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Nine Startups Split $300,000 in Prizes At BCIC-New Ventures Competition


t the 17th annual BCIC-New Ventures competition, nine companies — spanning across industries from agritech to FinTech — were awarded $300,000. The $110,000 BCIC first prize went to Ecoation Innovative Solutions, which predicts the type, location, and level of crop stress using plant signals, and communicates this information to growers via smartphone or

Mall of Africa bags an engineering excellence award

The Mall of Africa, which is the largest retail development to be built in a single phase in Southern Africa, achieved further prestige at this year’s Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) Awards. The flagship 131 000 m² mall was announced as the winner of the Engineering Excellence Award for projects with a value greater

Rwanda to benefit from AGRA’s $280 million fund

Rwanda agriculture

Rwanda is among 11 African countries selected to benefit from a $280-million fund to support agriculture on the continent under the management of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), an organisation that works to improve agricultural output on the continent. The fund, to be provided by the Bill

Kirusa Wins the West Africa Com Award For Outstanding Enterprise Solution 2017


Kirusa, a global leader in communication solutions over data networks, announced today that its Kirusa Konnect™ product has been awarded West Africa Com’s Outstanding Enterprise Solution of 2017. The award is in recognition of the role played by Kirusa Konnect in facilitating the Ebola Education Campaign to educate Ghanaians on the

Venus Williams is Investing Millions into This Startup to Empower Women Entrepreneurs

Venus Williams, a world-renowned tennis champion, is one of many investors investing millions of dollars into a unique woman-owned company called Ellevest - a digital investing platform and app that empowers women financially and helps them save for retirement. The founder of the company, Sallie Krawcheck, is known as one

Basa awards honour dynamic business and arts partnerships

At Sunday’s 20th annual Business and Arts SA (Basa) Awards, 11 partnerships were honoured at an event attended by representatives of the business and arts community. These awards, partnered by Hollard and Business Day, honour exceptional projects that demonstrate the positive and sustainable effect of dynamic business and arts partnerships. Founded two

Student Entrepreneurs Awarded $1 Million To Empower Refugees In South Asia

Four Pakistani-American students are one step closer to making their idea for tackling the global refugee crisis into reality. The young entrepreneurs behind Roshni Rides, an envisioned transportation network to empower refugees overseas, on Saturday won the prestigious Hult Prize challenge ― which comes with a $1 million award in seed capital. The Hult Prize

Inventor Sir James Dyson to share in £111m payout after vacuum cleaner company’s bumper year


Billionaire Sir James Dyson’s fortune has received another huge cash injection with the results for the parent company of his business empire revealing a £111m dividend payout. Annual accounts for Weybourne Group show it paid £60m in ordinary dividends and £55m in preference dividends in the year to the end of