Posts Tagged ‘impact investments

The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has announced the call for the 2014 Innovation Prize  for Africa (IPA). The prize honors and encourages innovative achievements that contribute  toward developing new products, increasing efficiency or saving cost in Africa. The prize also promotes among young African men and women the pursuit of science, technology and engineering careers […]

The Tech Trailblazers Awards strengthens African ties with AfriLabs Partnerships Last week, 1st August 2013 – The global enterprise tech startups awards, The Tech Trailblazers (@techtrailblaze) announced a partnership with AfriLabs (@Afrilabs), a pan-African network of technology and innovation hubs promoting the growth and development of the African technology sector. AfriLabs believes that by working together, individual labs improve the […]

Across the continent, startup competitions have been giving forward-thinking entrepreneurs the opportunity to claim seed capital for developing the most innovative and status quo-breaking concepts. This year, ActivSpaces is proud to be involved in Cameroon’s first open challenge for technology-based startups organized by Sanaga Ventures and VC4Africa. Sanaga Ventures, VC4Africa and ActivSpaces invariably have the […]

“Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.” -Anne Frank When I first came to Buea to join ActivSpaces, a night walk through the suburban residential areas revealed one outstanding insight: the paths stretched out into total darkness. It was only a matter of time before I heard the accounts […]

Following last month’s investor live chat with Dariu Trueb of Ringier Africa & Kitendo Capital, we’re pleased to welcome Christina Tamer and Sean Smith of Invested Development, a Boston-based, impact-focused, seed-stage investment firm with its sights set on African innovators. Invested Development targets emerging markets with risk capital investments in the most innovative alternative energy […]


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