Total 16 Posts

Afrikan startups can start applying to Jack Ma's Africa Netpreneur Prize from 27 March 2019

Jack Ma's competition for Afrikan digital startups has announced a launch date for 2019.

New startup hub in Kigali

New electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP) has been opened in Kigali. It is the brainchild of Alibaba Group founder and executive chairman, Jack Ma.

Jack Ma set to retire in 2019, names Daniel Zhang as his successor

Jack Ma announces that Daniel Zhang will succeed him in 2019 as Chairman. Ma will stay on the Board of Directors until 2020.

Jack Ma is not retiring

Despite a report by the New York Times, Alibaba Group has said that Jack Ma will not be retiring from the company but rather, he will be announcing succession plans.

Jack Ma to retire from Alibaba on his 54th birthday

Jack Ma announced he will retire from his roles at the Alibaba Group on his 54th birthday, 10 September 2018.

Alibaba launched an e-commerce training program in Rwanda

Alibaba Business School has launched its “Global E-commerce Talent” (GET) program in Rwanda. The program is targeted at the East Afrikan country’s university lecturers. Titled the “Global E-commerce Talent – Train the Trainers” program, the e-commerce course, which takes a week to complete, covered topics from the digital economy and

Brian Wong talks about Alibaba's strategy for Afrika and the Netpreneurs Prize

Following on accepting and training their first cohort of 24 Afrikan startups as part of the eFounder Fellowship training programme, Alibaba this year went on to launch another initiative aimed at empowering Afrikan technology startups. Named the Netpreneur Prize, the programme will invest a minimum of $1 million a year