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Tunisia 3D customer experience startup closes $175K

and other entrepreneurs such as Karim Jouini and Ahmed Hentati. Onboard was founded in 2019 by Cherif Redissi, Safwen Bouali, and Tamine Troudi. The Saas solutions platform enables hardware makers to create best-in-class support experiences for their customers. This replaces traditional support systems, paper manuals, call centers, and software. The new funding is part of their strategy to Expand its European footprint. In May 2020, Cru

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ACA invests $20m into Accelerex Holdings

in 2018 and 2019 supporting 95% of Nigeria's banks supporting 90,000 merchants across 36 of the country's states. Accelerex expanded into Ghana in 2019 and plans to expand further into the Kenyan, South Africa, and Cote d'Ivoire government. Accelerex Network Limited (ANL) is a key driver of financial inclusion across Nigeria. It has also supported the Central Bank of Nigeria's financial inclusion agenda targeting underserved regions of the population. Thus far the company has now ove

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Orange Egypt unveils their latest Smart Cities Solutions and Digital services

took part in the 24 th Cairo ICT event that ran from November 22-25 and was presided over by H.E. President Abdel Fattah El Sisi. Orange showcased some of it's finest technologies in its desire to digitally transform significant projects and other digital services targeting SMEs for individuals across critical sectors. Orange's new technologies are transformative in the areas of Smart transportation, distance learning, and e-commerce. Under the Smart Cities section, Orange presented

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EcoBank Group launches the Ellevate programme to empower women-led businesses

' programme equips women with financing, business, and leadership training as well as financial tools and resources for success. To contribute to the continent's economic development and financial integration, EcoBank is on a mission to empower women-led businesses to succeed. Access to finance, perceptions of creditworthiness, gender discrimination, and violence against women are some of the significant challenges that are yet to be solved. The Women-centered 'Ellevate'

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The UN WFP Innovation Challenge supporting ideas that strengthen food security and livelihoods

Share The 2020 WFP bootcamp is wrapping up after successfully hosting a virtual 32nd innovation session. In this WFP challenge, priority was given to startups that tackle solutions that offer remedies to the current Covid-19 situation while transforming the lives of the poor and vulnerable positively. While at the programme, startups are mentored through their innovation process, project ideation, and design. 10 teams are taking part in the WFP Innovation Challenge , where Africa was

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Leading digital payments fintech startup Ukheshe acquires Otlio

the CEO of Ukheshe explained the collaboration with Oltio outlining their mission to include inclusivity via mobile-driven finance solutions. " Digital-first solutions for consumers remain a key priority. By enabling different customer segments as part of our ongoing partnership with Mastercard, Ukheshe is well placed to continue providing fintechs, telcos, and banks with payment solutions, and services that will further deepen financial inclusion in South Africa." Otlio was acquire

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Alphawave Group secures R100-million investment

A Stellenbosch-based technology investment group, Alphawave Group has received an R100-million investment from Kagiso Capital , an investment holding company. In an official press release, Frans Meyer, CEO of Alphawave Group, explains how the investment will increase the speed of expansion for their group. This investment demonstrates the success we have had in developing valuable technology businesses our track record, our exits, but mostly our careful eye in attractin

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Uganda MSMEs receive $500 000 grant

The African Development Bank has collaborated with the Government of Uganda to sign a $500 000 grant agreement to support micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs). The aim of the grant is to drive business connections on the East African Crude Oil Pipeline Technical Assistance project. The Crude Oil Pipeline Technical Assistance project aims to assist local Ugandan MSMEs by providing them with the opportunity to access new markets and build connections with regional

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Innovation incubator targeting entrepreneurs in the townships launches in South Africa

that enables technology and social entrepreneurs to gain access to solutions that are not only viable but scalable for the mass market while addressing social challenges in the community and broader market. This 18-month technology business programme will take place virtually with Telkom providing the entrepreneurs with business development services, office space, technology development, digital skills training, access to market, and funding support. To qualify for the pr

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Small Business Academy Stellenbosch applications open

The University of Stellenbosch Business School's Small Business Academy (SBA) Development Programme will be available for the first time to small business owners in Stellenbosch next year. Hosted in partnership with the Social Impact Division of Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch Network, and Distell, the programme is targeted at empowering entrepreneurs from low-income communities and businesses in Stellenbosch. The programme The programme will take place over

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Google invests R2.2-billion into Western Cape

Global and renowned tech giant, Google has announced an official investment of a whopping R2.2-billion in investment funding into Cape Town and the Western Cape. According to reports, Google's investment will go towards establishing a fibre optics submarine cable in the Western Cape that will provide high-speed internet connectivity across South Africa. Tim Harris, CEO of Wesgro comments on the investment made by Google and what it means for the regional tech industry. <

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OneCart partners with Exclusive Books and HP Store

Cape Town-based startup, OneCart , an on-demand grocery delivery service has announced a partnership with HP Store, a computer and electronics retailer, and bookselling chain, Exclusive Books . Expanding its current offering of groceries and household goods, OneCart will now sell products from HP Store such as inks and toners along with a full range of books and stationery from Exclusive books. In an official press release, Ariel Navarro, COO of OneCart explains that th

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