DEMO Africa is Investing in The Continent’s Innovators

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppDEMO Africa has created a new company. Acting as an investment arm, DEMO Ventures the company will invest USD 1 million into 3,000 early stage African countries. According to their website, DEMO has been promoting and commercializing new products for nearly three decades. A global audience experiences and watches young innovators showcase their products for a chance to win a partnership. While talking to Disrupt Africa, DEMO Africa founder Harry Hare confirms that the team is talking with private equity firms, pension funds, development finance…

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Alibaba Has a Vision for Africa

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppAlibaba is China’s largest online commerce company which handles more business than any other e-commerce brand in the world. Now, they want to help uplift Africa. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is teaming up with Alibaba Business School to host a flagship program. Set for June 19 through the 29, the program is hosting 29 entrepreneurs from 11 African nations to participate in the event. Students will be competing in an intensive eFounders Fellowship program, which is part of a pledge…

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Take 5 Meditation, A Haven in Dupont Circle

Walking down the busy street of Connecticut Avenue, an interesting name on a building sticks out. You take a closer look. Take 5 Meditation.  You ask yourself about the last time you thought meditation, not an immediate thought pops into your head, but the lack of awareness intrigues an intrinsic curiosity. Despite never trying it, you have heard about it from many arguing on its mental relaxation properties to polar arguments attempting to nullify it. Generally, the perception of meditation melds positivity and criticism. Some people believe it to be…

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Supreme Court Approves Sales Tax on Online Retailers

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppToday the Supreme Court ruled that states can now force retailers to collect sale taxes, even if they do not have a physical location within a given state. The ruling was passed 5-4. It overturns a 1992 Supreme Court ruling that prohibited states from collecting such taxes from retailers. This new ruling could affect online retailers by forcing them to increase the prices of their products. The Supreme Court stated that the 1992 law allowed businesses to avoid physical locations in the United States, according…

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Indiana Hotel Guest Charged $350 for Bad Review

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppThe state of Indiana filed suit against the former owner of a hotel for charging Katrina Arthur $350 for posting a negative online review of the Abbey Inn & Suites in Brown County in March 2016. “It was a nightmare,” Arthur told WRTV-TV. “The room was unkempt, and it looked like it hadn’t been cleaned since the last people stayed there. We checked the sheets and I found hair and dirt.” The review, according to Arthur, was an honest account: there was hair, dirt, and…

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