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📸 Claire LAVIELLE During Vivatech – a gathering of the world’s brightest minds, talents, and products, in celebration of innovation – the Nigerian delegation (guests of the economic department of the French Embassy in Nigeria) were presented with the opportunity to host two panel sessions on the AfricaTech stage, brilliantly moderated by Sabrina – Mathilde BANDUNDI. The spectacular rendezvous was summarised by Claire LAVIELLE (Economic Officer at the French Embassy in Nigeria): “💡 The first session, titled “The Institutional Tech Ecosystem in Nigeria,” was led by Idris Oladipo (Universal Basic Education Commission – UBEC), Hakeem Onasanya (Lagos State Employment Trust Fund – LSETF), and Ojoma Ochai (Co-creation Hub…

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FATE Foundation is thrilled to announce the latest cohort of entrepreneurs joining the Orange Corners programme!After a rigorous selection process, the Foundation has proudly unveiled 20 new incubatees who are revolutionising various industries with their groundbreaking ideas. Says FATE Foundation: We welcome our Cohort 10 incubatees to Orange Corners Nigeria and we also look forward to supporting their growth and success through our program’s resources, mentorship, and network. Adenike Adeyemi (Executive Director, FATE Foundation) ABOUT Orange Corners Nigeria is an initiative of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Lagos (Nigeria), and implemented by FATE Foundation. The programme has one core…

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The West African Health Organisation (WAHO), in collaboration with Expertise France, has launched a new regional project aimed at strengthening human resources in public health, with an initial focus on three ECOWAS countries (Benin, Guinea and Togo). The project, financed to the tune of 4.5 million Euros by the French Development Agency (AFD), and implemented by Expertise France for a period of four years (2023-2027), aims, through the regional health organisation and the three partnership target countries, to contribute to reducing mortality in the face of health crises in West Africa by 2030. The project will be based on a…

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The Impact Hub (Lagos) – one of the world’s largest networks building entrepreneurial communities for impact at scale – is excited to welcome the latest cohort of innovative startups to Nigeria, through the Validate.Global program! 🚀During their time in the country, these trailblazing ventures will be exploring new business and impact opportunities while the Hub facilitates engagement with key sector stakeholders and potential partners in order to accelerate their goal of making impact.The startups are: 1. NjordFrey (Kigali, Raanda): Providing sustainable tech-enabled farming solutions to empower smallholders for food and income security.2. MedShr: a secure medical education platform that enables…

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Jehiel Oliver (Founder & CEO, Hello Tractor) Hello Tractor (an award-winning diversified Agritech company focused on improving food and income security throughout sub-Saharan Africa) has congregated to wish its CEO, Jehiel Oliver, a resounding happy birthday! Yesterday, the company said, in a statement: For 10-years, Jehiel Oliver, our CEO, has been at the forefront of pioneering advancements in AgTech, mechanisation, and climate-smart agriculture.Today, as he celebrates his birthday, all of us at Hello Tractor join his family, friends, and all our partners to wish Jehiel a very Happy Birthday!Here’s to many more years of innovation and success! Hello Tractor facilitates…

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Ham Serunjogi (Co-Founder & CEO, Chipper Cash) African payments infrastructure company, Chipper Cash, is pleased to announce an important partnership with Block (formerly known as Square), to expand the power of the tbDEX protocol across Africa. Block, Inc. (formerly Square, Inc.) is a financial technology company that owns Square. Jack Dorsey (former CEO of X (formerly Twitter), is the top individual shareholder, owning 10% of the company 📸 Eva Marie Uzcategui The tbDEX protocol is an open financial protocol that can move value anywhere around the world in a more efficient and cost-effective way than what is possible through traditional methods.…

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🎥 jetaimepatisserie If you’re ever in the New York city (Brooklyn, Bed-Stuy area), you might want to visit Jatee Kearsly. Jatee (Founder of Jetaime Patisserie), who caters to her local community, is convinced that every single person, irrespective of their socio-economic background, should be able to get a bite of delicious French pastry. And Ms. Kearsely puts her money where her mouth is by throwing her business doors open at 8AM to greet the first rush of eager customers. Jatee Kearsly (Founder of Jetaime Patisserie) 📸(Jetaime Patisserie

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Known for breaking barriers and healing young minds with inclusive, accessible, and comprehensive mental healthcare, Backpack Healthcare is thrilled to announce that it has secured $14 million in Series A funding! Led by the visionary Founder & CEO, Hafeezah Muhammad, the company assures that it’s passion rests on an unequivocal mission to revolutionise the way that mental wellness for children and adolescents is approached. Says the company: We’re especially happy to announce this milestone during Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week. Our round was led by PACE Healthcare Capital. Hafeezah Muhammad and her son, Azeem 📸by Jenice Waldron, Hamptons 2024 According…

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Arsema Fessehazion (Founder, Hire| Py & Black Recruiters Network)) 📸@arsemafesse| X Launched mid-2021 by two recruitment professionals, the Black Recruiters Network (BRN) was created to fulfil the collective need of black recruiters and talent acquisition professionals to connect, network and share resources. Having launched as a London-based community, BRN has quickly grown to an international community with 350+ members, and is finally hosting an event outside of the UK. Says Arsema Fessehazion (Founder, Hire| Py & Black Recruiters Network): We’re finally venturing to the mainland and will be connecting with members across Europe in Amsterdam, NL 🙌🏾Big shout out to our…

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The Climate Action Africa Forum (CAAF) serves as a vital platform that brings together a diverse range of stakeholders to advance and achieve climate action in Africa. Feeding off CAAF, the CAAF Deal Room is the transformative initiative tailored for innovators in the climate-tech sector focusing on emission reduction, energy, agriculture, transportation, circular economy, and building and construction. CAAF 2024 continues with the tradition of aligning with CAAF’ s objective 1(b), which aims to boost investments in Africa’s green economy. Don’t miss out on this exceptional chance to showcase your solutions to major investors committed to sustainability at the CAAF24…

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