August waltzes into our lives along with news from the heart of Africa. In case you missed anything, here’s the first roundup for August. You’re welcome.

For the the first time, a cluster of up to half-dozen African startups will be in Silicon Valley accelerator programmes.

Bring out the confetti!

Addmaya, A 6 year old startup declares its IPO tomorrow

On August 4, 2015, Addmaya, the Ugandan marketing communications startup will take its company public via IPO. #AddmayaIPO is a real thing people.

Telkom spends over a billion Rand settling severance packages after cutting over 2000 jobs

The telco announced its mega spend on severance and voluntary retirement packages as it undergoes a major restructuring process.

Governance advocacy group announces Hackathon to tackle governmental issues

The goal of the hackathon is to create a platform that’ll allow citizens to not only vent about issues that are important to them but also provide a space for citizens and organisations to collaborate to solve problems.

USD150,000 up for grabs at the 2016 Innovation Prize for Africa

Three African startups are to win a combined amount of US$150,000 in the fifth edition of the Innovation prize for Africa organized by the African Innovation Foundation.

Intel moves into Nigerian Universities

Intel launched the Intel Developer Zone and Student Partnership Program last week which will offer Nigerian developers a place in the ecosystem of global technologies, tools, developers and partners.

Spending Spree

Former Konga Marketing Vice-President, Onyeka Akumah, acquires Miss Tech, a Nigerian female-focused technology blog.

Affiliate Shop launches plugins that promises the ability to create affiliate stores in a few minutes, without sweat.

Hopefully, it’s exactly what it says.

Ibukun Taiwo Author

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