This Week in African Tech 🌍
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It really is event season.
Last week we explored how Estonia built the ultimate startup country and what that could mean for African countries.
On Tuesday, we’re teaming up with our friends from Estonia and Kenya to talk about how to build a startup village. But in real life! Catch more details here.
No Tech Safari trip is complete without a mixer.
So, I’ll be hosting a Tech Safari Mixer for our fam in Cape Town on November 23rd.
Tech Safari Mixers are a great way to connect and kick back with others in the tech ecosystem. And they’re a ton of fun.
We have limited spots, so RSVP here.
And if you know anyone who should be here, share it with them: https://lu.ma/capetownmixer
Alright, let's dive in 🪂
WiSolar, a South African digital solar company, introduces prepaid solar panels. The panels bring 80 megawatts of solar power to homes to tackle South Africa's energy crisis - marked by frequent load shedding.
Bolt Food is shutting down in Nigeria. ‘The company is making the move to streamline resources and boost its efficiency.’ This comes a week after Chowdeck, a local food delivery startup reported ₦1 billion in monthly order value.
Safaricom, Kenya's telecom giant, is teaming up with M-PESA Africa and Japan's Sumitomo Corporation to launch Spark Accelerator - to help early-stage startups with mentorship, funding, and go-to-market support.
Awfar, the Egyptian SaaS e-commerce startup, raises a six-figure USD fund from a Saudi-based venture studio, Value Maker Studio (VMS).
Events + Opportunities
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And that's a wrap for this week!
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