New startup accelerator launched in Nigeria

A new startup accelerator has been launched in Lagos, Nigeria. Launched by Honeywell Group, a leading Nigerian corporate, the new accelerator known as Itanna will also be the companies vehicle for investments. Itanna will roll out four-month innovation programmes for tech-enabled Nigerian startups from its newly built Enterprise Factory in…

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New women entrepreneurs could add $12 billion to South Africa's economy

Women entrepreneurs who want to start their own businesses in South Africa have the potential to boost the country's economy by approximately $12 billion (R175 billion). This is according to new research released by Facebook titled "Potential future levels of female business entrepreneurship in SA." Some highlights from the "Potential…

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Accelerating FinTech innovation in Egypt

Egypt's American University Venture Lab, which is based in Cairo, has announced a collaboration with Temenos, the banking software company, which will see them both looking to work towards strengthening and accelerating Cairo's FinTech startups ecosystem. As part of the collaboration, Temenos will provide startups with access to their core…

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