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25 июля, 16:47

Zanzibari ArtWear

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ArtEntrpreneur in conversation with Waridi Valentine, founder ofZanzibari ArtWear which uses up-cycled fabrics from Zanzibar, Tanzania, the Ivory Coast, and Ghana, drawing attention to each country’s vibrantly hued, heritage-rich textiles.Grounded in its cultural influences, Zanzibari ArtWear’s design focus is a reflection of the designer and founder’s own African culture experience...[more]

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22 июля, 14:47

Matibubu - A Non-Invasive Diagnostic Kit Used to Detect Malaria

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via TechCrunch, Matibubu ....a Uganda-based company is looking to make it easier to diagnose malaria so those who are infected can get the right help faster.

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22 июля, 13:00

Biotech projects incubated in India’s first DIY Bio Lab and Bioincubator at BioRiiDL

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Biospectrum reports: Biotech projects incubated in India’s first DIY Bio Lab and Bioincubator at BioRiiDL showcase their projects to compete for funding An incubation cell for biotechnology start-ups BioRiiDL and a DIY bio lab has been launched by Somaiya Vidyavihar. It aims to nurture innovation and entrepreneurship in various aspects of biotechnology. To encourage and support this initiative Bio RiiDL has set up DIY BIO LAB, which is a space where biologists can come, execute their ideas and innovate, even after completion of their studies, they can come and work on their own projects and a bioincubator where potential projects can be taken into the market. The BioRiiDL will facilitate 100 students in the first year...[more]

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21 июля, 13:00

AJA.LA Studios - Builder of Natural language & Speech processing applications

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Founded by Omolabake Adenle: Speak Yoruba from AJA.LA Studios on Vimeo.AJA.LA Studios, builds natural language & speech processing applications for under-resourced languages. We also develop language-learning apps, including our award-winning SpeakYoruba app, the first in our SpeakAfrica series of African-language learning apps for children, available on Android and iOS, with a dedicated version for the iPad.

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20 июля, 13:00

Nomanini - A payments company for the Informal Sector

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Nomanini means ‘Anytime’ in Siswati. We provide affordable access to payments for everyone, everywhere. We are a South African-based enterprise payments platform provider that optimises transactions in the informal retail sector.

19 июля, 17:47

Why African entrepreneurs need to think bigger

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Victor Asemota writing in the Guardian: Sometime in 2010, I met this interesting startup from Kenya at an event. They had built something that was badly needed to create a proper payments ecosystem and bridge the payments silos that were rapidly developing. I knew that interoperability was the inevitable future of mobile payments as the customers’ needs were very different from the assumptions of most of the players at that time. I courted this startup and made several trips to Nairobi until they agreed to take an investment of $100,000. I spoke to some friends who decided to back me up and asked the startup to provide some documentation before due diligence. I never heard from them after that...[more]

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19 июля, 13:00

Zoona a Fintech company

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Zoona a mobile money and money transfer startup:

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18 июля, 13:00

Connecting workers in the informal sector with Biscate

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via Club of MozambiqueThe Biscate app, created by the Mozambican startup, UX Information Technologies, will connect workers in the informal sector to customers through USSD and Web technologies. Blue-collar workers such as plumbers, electricians and carpenters will be able to register on an online platform using a basic mobile phone, a platform to which customers will resort to request their services.More here

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17 июля, 13:00

The DIY Antibiotics Hunters

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via ESSRG, Pieter van Boheemen's:...do-it-yourself antibiotics project invites people from around the world to search for a solution to one of today’s biggest medical challenges: antibiotic resistance. Pieter is concerned that growing antimicrobial resistance means our current drugs may soon stop working. His answer is to encourage people around the world to search for new sources of antibiotics in nature. This is how biology becomes ours. More here

16 июля, 23:16

'Braided Elegance' Wigs from West Africa

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Founded by Ifeoma Ume: Braided Elegance has introduced a range of high quality hand knotted wigs. Our lace front natural parting blends seamlessly with your own hairline providing a non-detectable join to the naked eye. Our range of wigs are on trend, and copy the latest salon braided looks. Each wig is hand crafted with care and passed through stringent quality control checks. Our goal is for you to enjoy your new look and to ensure you can get the maximum wear out of your chosen style. All our wigs are made in West Africa, by seasoned hair braiders who employ techniques that have been passed down from generation to generation...[more]

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16 июля, 13:00

Sofresh Neighbourhood Market, Lagos

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Founded by the Abimbola Balogun & Olagoke Balogun Sofresh describes itself as Nigeria’s number one premium healthy food brand:Related interview

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15 июля, 13:00

Downtown Tunis In Your Pocket via Flaÿou a Design Agency

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In Cairo Observer: image viaAround one year ago, Flaÿou was born in Carthage, Tunisia. Flaÿou is a multidisciplinary design agency for “joyful design” - declared by the founders Hella El Khiari and Thomas Egoumenides. Employers and employees are part of the “Dream Team” and the atmosphere in the studio emits the spirit of joyful design by not taking everything too seriously...[more]