Happy Mid-week guys!
We are half-way through the week and on that note, we welcome you to a fresh edition of the Big 5 Daily.
Big news, GoBEBA, an on-demand e-commerce logistics platform built by former OLX and Amazon executives, has gone live in Kenya. This step is a move to disrupt the hyper-local on-demand logistics market in Kenya, to compete against the likes of Glovo, Sendy, SafeBoda, UberBoda, TaxifyBoda, BusyBoda and GetBoda among others. They plan to expand to other African countries such as Nigeria, Egypt, South Africa, Ethiopia, Ghana and Ivory Coast over the next five years.
Next on the Big 5, CCHub has called on to innovative thinkers to submit for the GovLab Idea Pitch. The call is a for innovative thinkers with ideas that promote citizen participation in law and policy-making, bridges the gap in the election process and drives student participation in University governance. The finalists will gain access to $5000 seed funding, mentorship to support projects through rapid prototyping and piloting, physical resources such as office space, high-speed internet, meeting rooms, and other facilities. Applications close on the 15th of April, 2019. Interested? Apply here
Moving on, Egypt’s Pride Capital has collaborated with Startupbootcamp to aid the growth of 40 Egyptian fintech startups through the next four years in Startupbootcamp-Pride fintech Cairo program. This is a six-month program that Pride capital and Startupbootcamp will leverage on to provide Egypt-based fintechs with industry expertise, exposure and exclusive access to mentors and experts.
Resplash an experimental initiative is looking to support African women who wish to learn how to code, design or found a tech startup. The initiative was launched by Microtraction founder and Binance Labs Director, Yele Bademosi and a group of volunteers. It aims to empower future leaders during its first cycle by awarding 40 scholarships and mentorship opportunities to talented and dynamic women with the potential to succeed in the tech industry. Applications are open until April 30. Interested? Apply here
Finally, Cisco a South African based IT multinational company has launched a R10 million worth incubation hub ‘Cisco Edge Incubation Centre’ in Durban with aim to build small businesses and startups, as well as quicken their entry into the marketplace. Based at the Dube Trade Port, the hub will be a second-of-its-kind launched by Cisco. The first was launched in Pretoria in November 2018.
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