Insurance

Insurance firms challenged to innovate to increase growth

By Benjamin Obegi Insurance firms face a bleak future due to continued reliance on old traditional business...

Zamara eyes Pan African expansion

Financial services provider Zamara has set its sights on African markets soon after rebranding from Alexander Forbes...

How IRA data could affect your insurance decision

Insurance regulator, the Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) has released data that could inform which insurance policy you...

Entrepreneurship

Barclays Bank, CARE-Kenya roll out women entrepreneurship program

By Benjamin Obegi Five thousand girls and women aged 18-34 years are tipped to get entrepreneurial and...

Airbus BizLab launches aerospace business accelerator challenge in East Africa

Airbus BizLab has launched the #Africa4Future initiative, targeting East African startups that are innovating in the aerospace business. The Airbus BizLab is a global aerospace accelerator bringing together startups and Airbus’ own entrepreneurs to transform innovative ideas into valuable businesses. “We are excited to finally bring this programme to East Africa. We have been impressed by some of the innovations coming out of hubs such as Gearbox, Outbox, mLab, C4D Lab among other hubs and university research labs within the region. We are looking forward to receiving inspiring ideas and concepts from Nairobi in the coming weeks,” said Bruno Gutierres, Head of the Airbus BizLabs. As competition in the aerospace industry intensifies, Airbus aims to accelerate the pace at which it can commercialize innovative ideas drawn from within Airbus, from its customers as well as other external partners. The Airbus BizLab creates a network of Business Accelerators to provide support to startups and turn these ideas and technologies into commercial reality. It enhances Airbus’s access to the newest ideas, technologies and ways of working in the aerospace sector and beyond. Through programmes such as the #Africa4Future, Airbus provides early stage projects with wide-ranging  support,  in  the  form...