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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: £25,000 – Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

The Africa Prize encourages ambitious and talented sub-Saharan African engineers from all disciplines to apply their skills to develop scalable solutions to local challenges, highlighting the importance of engineering as an enabler of improved quality of life and economic development. Crucial commercialisation support is awarded to a shortlist of innovative applicants through a (6) six-month …

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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: £25,000 – Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

The Africa Prize encourages ambitious and talented sub-Saharan African engineers from all disciplines to apply their skills to develop scalable solutions to local challenges, highlighting the importance of engineering as an enabler of improved quality of life and economic development. Crucial commercialisation support is awarded to a shortlist of innovative applicants through a six-month period …

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Apply: 2017 Global Grand Challenges Competition

The Royal Academy of Engineering are inviting university teams to participate in the 2017 Global Grand Challenges Competition; a seven-month programme of challenge-led innovation, design and business development, culminating in the opportunity for five successful teams to attend the Global Grand Challenges Summit in Washington DC. Nominated teams of undergraduate students will take part in …

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Meet the 16 Entrepreneurs Vying for the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

The Africa Prize is organized by the Royal Academy of Engineering and aims to recognize and reward innovative African engineers, and to raise the profile of engineering in Africa. Now in its third year, the Africa Prize equips talented engineers with tools and expert advice to develop their innovations into a business. The inventors of …

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