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.
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 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.
DEMO 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.
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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.
WITH 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.
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.
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AOptix, 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.
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.
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.
Mike 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.
Lagos 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.
Innoson 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 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.
Nigeria’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.