Startups

Online ‘garage sale’ Preloved launches to help people auction preloved things

Online ‘garage sale’ Preloved launches to help people auction preloved things

Startups
Developed by Dakarai Mshoperi in Zimbabwe, Preloved, an online garage sale community has launched to to help people buy preloved things at prices starting from as little as a dollar. The app aims to help users sell things from their homes that they’ve loved, but have not used in weeks, or perhaps, that would be put to better use by somebody else. Preloved lets people auction those things. People sign in with Facebook, and browse to their city to see what’s on offer. People can also post items for free – forever! “We are thrilled to partner with Hamish Stockdale of the “Cape Town Buy, Sell, & Swop” Facebook group with over 110,000 members in Cape Town to transition them over to Preloved for our launch, and giving all the members of the group an online garage sale where buyi
How to Attract Amazing Talent to Your Startup

How to Attract Amazing Talent to Your Startup

Startups
Hiring people for your new venture comes with its fair share of difficulties. Sure, there are some great tools out there that make hiring a less demanding process. But finding the right combination of skills, attitude, and personality traits can still get tough. And those are only the difficulties on the talent side. On your side, you have a brand new business. A business that’s experiencing growing pains. A business that’s little more than a good idea and a group of people who are determined to make it happen. It takes a special kind of person to work at a startup. And you need to find enough of them to ensure that your startup becomes a serious business. It all Starts with a Mission Why did you create your startup? Was there any particular problem you wanted to solve? Did yo
FreeConferenceCall.com launches free conference calling services in Malawi

FreeConferenceCall.com launches free conference calling services in Malawi

Internet, Startups, Technology
FreeConferenceCall.com has launched free conference calling services in Malawi. The East African country joins Tanzania, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa on a growing list of countries in sub-Saharan Africa with free international conferencing. The company’s free conferencing services are used by millions of people around the world for business meetings, crisis response, charity work, religious meetings, distance learning and a range of other applications. FreeConferenceCall.com delivers a cloud-based technology that focuses connecting users without any fees. “This expansion into Malawi marks another milestone in the evolution of FreeConferenceCall.com, as we continue to introduce our world-class products and services to new audiences,” says Bertrand Daumalle, managing dir
Microsoft launches Kaizala in Kenya, a messaging app for group communications and work management

Microsoft launches Kaizala in Kenya, a messaging app for group communications and work management

Startups
Microsoft has launched Kaizala, a mobile app designed for large group communication, work management, reporting and analytics, integrated with Office 365. Businesses using Kaizala are able to connect with large groups of people across their entire value chain, wherever they are, all on a single platform on their mobile phone. Unlike other chat-based apps in the market, Kaizala extends beyond a communication function, enhancing business agility, collaboration and organisational productivity. According to Sebuh Haileleul, Country General Manager for Microsoft East and Southern Africa, Kaizala addresses several challenges faced by most businesses in Africa who manage field staff remotely. Kaizala is available for Android and iOS phones. “Task workers working on construction s
IROKOtv launches its offline kiosks in Kenya in a pan-African expansion drive

IROKOtv launches its offline kiosks in Kenya in a pan-African expansion drive

Business, Startups
After announcing it in September, IROKOtv is finally launching its kiosks across Nairobi Kenya and will over the next few weeks increasingly go live across the city in its pan-African expansion drive. In a blog post, Jason Njoku, founder and CEO IROKO said, “The big strategy for IROKOtv has been the shift from focusing on the international business and finally the big development spend on the Africa business. We are still very early but over the next five years we expect Africa to represent 99% of our subscriber base and the vast majority of our revenues.” After Ghana and Kenya, IROKO aims to launch in Uganda and Zambia where it’s already kicked off payment integration and is doing some marketing. Njoku believes expanding to city states is way better than expanding across Nigeria