Villgro Africa seeks for venture funding for  female founded solutions.

Villgro Africa seeks for venture funding for  female founded solutions.

Seeking female entrepreneurs spearheading cutting-edge health firms around the continent, Villgro Africa is a healthcare-focused investor and incubator seeking to provide venture capital to assist these businesses grow. With the establishment of Villgro Kenya in 2017, the India-based Villgro Innovations Foundation broadened its reach into Africa. Villgro Kenya is an impact investor and early-stage company…

Cybersecurity strategies for cloud acceleration in financial services

Cybersecurity strategies for cloud acceleration in financial services

Effective cybersecurity must align to organisation’s needs and take its lead from its requirements. Security must enable, not define. Thus, understanding your organisation’s operational environment and what optimum performance looks like must come first. In banking and financial services, where trust and data security are fundamental, cybersecurity requirements are even more complex. This reinforces the…

Kingsley Adonu to Launch S Mobile Tech Hub in Enugu

Kingsley Adonu to Launch S Mobile Tech Hub in Enugu

… Throws Weight behind Governor Peter Mbah’s Youth Empowerment Goals A serial entrepreneur, Kingsley Adonu, the founder/ chairman of S Mobile Group, has disclosed plans to commission an innovation centre in Enugu State, codenamed S Mobile Tech Hub. The Tech Hub, he said, is a corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative of S Mobile Group to…

How Africa Can Leverage AgriTech for Sustainable Development

How Africa Can Leverage AgriTech for Sustainable Development

Agriculture remains a cornerstone of the African economy, employing a large portion of the continent’s population and contributing significantly to its GDP. However, the sector faces numerous challenges, including climate change, limited access to capital, outdated farming techniques, and post-harvest losses. Advancements in Agricultural Technology (AgriTech) offer transformative solutions, enhancing productivity, sustainability, and food security….

Apply for the 6th Edition of Africa’s Business Heroes Prize Competition

Apply for the 6th Edition of Africa’s Business Heroes Prize Competition

The Africa’s Business Heroes (ABH) Prize Competition has begun its sixth annual Africa’s Entrepreneurial Competition, which aims to identify ten extraordinary entrepreneurs who are working to make a good difference in their communities. As ABH approaches its sixth year, it invites entrepreneurs from around Africa to pitch on the continent’s largest entrepreneurial platform. ABH encourages…

Familiarity Isn’t Enough: How Novelty Ignites the Customer Journey in a World of Choice.

Familiarity Isn’t Enough: How Novelty Ignites the Customer Journey in a World of Choice.

The tug-of-war between familiarity and novelty is a constant force in consumer behavior. On one hand, we crave the comfort of the known, the reliable brand or the trusted product. On the other, we’re drawn to the thrill of the new, the innovative experience, the “shiny new toy.” Understanding this dynamic is key for businesses…

How Nigeria’s Dukka supports emerging market commerce

How Nigeria’s Dukka supports emerging market commerce

Nigerian startup Dukka has created a digital environment that supports emerging market commerce by assisting businesses in automating daily operations, accepting payments, and gathering performance data. Dukka, founded in 2020 with a demo app produced during the early phases of the COVID-19 epidemic, offers simple technologies to assist individuals and small businesses better manage their…

MIT student develops a device that can search the entire internet using only his mind.

MIT student develops a device that can search the entire internet using only his mind.

A Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) student has developed a device that allows humans to speak with computers using their minds, and it is quite remarkable. Arnav Kapur designed AlterEgo, a wearable headset that allows users to connect with technology without saying a word. So, how does this work? The device detects signals when the…

IFC Reveals Top 100 Women Startups to Receive Growth Support Via ‘She Wins Africa’ Initiative
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IFC Reveals Top 100 Women Startups to Receive Growth Support Via ‘She Wins Africa’ Initiative

The IFC today released the names of 100 women-led business entrepreneurs who have been chosen to participate in the She Wins Africa project. This IFC-led project aims to increase access to funding for women-led enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa. According to a statement shared with Technect, the She Wins Africa program is part of the IFC’s…

Apply for the Dream VC’s 2024 Venture Capital Training Programs

Apply for the Dream VC’s 2024 Venture Capital Training Programs

Dream VC, Africa’s top supplier of venture capital training curricula, has launched applications for the 2024 cohort. The programmes, which are now in their third year and have taught over 170 African and Africa-focused investment professionals, will provide a specialized curriculum, practical training, and access to investors throughout the program. Mark Kleyner and Cindy Ai…

How to think about trustworthy AI in 2024 and beyond

How to think about trustworthy AI in 2024 and beyond

The adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) into a business is not just about leveraging advanced technologies to improve efficiencies. Instead, it is about nurturing trust, ethics, and responsibility in digital systems. Of course, when it comes to any AI implementation, its impact and risk must be considered. This is where Trustworthy AI becomes an organisational…

How the ‘Scan Text’ Feature to Insert Text from Captured Images on Gboard works.

