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Startup Week is a free, five-day celebration of community that builds momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship and SME’s. It is always a week with Africa’s most forward thinking Entrepreneurs & Innovators. The venue is: Lagos – Oriental Hotel,Victoria Island , Lagos Lagos, Lagos NG   You can still register here.  

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DEMO Africa is one of the flagship initiatives of LIONS@frica and aims to connect African startups to the global ecosystem. DEMO Africa is the place where the most innovative companies from African countries get a platform to launch their products and announce to Africa and the world what they have developed. DEMO AFRICA 2015. When: Thursday 24 – Friday 25 September, 2015. Where: Eko Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria. To learn more and register, click here.

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On Wednesday September 23, 2015, the African Business Angel Network (ABAN), Lagos Angels Network (LAN), DEMO Africa and Venture Capital for Africa (VC4Africa), jointly present “The African Opportunity: Angel Investing in Africa” Investor Summit at DEMO Africa 2015. The summit will bring together early stage investors and leading opinion leaders from across the continent, Europe and the US and will precede DEMO Africa 2015, the launch platform for new technology, September 24 – 25.   […]

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In lead to the 2nd annual Angel Investor Summit (september 23rd, Lagos) , ABAN will facilitate a Series of Angel Investor Bootcamps to help mobilise the African Angel investing community. The Bootcamps are organised with the support of the US State Department and the LIONS Africa Partnership and will take pace in Nairobi, Lagos and Cape Town. The theme for the series is ‘Unlocking capital for early stage innovation’ and lessons learned will feed into […]

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What could 30 Samsung Electronics employees, 31 computers and Computer Classes, accomplish? If taken in isolation, not much. But combined together, it could uplift a community in need. This is what a team of Samsung Electronics employees hopes to achieve as it marks its annual Employee Volunteer Programme in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo this week.   The team of volunteers from Samsung Electronics’ South Korean headquarters arrived in Kinshasa to help refurbish classrooms at […]

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People,   We report that the team behind Tekedia.com is launching a very important digital product on August 3, 2015. We ask you to check here for the press release. It is a product for Africa and you will find value in it.   Regards, Fasmicro Digital Owerri, Nigeria  

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Visit Reavus Event site to learn more about Lagos UberPitch   Tomorrow, we’re teaming up with Seedstars for #UberPITCH, and anyone with 15 minutes and a good idea can request a ride. From 11am – 3 pm, distinguished investors Tomi Davies and Funke Opeke will listen to your ideas in Victoria Island, Lekki Phase 1 and Yaba… and the rides don’t cost a thing. Visit site for more.    

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When investors think of putting their money abroad, especially in conflict-ridden regions of the world, they have to factor big risks against possibly big returns. Nowhere is that more true than in Africa, and as President Barack Obama tours Kenya and Ethiopia, the continent is resurfacing as a hot topic in the investment community. Please read more here for the quote of Ndubuisi Ekewe  

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The African financial services industry is rapidly evolving as a result of advancing technology which is fueling innovation and growth in the sector. While the sector is mature in most developed countries, it is less saturated in Africa, therefore offering many opportunities for new market entrants to challenge the status quo of how business has traditionally been conducted.   The future shape of financial services in Africa 2015(1) report by PwC describes the sector as […]

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GE Africa announced today that it is partnering with Kipeto Energy Limited to build a new wind farm in Kenya’s Kajiado County. GE will be the sole equipment supplier for the 100MW project, some 50 kilometres from the capital Nairobi. The local power deal caps off a successful run of more than $2.5 billion in booked orders on the Africa continent across transport, aviation, healthcare and energy sectors.   The Kipeto project, announced during President Obama’s […]

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