Entries by Stephen Ozoigbo

Mauritius + UNESCO + Merck = Women in STEM

As part of Merck STEM program For Women and Youth, Merck Foundation, a non-profit organization and a subsidiary of Merck KGaA Germany conducted the 3rd edition of their annual “UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit” on the 28th and 29th of November 2017 under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Mauritius, Her Excellency Mrs. […]

The Foundations of Tech Transformation in Africa – IMF

During the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) which was held recently in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, took the stage to speak on the impact of technology for the economies of Africa and the new opportunities being created for the next generation. Ms. Lagarde chose to focus on […]

Accelerating Zambia’s gaming and IoT Ecosystem

CEC Liquid Telecommunications, part of the leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, is helping to accelerate Zambia’s emerging gaming and Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem through a new partnership with BongoHive; Zambia’s first innovation and technology hub. Zambia is home to a thriving start-up scene, which is developing solutions for industries as diverse as media […]

Talent gaps in Africa’s Fintech Landscape

The Digital Frontiers Institute (DFI) has released two new reports that aim to provide better understand and address human talent gaps that exist in Africa’s Fintech landscape. The 2017 Fintech Talent Africa Leadership and Employee Engagement Report and the 2017 Fintech Talent Africa Compensation Report provide data and insights for business leaders and entrepreneurs to […]

Apply to Blackbox Connect Cohort 21

Blackbox Connect 21 is an open-application program taking place February 26 – March 9, 2018. Eligible entrepreneurs everywhere, regardless of partner affiliation, are encouraged to apply. Deadlines have been extended to Thursday, December 14th, so get your applications in today! Please note the following eligibility requirements for the program: Must be the founder or co-founder […]

African Diaspora Tech Awards at ADIS 2018

As the Startup ecosystem in Silicon Valley slowly grows in diversity and Africa seeks its own original unicorns, we are eager to celebrate and elevate our current pioneers, and increase the stakes for true afropreneurship within Silicon Valley and all the way to the continent. At the 2018 edition of the African Diaspora Investment Symposium, […]

Register to attend ADIS 2018

Here are five Reasons to Attend African Diaspora Investment Symposium 2018: 1) African Diaspora Investment Symposium is a catalyst for learning, networking, and building professional partnerships. 2) ADIS has been a blueprint for diaspora-driven initiatives since our first signature convening. Come and hear Amadou Duffy, co-founder & CEO of Gebeya share his take on ADIS. […]

Advancing Africa’s Entrepreneurial Economies

DEMO Africa finds technology winners form the 30 startup finalists over four days of ecosystem activities. DEMO Africa ended its four-day conference with a bang in the City of Ekurhuleni, Gauteng Province, South Africa, when it announced the five top start-ups with the most meaningful and market-ready technologies as winners of the DEMO Lions Award. […]

How AI is set to change payroll in Africa

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming the way businesses operate. All functions, including payroll, stand to benefit from the enhanced efficiency this technology brings. That said, there are some concerns. Payroll is a vital business function. If it doesn’t work smoothly, the company as a whole will suffer. Payroll processes make use of highly sensitive data […]

DEMO Africa 2017

6th Edition of DEMO Africa kicks off in South Africa this month. Africa’s largest technology launchpad event, DEMO Africa, isn’t called the largest startup event for nothing. As the launch pad for emerging technology and trends on the continent, it attracts people from around the globe who convene in a major city to experience Africa’s […]

Global Entrepreneurship Week Nigeria

Join the Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017. Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is the world’s largest celebration of Entrepreneurship that occurs every year in November. It aims at celebrating creativity, innovation and job creation, and focuses on providing promotion and support for SMEs. During this week EDC partners with entrepreneurs and organisations to hold various events; from […]