2017 Global Innovation Index: Why experts say Africa is pulling its weight in the field of Innovation

The 2017 Edition of the Global Innovation Index (GII) was released recently in Geneva, Switzerland. The 2017 edition makes the tenth uninterrupted release since its inception in 2008. The index…

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500,000 dollar funding: Seedstars searches for Ghana’s most promising startup

Seedstars World is searching for 10 Ghanaian seed-stage startups to participate in a pitch on September 1st, in Ghana. Among other prizes, the winner will compete for up to USD…

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Make way for Delivery Bros. This startup wants to solve logistics challenges across Africa, one city at a time.

Delivery Bros is an on-demand delivery and retail fulfillment company, optimizing smart and intelligent technology to provide pick-up and drop-off options for individuals, SMEs, ecommerce companies and large corporations. Though…

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Are you a startup in Nigeria? Prepare to pitch at the 2017 Seedstars World

Seedstars World, a global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, will hold a pitch for Nigerian startups on Friday, August 25th in Lagos. The competition, which enjoys…

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Episode 004 : Bob Collymore: How Safaricom is using tech to solve problems for the man on the street

This is Episode 4 of Building the Future with Dotun. Here, Dotun Olowoporoku  discusses  with Bob Collymore of Safaricom. In case you never knew, Safaricom deploys M-pesa, the fastest growing mobile phone-based money transfer globally, launched in…

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Alpha 1 Rides Set To Disrupt Ride Hailing Business In Nigeria

Nigeria’s ride hailing sector is about to witness a major disruption with the entrance of Alpha1 Rides: a technology services platform supporting the transportation and logistics business in Nigeria. The…

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From Sewage to Fuel: in Kenya, NAWASSCO makes profits from Human Waste

In Kenya, Nakuru Water and Sanitation Services Company (NAWASSCO) is helping solve one of Africa’s challenges. NAWASSCO processes human waste to briquettes which locals in Nakuru, an agriculturally-rich county about…

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ReadySetWork 2.0 prepares students in Lagos for outside world, as UNILAG plays host

Two years ago, the Lagos State Government had discovered a gap between the curriculum of students of tertiary schools in the state and their employability after school. To bridge this…

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Episode 003: Tayo Bamiduro- solving hyperlocal logistic problems for eCommerce in Africa

Welcome to Episode 3 of Building the Future with Dotun, a series of podcasts, in which Dotun Olowoporoku discusses with selected startup entrepreneurs making impact in Africa. The invaluable insights…

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Ugandan startup, Numida, emerges winner at Seedstars World pitch

Ugandan online loan startup, Numida, which came first at the pitch conducted by Seedstars Kampala and held in Uganda on August 4, will represent the country at the Seedstars Summit…

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