SocialWire raises $2 million in capital

In 2011, social advertising startup SocialWire was one of the Top20 SME winners at infoDev’s 4th Global Forum. Today, founder and CEO Selcuk Atli sat down with us and talked about his background, the value of enabling environments, and his recent successes—a well publicized launch and a $2-million fundraising round.
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Creating the right environment for adding value in agribusiness

A poor enabling environment for entrepreneurs is one of the main obstacles to lift African agriculture, traditionally focused on commodities trading, into a flourishing agribusiness sector. New approaches should lead to a sector which sells its products to local and regional markets and has serious job creation potential.
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Kenya Climate Innovation Center launches

A new business hub for African climate technology entrepreneurs was launched in Nairobi today to boost locally sourced green technologies in the Africa region. The Kenya Climate Innovation Center (CIC), a cutting-edge facility, will offer financing and other services to a growing network of climate innovators and entrepreneurs.
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Social enterprise app takes on gender violence in Africa

Showcasing social enterprise’s new resources in the mobile era, Anne Shongwe—a 25-year South African development veteran—has partnered with UNWomen, Nokia, and other institutions to combat gender-based violence in Africa through an awareness-spreading mobile app. Read more

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