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  • The Baobab network has called for applications for the Cohort 1, 2023 accelerator programme 
  • The accelerator programme is designed to give Entrepreneurs in Africa  the funding and platform they need to take their ideas  global.
  • The programme will offer start-ups $50,000 USD in funding, a three month cohort program including personalised two-week consultation sessions with tailored support, in exchange for 10 percent equity.

The Baobab Network has called for applications for the Cohort 1, 2023 accelerator programme aimed at supporting Africa’s boldest innovators to scale homegrown solutions.

The accelerator programme is designed to give Entrepreneurs in Africa the funding and platform they need to take their ideas  global.

The programme will offer start-ups $50,000 USD in funding, a three month cohort program including personalised two-week consultation sessions with tailored support in exchange for 10 percent equity.

Their venture team works with startups to accelerate growth, build capacity and unlock the

  • The Kenyan Startup ecosystem has employed 11,000 people according to the latest analysis by Disrupt Africa. 
  • The Kenyan Startup Ecosystem 2022 report indicates that at least 308 tech startups were in operation across Kenya as of November 2022. 
  • At least 242 Kenyan tech startups raised a combined US$1,281,918,200 between January 2015 and November 2022. 

A new report by Disrupt Africa has revealed that jobs by Kenyan startups hit 11,000 in 2022. 

The data dubbed ‘Kenyan Startup Ecosystem 2022’ indicates the jobs were created by 308 tech startups across Kenya as of November 2022. 

According to the report, these startups are also supported by a strong investment ecosystem. At least 242 Kenyan tech startups raised a combined US$1,281,918,200 between January 2015 and November 2022, a figure bettered only by Nigeria. 

By mid-November, 63 Kenyan startups had raised funding in 2022, with the country’s running total for the year standing at US$506,686,000.

Every August, 10,000 teams will be allowed to register for that year’s African Startup League competition. The top 100 projects will win cash prizes (investments) of a minimum of US$10,000, with top startup projects walking away with a minimum of US$1,000,000 investment.

The rules of the African Startup League will be published in The Exchange on or before June 20th, 2022. The competition will run from August until December, with the winners being chosen and announced no later than December 15th of each year.…

World Bank further notes that the unified digitisation of the East African economy is estimated to generate up to a US$2.6 billion boost in GDP and 4.5 million new jobs that will largely benefit those at the bottom of the pyramid.

Data by GSMA reveals that by the end of 2020, 495 million people subscribed to mobile services in Sub-Saharan Africa, representing 46 percent of the region’s population, an increase of almost 20 million on 2019.

GSMA revealed that smartphone connections will more than double by 2025 in Sub-Saharan Africa with the East African Community registering the largest incremental growth, led by Rwanda and Tanzania. …

AIM 2022 comprises a broad array of features and activities that give real value to all participants and stakeholders of the conference, including AIM Pre-conference Workshop & Seminar, AIM 2022 Conference, AIM 2022 Exhibition, AIM 2022 Innovation Showcase, Startup Hackathon,  Startup Live Pitching Sessions, Site Visits, B2B, G2B, & G2G Meetings, Exclusive Breakfast, High-level Networking Lunch, Gala Dinner, AIM Global 2022 Investment Awards, AIM 2022 Startup Pitch Competition, and AIM 2022 Future City Awards, among other features.

With the Annual Investment Meeting’s 6 Pillars providing value to all the event’s participants, therefore, attending AIM is imperative for all stakeholders of the global investment landscape.  

The details and topics of the meeting are available on the AIM website and for participation or questions regarding AIM, you can contact Angie Marhan.…

Norrsken22 plans on capitalizing on its general partners’ years of experience and investment philosophies to back startups in fintech, MedTech, Edtech, and market-enabling solutions such as B2B marketplaces and inventory management businesses.

Kolbe, whose previous firm Actis backed Egyptian fintech giant Fawry in 2019 as it prepared to go public, said Norrsken would look at Egypt ‘opportunistically.’ 

Deals from the country that may be of interest to the firm will be those planning an expansion into the four markets Norrsken22 is currently keen on, including Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa.…

Based on a report by Disrupt Africa, funding for health tech startups in Africa jumped 257.7% from US$28.8m in 2019 to US$103m in 2020. These startups provide a wide range of services from scheduling medical consultations to telemedicine and digitalized imagery.

MaiSoin from Cote d’Ivoire uses a decentralized, gig-economy model, to facilitate the relationship between healthcare professionals and patients needing care at home or via telemedicine. In their first year of operations, they have had an average of 50% growth month over month and are already looking at potential expansions in the region.…