Startups

Technology startup stories, product launches, funding and aquisition

BeYOUtiful: Gaming Start Up Building African Girls’ Self-Esteem

Usiku Games, Kenya's social impact gaming start-up has developed a fashion dress up game for African girls to help restore…

2 weeks ago

Kenya Startup Bill Seeking To Establish A Suitable Environment For Innovation

Tunisia did it first, Senegal followed suit not long after, Ethiopia and Rwanda have begun the process and Kenya might…

3 weeks ago

9 Startups Admitted To Africa Transformative Mobility Accelerator (ATMA)

Africa Mobility Initiative (AMI) has through its accelerator program, Africa Transformative Mobility Accelerator (ATMA), admitted nine startups for the 2020/2021…

4 weeks ago

11 Kenyan Agri-Businesses Tackling Food Security Set To Receive USD 100,000 Investment

Eleven Kenyan agribusinesses tackling food security have been selected for the Food Africa Accelerator program in Kenya. The three-month accelerator…

4 weeks ago

Disrupt Africa To Open-Source Annual Funding Report

Disrupt Africa will, starting January 2021, make its flagship annual funding report free to all in an open-sourcing initiative through…

1 month ago

Ada Labs To Launch Four More Solution Startups For Africa

Ada Labs Africa has announced the acquisition of six startups, two already in the market while the other four awaiting…

2 months ago

Safaricom Spark Fund Boosts Startups Growth In Kenya

Safaricom’s Spark Fund has allocated Ksh 540 million to fund local tech startups in Kenya as part of its initiative…

2 months ago

Usiku Games Leverages Seedballs To Curb Climate Change

Kenyan Tech Start-up, Usiku Games has developed the Seedballs Game to help aid reforestation of Kenya's lost forest cover as…

2 months ago

RemD Emerges The Winner At Microsoft’s Innovation Hackathon

Mobile-based medical app, RemD, has emerged the winner in the just-concluded Game of Learners (GOL) competition sponsored by Microsoft’s Africa…

3 months ago

35 Finalists Shortlisted For Young Champions Of The Earth Prize

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today announced a shortlist of regional finalists for the Young Champions of the Earth…

3 months ago

Paxful, OKEx Partners To Provide Easy Access & Liquidity To Global Communities

Paxful, a peer-to-peer bitcoin (BTC) marketplace that aims to provide financial inclusion around the globe, announced today a strategic partnership…

4 months ago

Sonafi To Partner With MamaPrime

Following their major win at the 2020 Global Vivatech challenge, MamaPrime - a Kenyan Fintech startup aiming to fund natal…

4 months ago

Local Health Start-ups Shine At The 2020 Global Vivatech Challenge

Five health start-ups among, them Kenya’s MamaPrime and Uganda’s Teheca, have been selected as winners in the VivaTech 2020 Global…

4 months ago

Standard Chartered Bank Awards Kshs 1M To 5 Women-Led Startups

The Standard Chartered Bank Kenya has granted five women-led tech businesses an amount of  Kshs 1m in seed funding. The…

4 months ago

Sonafi Goes Online, Hosts The AfricaTech Challenge Virtually

Following the cancellation of the 2020 edition of VivaTech that was to be held in Paris, Sanofi will on June…

5 months ago

South African Firm BPI Keen On Financing Kenyan Lifestyle Businesses

    Creating Worlds  Are you looking for a way to fund your lifestyle business? Then you need a good…

8 months ago

Ecobank Group invites African startups into a Fintech challenge

A pan-African banking group, Ecobank Group, is inviting African fintech entrepreneurs to enter into the 3rd edition of  the Ecobank…

8 months ago

Kenyan start-up inches closer to share the US $1m Chivas Venture Fund

A social enterprise is preparing to go head-to-head in a series of spirited pitches with 25 of the hottest start-ups…

8 months ago

Sonafi sets 4 challenges for innovation in the health sector in AFrica

Sanofi, a major player in innovation in Africa, has launched four challenges for African start-ups to find innovative solutions to…

9 months ago

5 African startups enters the ENGIE challenge at the Africa Tech Summit

French multinational energy utility company, ENGIE, has selected five startups that will pitch on the Africa Startup Summit at the…

9 months ago

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