Second 7000 USD Seed Funding for STEM Initiatives announced by Miss.Africa

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The Miss.Africa initiative from DotConnectAfrica Trust has announced a second offering for its annual Seed Fund  for Tech initiatives in Africa led and founded by Women. In the first round, the Miss.Africa Seed Fund, a sum of Seven Thousand United Stated Dollars (USD 7000) received an overwhelming number of applications of over 90 applicants from more than 18 Countries in Africa across the African continent and anticipates a big turn of applications for the 2016 phase. As statement on the announcement by Sophia Bekele CEO and Founder DotConnectAfrica Group noted that…

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QnA: Five critical questions, How industry experts view development of Internet of Things

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How do industry experts view the development of the Internet of Things, and what would they change? The Internet of Things (IoT) is evolving rapidly. In these short videos, McKinsey’s Michael Chui poses five critical questions about its development to experts ranging from MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito to Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group deputy director Dan Kaufman to Cloudera cofounder and chief strategy officer Mike Olson to O’Reilly Media founder and chief executive officer Tim O’Reilly. An extended and edited transcript of their comments about the development…

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Andela Receives $24 Million From The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

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Andela announced yesterday that it had banked $24 million in a round that was led by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, which is Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s fund. Additionally, Andela had also received a new investor, GV( formerly known as Google Ventures, CNN Money reports. Andela is a startup that trains Africa software developers and places them in international companies such as Google and IBM. Currently it has offices in Lagos and in Nairobi. The selection of software developers is rigorous and very selective. Applicants are taken through skills and…

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Becomes the 475th City To Get Uber

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After beginning operations in Kampala, Uganda and Accra, Ghana. Uber officially launched in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania yesterday. Uber had earlier on announced their intention to expand to three African countries. The launch of operations in Tanzania marked the accomplishment of Uber’s goals. Tanzania becomes the 475th city to get Uber and the 5th African nation to enjoy the Uber services. Uber is celebrating the launch by giving Tanzanians free rides through the code, ‘Move Tanzania’. Tanzanians can enjoy six free rides over the course of three days. Uber’s existence…

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Ghana Is The Next Country To Receive Uber After Uganda

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Just a few days after Uber opened operations in Kampala, Uganda, ItNewsAfrica reports that Ghana will be the next country to receive the service. Accra, Ghana’s capital city will join Uber’s growing network in Africa, a good choice since the city boasts a population of 2.27 million people and a thriving economy. The large population will now have access to efficient transport through Uber. Alon Lits, the General Manager for Uber Sub-Saharan Africa said that: “Accra is bustling, connected city that Uber is proud to be launching in. It’s rapid…

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Hello Kampala! Uber Launches in Kampala

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A few days ago, Uber announced its intention to expand its operations to Uganda, Tanzania and Ghana. Uber made strides in accomplishing this dream as it has finally launched in Uganda’s capital city, Kampala. As ItNewsAfrica reports, Alon Lits, the General Manager of Uber Sub-Saharan  Africa was every excited at the launch. He stated that: “We’re really excited to be launching Uber in Kampala, a world-class African city. We are inspired by the city’s rapidly developing infrastructure and spirit of entrepreneurship and look forward to giving people in the city…

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Uber Is Expanding To Ghana, Tanzania And Uganda

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Uber is branching out to more African countries. The car-hailing company said that it plans to start operating in the capitals of Ghana, Uganda and Tanzania within a month, AP reports. With operations in Nairobi and Mombasa in Kenya, Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria and five cities in South Africa, this move will further increase their presence on the Continent. Uber’s existence in Africa has not been a smooth journey. It has been met with resistance from existing taxi drivers who deem it as competition. Incidences in Kenya of Uber drivers being…

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MIT Global Startup Lab Program Applications Are Now Open

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The MIT Global Startup Labs Program is headed to South Africa and  tech entrepreneurs, both new and established have until the end of May to submit their new and innovative tech ideas. The joint initiative by MIT, WITS University and the Johannesburg Center for Software Engineering (JCSE) will see students gain first hand experience in the entire process of developing tech startups. Since 2000, MIT Global Startup Labs has been sending over 150 MIT instructors to teach over 2,000 students in 14 countries through partnerships with universities in emerging regions.…

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The 10 Startups To Pitch at Seedstars World South Africa Have Been Announced

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It’s an interesting month for startups in South Africa as Seedstars World, a global seed-stage startup competition begins its tour this week in Cape Town. The ten startups that will pitch to a panel of judges have been selected for the event that will take place at Workshop 17 as techmoran reports. After the pitching, the top three startups out of the ten will be invited to Johannesburg where they will compete against the best startups from Durban and Soweto. After these competitions, one startup will be named the most…

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2016 Innotribe Startup Challenge Winners Announced

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The winners of the 2016 Innotribe Startup Challenge were announced yesterday in Mauritius. The winners were South Africa’s Hello Paisa, a low cost international money transfer solution and The Sun Exchange, which deals with crowd lending for solar energy and Cameroon’s WeCashUp, that deals with mobile money transfer across Africa. The three each received a 10,000 USD cash prize. They also received invitations to attend Sibos, SWIFT’s annual global financial services conference that will take place in Geneva from the 26th to the 29th of September, techmoran reports. Sido Bestani,…

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