• PayPal partners MasterCard to increase payment in stores

    PayPal partners MasterCard to increase payment in stores0

    Leading payment system, PayPal has announced a partnership deal with MasterCard that would enhance customer payment experience in stores by making Mastercard a clear payment option within PayPal, enable Masterpass as a payment option for Braintree (a PayPal company) merchants and expand PayPal’s presence at the point of sale (PoS). This partnership will in turn

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  • Sahara Group set to support Aso Villa Demo Day finalists

    Sahara Group set to support Aso Villa Demo Day finalists0

    Africa’s leading energy conglomerate, Sahara Group, under its Sahara Extrapreneurship Framework is set to support the 30 finalists at the just concluded Aso Villa Demo Day (AVDD) entrepreneurship development project. The Sahara Group “Extrapreneurship” framework is an integrated development and management programme designed to grow and sustain entrepreneurial ventures by linking them with strategic partnerships

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  • innovateAFRICA $1m fund calls for entries in digital media innovation

    innovateAFRICA $1m fund calls for entries in digital media innovation0

    innovateAFRICA Fund is a support programme run by Code for Africa (CfAfrica), which offers a combination of seed funding, technology support and expert mentorship to both mainstream media organisations and individual innovators. The $1m fund is offering media pioneers in Africa the support for leapfrog technologies or digital innovation that focus on improved models for

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  • Cartier women’s initiative awards: Apply to win up to $100,000

    Cartier women’s initiative awards: Apply to win up to $100,0000

    Founded in 2006 by Cartier in partnership with the Women’s Forum, INSEAD Graduate School and McKinsey & Co, the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards aims at supporting female startup companies around the world. It is an international business-plan competition which honours 6 laureates yearly from Latin America, North America, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East & North Africa,

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  • 10 places you can get seed capital for your startup

    10 places you can get seed capital for your startup0

    Village Capital Village Capital is a global venture firm that finds, trains and invests in entrepreneurs solving real-world problems in agriculture, health, energy, education and financial services. It is already very active in Africa and looks set to scale up its activities after announcing the close of a US$17.7 million fund by its investment arm VilCap

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  • 2016 Village Capital Fintech Africa Program: Apply to win $100,000

    2016 Village Capital Fintech Africa Program: Apply to win $100,0000

    Village Capital, an organization known for training and investing in entrepreneurs solving real life problems, in collaboration with The MasterCard Foundation and the DOEN Foundation have set their sight on identifying and investing in the next big innovator in financial service in Sub-saharan Africa with the launch of Fintech Africa 2016. In a bid to

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