Tag : entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship and economic development

19 November 2019   Happy Women’s Entrepreneurship Day! Reflecting on this day made us think of the entrepreneur’s role in our communities and most importantly in the overall growth of

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Clean technology in Africa

05 November 2019   Clean technology (cleantech), often used interchangeably with the term greentech, has emerged as an umbrella term encompassing the investment asset class, technology, and business sectors which

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Unlocking startup funding

20 August 2019   Venture capital activity in Africa is growing exponentially. According to WeeTracker’s Venture Investment Report, $725.6 million was raised in 2018 across 458 deals. The number of deals

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Betting on Africa

02 July 2019   Africa’s challenges are well documented, from lack of infrastructure, to high unemployment, health issues, to the threat of food insecurity. The problems are real and need

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Internet access in Africa

25 June 2019   Internet penetration in Africa is 35.9% as of 31 March 2019, versus an average of 60.2% for the rest of the world, according to Internet World Stats.

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Travel tech in Africa

18 June 2019   The tourism industry is a significant contributor to Africa’s economy. According to Brookings, African tourism generated $39.2 billion and created 9.1 million direct jobs within the

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Raising startup capital

11 June 2019   It is no secret that African entrepreneurs have limited funding resources compared to their global counterparts. According to the Partech Africa’s report, in 2018 African startups

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Reflecting on Africa Day

28 May 2019   On the 25thMay 1963 the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) was formed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This event marked the beginning of the annual Africa Day

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The role of technology in Africa

21 May 2019 Technology companies have historically secured the bulk of venture capital funding in Africa, following global trends. According to Partech Africa’s report, African tech startups raised $1.2 billion

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SME networks and 4IR in Africa

14 May 2019   Nelson Mandela famously wrote, “There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable

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