There was a lot of money and good will flying around today. Three notable figures, Duke of York, Aliko Dangote and Olusegun Obansanjo have reinstated their commitment to helping entrepreneurs in Africa by supporting the African Entrepreneurship Programme (AEP). The programme will support young businesses and entrepreneurs by connecting them with potential investors. In Nigeria, guess who’s raised $1.1 million seed round from investors?
Here is what the techies were up to in Africa today:
Capetown is experiencing a lot of feng shui as a new co-working space, Workshop17 opens up
If it’s called Workshop17, then there must be Workshop1-16. Right? I’m going to Ask V&A Waterfront.
Globetrotting competition, Seedstars, is in Rwanda
Tonight, 10 startups are going to go at it. We’re talking no holds barred, high stakes contest here. And the winner takes all? No, winner goes on to the next no holds barred contest in Switzerland.
Duke of York, Dangote and Obasanjo Support AEP
The three notable figures have put their weight behind the African Entrepreneurship Programme (AEP) designed to support entrepreneurship in Africa.
Topcheck Has Raised $1.1 Million Seed Round
Nigerian startup that offers comparison on financial products to African consumers,TopCheck, has raised $1.1 million seed round from several investors.
Apply to IBM’s SmartCamp Competition for a Shot at $25,000
Apply for a chance to win a $25,000 investment from Jason Calacanis in IBM’s 2015 SmartCamp, the company’s global bootcamp and startup competition.
UpEnergy Raises Debt Investment for Regional Investment
Uganda-based clean-energy startup, UpEnergy, has closed a new debt investment deal with Global Hearthworks Foundation.