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SMEs News Roundup NOVEMBER 10, 2017

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Every week we select some of the news articles from local and international media. Enjoy.

Are you a woman in tech?

Standard Chartered Women in Technology Incubator Kenya is looking for you. The requirements are the principle founder must be a woman,18 and above and of Kenyan nationality.

Their business has to involved in the following areas:

  1. Agribusiness
  2. Education
  3. IT
  4. Mobile Solutions
  5. Digital Banking
  6. E-Commerce
  7. E-Health
  8. Fintech
Due date 13th November Apply here

Google has opened applications to its Launchpad Accelerator to startups from a host of African countries, aimed at boosting business growth through mentorship and funding.

Participants will also receive travel and PR support during the three-month programme, with the first application period open until December 11. The first class will start in early 2018, with more classes to be hosted in 2018 and beyond.

Applicants must be technology startups, based in Sub-Saharan Africa and targeting the African market, and have already raised seed funding. Google will look at the problem teams are trying to solve, and how they create value for users.

Apply Here

Political Party Calls for Economic Boycott of Three Products

The Opposition Party of Kenya NASA called its supported to boycott Safaricom, Bidco and Brookside products. This was a measure to pressure the government to go for another election in 90 days. This has provided opportunities for Airtel to hire more agents as well lead to losses to Safaricom.

Safaricom sheds Sh20bn on week of Nasa boycott

 


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