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Unicef Ethiopia backs Global Startup Awards Africa Summit

UNICEF’s involvement in the GSA Africa Summit is an excellent opportunity to promote local innovative solutions in Ethiopia and the rest of Africa that will improve the lives of women and children…

MyHealth Africa, a startup connecting patients with health specialists across the globe, lands $1M funding

The growth plan comes against the backdrop of $1 million seed funding it has raised in a round led by GIIG Africa Fund, with participation from Japanese-based Samurai VC, a family office and…

Plastic upcycling startup Kubik closes $3.34M seed to scale production in Ethiopia

Investors that took part in the round include Plug and Play, Bestseller Foundation, GIIG Africa Fund, Satgana, Unruly Capital, Savannah Fund, African Renaissance Partners, Kazana Fund, Princeton…

South Africa’s Envisionit Deep AI gets $1.65M to expand access to medical imaging

Envisionit Deep AI is now on the path to growth backed by a $1.65 million investment from New GX Ventures SA, a joint venture between New GX Capital, RMB Ventures…

Ethiopia Accelerates Innovation Agenda, Partners with GIIG

The Global Innovation Initiative Group (GIIG) has formally announced a strategic alliance with the Ethiopia Ministry of Labor and Skills (MoLS), Ministry of Innovation and Technology (MInT)…

Global Startup Awards Africa announces regional winners at GITEX Africa 2023

Seventy-one startups from across Africa have been named regional winners at this year’s Global Startup Awards (GSA) Africa (www.…

African Innovation showcased on CNN’s Inside Africa

At GIIG, we're all about sharing the real stories behind the transformative solutions discovered through the Global Startup Awards Africa. As an essential part of our Find Fund Grow model,…

Buildings from Plastic Waste with Actionist, Kidus Asfaw of Build Kubik

Actionist, Kidus Asfaw is dedicated to "making life better for his kids and for the future of their world." From schools to housing to commercial spaces, @buildkubik has created, low-carbon, low-…

Africa: A Continent with huge economic potential

The Global Startup Africa Awards and Fund connect companies and investors across the continent. Founders of GIIG, the organisation behind this year's event, explained. 

"It's very clear…

GIIG Africa Foundation: Kubik's Innovative Approach: Reshaping Housing Amidst Climate Crisis


GIIG Africa Foundation believes in the power of African entrepreneurs to contribute to solutions that address some of the worlds critical challenges, ultimately we understand that by…

Global Startup Awards Africa Summit 2023, Addis Ababa

The GSA Africa Summit, held in the heart of Addis Ababa, was made possible through the partnership of GIIG and the Federal Government of Ethiopia, with valuable support from key organizations…

GIIG + Gigaton Opportunity Initiative at G20 energy summit, GOA

GIIG recently announced its participation in the Gigaton Opportunity Initiative, launched by Social Alpha and RISE as part of Mission Innovations Net-zero compatibility innovations initiative (NCI…