Startups

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Hello Tractor, A Nigerian Agritech Startup Joins Mastercard’s Start Path Program

Sept. 7, 2020, 3:56 p.m.

Mastercard’s award-winning virtual program, Start Path, has selected Nigerian agritech startup Hello Tractor, to be part of its initiative.The initiative is to help series A startups scale up their businesses through Mastercard’s technology, get easy … read more

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Black Women-Owned SA Startups Invited To Apply for I’M IN Pre-Accelerator

Sept. 2, 2020, 1:35 p.m.

The I’M IN Accelerator is calling on all South African black women with early-stage technology business ideas or concepts to apply for this new programme, which will take place virtually over a 12-week period from … read more


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South African And Nigerian Businesses To Receive Funding From Facebook

Sept. 1, 2020, 2:31 p.m.

As part of Facebook's $100 million Global Grant Program, small businesses in South Africa and Nigeria will be provided funding.Announced this year, the Grant Program will support about 217 local businesses in South Africa, and … read more


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Egypt: Ordera Food-Tech Startup Secures Six-Figure Investment

Aug. 31, 2020, 4:42 p.m.

Ordera, an Egyptian food startup for ordering meals online, has secured a six-figure investment in a seed funding round. Even though the exact amount was not disclosed, the funding came from Alexandria Angels, Saudi-based VC … read more

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Togo: Gozem Introduces New “Super App”

Aug. 31, 2020, 4:27 p.m.

Gozem, a ride-hailing startup based in Togo, has released its new Super App interface that consolidates all of its different services including ride-hailing, delivery, eCommerce, and an in-app wallet, into one app.Super App will serve … read more


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Kenya: Electric Motorcycle Startup Set To Launch In Nairobi With Rent-To-Own Model

Aug. 31, 2020, 4:08 p.m.

Ecobodaa, a Kenyan electric motorcycle taxi startup is set to launch in Nairobi, Kenya.This is to enable the youth to obtain their own electric motorcycles to beat unemployment and poverty in Kenya’s informal settlements.The startup … read more

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