StarNews Mobile continues to make waves in the African tech industry. Last month, StarNews Mobile was chosen to participate in the exclusive MultiChoice Africa Accelerator Programme, hosted by the MultiChoice Group, Africa’s leading media conglomerate servicing over 22 million subscribers in 50 markets and owner of DSTV/Shomax.
Backed by the Multichoice Innovation Fund, this unique Programme aims to identify the most promising young tech companies on the continent and empowers them with critical investor readiness tools, fundraising guidance, and direct access to markets and global investors, who invest alongside Multichoice. Last year this initiative secured $16 million (USD) of funding for six emerging businesses. According to MultiChoice Group’s CEO, Calvo Mawela, this initiative is a part of the company’s “long-term commitment to growing and multiplying Africa’s technology potential.”
Our CEO, Guy Kamgaing, personally traveled to South Africa last week for a pitch competition that Multichoice organized to select the top 11 companies on the Programme. And today, we are honored to announce that StarNews Mobile was unanimously chosen and is invited for a final pitch in front of international investors in Dubai next month.
This recognition is a testament to the importance of our mission for African creators, our model’s viability, our company’s strength and our ever-expanding potential. We are proud to be part of this transformative program, which not only offers invaluable resources and opportunities to African tech companies but more importantly provides them with access to global investors interested in Africa, the world fastest growing investment region under the guidance of Multichoice.
We look forward to showcasing our platform and sharing our vision again with the world in Dubai next month. Stay tuned for more updates on our journey as we transform the creator economy in Africa!