How the ‘Scan Text’ Feature to Insert Text from Captured Images on Gboard works.

Gboard, Google’s keyboard software for smartphones, is getting a crucial new feature that will make it easier to insert text using your smartphone’s camera. The most recent version of the keyboard app now supports a new “Scan Text” mode, which uses optical character recognition (OCR) technology to recognize and enter text into a text field….

Ghanaian impact entrepreneurs are invited to apply for UNICEF StartUp Lab 2024

Ghanaian impact entrepreneurs are invited to apply for UNICEF StartUp Lab 2024

Applications are now available for UNICEF StartUp Lab, a six-month accelerator program for innovative Ghanaian entrepreneurs and businesses aiming to promote the Sustainable Development Goals for children and young people. The UNICEF StartUp Lab programme, launched in 2019, is led by UNICEF in Ghana, supported by KOICA, and implemented by MEST Africa. It provides extensive…

Anambra State ICT Agency Announces Launch of Pilot Phase of Free Public Wi-Fi Initiative in Awka

Anambra State ICT Agency Announces Launch of Pilot Phase of Free Public Wi-Fi Initiative in Awka

In a monumental leap toward transforming Anambra State into a smart mega city, Governor Charles Chukwuma Soludo, CFR, has reaffirmed his commitment to a technologically advanced future for the state, through the launch of the pilot phase of the Public Wi-Fi initiative tagged Solution Wi-Fi. Driven by the Anambra State ICT Agency in collaboration with…

Anambra, Lagos Forge Partnership for Advancement in Information Technology

Anambra, Lagos Forge Partnership for Advancement in Information Technology

As part of efforts towards advancing Information and Technology (IT) development in Nigeria, Anambra and Lagos States have agreed to a collaborative partnership that will see to the strengthening of their respective IT ecosystems. This collaborative effort which stemmed from bilateral meetings with the IT Ecosystem members during the Reverse Trade Mission in the United…

African Startups Can Use These Ideas to Drive Circular Economy with Technology

African Startups Can Use These Ideas to Drive Circular Economy with Technology

A circular economy, which is a sustainability practice where resources are reused, shared, repaired, refurbished, and recycled for as long as possible, is not new in Africa. This has always been our way of life in Africa. Today as sustainability is promoted around the world, it becomes important for African startups and entrepreneurs to look…

Nigeria Limits Access to Binance, Other Major Crypto Exchanges
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Nigeria Limits Access to Binance, Other Major Crypto Exchanges

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), which published legislation to regulate the activities of digital asset providers many months ago, has instructed its telecom carriers to restrict access to websites related to cryptocurrencies, including well-known sites like Binance, OctaFX, and Coinbase. This action is a reaction to the CBN’s December 2023 decision to revoke its…

Nigeria: FG Announces Project to Connect 774 Local Govt. to Internet, Create Over 300 Jobs

Nigeria: FG Announces Project to Connect 774 Local Govt. to Internet, Create Over 300 Jobs

In order to give 774 local government areas (LGAs) in Nigeria dependable internet connectivity, the federal government has started an initiative. Bosun Tijani, minister of communications, innovation, and digital economy, announced the initiative named “Project 774 LG Connectivity” in a post via X on Monday. He said the project is a significant step towards fulfilling…

Application is Now Open to Nigeria’s Creative Space Startups Cohort 3 of Growth4Her Accelerator

Application is Now Open to Nigeria’s Creative Space Startups Cohort 3 of Growth4Her Accelerator

A nonprofit organization called Creative Space Startups is now accepting applications for the third Growth-4Her cohort, which will choose 100 women-led SMEs in Nigeria and Cameroon for empowerment. In order to oversee the management of the Cohort, Growth4Her collaborates with Creative Space Startups, Socio Capital Impact Group, The Learning Gate, and ActivSpaces. The goal of…

Sophos Expands Commitment to the Channel with New Dedicated Partner Care Offering

