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Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum set to take place in Abuja

Every year, the Tony Elumelu Foundation—Africa’s foremost champion of entrepreneurship—hosts the largest convening of entrepreneurs, policymakers and business leaders in one location. This year, the 5th edition themed “Empowering African Entrepreneurs” will take place at the iconic Transcorp Hilton, in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja. The forum will feature masterclasses, a dynamic pitching competition, electrifying panel debates, and the Presidential …

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Global partners announce $61.8 million allocation to boost African Development Bank initiative for women entrepreneurs

The Governing Committee of the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) has approved a funding allocation of $61.8 million for the African Development Bank’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) program. We-Fi is a partnership among 14 donor governments, eight multilateral development banks, and other public and private sector stakeholders, established in October 2017 …

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Apply: AWIEF Business Growth Accelerator Program for Women Entrepreneurs

The Africa Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) is hosting its flagship Growth Accelerator Program for 2018, sponsored by Nedbank. AWIEF is currently seeking (25) ambitious, innovative and committed early-growth stage South African women entrepreneurs, from a variety of sectors, looking for support to scale their businesses. Access to finance is the most cited challenge …

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Register Your AgriBusiness with AWIEF

This is a call for digital registration of women-owned agribusinesses in Eastern and Southern Africa. This registration will facilitate the development of a digital database for women-owned agribusinesses in Africa, the first agribusiness intelligence network targeting women agri-entrepreneurs. The aim is to create a network of women in agribusiness, increase information flow within women agribusiness …

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MasterCard Foundation Invests $500 million to Educate Next Generation of African Leaders

The University of Pretoria (UP) in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation (MCF) is delighted to announce MasterCard Foundation Scholarship commencing in January 2019. This scholarship is available for high achieving African students interested in studying at the undergraduate or postgraduate levels. The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is a 10-year, $500 million global initiative to educate and …

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Apply: Innovate Ventures Accelerator in Somaliland – $30,000 Prize

Are you an early stage start-up based in the Somali region? Are you working at the cutting edge of innovation, or developing a tech-enabled product or service addressing a big local need? Are you passionate about your business idea? The Innovate Accelerator is a 12-week program that comprises mentorship and training by domain experts and …

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