Bonjour Idée launches the second edition of its Startup of the year competition, after the success of the first edition in which more than 1,100 startups participated. New this year is that a prize will also be awarded to an African startup. A prize awarded in partnership with RFI, France24, Jokkolabs and TechOfAfrica among others. …

The event will be marked this year by the holding of nearly 60 conferences and workshops and more than 900 B to B meetings. The city of Casablanca is hosting, on April 7 and 8, the 4th edition of the investment and entrepreneurship fair in Africa “HUB Africa” ​​under the theme “Entrepreneurship as an accelerator …

They are young, tech-savvy, and already one step ahead of the booming economy and the Internet on the continent. “We are at the right place at the right time. This is how the richest man in Tanzania, Mohammed Dewji, 40, explains the success of a whole generation of African entrepreneurs. The continent’s youngest billionaire – …

The NGO Africa Rice announced, on April 07, 2016, the launch of RiceAdvice. It’s a tablet with an app to help farmers grow rice. It allows, among other things, to choose the best fertilizers among those available on the market, based on the area and the current season. RiceAdvice, plans to boost the yield of …

In Kenya, as in many African countries, traffic accidents are a real drama that the start-up Ma3Route refuses to consider as inevitable. Launched in late 2012 in Nairobi by Stephane Eboko, it has set up a web and mobile platform that offers safe solutions on the roads. “Ma3Route provides precise, objective and real-time information on …

On April 14, 2016, Amsterdam will host the new edition of the “EUROPEAN FINTECH AWARDS” competition, which aims to reward the 100 best innovations in terms of financial solutions and payments. Among these projects is WeCashUp, a payment platform without a bank card created by the startup INFINITY SPACE, born in Cameroon and including Cédric …

Three teams of three people each were selected on March 11, 12 and 13, at the end of the first Startup Weekend Libreville, a 54-hour event designed to create a startup, to compete directly in the Grand Prix final of the Excellence 2016 which will take place in Libreville on July 1, 2016 in the …

Something remarkable happened half-way through 2015 for African women entrepreneurs. One of our own — Tara Fela-Durotoye and her business, House of Tara — became the subject of a Stanford Business School case-study — also with distribution through Harvard Business Publishing. Yes; not just Stanford but Harvard, too! Credited with opening Nigeria’s first make-up studio, …

The American company IBM announced on March 09, 2016 the opening of its very first Datacenter in Africa. The commissioning of this infrastructure, based in Johannesbug, South Africa, was made possible thanks to IBM’s partnership with IT service company Gijma and mobile operator Vodacom. In a press release, IBM stresses that this latest investment aims …

Africa Rise is a Belgian organization which aims to facilitate contacts between European entrepreneurs and their African counterparts and to participate in the economic and social emergence of the African continent. Africa Rise organizes the economic forum “AFRICA-BELGIUM BUSINESS WEEK – ABBW” which takes place every year in Belgium during the month of April. The …

Success is attracted by becoming attractive yourself and what is generally called luck is only the meeting of an immense number of opportunities with your preparation. It is wrong to imagine luck as thinking that one can succeed by chance and that it is by bad luck that one fails. Success is created through specific …

The University of Nairobi’s Kenyan start-up accelerator, CADLab, has signed a partnership with UNICEF to encourage young people to turn to innovation and entrepreneurship. In this perspective, a laboratory will be built to introduce children to the creation and marketing of the products they have designed. A judicious partnership in a country renowned for being …

Sandile Shezi is a young South African multimillionaire. 23, he is the founder and co-director of the financial brokerage company, Global Forex Institute. Originally from the poor neighborhoods of Durban in South Africa, he declared that “in every rich man there is a poor child who believed in his dreams”. Don’t dream your life, live …

SENENEWS.COM A properly furnished two-room apartment serves as a start-up office in a new city on the outskirts of Dakar. Two large tables and three laptops complete the decor. We are in the universe of Mamadou Dramé is one of the young pioneers of new technologies in Senegalese education. The 30-year-old entrepreneur is the founder …

He is a CM2 student at the Role Model School in Oregun, Nigeria and in August 2015 became one of the youngest engineers in the history of Microsoft. Jomiloju Tunde-Oladipo indeed released a top flight performance during the professional examination organized by the American firm in Lagos by totaling 769 points out of 1000 possible. …