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Registering Your Startup in Africa: “It all depends on the goal of what you’re creating.”

“It all depends on the goal of what you’re creating,” explained Tosin Amusan, Product Development Lead at Mylaw.ng when asked about the proper way to register startups in Africa. “A business is like a house. When you decide to build a house [you build your foundation based on] where you want it to go. In the same…

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It’s getting easier for SMEs to do business in Africa – and technology is playing a key role

The annual World Bank Doing Business report was released last week, and shows the overall business climate in sub-Saharan Africa is steadily improving. Looking at the ease of starting and maintaining a business, Mauritius and Rwanda rank among the top 20 countries globally, while Nigeria and Togo are among the top global improvers. By Soromfe…

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Credit scoring startups
5 African credit scoring startups selected for ENGIE challenge at Africa Tech Summit in Kigali

Five African startups with solutions in the credit scoring space have been selected to pitch for the chance to secure a testing phase for their solutions with French utility company ENGIE. French multinational energy utility company ENGIE was earlier this month confirmed as Gold Sponsor of Africa Tech Summit, which takes place for the third…

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women-led tech start-ups
There’s not enough women-led tech start-ups – and it’s costing us all

By Muhammad Nabil, Partners and Start-ups Strategy Lead at Microsoft 4Afrika who will be speaking at Africa Tech Summit, Feb 5-6th. Africa’s technology start-up scene is vibrant – and growing fast. There are currently over 640 active technology hubs across the continent, and according to Partech Africa, start-ups raised $1.163 billion raised in equity funding…

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Applications open to Pitch Live at Africa Startup Summit
11 startups selected to Pitch Live at Africa Startup Summit in Kigali

Eleven companies from across the continent have been selected to pitch on stage to investors, corporates, media and other stakeholders at the second edition of the Africa Startup Summit in Kigali, Rwanda next month. The second edition of the Africa Startup Summit, powered by Disrupt Africa, will take place at Africa Tech Summit Kigali on…

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Decred the autonomous digital currency

Since 2016, Decred (DCR) has striven to solve blockchain governance. Their innovative consensus voting model empowers stakeholders and allows for the seamless transition from one set of rules to another. In advance of Akin Sawyerr,  speaking at the Money and Blockchain Summit at Africa Tech Summit in Kigali, Rwanda on Feb 5-6th, we take a look at…

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Credit scoring startups
African credit scoring startups can win ENGIE pilot projects at Africa Tech Summit Kigali

African startups with solutions in the credit scoring and financing space will have the chance to secure a testing phase for their technologies with French utility company ENGIE at Africa Tech Summit Kigali in February. Taking place for the third time on February 4-6, Africa Tech Summit Kigali brings together tech leaders, MNOs, banks, investors,…

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Big investment in African tech set to continue in 2020
Big investment in African tech set to continue in 2020

2019 was the year that dealmaking on the continent got serious. Very serious. In November alone, indeed one specific seven day period in November, investors announced over $400m for various fintechs on the continent, without a doubt the wildest week the sector has ever seen. And no, it wasn’t a flurry of announcements for modest rounds, but…

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Applications open to Pitch Live at Africa Startup Summit
Applications open to Pitch Live at Africa Startup Summit

Disrupt Africa has opened applications to the 2020 edition of Pitch Live @ Africa Startup Summit, with ten startups to be selected to present their solution and ask on the main stage to an audience of almost 600 investors, corporate partners, accelerators and media. The Africa Startup Summit is part of the annual Africa Tech…

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Africa Startup Summit returns to Rwanda
Africa Startup Summit returns to Rwanda

Africa Tech Summit is delighted to announce the return of the Africa Startup Summit in partnership with Disrupt Africa, two-day startup-specific event showcasing Africa’s vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem. The second edition of the Africa Startup Summit will bring together stakeholders in the tech startup space across the continent in Kigali, Rwanda, on February 4-6, to explore the opportunities…

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