Seedstars is partnering with First Growth Ventures to launch Seedstars Africa Ventures, a sub-Saharan Africa fund targeting $100mn to make early-stage minority investments from USD 250,000 to USD 5 million in the most promising and innovative ventures across sectors and countries. The fund is expected to make its first investments by the end of this year. The partnership between …

At the twilight of a huge musical career, American-Senegalese singer Akon is more than ever involved in Africa. After investing in solar energy on the continent, the star has embarked on the creation of its cryptocurrency and also plans to create in Senegal a futuristic city he describes as “a real Wakanda.” On April 3, …

The Ivorian Minister for the Promotion of Youth and Youth Employment, Mamadou Toure, proceeded on Monday, the inauguration of a factory production of chicks at a cost of 2 billion FCFA (about 3.5 million $) in Azaguié, a town 40 km east of Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire. As a result of Ivorian-Dutch cooperation, this hatchery …

Domestic cotton processing in Africa could generate an additional income of $ 90 billion. This is the view of the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) in the third volume of its special series entitled “High yields of cotton: for Africa this time”. While the African continent exports about 90% of its crop, the Organization says …

To launch Seedstars Africa Ventures, Seedstars is partnering with First Growth Ventures. The fund for sub-Saharan Africa is $ 100 million. It will make minority investments in early-stage. This amount ranges from $ 250,000 to $ 5 million and aims to support the most promising and innovative companies across different sectors and countries. The fund …

Let’s go to the Startup Weekend Paris for Africa edition 2 !!! As part of its activities to promote entrepreneurship in Africa and following a successful first edition, the international association AWUDAFRICA (Ahouefa, Wake Up for the Development of Africa) in partnership with Techstars organizes the second edition of Startup Weekend Paris for Africa. This …

For its fourth edition, the Paris Salon Viva Technology dedicated to innovation expands its system with the presence of 160 African start-ups. In the wake of its “Africatech” operation last year, the Salon VivaTech will expand its coverage of this theme from May 16 to 18. “This operation will become regular and the momentum is …

The American company Facebook has designed a detailed high-resolution map of Africa. It integrates population densities by region and area. The information was unveiled via a post published on April 9, 2019, on the company’s blog. The map, it was carried out by researchers in artificial intelligence and data scientist of the Facebook office in …

The Malian agri-food sector offers enormous opportunities, particularly the sub-sector of vegetables and that of culinary aids which are in strong growth. This is explained by the expansion of the middle class coupled with an improvement in the nutritional habits of the population; people are increasingly opting for healthy food. My name is Nabou, I’m …

Mohamed THIAM, young Senegalese, passionate about computing, new technologies in general, has designed Zuri, a smart drone that executes by voice commands. After a DST in computer science at the Polytechnic University of Dakar, Medteck flies to Canada. Always stuck to his keyboard and facing his screen, the young employee of the Quebec development studio, …

In Nigeria, authorities plan to use the white space of television to deploy broadband internet. The idea came out of a collaboration between the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to make broadband available in rural areas. The project, which is expected to make 56 per cent of Nigerians more affordable, …

After three weeks of teasing, Kiro’o Games, the reference of the African video game, officially launches the opening of its capital with national and international private investors. Kiro’o uses its famous “Equity Crowfunding Rebuntu” process which allows investors to buy shares from 500 USD (about 275,000 FCFA). Each new shareholder will have the right to …

WenaData is an innovative research company, focused on obtaining all kind of statistical data. It´s an instrument that government, private sector and other institutions can use as an educational vehicle, barometer for the collection of useful information and help in making strategic decisions. Forthis purpose, it was developed specific software, an website and a mobile …

African start-ups are gaining momentum year after year. The year 2018 has been particularly successful for African startups. Not only have they multiplied and developed, but they have managed to raise huge sums over the past year. In the first six months of 2018, African startups raised as much funds as during the whole of …

Founded by Sedric Degbo, REMA is an Ivorian startup that aims to improve the quality of medical decisions by connecting all African doctors through a mobile app that allows them to publish, discuss, resolve patient cases and collaborate in real time to make better medical decisions. Introduce yourself and your journey My name is Dr …