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:
If it’s called Workshop17, then there must be Workshop1-16. Right? I’m going to Ask V&A Waterfront.
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.
The three notable figures have put their weight behind the African Entrepreneurship Programme (AEP) designed to support entrepreneurship in Africa.
Nigerian startup that offers comparison on financial products to African consumers,TopCheck, has raised $1.1 million seed round from several investors.
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Uganda-based clean-energy startup, UpEnergy, has closed a new debt investment deal with Global Hearthworks Foundation.