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Wefarm secures $13 Million in funding to scale its Smallholder Agricultural Ecosystem

Wefarm.co the digital network for global small-scale agriculture has raised $13 million in a Series A financing round led by Silicon Valley venture capital firm True Ventures. This financing round will help Wefarm further scale its network of 1.9 million farmers, and its newly created Marketplace, to connect farmers in Africa, even those without internet …

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Millennial Youtuber, Florentina Agu Wants to Change How Restaurants Serve Nigerians

Florentina Agu is on a mission to improve restaurant service quality in Nigeria using her YouTube channel as a tool for change. Agu states, \”I was inspired to start “Dining Out with Flo” after attending a YouTube masterclass organized by Google Nigeria on July 27, 2018. It was after this event that I decided to …

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Research Project at Stanford Becomes Thriving Startup – Adia Sowho, Managing Director of Mines Nigeria Speaks to The AWP Network

Ekechi Nwokah and Kunle Olukotun founded Mines in 2014. At the time, they were living in Palo Alto where they met for the first time at a mutual friend’s house. Nwokah and Olukotun share similar backgrounds. They grew up in Nigeria and studied computer science while at university. Naturally they clicked and began to discuss …

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African Startup Winning! Mines Secures $13M Series A to Grow Digital Credit Platform for Emerging Markets

Mines started out as a research project on high performance artificial intelligence led by Kunle Olukotun, a professor of computer engineering at Stanford University. It came to life after a chance meeting with Ekechi Nwokah, a computer scientist working on big data projects at Amazon Web Services, after which they teamed up to direct the …

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Facebook To Provide $20,000 In Equity-Free Funding for African Startups

The FbStart Accelerator at NG_HUB is a deep-tech focused accelerator program for visionary and innovative teams using advanced technologies to solve problems in our society and build solutions for the future. It is designed for startups and student teams building solutions that utilize any of these technologies; Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Internet of Things, Augmented …

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$150k Available for Startups – Apply to the Katapult Accelerator

Katapult Accelerator is a hands-on program to help you scale your business. During this program, you will receive daily hands-on mentorship and gain access to a global network of leading mentors. You will also receive free services from corporate partners and access to potential customers. Finally, you will receive investment into your startup as part …

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