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The World Bank Group launches XL Africa, An Incubator for Start-Ups

XL Africa will grab headlines this week as the newest big player on the Africa digital start-up Scene.  The new program is a World Bank Administered five-month acceleration program that will support 20 promising digital start-ups from Sub-Saharan Africa.  XL Africa is an incubator of sorts with a big payday for participants.  Each of the […]

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IBM Expands Corporate Service Corps in Africa

IBM’s corporate citizenship initiative, the Corporate Service Corps, is entering into new countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to provide small businesses, educational institutions and non profits with sophisticated pro bono business consulting and skills development to improve local conditions and foster job creation. IBM today announced an expansion of its program, a corporate […]

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American Inventor Finds Opportunity in Africa

Peter Hansen is in the vanguard of a new breed of American entrepreneurs – those who are eager to do business in Africa. Hansen is co-founder and chief scientist at PointCare Technologies. His company manufactures a device that helps public healthcare agencies in rural and urban areas with limited resources diagnose AIDS. The African adventure […]

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Social Entrepreneur 2009 Finalists Announced

Ernst & Young South Africa and the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship  announced today, this year’s finalists for the annual South African Social Entrepreneur awards.g52irb8k7f In its fourth year in South Africa, the Social Entrepreneur Awards are an important element of Ernst & Young’s World Entrepreneur Awards Program.  Social Entrepreneurs are innovators who implement practical […]

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Tech Entrepreneur Thrives in Ghana

Hermann Chinery-Hesse’s most recent venture will bring ecommerce to even the smallest, most remote rural African village. A self-described “geek and gangster”, Chinery-Hesse already has an excellent track record. Often called the “Father of the African Software Industry”, in 1991 he co-founded theSOFTtribe – the largest and most successful software company on the African continent. […]

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African Diaspora Marketplace seeks Entrepreneurial Ideas from U.S. – based African Diaspora

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Western Union, a leading global payments network, are counting on innovative thinking and entrepreneurial ideas to help alleviate poverty in Africa. Today, the organizations launched the African Diaspora Marketplace (ADM), a business-development program that will support U.S.-based African diaspora in creating plans for sustainable start-up and […]

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The People’s Blackberry

Indian mobile application developer is teaming up with mobile operators in Africa and providing less costly solution to mobile email access.

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