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Pitch your business and stand a chance to win R20,000

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7 join Endeavor Kenya

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State of the Nation Address – 2018

State of the Nation Address – 2018

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Are you ready to pitch on Facebook with Epson South Africa?

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South Africa the most developed startup ecosystem in Africa

South Africa has the most developed startup ecosystem in Africa,  ahead of Kenya, Egypt and Nigeria according to a new report released by Startupblink, a...

Boosting Francophone Africa’s startups with a new pan-African fund

Partech Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital (VC) firm, has launched an Africa-focused fund which will look to provide early-stage funding to promising startups...

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I sometimes get asked to be an assessor at business plan competitions. The plans are mostly submitted by youth entrepreneurs, some from under-resourced rural...

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