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Women and Girls Startup Challenge launched

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast - The Women and Girls Startup Challenge aims to give aspiring female entrepreneurs the opportunity to submit their projects online and to make a 10-minute presentation before a jury composed of seasoned professionals.

7 hours ago

Clickatell awarded for 3 billion SMSs across Africa
Clickatell awarded for 3 billion SMSs across Africa

Over the last 12 months, Clickatell has delivered almost 3 billion messages across the African continent, achieving a 42% year-on-year growth - far ahead of the 4% projected CAGR growth for the overall A2P global messaging market (as defined by a recent study from Zion Market Research).

1 day ago

Less than 30% of Africa's e-commerce startups profitable
Less than 30% of Africa's e-commerce startups profitable

Less than 30% of African e-commerce startups are profitable, as ventures tackle issues such as lack of funding, shortage of trust and logistical difficulties.

By Gabriella Mulligan 8 Dec 2017

All the BCX Disrupt speakers. Images from
#BCXDisrupt2017: "Social instability will get us long before AI does."

If I had a dollar for every time I've heard someone use the words innovation or disruption in a boardroom or conference venue in the last ten years, I'd have 0.892 bitcoin. Sadly, there is an inverse correlation between the number of people who talk about innovation and disruption, and the number of people who actually innovate and disrupt.

By Mike Stopforth 5 Dec 2017