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Finalists for 2018 Zambezi Prize for innovation in financial inclusion announced

MIT's Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship has announced the 10 Afrikan startups that will be finalists of the 2018 edition of the Zambezi Prize. The Zambezi Prize for innovation in financial inclusion, is being hosted in collaboration with the Mastercard Foundation. At stake, for the finalists, will be a
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MIT's Ali Diallo explains why the Zambezi Prize for Innovation is not just another startup competition

During any given month, there is a startup pitching competition, hackathon or demo day happening somewhere in Afrika. Many have argued that very little has resulted from these startup pitching events, and one such recent example is the case involving South African startup, TechnoVera, which previously won a City of

Global water database to be developed to help municipalities

Sourcing data on water management from private corporations has been identified by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a new way to respond to the water crisis plaguing developing countries. According to a paper by the WRI published this month (March), while extensive

MIT announces their 2018 financial inclusion competition for Afrikan startups

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)'s Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship in partnership with Mastercard Foundation, have announced the 2018 launch of their Zambezi Prize for Innovation in Financial Inclusion. The Zambezi Prize's top 3 winners will be invited to attend the competition's boot camp during the MIT Inclusive

Libya's first ever nationwide startup innovation competition

Libya has just concluded it's first ever nationwide startup innovation competition. The ENJAZI Startup Competition, was also supported by MIT's Enterprise Forum Pan Arab. The MIT Enterprise Forum of the Pan Arab Region forms part of a group of 28 global chapters of the MIT Enterprise Forum Global. ![Libya ENJAZI