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Application opens for the 2016 edition of Innovation Prize for Africa competition

Application opens for the 2016 edition of Innovation Prize for Africa competition

Innovation Prize for Africa is inviting startups from across the continent of Africa, and startups in diaspora with significance for Africa, to apply for a pitch at its 2016 edition. The event aims to “honour and encourage innovative achievements that contribute toward developing new products, increasing efficiency or saving cost in Africa. The prize also


10 Startups to pitch at Seedstars World Startup Competition in Lagos

On July 31st 2015, SeedStars World Startup Competiton will hold in Lagos and 10 Nigerian Startups will pitch at the event. The Startups, which include Skarabrand, CowriePay, NerveFlo, TalentBase, MBills, Intellectric, MyQ, Hello Tractor, Bazar NG and Food-I-Like, will pitch in front of a local and international jury comprising of Simeon Ononobi, CEO and Founder


Center4Tech holds her “Young Inventors” 2015 Summer Camp

Center4Tech holds her 2015 Technology Training Camp this August tagged “Young Inventors Summer Camp 2015”. The Center4Tech team is excited to inspire and mentor the next generation of inventors with hands-on technology projects on Electronics & Microcontrollers, Mobile Games, Mobile Apps and Animation Design. As with the previous Technology Camps, secondary and primary school students


Facebook hosts Developer Day in Kenya to help developers create services that integrate with

Facebook hosted a Developer Day at Kenya’s iHub in Nairobi today as it marks the one year anniversary of the introduction of the app in the country. At the event, the Facebook team gave an overview of and the opportunities for developers to build and grow their services on the and Facebook Platforms. Through its Platform,


440 Wants To Fund Startups in Less Than 24 Hours at Deal Weekend Lagos 2015

Tech startup investment fund, 440, a Joint Venture between Nigeria’s L5Lab and and Kenya’s 88mph has launched Deal Weekend Lagos, a 24-hour event where startups will compete to receive equity-based investment of between $100k and $250k. Back in 2014 when it launched an accelerator programme, 9 startups who spent three months working with the 440


DEMO Africa unveils 30 tech start-ups to pitch in Lagos

DEMO Africa today released a list of 30 technology start-ups from across Africa that will pitch their products at its 2015 edition to be held in Lagos, Nigeria in late September. The list features eight Nigerian startups, including Mavis Computel, Oga Venue, TalkingBookz, CarpartsNigeria, Zuvaa, SmartEdu, PoshRite, iKon Tracker as well as eight Kenyan startups

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MTN Holds Forum To Inspire Business Growth in Africa

MTN Business, a part of MTN Nigeria recently hosted a forum in conjunction with CNN to discuss about the future of African businesses. The forum which held at the Wheat Baker Hotel, Lagos featured seasoned panelists and discussants in the Nigerian technology and business industry including Political Economy and Management Expert, Prof. Pat Utomi, CEO,


W.TEC Is Now Accepting Applications To Its 2015 Girls Technology Camp

Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC), a non-governmental organisation working to empower girls and women socially and economically, using ICTs in Nigeria has began accepting applications for its 2015 Girls Technology Camp. This year’s tech camp, themed: ”Geeky Divas – Grooming ICTpreneurs”, which takes place from August 2 – 15, 2015 would help Nigerian girls develop an


Meet The 4 Startups That Pitched At iDEA’s First Demo Day in Lagos

Last Saturday, four startups pitched in front of venture capitalists, angel investors and the media at iDEA’s very first Demo Day held at its Yaba-based Lagos centre. The four startups — Afrobus, Hutbay, Nerve and Verge — had gone through iDEA’s 4-month accelerator programme consisting of 3 modules (Design, Build, Pitch), designed to help startups launch and


iDEA Is Hosting Its First Demo Day This Weekend

Government-backed, not-for-profit organisation, iDEA which has been supporting the development of indigenous skills and capabilities in software development since 2013, is hosting its first Demo Day. iDEA’s Demo Day, scheduled to hold on June 20 at its Lagos center in Yaba, Lagos is strictly by invitation and will mark the graduation of its in-house businesses


Startup Week Is Coming To Lagos This July

Startup Week, a 5-day event that brings entrepreneurs, local leaders, and friends together to build momentum and opportunity around the technology community’s unique entrepreneurial culture and identity is coming to Lagos in July. The event, which consists of keynote sessions, meetups, panel discussions, workshops, pitches as well as several networking opportunities would provide the knowledge,


eTranzact Is Totally Rethinking Mobile Payments In Nigeria With Its New PocketMoni Service

eTranzact, a leading provider of mobile banking and payments services in Africa is attempting to rethink mobile payments in Nigeria with a new PocketMoni service that claims to better understand the needs of the marketplace. The company says it “has done a retake of what mobile money can be with a recreated game changing mobile


Center4Tech Holds 2015 Technology Training Camp for Secondary School Students

Can you think of a better way for your smart geeky inquisitive kid, cousin, nephew or neighbor to spend their Easter break? Center4tech gives you the perfect answer! Center4Tech is a technology training, advancement, entrepreneurship, research, projects and incubation division of Miu Research Limited with a mission to inspire and equip Nigerian youth with 21st