In light of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, we are deeply disappointed to announce the cancellation of BigFive Summit 2020, which had been rescheduled from our original May dates to October. With the virus still not under control in our host country of South Africa, coupled with the severe restrictions on the hosting of large group…

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Tony Abyebare launched Online Butchery in Uganda as a platform to sell high-quality meat to institutions like hotels, restaurants, and schools. When the COVID crisis hit and these customers shut down, Ayebare was forced to pivot to a consumer model virtually overnight. What Abyebare and his team had previously estimated would take six months now had to…

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One hallmark of the COVID-19 crisis has been acceleration. Trends that were well underway but seen as evolving over the next several years were suddenly in the mainstream. Remote work. Small-business eCommerce. Food delivery apps. Ghost kitchens. Contactless payments. Another trend often mentioned in the same breath is the elimination of cash as a means…

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We all know that restaurants have been among the hardest-hit sectors in the pandemic. This massive economic disruption will inevitably drive investment in the technologies that disrupt how restaurant businesses are run.  A Dubai company called GrubTech appears to be right in this sweet spot. The company just raised $2 million to help scale its product.…

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