Startups, apply to Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF today
by Samantha Stein (@steinsamantha) Applications are pouring in for Disrupt SF’s Startup Battlefield competition, and it’s no wonder — this year’s Startup Battlefield participants will join an illustrious alumni network [...]
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HubSpot Offers $100,000 to the Most ‘Disruptive’ Business Idea This Summer
By Becky Peterso In the first round, entrepreneurs have to pitch their idea in 25 words or less. What kind of business would you start if someone suddenly handed you $100,000? [...]
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HOW TO RAISE CAPITAL GLOBALLY: KEEP A CLEAN ‘DEALROOM’ AND KNOW WHO TO TARGET
By Elizabeth Rossiello Last month I shared my story on how I started BitPesa, a payments company headquartered in Kenya with operations in Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, the UK, the DRC and [...]
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HOW START-UPS SHOULD APPROACH MOBILE OPERATORS FOR PARTNERSHIP
By Sam Ajadi A new guide by the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator programme helps African start-ups approach mobile operators for partnership. The guide comes after this report which explores the rationale [...]
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AFRICA IS THE NEXT FRONTIER FOR VCS
By Ali Diallo According to Clarium Capital founder Peter Thiel, entrepreneurs should look for secrets where no one is looking and turn them into business opportunities. Thiel says it best [...]
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AFRICA’S ANGEL INVESTING MOVEMENT PICKS UP MOMENTUM IN 2017
By Ben White This past week, the VC4Africa community converged in Johannesburg for the Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2017. It was the first time the global congress was hosted on the African [...]
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