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Local startup AfriBlocks to co-host US-based blockchain summit

Local freelance startup and the first Zimbabwean startup to be selected for US-based incubator, Afriblocks, will be co-hosting the 2021 Black Blockchain Summit. The conference will be held over three days starting from the 24th of September in Washington DC (and beamed virtually). “We are excited to co-host such a major event. This summit is […]


The Internet Society of Zimbabwe will be running a School of Internet Governance next week

The Internet Society of Zimbabwe Chapter (ISOC) will be running an inaugural Zimbabwe School of Internet Governance (ZimSig) this coming week. The three-day virtual worship will run from the 25th of August until the 27th of August. Applications for the event are open now and will close on the 21st of August. In order to […]


Africa’s newest consumer electronics expo is just around the corner

One of Kenya’s fastest-growing consumer electronics platforms Gadgets Africa has partnered up with East Africa’s media powerhouse, Nation Media Group, to launch the Vifaa Tech festival which is akin to the international consumer electronics expo CES or like the perennial AfricaCom. “Consumer technology and electronics brands are celebrated, criticised, and appreciated in the US, SE […]


Is our data safe on the internet?

TAZIVA Online will be hosting a Digital Wellness Meet-up To Discuss Data Privacy, fact-checking Online and more this Friday 5/02/2021 at 14:00


Improve your digital marketing game with the “10 For 10 Challenge”

Digital marketing is emerging as a key utility in any business’ arsenal, you can improve your skills in it with the 10 for 10 challenge.


Standard Chartered and the Unstoppable Awards

Standard Chartered Bank is hosting the Unstoppable Awards to honour businesses, organisations and individuals who have kept things ticking during the pandemic.


Applications for Tech Hub Incubator 2021 are now open

Tech Hub has announced that applications for its Incubator Program Cohort 2 are now open.


Comexposed Converge 2020 to preview Zim – UK collaborative VR film

On top of showcasing comic Art and other digital media, Comexposed Converge 2020 will also be previewing an immersive VR film that was done by Zimbabwean and UK digital artists.


Applications now open for POTRAZ #HackingForSDGs Post COVID19 & Beyond Hackathon

POTRAZ is looking for individuals and collectives who are passionate about ICTs and want solve problems that the country is likely to face post COVID-19.


Comexposed Converge Digital Arts convention to be hosted online this year

Comexposed Converge is an event I look forward to every year since I first attended it. For a long time I thought this year’s event wasn’t going to pan out – seeing as we’re in a pandemic that requires that we hide from each other and all. Fortunately, Converge took to their Facebook a few […]


Africa Esports Championship calls on African developers to participate in Game Showcase event

Africa Esports Championship (AEC) recently announced that they are hosting the Africa Games Showcase Invitation. The event is being organised in partnership with LudiqueWorks. AEC and LudiqueWorks are inviting video game developers and studios to submit their developed games for the showcase which is aimed to “spotlight, highlight and celebrate” video games being developed on […]


(Updated) Africa eSports Championship back for another year

Africa eSports Championship (AEC) has announced that its 2nd edition will be going underway soon. Africa eSports Championship has presence in over 30 countries and is inviting gamers on the continent for the championship starting in September until the end of the year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be held online which […]


Impact Hub Virtual Bootcamp, teaching kids all about coding

Impact Hub is hosting another Virtual Bootcamp for children to learn to code. This edition will educate students on how to apply programming skills to real-life situations. It is important for children to understand how to use new and emerging technologies. The more familiar a child is with technology that exists today. The better they […]


Africa Tech Summit 10th edition to be celebrated online

Africa Tech Summit Connects 2020 is like all other events this year going online. The first online event follows the success of annual events held in Kigali, Washington DC and Shanghai. Africa Tech Summit will run from the 20th to the 22nd of October via mobile app and desktop. Africa Tech Summit Connect is aiming […]


Afrolynk 2020 conference is going virtual

Conferences, events and seminars have been adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. This, however, hasn’t meant that event planners have been deterred. The show must go on as they say, and we have witnessed a number of events going virtual. This is no different for Afrolynk 2020. What is Afrolynk? There may be some of […]


UN calls for interested parties to build access to info platform for women

UN Women Zimbabwe is looking for innovative solutions to persistent societal and economic challenges that are disrupting participation of women in decisions that affect their lives. As such UN Women Zimbabwe aims to support an ideathon that is expected to result in a viable and workable web-based platform that facilitates access to information as well […]


