Africa Business World 

Applications open for Africa’s best corporate-startup collaboration accelerator

– – Technology sectors such as FinTech, InsureTech, AgriTech, eCommerce, HealthTech, and CleanTech are not only solving some of Africa’s most pressing problems, they are also contributing significantly to the continent’s economy. In fact, the so-called Internet economy is set to reach 5.2% of gross domestic product (GDP) by 2025, contributing about $180-billion to the African economy. To develop the potential of startups driving the Internet economy, Telecel Group has opened applications for the ASIP Accelerator Program, powered by Startupbootcamp AfriTech. The Program helps startups achieve 18-24 months of growth in just three months. Now, the…

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Africa Business World 

Workshop 17 Wins Global Startup Award

– – The winners of the 2019 season of the Global Startup Awards (GSA) have been announced at the Global Grand Finale Day. Bringing home an Award to Africa was Workshop17, which scooped Best Coworking Space in the world’s largest independent startup ecosystem competition. On outshining the other finalists from around the world, Paul Keursten, Co-Founder and CEO of Workshop17 says: “We are thrilled to be a winner of such an established, global competition. It is a recognition for our vision to be a platform for entrepreneurship and innovation, and…

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Africa Business Cameroon World 

Jumia is shutting down in parts of Africa in portfolio review

Online retailer Jumia Technologies has announced the shutting down of its portfolio in Tanzania. The company announced this decision weeks after shutting its office and operations in Cameroon. Widely regarded as “the Amazon of Africa,” the company said in a statement on Thursday that “As part of our ongoing portfolio optimisation effort, Jumia has come to the difficult decision to cease our operations in Tanzania effective on November 27.” Jumia this year listed 17.6% of its shares at $14.50 a share on the New York Exchange with hopes of raking in…

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