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Social Media Roundup: The real face behind Instablog9ja

This week on social media; identity of Instablog9ja revealed, RIP Stan Lee and other stories. Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 16, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Techpoint Innovation Tour 2018 Day 11: FUNAAB and Abeokuta Meetup

Highlights of activities of day twelve of the Techpoint Innovation Tour 2018; from Ibadan to Abeokuta. Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 15, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Techpoint Innovation Tour 2018 Day 10: An Amala Skye (Polaris) affair and a meetup

An Amala Skye (Polaris) affair, a meetup and other highlights on day 10 of Techpoint Innovation Tour 2018 Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 14, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Techpoint Innovation Tour 2018 Days 7, 8 and 9: Exploring Ibadan, the Home of Many Firsts

On Days 7, 8 and 9 of Techpoint Tours 2018, we took on the city of Ibadan. Here are the highlights of our various visits and discoveries. Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 13, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Techpoint Innovation Tour 2018 Day 6: Discovery and congregation in Ife

It's the 6th day and the team is still in OAU. Here are interesting discoveries and highlights for the day. Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 10, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Techpoint Innovation Tour 2018 Days 4 and 5: Great Ife!

Highlight of activities that the team engaged in on days 4 and 5 of the Techpoint Innovation Tour 2018 Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 9, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Techpoint and Techstars to host African developers in Berlin for a meet and greet

Techpoint Africa, in partnership with Techstars, will be hosting a meet and greet evening for African developers, designers, engineers, and entrepreneurs, who work and reside in Berlin or any nearby city Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 8, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Here’s the technology the Nigerian government uses to combat disaster outbreaks

There is a paradigm shift in crisis management from mere response — or reactionary measures — to prevention, and Nigeria through the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) ironically is in on this. Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 7, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

What makes the Igbo Apprenticeship model tick and critical considerations before taking it mainstream

Guest contributor, Chinedu Okoro shares some insights into the acclaimed Igbo Apprenticeship model and considerations for seamless integration with contemporary business practices Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 7, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Techpoint Innovation Tour 2018 Day 3: A day at FUTA

On the third day on the Techpoint Innovation Tour, the crew spent the most part of the day at the Federal University of Technology Akure, before preparing for an evening meetup at Premier Hub. Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 7, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

The Tunisian Startup Act: Showing us how to support Nigerian startups

Guest contributor, Enyioma Madubuike takes a close look at the Tunisian Startup Act, the promise it holds for startups and what Nigerian legislators can learn from it. Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 6, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

#StartupSouth4 couldn’t have been more intentional about attracting tech development to Southern Nigeria

Set in the heartland city of Owerri, Imo State, the latest in the series of the Startup South events, #StartupSouth4, came lining with days of engaging activities. Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 6, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Techpoint Innovation Tour 2018 Days 1 and 2: Hello Akure

After touring the North, South-East and South-South in previous editions, it was finally time for the Techpoint Innovation Tour to come closer to base — South-West Nigeria. Here are highlights from the first 2 days. Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 6, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

The legal implications of crowdfunding your startup in Nigeria

As crowdfunding is becoming an increasingly popular fund-raising alternative for startups on the international scene, Temidayo Dauda (for Techpoint Publishing Partner, Babalakin and Co) explores the legal implications for startups in Nigeria. Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 5, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Open Banking Nigeria can democratise access to the Nigerian banking system, but there’s a challenge

Amidst ongoing debates about whether or not fintechs are a threat to the Nigerian banking industry, a non-for-profit organisation is working on the Open Banking initiative, in a move that will favour fintechs. It has met some hurdles, but not [...]

November 5, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

With its new pick-up feature, GIGM continues unrelenting drive to reinvent road transportation in Africa

How GIGM is offering convenience to passengers with its new pick up feature targeted at light travellers. Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 2, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: Abdollar Gandollar bills y’all

This week in social media; Governor Ganduje's bribery scandal continues, who is Wendy Shay and other stories. Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 2, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Enov8 Solutions lights up the Nigerian startup stage with ‘The Bulb’

After debuting its CSR initiative, The Bulb, which saw 3 budding entrepreneurs gain immediate access to infrastructure and mentoring, Enov8 Solutions Limited will be making it an annual project Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 2, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

CcHUB Growth Capital has put money in 4 startups so far, more to come

CcHUB founder and CEO, Bosun Tijani confirmed to Techpoint that the CcHUB Growth Capital fund has investment in four startups. He also revealed plans to increase the capacity of the fund and ticket sizes for single investments. Techpoint.Africa [...]

October 31, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

It appears SMEs still cannot use movable assets to secure loans in Nigeria

In May 2017, the Movable Assets Act was signed into law. It's been over a year and many SMEs still cannot access loans due to lack of proper implementation of the law. Techpoint.Africa [...]

October 31, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Where all the magic happens: Inside Flutterwave’s innovative office space

Flutterwave is one of Africa's biggest payments technology companies. Here is where all the magic happens Techpoint.Africa [...]

October 30, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Ekobits Academy, a Lagos-based school is transforming youths from ‘Lekki slums’ through ICT and digital media

How Ekobits Academy is transforming youths with ICT and digital skills Techpoint.Africa [...]

October 30, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Lagos 2019: What could a change in government mean for local startups?

As Akinwunmi Ambode prepares to step down as Lagos state governor in 2019, we overview some of his administration's startup-focused initiatives and their chances of continuity. Techpoint.Africa [...]

October 30, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

A final call to register to pitch your startup at Techpoint Build 2019

As Pitch Storm at Techpoint Build closes tomorrow, 31st October 2019, Techpoint is making a final call for registration Techpoint.Africa [...]

October 30, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Prepare to meet the Techpoint team in Akure, Ife, Ibadan and Abeokuta

From the 4th to 17th of November, 2018, Techpoint will be touring South-Western Nigeria in the third edition of its annual Techpoint Innovation Tour. Here's our itinerary and meetup schedule. Techpoint.Africa [...]

October 29, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

MainOne grants MEST Nigeria free Internet access. Is there a catch?

As part of its CSR targeted at education and entrepreneurship, MainOne Cable has granted the Lagos, Nigeria arm of MEST (Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology) Africa free Internet access. But there might be a catch. Techpoint.Africa [...]

October 29, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: Everywhere stew

This week on social media; Wizkid's new video every one is talking about, Ethiopia gets its first female president and other stories. Techpoint.Africa [...]

October 26, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

How blockchain technology can help Nigerian banks reimagine banking

Guest contributor, Gudtalent Igwe Chrisent shares his thoughts on how Nigerian banks can leverage blockchain technology, and the seamless future and powerful concept undermining it to transform their industry. Techpoint.Africa [...]

October 25, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

African governments are strong-arming social media, there will be economic casualties

All over Africa, governments are stifling social media and the trend is spreading. Left unchecked, the resultant economic consequences may be dire. Techpoint.Africa [...]

October 24, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

How Africa’s mobile revolution is generating unprecedented impact

As the GSMA details in its 2017 Mobile Economy report, the mobile market in sub-Saharan Africa is growing faster than any other region of the world. Guest Contributor, Dr. Peter Atorough shares his thoughts on what this means for the [...]

October 23, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
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