Wala awarded 2018 Zambezi Prize for innovation in financial inclusion

wala 31The Legatum Centre for Development and Entrepreneurship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), with support from the Mastercard Foundation, has named South African startup Wala as the grand prize winner of the 2018 Zambezi Prize for Innovation in financial inclusion

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Girls’ teams from Nigeria and India win international mobile app competition

girls teams 24Iridescent, a nonprofit organisation that empowers young people globally to become innovators and leaders, announced that two teams of girls - one from India and Nigeria - won top honours at its 2018 Technovation World Pitch Summit, the world's largest tech entrepreneurship programme for girls aged 10-18

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Threadsol to display software solutions for apparel manufacturers in Kenya

apparelThreadSol, India-based garment technology solution provider, will participate in Origin Africa 2018, to be held in Nairobi from 9-11 September, showcasing its innovative software solutions for the apparel manufacturers

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Facebook supports the next generation of creative talent at The Loeries Awards 2018

facebook 20Facebook is sponsoring the annual Facebook Challenge as part of the Student Category at The Loerie Awards 2018 - Africa and the Middle East’s premier award that recognises, rewards, inspires and fosters creative excellence in the advertising and brand communication industry

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Temenos and AUC Venture to accelerate fintech innovation in Egypt

tremnos 13The Venture lab at The American University in Cairo (AUC Venture Lab), the leading university-based startup accelerator in Africa and the MENA region, and Temenos, the banking software company, have announced their intention to collaborate and strengthen the fintech ecosystem in Cairo

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