Sophos Expands Commitment to the Channel with New Dedicated Partner Care Offering

 Sophos, a global leader in innovating and delivering cybersecurity as a service, is expanding its commitment to the channel with the addition of Partner Care, a new offering in its global partner program that features a dedicated, 24×7 team of Sophos experts who handle non-sales related questions and operational support. The offering is designed to…

WhatsApp Is Reportedly Developing a Secret Code for Web Client Locked Chats

WhatsApp Is Reportedly Developing a Secret Code for Web Client Locked Chats

An enhancement to the Chat Lock function, which is purportedly being developed for the web version of the well-known messaging program, has been observed by WhatsApp in operation. On WhatsApp for iOS and Android, users can already lock some chats that are protected by a secret code. This feature can help users’ privacy on the…

African Businesses Can Now Leverage Google AI to Simplify Search Advertising
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African Businesses Can Now Leverage Google AI to Simplify Search Advertising

Businesses in Africa can now utilize Google’s chat-like Gemini AI technology for Search Ads. The application, which is now completely functional, was created to assist companies in Africa and throughout the globe in increasing their internet presence. Google released a statement claiming that the technology will enable companies to easily reach clients through internet advertising….

Upgrade Your Lifestyle With LG Electronics. Where Innovation Meets Home Comfort.

Upgrade Your Lifestyle With LG Electronics. Where Innovation Meets Home Comfort.

LG Electronics continues to set new standards in consumer electronics with the unveiling of its latest lineup featuring sleek, minimalist designs tailored to enhance the modern lifestyle. In a world where technology seamlessly integrates into daily routines, LG Electronics understands the importance of design that not only complements living spaces but also elevates them. With…

7 deadly bedroom tech items with probable bad health consequences.

7 deadly bedroom tech items with probable bad health consequences.

Although most bedroom equipment aims to improve comfort or convenience, experts from Zenshield Equipment have outlined seven hidden hazards of seemingly harmless bedroom gear. According to the specialists, some technological devices may even be lethal in terms of their possible health effects. This is a thorough examination of 7 of these risky bedroom technicians: 1….

Fighting Fraud and Financial Crimes in the Generative AI age
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Fighting Fraud and Financial Crimes in the Generative AI age

In today’s increasingly digital world, fraud and financial crime has become a significant concern. Global research shows that 2022 saw a 72% increase in fraudulent activity while almost a quarter of survey respondents expect a significant budget increase for anti-fraud technology through 2025. Given how generative artificial intelligence (AI) has been reshaping virtually all industry sectors, the…

Building business resilience: The power of a multi-cloud strategy against cyberthreats

Building business resilience: The power of a multi-cloud strategy against cyberthreats

In the hyper-connected post-pandemic world, we have seen an increase in the number of businesses embracing cloud infrastructure in a race to digitise their operations. According to Flexera’s State of the Cloud 2023 report, 65% of those surveyed were heavy cloud users, compared to 63% in 2022, and business leaders expected cloud spending to increase by…

Cameroon: IHS Unveils Tower Kiosks to Offer Free Internet Access in Rural Areas

Cameroon: IHS Unveils Tower Kiosks to Offer Free Internet Access in Rural Areas

To improve connection and digital services, IHS Cameroon has started the “Tower Kiosk” project in the rural Cameroonian settlements of Idenau, Santa, and Tombel in the northwest and southwest. These kiosks will help local companies and entrepreneurs by providing free internet connection. Along with gathering community health data, they will serve as a digital infrastructure…

Startup Accelerator Y Combinator Reveals 20 New Startup Ideas for Summer 2024

Startup Accelerator Y Combinator Reveals 20 New Startup Ideas for Summer 2024

Applications of artificial intelligence, climate technology, and spatial computing are among the latest projects that Y Combinator is looking to support. The list was released on Wednesday. In the most recent iteration of its RFS, or “Request for Startups,” tradition, which dates back to 2009, the organization made a call for the kinds of startups…

Applications are accepted for the 2024 AWIEF Growth Accelerator in SA.

Applications are accepted for the 2024 AWIEF Growth Accelerator in SA.

The AWIEF Growth Accelerator for South Africa, a flagship enterprise development programme designed to support early-stage and high-growth women-owned and women-led SMEs with growth strategy training, corporate advisory, mentoring, networks, and access to finance, is now accepting applications for the 2024 cohort. The AWIEF Growth Accelerator, which has been in operation since 2017, will be…