May 23, 2019
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  • Funding Opportunity for Startups in Nigeria 2019

    Are you an entrepreneur or a boarding startup founder? Give your startup a big boost at the ICTEL Expo 2019. The ICTEL Startup Pitch is an excellent opportunity for founders and investors to showcase their idea/product before potential investors. The ICTEL Expo is an event organized by the Lagos Chamber…

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  • Facebook, CCHub to mentor 12 West African startups

    Facebook and Co-Creation Hub (CCHub) will mentor and empower 12 startups in the ”Season 2 FbStart Accelerator Programme.” Kendra Nnachi, Facebook Startups and Developers Programme Manager, says the programme had been extended to startups in Ghana. Nnachi said that the second edition of the programme was a renewal of Facebook’s…

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  • Africa Fintech Foundry earmarks $10,000 prize for best fintech startup

    Africa FinTech Foundry (AFF), an Access Bank Plc initiative, says it has earmarked $10,000 prize for the startup that has the best financial technology (fintech) initiative. Head of AFF, Segun Adeniyi, made this known in Lagos during the news briefing on the ”Disrupt 2019 Conference”. Adeniyi said that five out…

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  • Nigerian startups target livestock industry

    Farmcrowdy, a leading Nigerian agro-tech startup, is partnering with Best Foods Livestock and Poultry Limited, one of Nigeria’s most respected agribusiness companies to increase investment in the country’s livestock sector. The partnership will deepen the offerings in the agricultural space in terms of proper organisation and profitable deployment of funds…

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  • Nigerian MSMEs to get 50% discount for registration

    The Federal Government on Monday in Abuja directed the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) to extend by three months, the special window for Micro Small and Midium Enterprises (MSMEs) registration in Nigeria. Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, in a…

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  • Angel investment network berths in Benin republic

    The tech community in neighbouring Benin republic received a boost as an Benin Business Angels Network (BBAN) has been launched. Its 15 founding members have pledged to invest an annual minimum of CFA2.5 million (US$4,300). The network will provide funding for startups, mentorship and access to networks to help them…

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  • Venture Cup competition for Nigerian student-run businesses debuts

    Students of Nigerian universities may have cause to smile as a Venture Cup competition for Nigerian student-run businesses makes its debut. This is concept of Lion science park of the University of Nigeria (UNN) Nsukka, Enugu state. Competitive startups will try to win seed funding of various amounts at two…

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  • Jumia Food, Pizza Hut partner to boost pizza delivery

    Jumia Food Marketplace, an online food delivery platform, says it has partnered with Pizza Hut, a multinational brand, to boost operational performance and last mile delivery in Nigeria. Mr Guy Futi, Managing Director of Jumia Food Marketplace, who made this disclosure at a news conference in Lagos, said that as…

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  • Facebook redesigns apps, unveils dating service to 14 more countries

    Facebook Inc has unveiled a redesigned app and rolled out its dating feature to 14 more countries as it tries to boost user-engagement on its social network. The revamped app makes it easier for users to engage with groups of people, who share similar interests, the company said in a…

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  • What happened @ StartUp Friday in Enugu?

    After a very successful startup Friday in Kano a few weeks ago, Enugu hosted the South East event. Remember, the StartUp Friday is an initiative of the Office for ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIIE). How did it go? Well, out of the 10 groups that made presentations, three tech-driven start-up…

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