Category Archives: TECHPRENUERS

Benefits of using Smarthire.ng

smarthire400x400www.smarthire.ng is an online Technology solution that enhances the job market in the way organisations outsource for Projects. It is a smarter way to hire teams, with a pool of selected freelancers to showcase their skills.

Services:

  • For faster hiring: Find, interview and select freelancers who are ready to work right away.

She Leads Africa accelerator program Selects 10 Startups

SLA-702x336Earlier today She Leads Africa (SLA) announced 10 early stage businesses that have been accepted into the 2016 SLA Accelerator Programme which began on July 11th in Lagos, Nigeria.

She Leads Africa partnered with the Work in Progress! Alliance (VC4Africa and Oxfam) and Guaranty Trust Bank to create a 3-month accelerator program designed to identify, support and fund the next generation of Nigeria’s brightest female entrepreneurs.

TechPlus2016: A connected World, Africa’s biggest Tech Event

TECHPLUS2016_SpeakersTech experts, enthusiasts, innovators, policymakers and a vast spectrum of tech-savvy brands and individuals will from 22nd – 23rd July, 2016 be hosted at the biggest tech gathering in Nigeria, #TechPlus2016, billed to hold at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos – Nigeria.

African Startups To Win $150,000 At The 2016 Innovation Prize For Africa

InovationThree African startups are to win a combined amount of US$150,000 in the fifth edition of the Innovation prize for Africa organized by the African Innovation Foundation.

The 2016 edition of the competition is tagged ‘’Made in Africa’’, and aims to reward the most innovative startups in; science and technology; environment and energy; agric-business; health and well-being, ICT, as well as manufacturing and service industry.

Anozim Acquires Nigerian Female-Focused Tech Blog, MissTechy

misstechyAfrican Media Works (AMW), an online publishing division of ANOZIM has acquired Nigerian female-focused technology blog, MissTechy.

The financial details of the acquisition was not made public. ANOZIM said the acquisition of the tech-blog coincides with the unveiling of African Media Works.

MyQ is Winner Of 2015 Seedstars World Lagos Pitch

myqMyQ, a mobile app that provides queue management and ticketing services for Nigeria’s transport operators emerged winner at today’s Seedstars Lagos pitch.

MyQ competed along with 11 other startups that TechCabal announced earlier.

The startup based in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, will compete at the global finals of Seedstars World holding in Switzerland next February and will be up for USD 500,000 in investment.

Nigerian 8 Startups among Top 30 to pitch at 2015 Edition of DEMO Africa event.

Demo AfricaDEMO Africa released a list of the thirty technology start-ups from across Africa that will pit chat the 2015 edition of the DEMO Africa event. Last year’s giant, Nigeria, topped the list again with 8 representatives, among them Zuvaa, Smartedu, MavisComputel, CarpartsNigeria, TalkingBookz, PoshRite, iKon Tracker and OgaVenue. Kenya came in second with with 6. South Africa is third with 3 representatives while Ghana, Egypt, Cameroon and Zimbabwe each have two. Uganda, Tanzania and new comer, Ivory Coast, will each be represented by 1 start-up.

Register for 2015 Lagos startup week

lagostartupStartup Week is a five day celebration of your community. Join your community in a new type of conference that builds momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship, led by entrepreneurs and hosted in the entrepreneurial spaces you love. Startup Week is a reflection of your hard work and your community’s unique entrepreneurial identity.

CcHub is Giving out $25K To the Best Business Ideas

cchubNigerian startups solving real every-day challenges stand the chance to win US$25,000 each in funding, under the Co-Creation Hub’s (CcHub) “Call for Ideas” incubation programme.

The Call for Ideas programme aims to encourage the development of Nigerian-led technology solutions to local problems, focusing on six key areas – governance, transportation, healthcare, education, food security and the environment.

