Viridis Africa showcasing cleantech technologies appropriate for Africa


Viridis Africa 2013, 15 & 16 October, Killarney Country Club, Johannesburg This October 15 & 16 will mark the third year Viridis Africa is to be held. It will be bigger, better, more defined and refined in achieving its stated goal of bringing together both investors and entrepreneurs from Africa to meet with their counterparts from around the world in ...

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Wanted: Young African Entrepreneurs


Enter or Nominate Young Businesspeople for Africa’s Richest Youth Entrepreneur Awards – the Anzisha Prize. With more than $75 000 USD in prizes it’s one of Africa’s richest youth entrepreneurial competitions and young businesspeople from around the continent are encouraged to enter. The prestigious Anzisha Prize (http://www.anzishaprize.org) rewards young African entrepreneurs who are making a difference by transforming their communities. ...

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Launch of the second edition of the New York Forum AFRICA

New York Forum

Over 700 economic, financial and political decision-makers have set a date to meet between 14 and 16 June in Libreville, Gabon Over 700 economic, financial and political decision-makers have set a date to meet between 14 and 16 June in Libreville, Gabon, for the second edition of the New York Forum AFRICA (http://www.ny-forum-africa.com). The Forum will take place on the ...

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Kenya’s presidential candidates ‘failing to prioritise science’

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With the general elections just around the corner, Kenya’s presidential candidates and main political parties have come under fire for failing to recognise the role science can play in the country’s socioeconomic development. According to scientists, neither of the two main political coalitions — the Coalition for Democracy and Reforms and the Jubilee Alliance, and their candidates, Raila Odinga and ...

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Three Brilliant Egyptian minds and more heading to Intel ISEF in USA


Intel announced today the first three winning teams from Intel / Misr El-Kheir Foundation Science and Engineering Cairo Fair – IMSEF 2013 to travel to the United States to compete at Intel’s 2013 International Science and Engineering Fair, with the support of Egyptian Ministry of Education. The competition in Cairo took place in the Educational City in 6th of October ...

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GESCI: Innovation Forum Part 1


Bridging the gap between innovation, and education and skills development: Policy makers, entrepreneurs, researchers and Kenya’s digital creatives have their say. Part 1 GESCI recently held an innovation forum in Nairobi which engaged a wide variety of innovation stakeholders in a debate on the critical link between skills development and education, and innovation and enterprise creation. The forum put forward ...

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Africa Rising – And we are Riding the Wave

Africa African Brains

The cover of Time Magazine says “Africa’s Rising”. Just like I’ve been telling you for how long? And in telling Africa’s newest stories, the name Mohamed Amin pops up again. You just can’t keep a good man down. Yes, it’s been a great year for this continent, for A24 MEDIA and for Camerapix. 2012 has seen Africa gain new leaders, ...

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Orange announces winners of the African Social Venture Prize


Orange announced the three winners of the African Social Venture Prize during the AfricaCom Awards ceremony held in Cape Town last night – The three winners will receive financial assistance along with management and technical support from Orange specialists This is the second edition the Orange African Social Venture Prize has been awarded. The prize aims to support the development ...

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Frost & Sullivan Award Recognises 1Stream’s Exceptional Entrepreneurship

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Year-on-year growth exceeding 100% in 2011 caps company’s stellar performance Based on its recent analysis of the hosted contact centre market, Frost & Sullivan recognises 1Stream with the South African Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award. Since its inception in 2008, 1Stream has managed to grow its business phenomenally in response to the strengthening demand for hosted contact centre solutions. ...

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SA: Free state business woman scoops first SAWEN award


Pretoria – A Free State businesswoman has come out tops in the South African Women Entrepreneurs Network (SAWEN) awards – held last night in Boksburg. Anna Lelimo, 39, the proud owner of a small bakery based in Thabong near Welkom, was crowned the overall winner of the inaugural Ligugu Lami Awards hosted under the auspices of the SAWEN, an initiative ...

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