A new win for Ghana: 20% tax has been imposed on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), including flavoured juice drinks, sweetened tea, sodas, and energy drinks.
Arieli Capital and the Slovenia government have joined forces to launch the second cohort of the Slovenia-Israel Accelerator program.
Cardinality.ai, a government-technology focused AI SaaS solution provider, announced a $12.5 million Series B investment led by Boathouse Capital, along with other investors.
The government of Nigeria has set aside $672 million fund to support young investors in the tech and creative industries.
There is a strong reclaiming of the people’s voice in advocacy and creating change, and I am encouraged about the trends that are emerging.
Simplicity, the platform revolutionizing the way residents connect with their cities, announced that four-time NBA Champion and two-time MVP Stephen (Steph) Curry's SC30, has joined forces with the platform.
Agro input company Elgon Kenya has partnered with the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Education to reward pupils and their teachers for participating in food production in a wider scheme that seeks to motivate school going children into farming.
The Kenyan government has dropped charges of financial impropriety against Flutterwave, according to a new report by Bloomberg.
Nigeria has become the latest country to pass a Startup Bill, giving a more formal approach to how the startup ecosystem is governed.
The vulnerability of the systems makes governments invest large amounts of money in applications that allow for transparent management and with the property registries inherent in the area where the new information technologies are expected to be applied
PayIt, the company modernizing interactions between governments and residents, has closed a $90 million investment from Macquarie Capital Principal Finance.
Battery tech startup Britishvolt confirms UK Government funding boost for its battery cell gigaplant
Battery technology pioneer Britishvolt confirmed funding from the UK Government through its Automotive Transformation Fund (ATF) run by the Advanced Propulsion Centre UK following a confirmation letter.
Healthtech startup Radish announces $4m seed round to enhance access to convenient and affordable healthcare
Radish Health, a concierge healthcare platform providing convenient and affordable primary care services to municipal governments and midsize businesses, announced $4 million in seed funding.
Spiceware, a cloud-based data security company and a member of Born2Global Centre, was selected as the "Joint Winner" at the Global Fintech Competition 2021 hosted by the British Ministry of International Trade (DIT).
Paris-based music experience startup Stage11 raises €5m seed round to reimagine music for the metaverse
Immersive music experience startup Stage11 announced it has raised a €5 million euro seed round led by Otium Capital, a European venture capital fund, backed up by founder and CEO, Jonathan Belolo.
Kenya's Industrialization Ministry launches Startup Savanna, a business acceleration programme for early-stage startups
The Kenyan Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development (MoITED), launched Startup Savanna, an international business acceleration programme that will link Kenyan startups to global angel investors.
The application window for the 2021 Grow-NY million-dollar top prize business competition is now open for submissions. Grow-NY, a unique initiative which connects innovators and investors in the food, beverage and agriculture.
Nex Cubed, early-stage innovation and startup acceleration, announced a partnership with the Government of Canada to launch the SoCal Tech Highway Digital Health Program to support Canadian Digital Health startups .
ITIDA (IT Industry Development Agency) and AUC Venture Lab announced their collaboration on Startup Launchpad, a capacity-building program that empowers entrepreneurs as they launch their technology startups.
Bamboo Capital Partners has been appointed by the Government of Madagascar and the World Bank as the international fund manager for the Off-Grid Market Development Fund, a $40 million renewable energy access fund.
In order to support more startups and young enterprises, StartUp Namibia and its partners announced Round 2 of the COVID-19 Startup Grant, called “Startup Survival Grant”.
Zipp Mobility, the Irish micromobility startup, announced the UK Department for Transport (DfT) has approved the company’s e-scooter model for use in trials across the UK.
Forestry startup Timbeter collaborates with Costa Rica government to support digitization of forest management
Estonian forestry startup Timbeter and the government of Costa Rica kicked-off a project with the goal to support the digitization of forest management, and increase competitiveness of the local forestry sector.