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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.

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.

UNHabitat sets seven-point agenda to transform Nigerian cities

housingWITH debate raging, on ways to overhaul the persistent narrative of extreme poverty in the midst of growing wealth, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN–Habitat) has proposed a seven-point housing and urban agenda, if adopted by the in-coming Buhari administration could transform Nigerian cities into functional, productive, equitable, resilient and safe places to live in.

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.

9 Ways Technology can help Improve Business Customer service relationship

customer srevice ITAs new technologies come to market to make it easier for businesses to provide customer service, they may also be increasing the number of channels through which you interact with customers.

Websites:  Providing areas on your website where customers can answer their own questions or seek answers from others.

AOptix Laser-Radio Technology deployed successfully in Lagos, Nigeria

AOptixAOptix, a pioneer in ultra-high capacity wireless communications, today announced that partner WaveTek has successfully completed deployment and field validation of AOptix’ Laser-Radio technology in Lagos, Nigeria. The seven-kilometer link connected capacity from submarine fiber-optic cables to a distribution point in the city’s interior, and proved the ability of Laser-Radio technology to provide high-bandwidth connectivity between mobile carriers in Nigeria and the rest of the world.

Wire & Fibre Manufacturer, Bridon wins huge Nigeria cables deal

BridonWire and fibre rope manufacturer Bridon has won a major contract to supply mooring cables for an oil field off the coast of Nigeria.

The Bridon Technology Centre, the Doncaster-based company received the contract from Samsung Heavy Industries, located in South Korea, to supply mooring cables for the Egina oil field.

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.

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.

Nigeria confident of joining 20 Industrialized Nations

IndustryNigeria’s National Quality Policy (NQP) is a document by Nigerians for Nigerians for a common goal to reposition the country among the top 20 industrialized nation in the world over time if implemented,” the minister for Trade and investment said, when he received the final copy of the document in Abuja, the nation’s capital on Thursday.