Huawei/She Leads Africa Fellowship Application for female tech entrepreneurs 2015

slaShe Leads Africa, in conjunction with Huawei Technologies is launching a fellowship program for African female tech entrepreneurs.

Interested applicants must be female tech entrepreneurs between 18-40 years old. The fellowship which is reportedly the first of its kind would provide fellows a chance to visit China and gain experience into how the Huawei works.

Nigerian Techprenuer: Meet Mark Essien Founder of Hotels.ng

MARK ESSIENMark Essien is the founder of Hotels.ng, Nigeria’s largest hotel booking website. The online portal that allows users from all over the world to book rooms from a selection of over 6000 hotels. The company has said that 6,000 hotels have been signed up to its platform as at December 2014 and so far raised more than $250,000 in funding from Spark Fund among other investors.

NACOSS National Software Summit 2015

NACOSSNigeria Association of Computer Science Students (NACOSS). This is an annual program that creates a platform for Nigerian youths from the six (6) geo political zones of Nigeria who are IT neophytes and gurus, associated with the intriguing world of Information Communication Technology to compete and test their technical skills. NITTEX is a program targeted towards enlightening, empowering and exposing Nigerian youths and their talent to a community of IT experts and users with the singular aim of stimulating the ‘can-do’ spirit that will drive the Nigerian economy.

Online Platform that connects Traders to customers

cokodealCokodeal.com Limited recently unveiled its regional E-Commerce website in Lagos, Nigeria. A platform aimed to connect traders to customers.

In a speech delivered by the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Mike Dola, he said the company was a product of the desire to attain Africa that will not be at the mercy of foreign assistance, but a continent that will be the convergent point of global trade.

Nigerian Techprenuer Dr. Mike Adenuga

mikeadenuga2Mike Adenuga, Nigeria’s second richest man and one of the richest black people in the world, has investments in mobile telecom. Forbes has estimated his net worth at $4.6 billion as of March 2013 which makes him second wealthiest Nigerian behind Aliko Dangote.

In 2003, he founded Globacom Limited (or GLO) a Nigerian multinational telecommunications company headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria.

International Communication and Telecommunication Expo (ICTEL Expo) 2015, Lagos Nigeria

ictelLagos state Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) revealed its upcoming ICT and Telecommunications ICTEL EXPO 2015. It is a professional trade show that focuses on Information Communication Technology and Telecommunications industry and the largest gathering of Africa’s technology leaders and entrepreneurs, Programmers, Developers and Business Managers.

Women In Technology(#WITnigeria): Meet Mrs. Adedoyin Odunfa

mrsadedoyinMrs. Adedoyin Odunfa is definitely a woman who is an expert in the field of Technology. She is the MD/CEO of Digital Jewels Ltd. An IS027001-certified Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor (PCIDSS QSA) providing IT and Project Management Consulting and Capacity Building services. She is an IT professional with over 20 years in professional practise, focused on enhancing the strategic value of IT in organisations through value-adding interventions across the Information Value Chain.

First truly made in Nigeria cars

ino2Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Co. LTD is the first truly made in Nigeria Vehicles.  Its product line includes heavy duty vehicles, middle and high level buses, special environment friendly vehicles. The company carries out optimization design and assembly according to West African road condition to produce suitable products at affordable prices.

Microsoft launches CloudPreneur in Nigeria

MicrosoftMicrosoft Nigeria in partnership with Mara Mentor and Fate Foundation has launched CloudPreneurs an initiative that seeks to empower early-stage start-ups in Nigeria to become cloud resellers. Online registration of prospective applicants begins 19 March 2015 on a platform that will shut down after the 1000th qualified application is received.

ITF Trains 74,000 Nigerian Youths in Technical Skills

ITFIndustrial Training Fund, [ITF] said it has trained 74,000 Nigerian youths on different technical skills across the country as part of efforts to help the Federal Government create jobs and generate wealth for the populace according to its Director General, Dr. Mrs. Juliet Chukkas – Onaeko.