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ScholarX : The Scholarship App
1 week ago

ScholarX : The Scholarship App

ScholarX is a technology enabled Social Enterprise that helps Nigerian youth (soon whole of Africa) access quality education cheaper or free though scholarships and other opportunities. Having launched in July …
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5 Hustles Startup Owners Are Almost Never Ready For
2 weeks ago

5 Hustles Startup Owners Are Almost Never Ready For

May 1st 2016 will forever be known to me as the day my professional life officially changed. I went from the guy with almost 10 years’ experience working in various …
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Nokia launches Open Innovation Challenge focusing on IoT
2 weeks ago

Nokia launches Open Innovation Challenge focusing on IoT

By  •  Startups, News

Nokia has launched its Open Innovation Challenge for the fifth year running, focusing now on the Internet of Things (IoT) for smart cities, mobility, safety and security, and connected …
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Ewa Agoyin lovers… get in here!
3 weeks ago

Ewa Agoyin lovers… get in here!

Oh how I love Ewa Agoyin! Ewa G for short.

For those who don’t know, Ewa Agoyin is a very popular street delicacy in Lagos state, Nigeria made with beans, …
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GSMA announces funding opportunity for Nigerian startups
3 weeks ago

GSMA announces funding opportunity for Nigerian startups

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The second round of the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund is now open for applications. The Fund provides selected start-ups in Africa and Asia Pacific with grant funding, technical assistance, …
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Applications open for African startups to join inaugural tour of 5 European cities
4 weeks ago

Applications open for African startups to join inaugural tour of 5 European cities

Nigeria’s Co-creation Hub (CcHUB) is partnering with Google for Entrepreneurs to launch PitchDrive – a three week, five-city European tech hub tour across London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Zurich and Paris. In a statement announcing the tour, …
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4 Nigerian startups selected for Google’s Launchpad Accelerator
1 month ago

4 Nigerian startups selected for Google’s Launchpad Accelerator

A total of four startups from Nigeria will be part of the fourth class of Google’s Launchpad Accelerator.

The selected startups are Delivery Science, which provides Enterprise Supply Chain Software as …
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Employability Skills: Technology as an Enabler
1 month ago

Employability Skills: Technology as an Enabler

Few weeks back, a fellow tech entrepreneur shared a post on Facebook where he ranted about his recent experience interviewing some candidates for an open position at his startup. He …
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Nigerian used cars startup Cars45 secures US$5 million funding
2 months ago

Nigerian used cars startup Cars45 secures US$5 million funding

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Used cars are a big deal in Nigeria and a startup that is aggresively taking Nigeria’s informal used cars ecosystem online has just announced it has raised $5 million …
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ICYMI: Computer Village is relocating. Tech Meetup announced to bolster calls for Yabacon Valley
2 months ago

ICYMI: Computer Village is relocating. Tech Meetup announced to bolster calls for Yabacon Valley

Last week, we reported the ambition of a local government chairmanship candidate to build a tech hub in the Ojodu area of Lagos on the heels of an ongoing debate …
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Jumia is “performing well” – Rocket Internet

Latest information released by Rocket Internet (RI), owners of African online platform Jumia, suggested that the Jumia brand is performing well in Africa.

According to RI, Jumia, formerly known as …
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Voice IT wins Access Bank-sponsored 48-hr hackathon
3 months ago

Voice IT wins Access Bank-sponsored 48-hr hackathon

Voice IT, an Android app that helps temporarily or permanently disabled bank customers to carry out transaction with the aid of a natural voice interface with artificial intelligence, has …
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Donate-ng: The revolutionary way of raising funds in Nigeria
3 months ago

Donate-ng: The revolutionary way of raising funds in Nigeria

Crowdfunding is not a new concept in Nigeria. With the likes of GoFundMe, people have been able to raise money towards charitable causes online. But that’s the thing, it’s online. …
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West Africa’s first Global Impact Challenge launched by MEST and partners
3 months ago

West Africa’s first Global Impact Challenge launched by MEST and partners

By  •  Startups, News

Singularity University (SU) is partnering with Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology(MEST) and Imaginarium to launch the SingularityU West Africa Global Impact Challenge in West Africa.

The organizers said the purpose …
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Want to learn how to start a startup?
3 months ago

Want to learn how to start a startup?

Are you a founder actively pursuing your own startup? Or have you launched your startup already but still need help? Then you should definitely check out Startup School.

Startup School is a …
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iDEA Hub is shutting down
3 months ago

iDEA Hub is shutting down

By  •  Startups, News

TechCity can exclusively report that iDEA Hub Nigeria which is one of Nigeria’s foremost incubation hubs and innovation centers is shutting down its Yaba operations tomorrow.

TechCity can confirm that the facility …
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Airbnb valued at $31 billion
4 months ago

Airbnb valued at $31 billion

By  •  Startups, News

Last year, vacation marketplace Airbnb filed SEC forms raising $555.5 million, and yesterday the company filed a new form D that has closed off its Series F with an additional $447.8 million, bringing …
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Ghanaian develops app to track missing phones
4 months ago

Ghanaian develops app to track missing phones

A Ghanaian developer, Jonathan Amenyah, founder of RINJAcom, has developed MobTrack, an application to help people track and find their lost phones.

While this is not an entirely new concept, Amenyah …
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