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Riverbed CEO wins the 2017 Regional Business Achiever Awards: Entrepreneur category
Riverbed CEO wins the 2017 Regional Business Achiever Awards: Entrepreneur category

Monalisa Zwambila, the founder and CEO of Riverbed, one of the country's largest, black creative agencies, has won the Entrepreneur category at the Annual Regional Business Achiever Awards (RBAA)

Issued by Riverbed 15 Aug 2017

#AfricaAchiever OMG Digital aims to reach Africa's millennials
#AfricaAchiever OMG Digital aims to reach Africa's millennials

Our Africa Achiever this month is co-founder of OMG Digital in Ghana, Jesse Arhin Ghansah

By Louise Marsland 14 Aug 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
The many hats of the successful inventor

The basis of many a great business is a great invention. New product ideas are fairly easy to conceive, but it takes something else to bring it to market. That's why it's so hard to be a successful inventor. It's not just one job

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 11 Aug 2017

Lynette Hundermark
#WomensMonth: Lynette Hundermark makes mobile useful and beautiful

Lynette Hundermark is the woman behind Useful and Beautiful - a consultancy that makes memorable mobile experiences across the South African and African markets

By Ilse van den Berg 10 Aug 2017

Seedstars crowns Numida best Ugandan startup
Seedstars crowns Numida best Ugandan startup

At the Seedstars Uganda finals, Numida was selected as the top startup in the region

8 Aug 2017

Every African tech hub for itself in quest for sustainability
Every African tech hub for itself in quest for sustainability

“This is done on a tech hub by tech hub basis. Each is figuring out their own business models for continued support and growth.”

By Tom Jackson 7 Aug 2017

Standard Bank announces 2017 Top Women Awards finalists
Standard Bank announces 2017 Top Women Awards finalists

The awards attracted a flood of entries for this year's 14th annual ceremony, which will take place at Emperors Palace on 17 August, before a host of business and government leaders, along with celebrities

Issued by Topco Media 3 Aug 2017

2017 Fak'ugesi Festival themed ‘Brave tech hearts beat as one'
2017 Fak'ugesi Festival themed ‘Brave tech hearts beat as one'

The Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival will once again be a celebration of technology, creativity, collaboration, and innovation from across the African continent

2 Aug 2017

Is it only the “Nasty Woman” who can break the glass ceiling?
Is it only the “Nasty Woman” who can break the glass ceiling?

Lauren Durant writes about her approach when it comes to tackling the system that prevents women from getting the jobs they deserve and says it includes adopting new behaviours

By Lauren Durant 28 Jul 2017

Jack Ma launches African Young Entrepreneurs Fund
Jack Ma launches African Young Entrepreneurs Fund

UNCTAD adviser, Alibaba's Jack Ma, has launched an African Young Entrepreneurs Fund worth $10 million

27 Jul 2017

Disruption anticipated at Standard Bank Top Women Conference
Disruption anticipated at Standard Bank Top Women Conference

What's your next? As an entrepreneurial, ambitious woman, the best place to answer that question is at the must-attend event this Women's Month: the 2017 Standard Bank Top Women Conference

Issued by Topco Media 25 Jul 2017

Nefrids Africa wins Seedstars Tanzania round
Nefrids Africa wins Seedstars Tanzania round

Nefrids Africa has won the Tanzania round of Seedstars World and will represent Tanzania at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland to compete for up to $1m in equity investments and other prizes

25 Jul 2017

Research proves strong team of founders key driver of startup success in Africa
Research proves strong team of founders key driver of startup success in Africa

Venture Capital for Africa has released its ‘2017 Venture Finance in Africa' research that indicates that a strong team of founders is the key driver of startup success in Africa

21 Jul 2017

National mobilisation of entrepreneurialism
National mobilisation of entrepreneurialism

A blueprint for Africa: If national mobilisation of entrepreneurialism across a country is a solid possibility, what's stopping it and who is blocking it?

