We begin today’s big 5 with the news of Agri-tech start-ups who were shortlisted to pitch at #MTFCKenya2018.
Crenov8 Consulting, organizers of the biggest African-Middle East Agro Conference; Meet the Farmers Conference (MTFC) have selected five start-ups from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to Pitch at the Innov8Agric Challenge.
The challenge is scheduled to hold during MTFC Kenya, Nairobi where they would compete for a chance to win the $5,000 grant prize at the maiden edition of the Agric Innovation Contest. See the list of selected start-ups.
MEST Opens Applications for Its 2020 Class… The Pan-African training program which also doubles as a seed fund and incubator; Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has started receiving applications for its 2020 entrepreneurial training programme in Accra, Ghana.
Moving on, Investors across the United Kingdom, United States and the United Arab Emirates would be coming to Lagos to attend Africa’s premier financial technology conference; Africa Fintech Summit.
Organized by Dedalus Global, Africa Fintech Summit is a biannual event that brings together leading disruptors, tech and finance professionals, regulators, and investors from around the globe to debate policies, compare practices, and forge Africa-focused ventures.
Speakers at the event include; Economist of PwC Nigeria; Dr. Andrew S. Nevin, Managing General Partner of EchoVC; Eghosa Omoigui, CEO of Diamond Bank; Uzoma Dozie, Founder of Flutterwave, Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, and CEO of PayStack; Shola Akinlade.
Something interesting also happened in SouthAfrica as Naspers List Africa’s Biggest Digital TV Operator; Multichoice… Africa’s largest media group; Naspers is listing its satellite television subsidiary MultiChoice. Naspers is one of Tencent’s biggest shareholders. And with this, the company will now be known as Multichoice Group, a group that includes MultiChoice South Africa, Multichoice Africa, Showmax Africa, and Irdeto as Naspers retains its primary listing on the JSE.
More interesting news as the Cayman Islands based tech investment fund; A15 has said that it has sold its 76% stake in its U.A.E.’s fintech start-up; TPAY Mobile FZ-LLC to Africa’s Helios Investment Partners for an undisclosed amount. Helios’ investment will help TPAY to expand into new markets in Africa and Asia and help it enter new sectors to use DCB.
… and that’s the end of today’s big 5.
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