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Co-working Space, Workstyle, Targeting Startups Launches in Kenya

Co-working Space, Workstyle, Targeting Startups Launches in Kenya

Startups
Workstyle, a new serviced office and co-working space has launched in Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya. The company is targeting, among other clients, tech and business start-ups; in need of shared working space or a private office in a community setting. The company is incorporating a community feel and a modern design with state of the art workspaces. The growing demand for independence and freedom at the workplace complete with a sense of community inspired Workstyle. "Serviced offices and co-working spaces are the future of working. When you look at most commercial buildings in prime locations; companies design and target the buildings at larger corporates, yet most businesses still have a staff count of under 10. Add to that the growth of start-up companies and the gig economy; and i
Copia Global, E-Commerce Firm, Sets up Distribution Hub in Nairobi

Copia Global, E-Commerce Firm, Sets up Distribution Hub in Nairobi

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E-Commerce firm Copia Global has set up a new distribution hub in Nairobi to run thousands of deliveries a day. The new central distribution centre was set up at warehousing facilities firm Africa Logistics Properties. According to Tim Steel, CEO of Copia Global, “Copia provides a unique direct to end consumer e-commerce enabled shopping service, bringing choice, convenience and opportunity to rural and peri-urban customers across Kenya. This involves a complex and challenging supply chain. We are very excited to be relocating our fulfilment centre operation to ALP North Logistics Park. The facility is ideally located for us and our suppliers and perfectly suited for us to reliably meet the day definite delivery needs of our customers. It will allow us to continue our rapid growth in usin
Angolan startup Manifexto aims to stop fake news

Angolan startup Manifexto aims to stop fake news

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Manifexto, an Angolan startup, offers a web-based news aggregator which aims to provide a one-stop-shop for citizens to access news and information from the full spectrum of state-run, private, international and local news outlets in the country. Manifexto, which was launched in August 2017, looks to bring an end to fake news be sieving through the news content and only providing stories from reliable and credible news sources, according to a report by Disrupt Africa. “Manifexto is needed because our platform converges all news in a democratic environment, easily accessible and usable, allowing our society to be more aware and empowered,” according to co-founder and chief executive officer (CEO) Zedilson Almeida. “We want to be a neutral place that offers information to the pub
FCM Travel Solutions launches chatbot technology in business travel sector

FCM Travel Solutions launches chatbot technology in business travel sector

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FCM Travel Solutions has announced the launch of Sam, a chatbot that blends artificial intelligence with the expertise of FCM consultants to deliver personalised, relevant information to business travellers’ mobile devices. Sam will be available in the second half of 2018. According to the company, Sam is an interactive, travel-savvy and anticipatory “Smart Assistant for Mobile” that supports users with all aspects of travel via a conversational interface to answer questions, make recommendations, and perform actions. Sam assists business travellers pre, during, and post-trip with everything from itinerary management, air and hotel bookings, flight updates, local city and country information, local weather and restaurant suggestions, to security notifications, ground transportation,
How tech is shaping the way we do business in 2018

How tech is shaping the way we do business in 2018

Startups
At the beginning of every year, we are inundated by a barrage of content which loftily predicts the “trends” for the next 12-month period. But what causes a trend to emerge? “Typically driven by a number of factors, a ‘trend’ is generally the product of an evolving socio-economic landscape, or a response to changing consumer needs,” says Alan Goldberg, Director at Apple Premium Reseller Digicape. In terms of trends within the tech industry it’s a little trickier, admits Goldberg “as technological advancements move forward at the speed of light.” The birth of a ‘trend’ could simply be the inevitable outcome of a shift to accommodate or leverage these developments – rather than the other way around.” One example is Instagram, which is commonly accepted as the catalyst behind the e