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Startupbootcamp To Launch Its Maiden Accelerator Program

Startupbootcamp, a global network of industry startup accelerators recently made an announcement about the launch of its maiden edition of accelerator program in Africa, which is to be held in Cape Town, South Africa. Accelerator programs are intended to accelerate the growth of startups and also to expand the startup. Startupbootcamp isn’t straying away from this purpose as the network ... Read More »

Liquid Telecom Appoints Two New Neotel Executives

Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary company of Econet Global, has appointed Raj Jandu as Neotel CFO, while the Chief Sales and Marketing Officer position at Neotel was allocated to Michael Allschwang. FEATURED: Vodacom Tanzania Pushes Forward Its IPO Date There has been anticipation about the acquisition of Neotel by Liquid Telecom for about 10 months now –June 2016. The ... Read More »

Huawei Looking To Top SA’s Smartphone Market

Setting and achieving goals means progress for every successful business right? Well, Huawei has now set a target of theirs and that is to reach the top two positions of the smartphone market in South Africa. Internationally, the company is on the number 3 spot, and in 2016, 139 million units of its consumer division were shipped. Also last year, ... Read More »

SA’s Takealot Gets Investment From Naspers

Takealot, a South African e-commerce startup has received a huge boost in finances as Naspers, a large entertainment company made an investment of R960 million ($69.4 million) to the startup. READ MORE: NetPlusDotCom Chosen To Partake In Mastercard’s Start Path Takealot whose base is in Cape Town is definitely utilizing the goodwill that comes with its name I have to say ... Read More »

SA’s Fintech Startup ‘Entersekt’ Wins Best Mobile Security Award

South Africa’s Fintech, Enterksekt for the second year running has emerged the winner of the category “Best Mobile Security Technology” at the 2017 Banker Africa South Africa Banking Awards. The award recognition is yearly and it’s not restricted to any financial institutions in the country. The award recognitions honour and appreciate exquisite performance and excellence in the financial services industry. ... Read More »

Plug And Play Picks Nigeria’s Flutterwave and South Africa’s Hepstar For Its Accelerator Programs

The world’s largest startup accelerator, Plug and Play has chosen 175 startups for its accelerator program with Nigeria’s Flutterwave and South Africa’s Hepstar being part of the list. Plug and Play is an international platform for corporations, startups and investors and it’s one of the most active VCs (Venture Capitals) in Silicon Valley. Considering the vast number of accelerator programs, you must be ... Read More »

VAST Networks in SA Chooses Cape To Monitor Wi-Fi Performance

Cape, South African Wi-Fi monitoring company has been chosen by VAST Networks, SA’s leading Wi-Fi providing and SA’s first open access company to monitor its broad range Wi-Fi network. Cape as the name sounds (lol) is based in Cape Town, SA. Cape is a hardware and an SaaS(Software as a Service) company with the aim of seeking the Internet’s betterment. You ... Read More »

Country With The Fastest Mobile Internet Connection

Etisalat Nigeria 4G LTE launched

In OpenSignal’s latest look at overall speeds around the world, they found that speeds are steadily on the rise as LTE continues to displace 3G. Even in Nigeria, one cannot deny the fact that very recently, the 4G LTE network has been on a rapid upward spiral. A whole lot of smartphones newly released do support the 4G network. This ... Read More »

Nigerian, Kenyan & South African Startups Can Now Join Google’s Launchpad Accelerator

Google Launchpad Accelerator

In a bid to continue its expansion, big Daddy G. has decided to extend one of its programs to Nigerian startups and this one’s called the Launchpad Accelerator program, and this is the first time they are doing so. Read more: Gionee F5 Lite With 4GB RAM, Price In Nigeria, Specs And Review Have you and your team set out to ... Read More »

List Of Tech Hubs In Africa: Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda & Others

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Firstly, what is a Tech Hub? According to Roland Tritsch, VP of Global Engineering at Nitro, “‘Tech hub’ is a term we hear bandied about often but how is it actually defined? I’d be inclined to describe a tech hub as a type of ‘utopia’ where things happen faster, people are smarter and meeting investors is easier – as a ... Read More »