TechCrunch & Facebook to host Startup Battlefield in Nairobi

TechCrunch & Facebook to host Startup Battlefield in Nairobi

TechCrunch with sponsorship from Facebook is hosting its first startup competition in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Startup Battlefield competition will be brought to Nairobi on October 11 this year. The TechCrunch Battlefield Africa 2017 is looking for Sub-Saharan Africa’s best innovators, makers and technical entrepreneurs to participate in Startups can apply to three categories: social good, productivity and utility, gaming and entertainment. The event hosted by TechCrunch will take place in front of a live audience…

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Mark Zuckerberg invests $24 Million-in Andela to train African coders through CZI

Mark Zuckerberg  invests $24 Million-in Andela to train African coders through CZI

Andela which has campuses based in Lagos, Nigeria and Nairobi Kenya provides companies with access to the top 1% of global tech talent. Through their system, they identify high-potential developers on the African continent and train them to world-class technical leaders. After the rigorous training, coders are paired with companies as full-time, distributed team members. Quick Read: Safaricom partners with Eneza Education; Launch Shupavu 291 an SMS learning Solution The coding academy has received a…

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Juliana Rotich, Former Ushahidi Founder joins Africa Technology Ventures

Juliana Rotich, Former Ushahidi Founder joins Africa Technology Ventures

TED Fellow and former co-founder of Juliana Rotich Ushahidi and iHub who together with Erik Hersman, Ory Okolloh and Daudi Were over saw the innovation and phenomenal growth of Kenya’s first tech hub has announced that she will be joining a venture capital firm. “I am delighted to announce that I will be joining Africa Technology Ventures as Venture Partner.” Said Juliana Rotich in a Blog post on her website. Juliana who at the time…

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