Posts Tagged “Tech”

Mike Adenuga Is The Richest African In Technology

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Mike Adenuga Is The Richest African In Technology

Earlier this week, Forbes released their annual Africa rich list, and while the number of billionaires in Africa–and the size of their fortunes–continues to drop, we can all agree that they’re still super rich. Us, when Forbes reports that billionaires are losing money: (Source: GIPHY) On this year’s list, Mike Adenuga, owner of Nigerian telecoms…

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Governor Ambode promises steady electricity and grants to Yaba startups

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Governor Ambode promises steady electricity and grants to Yaba startups

This afternoon, Governor Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos State visited Yaba tech cluster and made a stop at the iDEA Hub and then talked to entrepreneurs at CcHub both on Herbert Macaulay way. In the tech hubs, he met with startup founders and tech entrepreneurs in general. We were led to believe the governor did not drop any…

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NIGERIA’S TECH STARTUPS ARE IN A RACE TO FIX A MULTIBILLION-DOLLAR PAYMENTS PROBLEM

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NIGERIA’S TECH STARTUPS ARE IN A RACE TO FIX A MULTIBILLION-DOLLAR PAYMENTS PROBLEM

Three years ago, whenever Larry Eghosa, a Lagos-based sound engineer, tried to pay for products online it was always a crapshoot. After submitting his order he’d typically have to wait for about five minutes to get confirmation of payment being accepted. But, more often than not, the same error message appeared: ‘Your transaction was not…

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AN UNCONVENTIONAL GUIDE TO BUILDING YOUR NIGERIAN STARTUP

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AN UNCONVENTIONAL GUIDE TO BUILDING YOUR NIGERIAN STARTUP

Of course, an additional benefit of picking a project you’re passionate about is that, like wine, you get better, over time. If we go back to FourSquare example, Dennis Crowley pretty much spent his whole life solving this one problem he was passionate about — how to find his friends. He co-founded Dodgeball and sold it off to Google (who unsurprisingly killed it), before co-founding FourSquare. They’re both location based startups.

An example closer to home might be said to be Ezra, who previously co-founded Eyowo and is now a co-founder of PayStack, both payment startups.

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Build your Digital Empire at the “Social Media Jury” at ICTEL EXPO 2016 | Thursday, July 28th

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Build your Digital Empire at the “Social Media Jury” at ICTEL EXPO 2016 | Thursday, July 28th

The countdown to the third edition of the Social Media Jury has begun. Popularly called The SM Jury, it’s a platform for young and creative entrepreneurs to meet and have a one- on -one interaction with thought leaders whilst being stimulated by best practice scenarios in a round table panel.   The event in partnership with…

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OONI OF ILE-IFE SIGNS MOU TO BUILD $1.4B TECHNOLOGY AGRIC-HUB IN OSUN STATE

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OONI OF ILE-IFE SIGNS MOU TO BUILD $1.4B TECHNOLOGY AGRIC-HUB IN OSUN STATE

With the MoU, the technological hub worth $1.4bn in its first phase, is expected to facilitate employment of youths in Ile-Ife. After the MoU was signed, the start-up phase for master plan was to begin with investors in London and Asia.

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Here are 7 key Nigerian Tech CEOs of 2015

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Here are 7 key Nigerian Tech CEOs of 2015

The year 2015 saw the drive and resilience of leaders in the Nigerian Tech industry, who led their organisations through a challenging year. These individuals have shown that it’s not the challenges that hinder productivity but lack of direction and the necessary drive to achieve set goals against all odds. The Nigerian Tech space was…

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3 Tips for Nigerian Women with Tech Start-Up Ideas

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3 Tips for Nigerian Women with Tech Start-Up Ideas

By Jovago East Africa   The tech industry in Nigeria is rising at a head-snapping speed, with a loch of talent that includes some of the country’s brightest avant-gardists, movers, and shakers. However, despite being one of the most intriguing and progressive fields, it is still far behind when it comes to the inclusion of women. Although…

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3 START-UPS TO SHOWCASE SOFTWARE NIGERIA IN PARIS 2016

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3 START-UPS TO SHOWCASE SOFTWARE NIGERIA IN PARIS 2016

By Emeka Aginam Those who believe that software Nigeria cannot compete globally should better have a rethink as 3 best Nigerian technology start-ups will tell Nigerian software story at the Viva Technology Startup Connect Paris 2016. With this development, Troyka Group in partnership with and Hotsauce will offer Nigerian Startups a chance to participate in…

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WHY OPERA MINI’S AD BLOCKING FEATURE IS BAD NEWS FOR NIGERIAN PUBLISHERS

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WHY OPERA MINI’S AD BLOCKING FEATURE IS BAD NEWS FOR NIGERIAN PUBLISHERS

Nigeria has most of its internet users on mobile and that’s a fact. Even though Nigeria is the 7th country in the world with the highest numbers on internet users, a greater percentage of Nigerians only access the internet through their smartphones. Opera Mini is a very popular browser and it presently takes 72% of the mobile browsers marketshare.

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