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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Millions available to assist South African entrepreneurs

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By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa – AfricanBrains An amount of R400 million has been made available for South African entrepreneurs. And the Cape Town-based Business Partners Limited, a specialist risk finance company for formal small and medium enterprises (SMEs), recently announced the launch of the R400 million Business Partners Limited Venture Fund, one of the largest SME financing funds in SA. According ...

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SA, Zim join forces in small business development

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Pretoria – South Africa and Zimbabwe have signed a statement of intent to boost the support and development of small enterprises and cooperatives in both countries, said the Department of Trade and Industry (dti). Deputy Director-General for broadening participation at the department, Sipho Zikode and the Secretary for Small and Medium Enterprises and Cooperatives Development in Zimbabwe, Evelyn Ndlovu, signed ...

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Start-Ups in MENA Region Grow Eight Fold since 2005 with UAE Attracting 17 Per Cent of New Enterprises

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Dubai Internet City and Frost & Sullivan Release Strategic Report on ‘Role of Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) in Development of ICT Industry’ UAE Leads Region inGovernmental Initiatives to Promote International Partnerships and Foster Innovation, Network Readiness The number of start-ups in the MENA region increased eight times in 2011 as compared to 2005. Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt and ...

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U.S. Department of State Announces Follow-on Training for the African Women Entrepreneurs Program

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The U.S. Department of State and the Vital Voices Global Partnership will conduct follow-on training in Nairobi, Kenya for the 2012 African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) alumnae, October 15-19, 2012. The workshop will focus on business strategic planning, the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), export processes and documentation, and how to build a competitive ...

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