Facebook Courts African Start-Ups with Funding, Contest
Nigerian start-up Andela, backed by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, has raised nearly U.S.$40 million for the development of IT talent in three African countries. This comes as Facebook prepares to host a contest in Nairobi where 15 African start-ups will compete for the chance to win U.S.$25,000 and a visit to the San Francisco headquarters of the social media giant.
Nation, 12 October 2017
Zuckerberg-backed start-up, Andela, has raised Sh4.1 billion to boost IT talent in three African countries including Kenya through South Africa-based CRE Ventures. Read more »
Nairobi News, 10 October 2017
Facebook is set to host in Nairobi a competition for 15 African start-ups that will culminate in the winner getting a Sh2.6 million ($25,000) award and a visit to San Francisco,… Read more »
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg at the Co-creation Hub in Nigeria (file photo).
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said that the social media giant will partner with Eutelsat on a project that will provide Internet coverage to large parts of Sub-Saharan Africa. Read more »