economic empowerment

11 Africans Selected for the Facebook Community Leadership Program

Facebook has announced the names of 116 people worldwide who have been selected to join the Facebook Community Leadership Program. Around a dozen African community leaders have been selected to become program residents and fellows.  The five (5) participants selected  as community leaders in residence, each will be awarded up to $1,000,000 to fund their community …

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Introducing the 15 Companies Accepted into Facebook\’s Accelerator Program in Lagos

The teams went through an intensive 1-week bootcamp between the 27th and 31st of August 2018 and have now kicked off their six-month journey to build, modify and optimize their value-driven products. The selected teams will receive up to $20K in equity free-funding, partner credits, mentorship, technical and business support from Facebook and CcHUB.  RoadPreppers: Lara.ng is a …

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African Innovation Foundation (AIF) Announces the 10 Finalists for the Innovation Prize for Africa

The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has announced the top 10 finalists for its prestigious 2018 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA). This year’s call for applications with its theme “African innovation: Investing in Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems” attracted more than 3 000 applications from 52 African countries. Building on the AIF mandate, submissions this year demonstrate significant breakthroughs in ICT, …

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Apply: $185,000 Innovation Prize for Africa

The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) recently announced the seventh edition of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) themed “investing in inclusive innovation ecosystems” thereby inviting submissions to reward the best home-grown innovations on the continent. The annual Award seeks to celebrate outstanding breakthroughs that deliver practical, and commercially viable African solutions that are innovative and sustainable. IPA’s …

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Apply: $150,000 Innovation Challenge in Africa

The Internet.org Innovation Challenge in Africa supports Internet.org’s vision of a connected world. To this end, the goal of the Challenge is to recognize individuals and organizations that are working on internet-based solutions to promote education and economic empowerment in countries throughout Africa. The Challenge will encourage the development of apps, websites and online services …

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Want to Start a Business? Enterprise Bank wants to Fund your Idea

Do you have a business idea? Are you looking to start a business? Then, apply to the Enterprise Bank SME empowerment program. You will be required to make up 30 percent of your required capital. Enterprise Bank, upon the applicant meeting all necessary criteria, will fund 70 percent of applicant’s start-up capital. Find the application …

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The AWP Network at the Crans Montana Forum

Founder of the AWP Network, Mary Olushoga attended the Crans Montana Forum in Brussels where she was selected as a \’New Leader for Tomorrow.\’ The event brought together Heads of State, Ministers, International Organizations, MPs and Businesses from Europe, Africa, the Arab world, Central Asia, South America, and Far East. The event in Brussels also …

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