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Applications open for Africa-UK: Female Tech Founders 2020

November 5, 2019 — Digital

Are you a rising female entrepreneur based in Nigeria, Kenya or South Africa using tech to solve a local development challenge? The International Tech Hub Network is today launching Africa-UK: Female Tech Founders 2020. The programme will bring 15 of the continent’s most ambitious development-focused women entrepreneurs to the UK in January. If you’re based in…

UK-South Africa Tech Hub hosts Global EdTech Startup Awards semi-finals

October 30, 2019 — Digital

South African EdTech startups are heading to LondonThe UK-South Africa Tech Hub, in partnership with the GESAwards, has been searching the country for the most promising EdTech startups. The ten best innovators will now go head-to-head in the GESA semi-finals in Cape Town on November 4. The top three South African winners will travel to London…

Go Global India 2019

September 30, 2019 — Digital

Did you know that the UK’s tech sector is growing almost three times faster than the rest of the economy?And that the UK is ranked as one of the best places globally to start and grow a business. UK tech saw the highest venture capital investment in Europe in 2018 – £6.8 billion ($8.7bn) demonstrating the…

Applications open for TeXchange 2020: Healthcare Innovation

September 9, 2019 — Digital

DCMS is building an International Tech Hub Network to support forward-thinking entrepreneurs around the globe; stimulate local digital economies; and facilitate innovation partnerships between local tech sectors and UK and international businesses. We are now calling for applications from healthtech startups in India, Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria to participate in an exciting network-wide programme ‘TeXchange…

Go Global Africa 2019: three months on

July 12, 2019 — Digital

Our first International Tech Hub Network programme was a resounding success! Participants returned home armed with new skills, ideas and connections, ready to share their knowledge and positive experience of the UK tech sector with their local business networks. Building global partnershipsGo Global Africa 2019 brought 18 of the most promising tech startups from Kenya,…

Go Global Africa 2019: shaping the future

April 6, 2019 — Digital

Our Go Global Africa 2019 programme came to a close on Thursday night with a fantastic pitching event from the entrepreneurs. Go Global is the first programme to launch across our new international Tech hub network, having run successfully in the UK Israel Tech Hub for the past four years. Sharing ideas and innovationFor the…

Go Global Africa 2019: Meet the founders

March 25, 2019 — Digital

Twenty tech start ups based in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria are in the UK for a fortnight of intensive workshops, helping them to grow their business, networks and ideas. Find out more about the companies involved in Go Global Africa 2019: Ethredah Chao, Afya-Plan Afya-Plan is creating a digital savings platform for the many…

Go Global Africa 2019

January 7, 2019 — Digital

Did you know that the UK has produced 1 in 5 of the continent’s billion-dollar tech unicorns and is home to the big European tech investors, with 7 of Europe’s 10 leading unicorn venture capital hunter funds?Did you know it is a magnet for tech talent with 1 in 5 international movers choosing the UK,…