Venture Capital 4 Africa calls for African startups looking to raise US$150k – US$1M

VC4A is calling for African startups looking to raise between $150K and $1M. In collaboration with technical partner AWS Activate, and network partners AfriLabs and ABAN, VC4A will be hosting the exclusive Venture Showcase – Seed in November as part of a virtual gathering of Africa-focused early-stage investors. Via this campaign VC4A will select 10 innovative […]


Africa’s premier tech & telecoms conference to be held virtually this year

AfricaCom is a big deal for anyone interested in Africa’s media, tech and telecommunications landscape. We’ve covered the event for the past 3 years and enjoyed learning so much whilst doing so. This year’s event will be a bit different and won’t require anyone to actually attend the event in Cape Town where it’s normally […]


App developers, apply for AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2020

Entries are now open for the sixth annual AppsAfrica Innovation Awards which celebrate the best in mobile and technology from across Africa, showcasing the continents best innovations across 12 categories. The Awards continue to be a leading barometer of innovation across the continent and provide finalists and winners with global publicity, recognition and networking with industry leaders and investors. […]


Apple WWDC 2020 highlights, new features coming to iPhones, iPads and more

Here are some highlights from Apple’s WWDC 2020. iOS 14 iOS 14 looks just the same as the iOS13 except the reworked widgets, these widgets are richer and filled with more data. Widgets in iOS 14 can be part of the regular apps in your pages, and they can also be resized. There is a […]


Apple’s WWDC Is Happening Today, Things To Look Out For

Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference is happening today at 7pm Local Time. The conference, because of the global pandemic is now going virtual. You can stream the event on Apple’s YouTube account. Here’s what to look out for Operating System Updates This event is usually where Apple announces updates and new features to their operating systems. […]


Upcoming Tech Virtual Conventions June 2020

As we are all too well aware the Coronavirus Pandemic has greatly disrupted how we all operate. More and more industries are employing everything at their disposal to make it so that products, services and events are delivered to stakeholders and consumers in the safest means possible. This year has been a down year for […]


UNDP Calls For Applications For The COVID-19 Protect & Detect Challenge

COVID-19 is an unprecedented global health and humanitarian emergency. It threatens to create devastating social, economic, and political crises that could leave deep scars for years to come. This impact could reverse the progress made in tackling global poverty over the past 20 years, putting at risk the lives and livelihoods of billions of people. […]


Innovate Now Accelerator Programme Seeks Mobile Solutions to Assist Persons with Disabilities

 Innovate Now, the Assistive Technology Accelerator is seeking applications from innovators across the continent who are dedicated to developing mobile based technologies designed to assist people living with disabilities. The UK Aid-funded programme, which is run by Global Disability Innovation (GDI) Hub and Amref Enterprises Limited, hopes to accelerate 12 start-ups in its second cohort, […]


Applications For Victorious Companies Entrepreneurship Programme Opened

The Victorious Companies Initiative under SIVIO Institute aims to empower business leaders to leverage opportunities presented to them by creating strong mentoring and support structures through training in business skills, opportunity identification and problem-solving. Applicants should have already begun operations, but their business entities should be a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 3 years old. The entities should be applying […]


African Agripreneurs Applying For The GoGettaz Prize Stand A Chance To Win $50 000

The $100,000 GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition 2020 is back for its second year. The competition aims to inspire young people throughout the African continent to launch and grow innovative or technology-driven businesses in the agri-food sector, from “seed to fork” and beyond. What do winners get? The 2020 GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition will acknowledge two […]


Innovator Hub Opens Applications For COVID-19 Innovations

The GreeNovation call is an opportunity for scientific innovative start-ups to develop and provide solutions to help combat the COVID-19 crisis and in the process receive incubation via online platforms as well as in-person incubation after the lock-down when interactions are deemed safe. Investments to support the development of the projects into sustainable and scalable […]


Win An iMac Pro & More In This Sci-Fi Short Story Competition

We last wrote about the Global Learning X-Prize back in 2014. On that occasion, participants stood a chance to anything from $1 million to $10 million for solving e-Learning problems. Fast-forward 6 years, the Global Learning X-Prize is still around and this year, Sci-fi writers are being asked to “imagine the future of telepresence technologies” […]