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Techpreneurship training programme Semicolon launches in Lagos

Lagos-based tech training and innovation hub Semicolon has accepted the first cohort of individuals into its intensive one-year programme, which looks to develop software developers and get them building innovative solutions. Semicolon aims to provide Nigerian software engineers with unique learning and hands-on project experience, with

Applications now open for Orange Social Venture Prize in Africa

Applications have opened for the ninth edition of the annual Orange Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East, which rewards innovative projects that improve people’s living conditions. Applications are open until May 30, with Orange looking for tech-based social projects in fields such as education, healthcare,

Kenya’s Finplus expands SaaS banking platform to SA

Kenyan startup Finplus, which develops software that helps financial service providers reach more customers in a cheaper manner, has opened an office in Johannesburg to lead its expansion into the Southern Africa market. Founded in March 2017 by Kageni Wilson and Bernard Banta, Finplus provides fully-managed software

Pitching Your Product will Kill Your Fundraising

Fundraising has always been something of a black box. High-flying companies make it seem like a breeze, but most entrepreneurs lose sleep over it. My first startup was called Pursuit.com and although we successfully raised a seed round, it was incredibly tough (we were eventually aqui-hired

Seedstars to launch $100m venture fund for African tech startups

Seedstars has partnered the Paris-based VC firm First Growth Ventures to launch a US$100 million venture fund for Sub-Saharan African tech startups. The sixth annual Seedstars World event took place in Lausanne, Switzerland, last week, with more than 65 finalists – 21 of them from Africa – from across