Samrawit Fikru has been named one of the 100 Most Influential Women in 2022 by BBC, Eaglelion has signed an MOU with MasterCard, and Jami, a new virtual tipping platform that allows Ethiopian content creators to receive tips from fans and followers, is set to disrupt the country’s social media landscape.
Shega Weekly brings you important stories from Ethiopia’s innovative ecosystem from the previous week.
BBC Names Samrawit Fikru Among 100 Influential Women in 2022
Last week, the BBC revealed its list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2022. Among them is Samrawit Fikru, CEO and founder of RIDE, whom the BBC recognized for her work in tech entrepreneurship. Read more.
MultiChoice Expands Startup Accelerator to Ethiopia
The operator of DSTV expanded its program to Ethiopia and seven other African countries after a successful launch in South Africa, where six startups it accelerated secured $16 million in funding. Read more.
Dashen Named Bank of the Year by the Banker Magazine for Achievements Made in Digital Sphere
Dashen Bank has received the Ethiopian Bank of the Year Award 2022 from The Banker Magazine, an affiliate of the Financial Times, for the bank’s progress in the digital sphere. Read more.
The Alarming Leadership Gender Gap in the Ethiopian Banking Sector
K-flip, a knowledge hub powered by Kifiya Financial Technology, has reviewed a study done on the gender gap in the Ethiopian banking industry. The study states that women are underrepresented in leadership positions across Ethiopia’s commercial banking sector, and the percentage of female staff decreases with each step of seniority. Read more.
Jami: Virtual Tipping Platform to Unleash Ethiopian Content Creators
Jami, a new virtual tipping platform that allows Ethiopian content creators to receive tips from fans and followers, is set to disrupt the country’s social media landscape. Read more.
JICA, MinT Announce Launch of Acceleration Program in Ethiopia
The Japan International Cooperation Agency and Ethiopia’s Ministry of Innovation and Technology are inviting Ethiopian innovators to apply for a chance to participate in an Acceleration Program and pitch competition, with winners traveling to Japan for a delegation program and receiving 500,000 birr in equity-free funding. Read more.
Eaglelion, Mastercard Sign MOU
Eaglelion System Technology signed a memorandum of understanding with MasterCard on a number of products it has developed. Read more.