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BPIFrance and Africinvest Announce Launch of French African Fund

Bpifrance and AfricInvest are pleased to announce the launch of the French African Fund (“FFA”), the first cross-border investment fund dedicated to the development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in both Africa and France. The fund will be managed by AfricInvest. A pool of diverse investors have subscribed to the fund including Bpifrance, two…
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Three African Startups Stand out at Endeavor’s Entrepreneur Program

Startup accelerator giant, Endeavor has selected 37 high impact entrepreneurs to form part of their extensive group of Endeavor Entrepreneurs. The entrepreneurs represent 20 companies across 13 countries. Till date, Endeavor has supported 1403 entrepreneurs who lead 875 companies in 25 growth markets around the world. The three African startups selected for the program include:…
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Meet the 2 Nigerian Startups that won the $1 Million Dollars African Entrepreneurship Award

BMCE Bank of Africa announced the winners of the second edition of the African Entrepreneurship Award, which allocates $1 million to startups annually. The award ceremony, chaired by President Othman Benjelloun, was held on Monday December 5th to compensate the most significant and sustainable businesses in the award’s three categories: education, environment and uncharted. This event…
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First-ever Africa Barclays Accelerator Programme Concludes

Source: Barclays Africa After 13 weeks of intensive networking, mentoring and development, 10 companies have showcased their innovative fintech businesses at a ‘Demo Day’ in Cape Town, as the first-ever cohort of the Barclays Accelerator in Africa concluded. The three month fintech accelerator programme was hosted by Rise, Barclays Africa’s open innovation hub, in Cape…
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