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FSU’s Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship to become the nation’s first stand-alone college of entrepreneurship

Florida State University’s Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship will become the university’s newest college. The Friday, Nov. 1 announcement by the Board of Trustees marks the success of the Jim Moran School since its inception in 2017. After the unanimous vote, the Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship will become the …

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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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BOOSTING AND HONORING ENTREPRENEURSHIP

AFRICAN AMERICAN ENTREPRENEURS ASSOCIATION IS HELPING BUSINESSES IN VOLUSIA AND FLAGLER COUNTIES EXCEL. DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR./HARDNOTTSPHOTOGRAPHY.COMLeslie Giscombe, founder and CEO of the African American Entrepreneurs Association, addresses the crowd at Monday night’s gala. BY ANDREAS BUTLERDAYTONA TIMES The African American Entrepreneurs Association (AAEA) is making strides in Volusia and Flagler …

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Amazon Launches Africa’s First Virtual B2B Technology Business Accelerator

Joburg-based tech accelerator Sw7 and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have partnered to launch a virtual B2B technology business accelerator which they claim to be Africa’s first. The two organizations said in a joint statement yesterday that the accelerator will assist founders of B2B and software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology businesses to scale using AWS …

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Tony Elumelu Foundation to open applications for the 2020 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme Jan 1

The Tony Elumelu Foundation(TEF) —Africa’s leading philanthropy dedicated to empowering African entrepreneurs—will begin accepting applications for the 2020 cohort of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme, on January 1, 2020. Applications are made through TEFConnect, the digital networking hub for the African entrepreneurship ecosystem, created by the Foundation. The TEF Entrepreneurship Programme …

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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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‘BUILDING RESILIENT CAPITAL MARKETS’

The theme for this conference, Building Resilient African Capital Markets is one that is more relevant at this point in time considering the events unfolding globally. SEE ALSO: First let me begin by speaking about how African securities exchanges can work towards their shared vision of creating effective and efficient capital market …

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Africa Business in Brief – 25 Nov 2019

Africa Investment Forum 2019: African Development Bank signs USD250-million risk participation agreement with ABSA, to address Africa’s trade financing gap The African Development Bank has signed an unfunded USD250-million Risk Participation Agreement (RPA) facility with ABSA – a pan-Africa financial institution with a solid presence in 12 African countries. The …

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