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Africa is known for its immense natural resources: 97% of world copper reserves, 80% of those of coltan, 57% of gold, 23% of uranium and phosphate, 60% of those However, one rarely quotes his greatest wealth: his youth and his thirst to start a business. In fact, young people under 25 represent more than 50% of the continent’s 1.3 billion inhabitants.

With the arrival of information and communication technologies (mobile, Internet, social networks) and success stories of young entrepreneurs, we are witnessing a new revolution, that of entrepreneurship.

AfrikaTech tries to gather all information and initiatives to undertake in Africa, Europe and North America. Advice on entrepreneurship, business ideas, search for financing, franchise development, legal aspects, where to find incubators, spaces for co-workings. To enable entrepreneurs to seize business opportunities in all areas: Agriculture, Health, Education, Energy, Industry, Real Estate, Telecom, Transport, Tourism. The Africa of tomorrow is being built today, together.

WenaData is an innovative research company, focused on obtaining all kind of statistical data. It´s an instrument that government, private sector and other institutions can use as an educational vehicle, barometer for the collection of useful information and help in making strategic decisions. Forthis purpose, it was developed specific software, an website and a mobile …

AfrikaTech went to meet Emerson Pain, Kubina’s CEO. Kubina is an Angolan company specializing in transport. The peer to peer carpool service company has won the startup competition for emerging countries, Seedstars for Angola. Find our interview with its CEO.   Introduce yourself and your journey My name is Emerson Paim, age 39 and I …

AfrikaTech went to meet Modou NS Njie, a young Gambian entrepreneur, founder of Farm Fresh, online food store and online delivery service No. 1 in The Gambia, focused on promoting local products. The entrepreneur recently won the Seedstars contest for The Gambia, where he presented his project named Money Farm. Introduce yourself and your journey Modou …

Despite the marked improvement in recent years, education in Africa is still fraught with difficulties. Between lack of infrastructure, communication and centralization of data education in the African continent needs all the resources to evolve towards a better future. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Startup Schoolap participate through its services to improve education in …

Tony Elumelu Foundation directly funds 1,000 entrepreneurs and an additional 2,050 beneficiaries supported by Foundation’s partners TEF Entrepreneurship Forum – Africa’s largest entrepreneurship convening – to be held on July 26-27 Click here to see the full list of selected entrepreneurs ABUJA, NIGERIA, March 22, 2019— The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), the leading African philanthropy …

Founded by Serge and Phillipe Boupda, Diool is a financial services platform, where users can make all sorts of transactions with others, using the payment or receiving method of their choice. “Our mission is to make them simpler for consumers in Africa, using data, financial and software engineering, at scale.” Introduce yourself and your journey …

Olivia Zenk is an economist and the founder of a fintech company named BeneFactory Ltd. BeneFactors Ltd. is a factoring company. Factoring is a simple advance against unpaid invoices that a company is waiting for. This helps the receiver stabilise their cash, overcome liquidity challenges and grow. Introduce yourself and your journey My name is …

Visa, a company specializing in electronic payment systems, announced on February 13, 2019, the launch of its accelerated financial technology support program – FinTech in Africa. This investment is in line with its ambition to develop the next generation of digital payment solutions on the continent. This program will offer innovative Fintechs in Africa a …

Despite a slight rise in trade in Africa, the continent is struggling to take the plunge. Founded by Idrissa DIALLO, MAKITI is a collaborative B2B purchasing network for African traders and manufacturers. The platform aims to encourage trade in Africa and facilitate trade between international manufacturers and traders on the continent. AfrikaTech went to meet …

Edem Adjamagbo dreams big for his country and his continent. The entrepreneur wants to contribute to the best use of technology in financial transactions. A goal that pushed him to launch Semoa Group Togo. During the two previous years, the man made speak of its structure, in the best way with several prices. The startup …

Born in 1960 in Somaliland, residing in London, Ismail Ahmed is the founder and boss of the startup WorldRemit, specializing in money transfer to Africa. Since his childhood, he knows the importance of these transfers for the economy of the continent. “In the 1970s and 1980s, many Somalis were going to work in the Gulf …

The capital-investor has finalized the raising of its first fund, dedicated to African start-ups. In parallel, it opens in Nairobi its second office on the continent, after that of Dakar. Partech Africa announced Thursday, January 31, the “final closing” of its first investment vehicle dedicated to start-ups in the technology sector in Africa. The fund …

On the occasion of the International Conference on the emergence of Africa held in Dakar, Omar Cissé, head of the InTouch group, has been entrusted with the “Africa Point” on the issues of the sector of the finch to the a time when many young companies are looking to attract investors. His cell phone keeps …

We must welcome the publication of this third installment of the young collection “Cahiers du CIAN *”, whose theme is entirely contained in the title: “The African diasporas, accelerators of the economies of the continent.” The book appears indeed at the right moment, in a context favorable to a new glance focused on Africa as …

Ranked among the five most promising African start-ups at the 2018 edition of Vivatech by the prestigious Strategies magazine, CoinAfrique has enjoyed unprecedented growth since its launch in 2015. In the space of 3 years, the startup is now positioned as the leader of mobile classifieds in French-speaking Africa. With the opening of a new …