Econet could become valued at over $8 billion, new board appointments and putting a stop to telecoms vandalism. Here are last weekend’s top headlines on startups, entrepreneurship, innovation and tech around Africa. Impending Econet IPO. Big news. African telecoms giant, Econet is reportedly seeking to go public on the London Stock Exchange at a valuation of $8 […]
Pan-African entrepreneurial training program, seed fund, and incubator MEST today announced the launch of two new Incubator spaces in Lagos, Nigeria, and Cape Town, South Africa, as the program continues to expand its presence across the continent. The spaces will join the flagship headquartered in Accra, Ghana, as part of a growing Pan-African network of MEST Incubators. […]
Let’s get this clear; it is extremely difficult, if not practically impossible, to build a solely online consumer internet business in Nigeria and by extension, Africa. This is due to a number of reasons including poor internet connectivity and reach, lack of trust, and broken infrastructure, among others. Even faced with these challenges, I still […]
This week is loaded with events you don’t want to miss. We have curated a list of tech events that will interest you. They are coming up on or between Monday, 20th November 2017 to Monday, 27th November 2017. Startup Grind Startup Grind Lagos is set to host Former Minister of Communication Technology and now […]
As the CEO of one of Nigeria’s largest enterprise internet service providers, Muyiwa Ogungboye prides himself in his capacity to endure hardship. But things were so difficult in the earlier days of building his company — eStream Networks — that he almost threw in the towel twice. On one occasion, crucial equipment got fried up, […]
Nigeria’s Mobile Telecommunications firm, 9Mobile (formerly known as Etisalat Nigeria) and Bango a UK based firm have announced a partnership. The partnership allows 9pay wallet users to pay for apps on the Google play store without having a debit card or bank account but using the payment gateway provided by Bango. What is 9Pay […]
In 2016, Punch reported that online freelancing may be the future of work in Nigeria. The reason for this speculation is not far-fetched. Over time there has been increase in freelancing activities and Nigerian freelancers have had the opportunity to access projects across the African border. As freelancers keep sprouting, local players in the freelancing […]
Google Code-in Google Code-in is a contest to introduce pre-university students (ages 13-17) to open source software development. Since 2010, over 4500 students from 99 countries have completed work in the contest. Because Google Code-in is often the first experience many students have with open source, the contest is designed to make it easy for students […]
When it comes to choosing what computer brand to use, it might be a tough decision considering factors such as, your pocket size and what you intend to use the computer for. Over the years in Nigeria the mostly used brands have been HP and Dell recently joined by Lenovo. Despite topping the chart on […]
In its most recent report for the month of September, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) put the number of internet users in Nigeria at 93 million, a slight increase from the 92.1million reported in August.
There are two important pieces of news on our curated list of global tech news that will interest you; find out why Donald Trump’s Twitter account was briefly deactivated and a $175 million VC backed edtech startup is shutting down two of its revolutionary classrooms.
Sometimes the simplest ideas make the biggest difference. Take SnapType, for example. Created by a husband and wife team – Ben and Amberlynn Slavin – this app lets kids take pictures of their homework and simply type in answers instead of having to hand-write them.