South African Standard Bank has been accepted to join the global INV Fintech accelerator program. INV Fintech is a US-based accelerator program designed for post-seed-stage fintech startups. The program was originally started back in 2015 through a partnership between the financial services firm Fiserv and the financial technology news platform
The pan-African entrepreneurial training program, seed fund, and incubator by the name of Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) is now led by the new managing director, Aaron Fu. MEST is doubling its efforts to expand across the continent of Africa and just recently appointed the managing partner at NEST,
CoworKite is a co-working space startup based in Cape Town. The startup is offering entrepreneurs and startups access to community driven “workations” that range from one week to three months long. CoworKite launched last year near Cape Town in a city called Blouberg, providing internet, offering workspace, as well as
SophieBot is an e-health startup based in Kenya. The Merck accelerator program has selected SophieBot to participate; allowing the startup to gain access to office space along with personal mentorship and $60,000 USD in funding. This will be the fourth time that the accelerator program has been run by Merck.
Filmlocations.com.ng is a Nigerian-based startup that has launched an online marketplace with the purpose of connecting filmmakers to suitable locations for their projects. In the filmmaking process, one of the most tedious parts is finding a suitable location that will capture the scene as perfectly as possible. In some cases,
The focus of investors in South Africa has been on backing innovations in the field of Fintech. Rob Heath from the investment and advisory firm HAVAIC has advised that investors should instead be turning their attention to the healthtech field. Interest has risen greatly in the fintech sector is South
Wallet.ng originally launched last year as a digital payments platform that allows people to send and receive money more easily; all they need to do is use their phone numbers. The platform is currently aiming to increase their efficiency and provide lower costs for their services that they provide. To