startup Competition is held …

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