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Tag: innovation

Innovation Accelerator Startupbootcamp Hosts FastTracks to Source Top Startup Talent Across the Globe

    The first-ever Cape Town Accelerator saw 32 corporate agreements including pilots and proof-of-concepts, signed during the accelerator. According to Philip Kiracofe, co-founder and CEO of the SBC Cape Town programme, “To sign 32 agreements is above average for any Startupbootcamp programme in the network. However, when compared to other first-time ...

Innovation Doesn’t Have To Be Disruptive

Howard Miller and Grace Njoroge dig deeper into the idea of innovation and what it means for the Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity.  It is clear that technology is changing the landscape of financial services in rural Africa. From the largest banks to the smallest fintechs, financial service providers ...

Standard Bank unveils two entrepreneur incubators

South African entrepreneurs will now be able to test, develop, and deploy their innovations with personal guidance from Standard Bank’s  innovation and enterprise development partners after the bank unveiled two incubators that aim to educate, create, empower and develop entrepreneurs. The new incubators are Standard Bank-owned brick-and-mortar facilities where entrepreneurs ...

Kenyan students battle for global innovation crown

Seif Salim, Elvis Kipkorir and Clifford Ogeto from the University of Eldoret are this year’s representative to the Unilever Global Future Leaders’ League contest to be held in London between March 16th and 20th this year. The trio won the 2014 Kenyan edition of ‘Idea Trophy’, an inter-university innovation competition that targets ...

Startup Weekend Comes To Nairobi November 22

Startup Weekend, a meetup of tech entrepreneurs interested in learning hwo to launch successful ventures is set to happen November 22 at Nairobi's iLab situated at Strathmore University.  With over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011, Startup Weekend is a Washington-based orgainzation with activities in ...

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