Social Impact

Nine Senegalese startups to pitch at Seedstars Dakar

Seedstars World has announced it will hold a pitch for 9 Senegalese startups at the Pullman Teranga in Dakar, Senegal, on September 22th, 2017. The global startup competition has been…

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How EcoFuture plans to make Nigeria filth-free by 2030

Are you tired of having mounds of garbage in your bin for weeks, waiting for the next truck-stop date before getting relief? Many people are. The good news is, you…

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Everything in Africa is an Opportunity — Strive Masiyiwa

Telecoms entrepreneur and Kwesé TV founder, Strive Masiyiwa is passionate about Africa’s young entrepreneurs succeeding. He has been travelling to different countries on the continent to hold the African Town Hall…

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We must ensure Innovations in the Health Sector address Real Problems – Umar-Sadiq

The Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria (PHN), a non-profit organization has a sustainable platform that combines the strengths of the corporate private sector in Nigeria to partner with government….

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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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Now, you can farm without soil. Angel Adelaja does it, where Angels fear to tread

Angel Oluwayimika Adelaja is one name gradually becoming synonymous with innovation in Agriculture, in Nigeria and Africa. A nominee of the World Economic Forum Top Female Innovators in Africa, she…

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“Africa is a really enterprising place….We need alternative ways for girls to fund the routes they want to take in STEM” says Anne-Marie Imafidon of STEMettes.

Her credentials are amazing and you begin to assume this young lady is ‘all work and no play’. However, you quickly discover she is astounded by the fact that people…

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UNBELIEVABLE! CEO of Co-Creation Hub, Bosun Tijani, was meant to be a Carpenter!

Many giant strides have been recorded by the trio of Bosun Tijani, Femi Longe and Tunji Eleso, ever since they founded Co-Creation Hub (CcHub) in 2010. But…wait! Did you know…

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No silver bullet for Africa’s power challenges -Lucia Wamala, Founder/CEO of Bakulu Power, Uganda

In East Africa, more than 200 million people are without electricity. This represents nearly 80% of the region’s population. Therefore, developing local energy resources is top-of-mind for most East African…

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HealthTech Startups can apply to Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge

Global professional service company, Accenture is receiving applications into its 2017 HealthTech Innovation Challenge. The opportunity is open for startups in the healthcare sector with a view to tackling  some of…

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