Entries by Stephen Ozoigbo

Beyond the Unicorn: Africans in Silicon Valley

What does it take to build a thriving technology company – and an environment in which black techies, their financial backers and their markets can flourish? That question underpins the new VOA documentary “Beyond the Unicorn.”Subtitled “Africans Making IT in Silicon Valley,” it explores how some Africans and African-Americans are finding their way in the tech […]

Demo Africa heads to Morocco for 2018 and 2019 editions

Silicon Valley based African Technology Foundation (ATF), Managing Partners of the Liberalizing Innovation Opportunity Nations (LIONS@FRICA) partnership has announced that the DEMO Africa event will be heading to Morocco over the next two years. “Over the last six years, the DEMO Africa conference has traveled through Eastern, Western, and Southern Africa, and launched leading African technologies while showcasing the continent’s evolving […]

Social Entrepreneurship at the Margins

Santa Clara University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship is launching a special Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI®) Online accelerator program focused on boosting the business skills, investment readiness, and social impact of organizations that serve migrants, refugees, and human-trafficking survivors. The new seven-month Social Entrepreneurship at the Margins (SEM) accelerator will draw on Miller Center’s […]

2018 Lions@frica Innovation Tour

The sixth edition of the Lions@frica Innovation Tour will be held in Silicon Valley California from February 10th – 18th, 2018. The  LIONS Innovation Tour is focused on knowledge sharing with leading Silicon Valley stakeholders and networking opportunities that will yield deeper engagements between the LIONS and their target partners. The LIONS will participate in a […]

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, […]