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Alibaba’s Jack Ma to attend YouthConnekt Africa Summit in Rwanda next month

Alibaba’s Jack Ma to attend YouthConnekt Africa Summit in Rwanda next month

Chinese business magnate and billionaire Jack Ma is set to attend the inaugural YouthConnekt Africa Summit in Kigali, Rwanda next month. Dubbed “realizing Africa’s youth potential”, the three days event will primarily focus on youth entrepreneurship and how to explore and exploit opportunities on the continent. The event will highlight Africa’s vibrant technology scene as

CcHUB’s Social Change Summit to hold in Lagos this month

Nigeria’s premier social innovation centre, Co-Creation Hub (CcHUB) has announced the third edition of its annual Social Change Summit will hold this month in Lagos, Nigeria. Themed ‘How might we connect more Africans to more opportunities to move up the socio-economic ladder?’, this year’s summit promises to be bigger and better than the previous two.

Kenya’s iHub to host first OpenCellular workshop in Africa next month

Nairobi based accelerator and incubator, iHub is set to host the very first Telecom Infra Project (TIP) OpenCellular Workshop in Africa next month. An open source hardware and software project designed and tested by Facebook, OpenCellular aims to bring a more affordable wireless access platform to remote areas through utilising the benefits of open source

7th Mobile West Africa to hold in Lagos this week

All Amber, an organization that produces interactive, discussion-based events specifically aimed at high-level strategists in mobile technology across Africa, has announced the 7th edition of Mobile West Africa will hold in Lagos, Nigeria this week. Started as far back as 2011, the highly acclaimed technology conference brings together industry stakeholders to discuss pertinent issues as

AfriLabs Annual Gathering to hold in Egypt this October

AfriLabs, the largest network of technology and innovation hubs in Africa, has announced its Annual Gathering for this year will hold this coming October in Cairo, Egypt. Described as the biggest convergence of key stakeholders in the African technology ecosystem, the event brings together tech players on the continent to network, share ideas & experiences,

nHub Nigeria to host NASA Space Apps Challenge for the second time

For the second time in a row, Northern Nigeria’s biggest and first technology hub, nHub Nigeria will be hosting NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge. A NASA incubator innovation program, the Space Apps Challenge, which started in 2012, is a 48 hours hackathon international held in several cities across the world. It brings together coders, scientists,

Google Nigeria’s hosting Women Techmakers summit in Lagos today

As part of activities to commemorate International Women’s month, Google Nigeria will host a Women Techmakers summit at the Lagos Business School today, 8 April 2017. The event, which will also take place in 18 other countries across the world, is aimed at recognizing and celebrating the achievements of women in the tech space. Themed

Paga organizes women-only career mentoring session to celebrate Women’s month

Paga, Nigeria’s leading mobile payments company, has announced it is organizing a career mentoring session for women in celebration of Women’s month. The event will avail participants the opportunity of benefitting from ‘real world’ insights in forging a better working world. The session will feature a lively & career-focused discussions with professionals aimed to foster learning and inspiration

West Africa’s largest tech gathering, TechPlus to hold in Lagos & Abuja this July

The 2017 edition of TechPlus, a gathering where new technology comes to life, new products are launched and innovation converges, is set to hold on July 4 – 8, 2017 in Lagos and Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja. Themed “An Intelligent Future: from Connectivity to Digital Immersion”, the event will explore advancements in some of the major

Can startups and corporates work together? Find out at iDEA Nigeria’s Fireside Chat next week

iDEA Nigeria, a Lagos-based accelerator for techpreneurs, has announced it is hosting a Fireside Chat at its Yaba office on February 27, 2017 to explore the question: “How can Startups and Corporates Work Together?” Two senior officers from Siemens – Onyeche Tifase (Chief executive, Siemens Nigeria) & Janina Kugel (Chief Human Resources Officer & Member of the Managing Board, Siemens) –

MEST Lagos Incubator is having a fireside chat this weekend

The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) Lagos Incubator is hosting the MEST Fireside Chat 2.0, its second fireside chat in Nigeria, at Cafe Neo in Ikoyi, Lagos on February 18, 2017 from 4:00 PM. The first fireside chat, which was about investing in Tech Startups, held last year. It featured speakers who had experience, and

Seedstars Summit 2017 is holding on April 6 in Switzerland

It’s official. Seedstars Summit 2017, the culmination of Seedstars World’s tour of different continents in search of the most promising startups, and other activities, is set to hold on April 6, 2017 in Lausanne, Switzerland. The event will bring under one roof the best entrepreneurs, investors, government officials, corporate innovators and CEOs from Africa, Asia,

Fintech startup looking to raise US$100k? Register for DFS Lab’s iHub event

Digital Financial Services Innovation Lab (DFS Lab), an early-stage startup incubator, is hosting an event for Fintech startups at Kenya’s iHub on January 18, 2017. The event will see DFS Lab’s Entreprenuer in Residence, Ben Lyon, co-founder of KopoKopo and Hover, reveal how the participants can raise up to US$100,000 and six months of additional

VConnect, Facebook to host conference for SMEs in the country

VConnect, a local search engine and e-commerce platform, is partnering Facebook to host a conference for SMEs in the country. Tagged the SME Conference 1.0, it is aimed at exposing small businesses to innovative ways they can grow their businesses using various strategies. Specifically, the conference will explore the intersection between the latest Internet tools,

African Diaspora Investment Symposium to hold this month

The second edition of the annual African Diaspora Investment Symposium will hold on January 27 – 28, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose, United States. The symposium, organized by the African Diaspora Network, is a catalyst for diaspora-driven initiatives and investment with the potential to shape the Africa’s future. The event will feature

Great marketing cannot make up for a bad product or poor service, says Justin Irabor

Jumia Food’s Head of Marketing, Justin Irabor, who’s now widely known thanks to his Obaranda comics, made the above statement while speaking at the free growth hacker event for digital marketers at’s office space [1] on December 10, 2016. He stressed that startups should not treat their in-house marketing department as an isolated agency,

Business valuation is an art and not a science

Those were the words of Damilola Aloba, Associate Director, Transaction Advisory Services at Ernst & Young, during CompexAfrica‘s Business Exit Forum. Aloba, who was speaking on “Preparing your Business for Sale”, stated that business valuation depends largely on the aims and objectives of either the buyer or seller at a particular point in time. According

Imo Startup Weekend set to hold this weekend

Imo Startup Weekend, a networking, collaboration and pitching event for promising startups, is set to hold on December 10, 2016 at the Imo Youth Centre, Adjacent New Imo Concorde Hotel. Tagged “Getting Started and Growing in Business”, the event seeks to create a collaborative environment for startups to network, share ideas, discuss and be inspired.

CompexAfrica’s strategic business exit forum is holding today in Lagos

A strategic Business Exit Forum organized by CompexAfrica, a business exit company, is taking place today at the Landmark Center, Victoria Island, Lagos from 12 noon. The forum is aimed at discussing and sharing the importance of business exit-planning, buying and selling. Top experts will be speaking on the importance of how to plan an