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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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CEO and Co-Founder of Pocket Money, Stefano Virgili

New marketplace seeks to expand Africa’s financial ecosystem – Introducing Pocket Money

Pocket Money is a digital lending marketplace determined to transform the financial fortunes of borrowers in Africa by pioneering a ‘cyclic’ lending system that will provide a breath of fresh air even to potential borrowers who had previously been ‘rejected’ by lenders within Pocket Money’s ecosystem. To address this challenge, Pocket Money has come up …

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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: Andza Investment and Acceleration Program for South African Entrepreneurs

The SA Innovation Summit, Africa’s largest start-up event, has launched ANDZA, a competition which will offer South Africa’s top entrepreneurs the chance to be considered for R10 million in investment funding and acceleration. ANDZA is launched in collaboration with the SA SME Fund which is committed to developing South African entrepreneurs as an integral part …

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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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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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Apply: Women in Science STEAM Camp Namibia

There is a strong gender imbalance in STEM. The WiSci Camp aims to bridge that gap through access to education, mentorship opportunities, and leadership training. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Design, and Mathematics. The camp will include a STEAM curriculum led by experts in their fields, as well as leadership development activities …

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The 2017 AWP Network Power List

Be the change. Be Inspired. Be you. Recognizing (40) African women with powerful, inspiring, and influential voices. Introducing Africa’s leading women!  At the AWP Network, we aim to encourage more African women with powerful voices who will continue to create programs and policies that support the development and growth of African women and girls. Africa’s First …

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