Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Nigerian Fintech startup Paystack announces $1.3 million seed investment

Fintech startup, Paystack, today announces it has closed on Seed Investment of $1.3M from international investors Tencent, Comcast Ventures and Singularity Investments, with participation...

The Young Interns of Today Are the Business Leaders of Tomorrow

Successful people are like successful ideas. They don’t happen overnight but need the right environment to reach their full potential. That’s why every year...

Investing In Africa’s Youth And Developing Their Skills Is The Only...

GE’s committed to Africa’s sustainable development, under the hallmarks of responsible leadership and operational excellence, has positioned skills development and talent at the heart...

Nigerian game Aboki Run gets featured on Google Play Store

Nigerian mobile gaming startup, Maliyo Games, has announced that its 3D endless runner game, Aboki Run, that was officially released this month has become the...

Uber partners Lagos state on vehicle financing

Uber, the global ride-sharing platform has announced a partnership with the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) to provide access to finance for budding...

US State Department Appoints ATF as Lions@frica Managing Partners

Silicon Valley-based African Technology Foundation (ATF) is the Managing Partner of the Liberalizing Innovation Opportunity Nations (LIONS@FRICA) partnership. LIONS@FRICA, an initiative of the Secretary’s...

Konga sold N3.5bn worth of products on Black Friday

Ecommerce giant Konga, today announced it sold products worth N3.5 billion during its Black Friday shopping event dubbed Yakata 2016 thus making it the...

SimbaPay expands to Ghana and Uganda

London based digital money transfer provider, SimbaPay, today announced the launch of its money transfer service to Ghana and Uganda. Using the SimbaPay app...

Owerri set to host Imo Startup Weekend

The city of Owerri has become the latest location that will be hospital a startup weekend event following the announcement of the first edition...

GE’s First Permanent ‘Garage’ In Lagos Supports Innovation And Much-Needed SME...

“Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time,” said  multi-billionaire Microsoft co-founder, CEO...

New EduTech solution targets Nigerian schools and students

A new edutech solution that targets Nigerian schools and students has been launched by Vericore Technologies Ltd, an indigenous Nigerian technology firm, it is...

MEST expands to Côte d’Ivoire

Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) continues expansion across the African continent, officially announcing recruitment of Entrepreneurs-In-Training (EITs) from Côte d'Ivoire, the first French-speaking...

First class fellows of Microsoft-CcHub WINsiders4good unveiled

Microsoft and Co-Creation Hub (CCHub) have announced the first class of fellows in the Windows Insiders for Good (#WINsiders4Good) Fellowship programme. This followed Microsoft...

Agric tech startup wins 2016 She Leads Africa Demo Day

A container farming company, a motorbike delivery service and an online medical procurement platform went home as the winners at the 2016 She Leads...

What startups need to know about Black Friday

Black Friday is an American tradition that has quickly taken root in Africa. The large online e-commerce shops and the major retail chains in...

African entrepreneurs can apply for the $10,000 AFIF Award 2017

AFIF 2017’s focus is to promote access to finance and strengthen entrepreneurship in Africa. To achieve this, EMRC  is launching the annual “AFIF Entrepreneurship...

New co-working space and technology accelerator V8 opens in Lagos

A new co-working space and technology accelerator, V8, has officially opened in Lekki, Lagos. It is a community and collaboration platform that offers professional...

Paystack introduces payments solution for Shopify merchants in Nigeria

Lagos and San Francisco-based payments platform, Paystack, has launched a payment solution for  Shopify merchants, opening up the e-commerce market for tens of thousands...

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