Win up to $10,000: The Ecobank Fintech Challenge for African start-ups

LOME, Togo, April 23, 2018/ Leading pan-African banking group, Ecobank, has opened an invitation to African fintech entrepreneurs to enter its 'Ecobank Fintech Challenge'. Now in its second year, the initiative gives African start-ups the chance to potentially partner Ecobank in rolling-out their fintech solutions across Ecobank's 33 markets. Ecobank is currently welcoming submissions from all start-ups and developers in any of Africa's 54 countries. 10 Finalists will be selected to participate in an Awards and Innovation Fair at the global headquarters of Ecobank in Lomé, Togo in July 2018. Following a series of pitches from the finalists, a panel of judges will select the top three winn

April 2018: Bank & Entrepreneur features leading lady + Instagram entrepreneurs

The latest edition of Bank & Entrepreneur Africa magazine is chock-full of inspirational Instagram entrepreneurs - a new breed of go-getters on the market that have used the platform to transform their passions into lucrative businesses. We managed to pin down a few of our favourite SME-Instagrammers for a quick Q&A . Get your copy of Bank & Entrepreneur Africa magazine through our Lady Vendors, stationed at Prince Ebeano supermarkets (Lekki Phase 1, Lagos-Nigeria). Or download a free copy HERE.

Farmcrowdy announces crop farming for 2018

Farmcrowdy is Nigeria's first Digital Agriculture Platform focused on connecting farm sponsors with real farmers in order to increase food production while promoting youth participation in Agriculture. Farmcrowdy achieves this by giving Nigerians the opportunity to participate in Agriculture by selecting the kind of farms they want to sponsor. The sponsor’s funds are used to secure land, engage farmers, plant seeds, ensure the farmers and farm produce, complete the full farming cycle, sell the harvest and then pay the farm sponsor a return on their sponsorship. While this farm process is ongoing, the farm sponsors are able to keep track of the full-cycle by getting updates in text, pictures

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