440 Fund is running a Deal Weekend Lagos in early September 2015. We are delighted to announce Deal Weekend Lagos, a 24 hour event in which startups will compete to receive equity investment of between $100k and $250k. We guarantee that at least one deal will be signed in the 24 hours. Applications close on 13 August. To learn more and apply, click here.
Silicon Valley is replacing Wall Street as the hub of American capitalism. As money and people pour into the world’s innovation factory, our cover this week looks at the risk of a bust—and whether a small patch of earth on the west coast of America is becoming too insular Zanny Minton Beddoes, Editor-in-Chief
Barclays Africa Group Ltd (Barclays Africa) today launched the Barclays Africa Supply Chain Challenge, the first of several initiatives being driven into Africa with the aims of sparking ideas to drive the digital evolution on the continent. The announcement follows hot on the heels of the global launch of the Barclays Rise Innovation programme, which is a global community for open innovation, designed to pioneer the future of financial services. Traditional providers of financial […]
In order to support the development of a manufacturing ecosystem and build skills in Kenya, GE Africa and Gearbox have announced a plan to launch a ‘GE Garages’ manufacturing program to help build a skilled workforce and drive entrepreneurial development in Kenya. This program is in development with University of Nairobi, Technical University of Kenya and Seven Seas Technologies. The GE Garages – Nairobi would contribute to bridging the technical skills gap in Kenya. […]
CBN Governor, Emefiele’s posture as President Buhari passes. When did the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele become a soldier? This posture is either eye service or the man is genuinely afraid of President Buhari.
On the eve of U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Kenya for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, GeoPoll , the Global Entrepreneurship Network and the U.S. State Department released a survey of 1,000 business owners throughout sub-Saharan Africa on entrepreneurship in their countries. Respondents gave insightful answers on the need for financial resources, better facilities and services, and government support to alleviate the challenges new businesses face. They were also asked about programs or activities […]
Google Africa is inviting developers and designers to its Google Developers Summit series – the first in Sub Saharan Africa. Developers will get to interact with Googlers and experts from around the world. Plus there’ll be talks and hands-on codelabs covering Android Apps with a focus on Material Design, building non-native mobile web apps with a focus on Push Notifications and Offline Page Caching for Chrome and more. While the event is free to attend, […]