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CcHUB launches new EdTech programme, expands operations to Abuja

Co-Creation Hub (CcHUB), a leading Lagos-based incubator and accelerator, has announced the consolidation of its education programme into re:learn, an open living lab focused on learning and the smart application of technology in schools. re:learn will now serve as the new umbrella for all education initiatives at CcHUB, which has been operating in the Education


WeChat Partners Two Nigerian Startups, To Help Them Grow And Reach More Customers

WeChat, a leading social communication platform has announced a unique partnership with two Nigerian startups to help them grow and gain access to its fast-growing audience. Through the partnership, the startups – and Traclist, will offer various discounts to customers/users who use its services on WeChat. Traclist, an online fashion marketplace, will provide a


British Airways, Safaricom Launch Emerging Enterprise Initiative For Kenyan SMEs

British Airways, the UK’s largest international airline and Safaricom, a leading mobile network operator in Kenya have announced the Emerging Enterprise Initiative aimed at providing international exposure for business owners in Kenya’s Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) sector. Through the initiative, five business owners in the SME sector will be provided with access to international


GE and National Geographic Channel Develop TV Series To Explore Breakthroughs In Science And Technology

Life-saving, mind-boggling innovation is a part of everyday life, but we sometimes take it for granted. This new TV series explores the courage, imagination, passion and self-sacrifice of the scientists bringing scientific and technological innovations to life.


Eight Startups Join iDea Nigeria’s Business Incubator Programme

iDea Nigeria, a Lagos-based incubator and accelerator for techpreneurs has announced it has accepted eight startups into its business incubator. In no particular order, the startups are listed below. 1. Kangpe – A health management information systems. 2. Easyhire – A platform to hire/ rent anything with a focus on electronics, vehicles and aircrafts. 3.


Seedstars World Unveils Finalists For Seedstars Dakar

Seedstars World has unveiled the finalists for the Senegalese leg of its startup competition which will take place on November 17, 2015 at JokkoLab in Dakar, Senegal. In no particular order, the finalists are Karangue, Alien’ Com, Dakar Mode, KALANDA-APP, SAMASKULL, Jokko Sante, Teachers du net, Tekci, VoLo and Wutiko. The finalists will pitch to


Edusko Launches in Nigeria, To Connect Students With Schools Across The Globe

Edusko, an online platform that connects students and parents to schools abroad has launched in Lagos, Nigeria. Edusko’s mission is to make good schools available, accessible and affordable to parents, guardians and student looking for such in Africa and beyond. Edusko also provides schools with the opportunity to reach out to millions of parents and

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Etisalat Nigeria Unveils Finalists For Its 2015 Prize For Innovation

Etisalat Nigeria, a telecommunication service provider has unveiled the finalists for its 2015 Prize for Innovation. In no particular order, the finalists and their categories are listed below. Innovative Product Category Digital Back Books: a subscription-based e-book platform – the first in Nigeria. Study Math Lab: a repository of more than 1,300 videos of senior


Safaricom Invests Into Package Delivery Startup, Sendy Through Its Spark Fund

Safaricom, a leading mobile network operator in Kenya has announced that it has invested into Nairobi-based local package delivery startup, Sendy through its Spark Fund which was launched in November last year. Sendy, launched in 2014, offers a marketplace for last-mile package delivery and logistics services, allowing customers to send packages and documents within Nairobi