She Leads Africa is now taking applications for their Accelerator program
A strong female presence in the entrepreneurial/tech world is something today’s (or any day’s) society lacks. Yes, we have come a long way, but there is still room for improvement. There’s always room for improvement. Thankfully, we have platforms and organisations that empower women to venture into “male-dominated” fields.
Poet and novelist Fiston Mwanza Mujila was on Saturday, 19th March 2016 announced as the winner of the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature for his first novel, Tram 83. Originally written in French, Tram 83 was translated into English by Roland Glasser and published by Deep Vellum. 35-year-old Mujila is the first Francophone writer to win the prestigious Etisalat Prize, the first ever pan-African prize that celebrates debut fiction books by African authors.
Internet Of Things Africa Summit & SMART Expo 24 – 25 May 2016 Johannesburg, South Africa Internet of Things Africa Summit 2016 & SMART Expo is a 2 day professional summit focused on helping the ecosystem players to harness the IoT opportunities, address existing concerns and to shape their strategies. IoTAS 2016 will discuss local, regional and global state of the industry with its progress, challenges and outlook.
Top African tech incubator now accepting applications from SA
Ghana’s Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), which hosts one of the continent’s top technology incubators, has announced it’s accepting applications from South Africa, for the first time.
MEST’s annual year-long intensive training programme incubates young entrepreneurs with the aim of launching a software company.
The University of Nairobi’s innovation hub C4DLab has announced the launch of a bi-annual event aimed at building a community of student innovators, with the first “Young Innovators Forum” to be held in April.
C4DLab said the Young Innovators Forum is intended to spur the development of a community of student innovators, provide a platform for innovators to network, and to encourage engagement and collaboration between the university, industry and student innovators.