Tag : startup

Sweat Scale Sell – Pavlo Phitidis

This week we speak to Pavlo Phitidis CEO of Aurik and Business Accelerator and author of Sweat Scale Sell. How would you contextualise the African startup ecosystem? A good ecosystem needs to

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The importance of tech hubs

12 November 2019   According to a 2019 study conducted by AfriLabs and Briter Bridges, 643 technology hubs have been identified across Africa, up from 442 in 2018. The definition

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Startup employment in Africa

03 September 2019   African people have a great opportunity to transform the continent by building sustainable businesses, that will create jobs and grow the continent’s economy. According to Gallup’s State

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InsurTech in Africa

27 August 2019   Insurtech refers to the use of technology innovations to create operational efficiencies and lower insurance costs. Insurance is an old business, which has historically been run

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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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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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The role of startups in African real estate

07 May 2019   The real estate industry has massive barriers to entry in the form of equity required to borrow funds for investment in and development of property. It

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