Over the last few months, AfriTech XYZ has been working with Lion’s Head Global Partners to highlight and support some of the most innovative early-stage clean energy startups coming out of Sub-Saharan Africa. The aim of this partnership is to assist Africa’s clean energy tech entrepreneurs in achieving their full potential. Empowering diverse perspectives to contribute to the international discussion such as Net Zero and Extinction Rebellion, and to spotlight the development of globally relevant innovative technology from African startups.
We are excited to announce our 2021 finalists for the Clean Energy Tech Innovation Prize. It was a tough process to whittle down the applicants for the prize, with a large number of quality applications put forth. All deserve an incredible amount of support and praise, but for the judging panel, the following three start-ups stood above the rest. It is now time for you to vote for the clean energy tech solution that will win the £1000 cash prize.
Nigeria’s healthcare system is one of the most underfunded and least robust systems in the world. This means that there is a shortage of access to doctors in the country. This is where the technology of ‘telemedicine’ comes in, offering easy access to those in need of a doctor via their mobile devices.
Africa’s Digital Addressing System, Tesla in Africa, and Flutterwave’s Partnership with Airtel Money in East Africa | The Round-up
And just like that, we are already in the middle of November, on the cusp of a new year, but as usual, we are here to deliver your monthly dose of African tech news. This month, AfriTech XYZ explores OkHi’s partnership with fintech giant Interswitch, agritech start-up Vendease’s seed funding, payments company Flutterwave’s partnership with Airtel Money, and more. Here is the roundup.
Investment into Africa’s edtech sector grew in 2021. Due to the pandemic, there was a huge shift in online learning, accelerated due to a reduction in face-to-face interaction. This acceleration in digital services in 2020, allowed the edtech industry to increase its reach, improve its services, and change the way Africa thinks about learning