By Naseem Javed 20 Jul 2017

Four ways to improve your publicity as an entrepreneur
Four ways to improve your publicity as an entrepreneur

With so many people out there starting their own businesses and trying to make it big, it often takes doing more than simply selling great products and services to truly make it as an entrepreneurial success story today

Issued by Monetary Library 20 Jul 2017

Small Business Expo 2017 focus on creative entrepreneurs
Small Business Expo 2017 focus on creative entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs in creative fields such as art, design and music will have an opportunity to shine at Small Business Expo 2017; when the international Creative Business Cup challenge is launched in Johannesburg

19 Jul 2017

Facebook launches Developer Circles Harare
Facebook launches Developer Circles Harare

Facebook Africa is hosting a series of training events and workshops designed to help local entrepreneurs understand how to use digital platforms to grow their businesses

13 Jul 2017

#StartupStory: THAT Network helps creatives find clients
#StartupStory: THAT Network helps creatives find clients

South African based entrepreneurs, Shakirah Sky Dramat and Wayne Hipe Robertson, recently relaunched THAT Network, a startup, which aims to create a sustainable creative industry

By Ruth Cooper 11 Jul 2017

(c) Dmitriy Shironosov -
#Apex2017: SMMEs, ignore them at your peril

Seven years ago, the Apex Awards launched its bursary programme. Since then it has funded 60 bursaries. This year proceeds have enabled it to increase that number to 72, which is an additional 12 bursaries

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Jul 2017

(c) andrew grossman -
Do Millennials really exist?

Does the construct of Millennials really exist or is it just hype based on the idealism of the era?

By Allon Raiz 7 Jul 2017

Anyka © –
The growth mindset: Four ingredients for creating a high-performance culture

In They're your rules, break them!', I bring together the latest research on what makes human talent tick

By Douglas Kruger 6 Jul 2017

Inspiring Fifty South Africa sees 250+ nominations
Inspiring Fifty South Africa sees 250+ nominations

252 female candidates were nominated for Inspiring Fifty South Africa. The initiative aims to prove the philosophy that “if she can see it, she can be it”

6 Jul 2017

Innovation hub participants graduate
Innovation hub participants graduate

Third batch of Nigerian entrepreneurs graduate from GE Lagos Garage training programme

6 Jul 2017

Startupbootcamp Cape Town applications close this week
Startupbootcamp Cape Town applications close this week

Startupbootcamp Cape Town is issuing a final call to startups in Africa to apply to participate in the first ever Africa-based programme. The deadline for online applications is 9 July 2017

4 Jul 2017

Worx Group welcomes Selz Vision as 2017 IMPACT Enterprise Development Partner
Worx Group welcomes Selz Vision as 2017 IMPACT Enterprise Development Partner

Tlakale Somo, owner at Selz Vision, has agreed to join Worx Group as their 2017 IMPACT Enterprise Development Partner

Issued by Worx Group 28 Jun 2017

Time running out to enter the Standard Bank Top Women Awards
Time running out to enter the Standard Bank Top Women Awards

Entries for the 14th annual Standard Bank Top Women Awards closed on 30 June

Issued by Topco Media 27 Jun 2017

Allen Ambor, founder and executive chairman of Spur Corporation.
Spur founder Allen Ambor's tough love approach to business

Iconic SA restaurant chain, Spur Steak Ranches, will be 50-years-old in October this year and has grown into an internationally-recognised brand

By Lauren Hartzenberg 26 Jun 2017

Thomson Reuters wants to partner with “vibrant” African innovators
Thomson Reuters wants to partner with “vibrant” African innovators

Thomson Reuters is looking at ways to partner with the “vibrant innovation hotspots” of Nairobi and Lagos

By Tom Jackson 26 Jun 2017

Tabech wins Seedstars Mozambique round
Tabech wins Seedstars Mozambique round

Mobile insurance startup Tabech has been selected as the winner of the Mozambique round of Seedstars World for its Móvelcare product. It was also announced that the annual Seedstars Africa Regional Summit will take place in Mozambique

22 Jun 2017

Three African startups win development prize
Three African startups win development prize

Uganda's BarefootLaw, Ghana's Farmerline and Kenya's Kytabu have been named winners of the King Baudouin African Development Prize

By Tom Jackson 21 Jun 2017

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