Entrepreneurship

Invitation to 2014 SEED South Africa Symposium 19 – 20 March Pretoria – South Africa

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The SEED Initiative cordially invites you to the forthcoming 2014 SEED South Africa Symposium. Date & Time: March 19, from 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm and March 20, from 8.00 am to 1.00 pm Venue: CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria (Meiring Naude Road, Brummeria) Focus topic: Advancing the Green Economy in South Africa: creating jobs and opportunities for innovative green …

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SA: Education first, Deputy Minister tells Limpopo learners

The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Elizabeth Thabethe

The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Elizabeth Thabethe, has urged Limpopo learners she hosted for lunch to arm themselves with education in order to free themselves from the clutches of poverty, unemployment and inequality. “This country has changed so much since the dawn of democracy, that opportunities available for our young people, particularly girls, are unlimited. “But for you …

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The Rockefeller Foundation and Tony Elumelu Foundation announce Africa winners of the Impact Economy Innovations Fund

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The winners were selected from a highly competitive pool of hundreds of applicants from across Africa The Rockefeller Foundation and the Tony Elumelu Foundation (http://www.tonyelumelufoundation.org) have announced the winners of the Africa Impact Economy Innovations Fund (IEIF). Launched in April 2013 at the Africa Impact Investing Forum supported by the Rockefeller Foundation and the Tony Elumelu Foundation, IEIF provides grant …

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Call for applications: Cartier seeks Exceptional Entrepreneurs for the 2014 Cartier Women’s Initiative Award

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The Cartier Women’s Initiative Award (http://www.cartierwomensinitiative.com) is a business plan competition aimed at supporting creative, financially sustainable and responsible women-led companies, in all countries and industries. Download the flyer The Cartier Women’s Initiative Award is an entrepreneurship competition for start-ups led by women organized by Cartier in partnership with McKinsey & Co., and INSEAD business school. The Award will be …

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A ‘Marshall Plan’ for Africa’s employment challenge

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Africa must do more to tackle the threat of unemployment – Tony Elumelu Tony Elumelu, the entrepreneur, philanthropist and chairman of Heirs Holdings Limited (http://www.heirsholdings.com), a pan-African investment company, argues that Africa must do more to tackle the threat of unemployment, which risks derailing Africa’s economic growth, in an article published on Reuters (http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/01/03/a-marshall-plan-for-africas-employment-challenge) this week. Elumelu advocates the launch …

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The Future Awards Africa Announces 2013 Winners

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Chude Jideonwo, executive director of The Future Project and co-founder of The Future Awards Africa, commented, “I am delighted to announce the winners of this year’s The Future Awards Africa. This year has been the most difficult year to judge to date, with so many compelling and inspiring stories of young Africans, all of who deserve to be recognised and …

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Jumpstart Africa to Revolutionize How the World Supports Africa

JUMPSTART AFRICA

Pioneering Crowdfunding Platform Connects People with a Passion for Africa with the Continent’s Brightest Minds to Help Them Raise Money for their Innovative and Creative Projects Jumpstart Africa today announced the launch of its Indiegogo campaign to raise needed funds to complete the build of its revolutionary crowdfunding platform, JumpstartAfrica.com.  Pioneering in every way, Jumpstart Africa is the first to …

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Start-up bus wraps up tour across Southern Africa

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During the road trip across Southern Africa, 30 tech-savvy entrepreneurs specializing in design, engineering, and business – half hailing from Africa and half from abroad – shared their ideas and challenged each other’s skills, while searching for start-up ideas to solve pressing local problems. The entrepreneurs were selected from thousands of applicants vying for a spot in StartupBus Africa 2013. …

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Developing world innovators scoop UN tech awards

Young innovators from developing countries featured

By Wagdy Sawahel Eight young innovators from developing countries will showcase their award-winning digital solutions to development challenges at an event this week run by a UN agency. The winners of the Young Innovators Competition will present their projects to the audience of the International Telecommunication Union Telecom World 2013, a networking and knowledge-sharing event, which starts tomorrow in Bangkok, …

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Interview: Ugandan techie develops homegrown quick-pay service for Africa’s diaspora

Teddy Ruge - Remit.ug

Ugandan serial entrepreneur Teddy Ruge has launched a homegrown quick-pay service that targets the diaspora and aims to compete with industry giants such as Western Union and Moneygram. His project, Remit.ug, provides Ugandans living in the diaspora with the ability to send money to loved-ones using an African service, thus helping to boost the economy during the actual transfer process. …

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