Editor’s note: The headline of this article has been updated to reflect the fact that it speaks primarily to a difficulty in accessing capital. A previous headline read; “African startups have had a good Q1 2020; except those led by women.” African startups did well in Q1 2020 in terms of funding. Considering the current […]
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The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) wants to provide an exemption for startups providing essential services during the lockdown in Nigeria. The agency created an online form on April 5 to identify essential services companies.
Guidebooks that profile some of Africa’s most impactful startups are set to launch this year in Lagos, Accra, Kigali and Nairobi. Founded by Sissel Hansen in 2014, Startup Guide books shine the light on startups tackling socio economic issues, the brains behind them and the communities backing them. So far, about 30 guide books have […]
For every bad rep the African continent gets in terms of its politics, infrastructure shortcomings and poor socioeconomic systems, its technology industry gets a double dose of the opposite. From a gamut of technology startups innovating for some of the continent’s dire infrastructure challenges to a constantly growing community of hubs and enabling programmes, even […]
For many small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria and across Africa, access to finance anywhere on the continent remains a critical issue that determines to what degree a business is able to grow and scale its operations. And so, despite accounting for 96% of the businesses in a country like Nigeria and contributing […]