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Investors are knocking at the door of tech startup founder who once sold wire cars

By Daniel Mpala 24-year-old South African, Karidas Tshintsholo may have grown up in a shack —selling wire cars— but his agritech startup Khula! is now in the sights of investors. The startup’s business-to-business (B2B) marketplace helps small-scale farmers to bring their products to formal markets, by offering them cost-effective logistics services. In April, Tshintsholo, who…

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University incubators, hubs young African entrepreneurs should know about

By Daniel Mpala When Njabulo Mthanti, 22, registered his business last year he was keen to join the University of Pretoria’s business incubator TuksNovation as quickly as he could. Mthanthi, who runs academic funding platform Easyburse, joined the incubator early this year. “TuksNovation assisted us by providing mentorship which has helped in forming business strategies…

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Here’s how Uganda’s RideLink grew its revenue by pivoting from a B2C to B2B model

By Daniel Mpala A pivot from a business-to-consumer (B2C) to a business-to-business (B2B) model helped Ugandan on-demand transport service RideLink grow its revenue says founder and head of operations Daniel Mukisa. In April, Mukisa (pictured above), 25, was awarded the Revenue Growth Growing-Phase Award by the Anzisha Prize in recognition of how he posted the greatest financial…

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