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Startup Profile: JobHunters — get connected to your dream job without searching

JobHunters is a marketplace that connects job seekers to professionals who help them find and apply for their desired jobs for a small fee. The post Startup Profile: JobHunters — get connected to your dream job without searching appeared first [...]

March 27, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

How They Started Global Brands: What does it take to start and run a successful business?

A trip back in time with David Lester in his book, “How They Started Global Brands”  promises to be both enlightening and thought-provoking. This book published in 2008 feature 21 international businesses that only started as good business ideas.  Going [...]

March 25, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

What to do when you sight the VIO and the ultimate commandment – Thou shall not eat in front of your laptop

I know you’re all familiar with that heart sinking feeling you get when you see the black and white-uniformed VIOs and company (such as LASTMA and FRSC). The assurance that there will always be something wrong with your car, which [...]

March 25, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

5 organizations that give grants to African entrepreneurs

Tony Elumelu foundation has released the names of successful candidates for 2017.  The successful candidates will benefit from the training program, mentoring by the foundation and will also be recipients of the 5,000 USD grant. Fifty-two African countries made it on the [...]

March 24, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

It’s not just CU; UNN aslo has a startup incubator — the ROAR Nigeria Hub

Roar Nigeria Hub is managed by UNN as a community that provides professional support to technology enabled startups, researchers, entrepreneurs and SME’s The post It’s not just CU; UNN aslo has a startup incubator — the ROAR Nigeria Hub appeared [...]

March 24, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Tecno PhonePad 3; Unboxing and First impressions

Coming after its predecessors, the PhonePad I, Phonepad II and the PhonePad 7E, which was just launched last year, here is another one from TECNO mobile and it’s called; Tecno PhonePad 3. The Tecno PhonePad 3, launched on the 17th [...]

March 24, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Startup Profile: Qwikkly — enlist social media influencers to help drive your sales

Qwikkly connects startups and businesses with social media influencers who can help them advertise businesses’ products and services The post Startup Profile: Qwikkly — enlist social media influencers to help drive your sales appeared first on Techpoint.ng. Techpoint.ng [...]

March 24, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Hard truths for the aspiring Nigerian entrepreneur

The startup life can be particularly difficult but here are a few hard truth a young entrepreneur need to know before taking the plunge The post Hard truths for the aspiring Nigerian entrepreneur appeared first on Techpoint.ng. Techpoint.ng [...]

March 23, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Hebron Startup Labs by Covenant University is Nigeria’s first tertiary institution incubation hub

The Hebron Startup Labs, funded and managed by the management of covenant university, will help to produce graduating entrepreneurs rather than job seekers The post Hebron Startup Labs by Covenant University is Nigeria’s first tertiary institution incubation hub appeared first [...]

March 23, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Why you should be worried about cyberattacks; how to protect yourself from hackers

There has been so much talk lately about cybercrimes and cybersecurity and if you haven’t been listening then it’s time to have a rethink. We lost our privacy with the advent of the internet, so if you still feel the [...]

March 23, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Build the Future of Customer Service for Banking in Africa at the Re:Code Nigeria Hackathon

Build the Future of Customer Service for Banking in Africa at the Re:Code Nigeria Hackathon The financial services sector is in flux, more and more it feels like the users are the ones serving instead of being served. With so [...]

March 23, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Startup Profile: Codefond — have fun while learning different programming languages

Codefond is a platform where individuals and schools can be educated on different programming languages such as Java PHP, JQuery etc at a go. The post Startup Profile: Codefond — have fun while learning different programming languages appeared first on [...]

March 23, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

5 things to consider before going into business with your friend

Partnership with the wrong person could spell doom for your business. Here are 5 things to consider before going into business with your friend. The post 5 things to consider before going into business with your friend appeared first on [...]

March 22, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Meet Don Jazzy, the Venture Capitalist

That hot afternoon of March 2012 when Don Jazzy officially confirmed via Twitter (in now deleted tweets) that Mohits Records — one of the biggest record labels in Nigeria at the time — was closing shop, a dark cloud was [...]

March 22, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

HostNowNow blazes the trail, becomes first to accept Bitcoin payment for web hosting in Nigeria

West Africa’s fastest growing web-hosting brand, HostNowNow now accepts Bitcoin payment for all its services! A statement from the organisation on Monday, said clients can now pay with Bitcoin for services such as: Shared and Cloud Hosting, Virtual and Dedicated [...]

March 22, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Don’t eat in front of your laptop. Here’s why

Don’t eat in front of your laptop: Research conducted in England found that eating lunch in front of the computer will encourage another munch later on. The research subjects who ate their lunch while playing on the computer were observed [...]

March 22, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Startup Profile: Ajo — discover places in Africa, review and share personal experiences

Ajo is a location-based mobile app that helps people discover and review places, local businesses, as well as share their personal opinion and experiences The post Startup Profile: Ajo — discover places in Africa, review and share personal experiences appeared [...]

March 22, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Jobs Weekly: 7 tech job vacancies available this week

Looking for a new job? We have put together a list of companies recruiting techies this week. Also look out for available non-techie positions in tech companies too. Business Developer at iQube Labs Location: Yaba, Lagos Job type: Full time Deadline: [...]

March 21, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Know your numbers as a startup owner

When the founder of a startup shuts down her or his business, it’s likely that these founders are reluctant to tell the rest of the world what went wrong. We have heard of startups fail in Nigeria.  For those who [...]

March 21, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

VIO Sightings: Using social media to outwit the law may not be the best way to go

An elderly man in Lagos being driven to the hospital on an emergency nearly lost his life because Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO) thought he was faking spasms to get out of their check. Two weeks ago, in trying to avoid [...]

March 21, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Startup Profile: DoctorsHub Nigeria — get free medical consultation from a doctor across Nigeria

DoctorsHub Nigeria is a web platform that connects people needing access to doctors for free medical consultation across Nigeria. The post Startup Profile: DoctorsHub Nigeria — get free medical consultation from a doctor across Nigeria appeared first on Techpoint.ng. Techpoint.ng [...]

March 21, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Weekly Tech Events #12: A masterclass, hackathons and other tech events happening this week

This week, we have curated tech events that you should consider attending. Here is a list of tech events happening this week (Monday, 20th March – Monday, 27th March, 2017). Recode Nigeria Hackathon 2017 The Re:Code Nigeria Hackathon aims to bring together [...]

March 20, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Cashless 2.0: The second coming of cashless and the rise of the “Fintechs”

It might be right to say that ‘Cashless’ has created FinTechs but FinTechs will make cashless 2.0 succeed The post Cashless 2.0: The second coming of cashless and the rise of the “Fintechs” appeared first on Techpoint.ng. Techpoint.ng [...]

March 20, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Startup Profile: Workers.com.ng — request the services of artisans around your vicinity

Workers.com.ng is a marketplace that is aiming to connect artisans to available work by allowing artisans list their services for free. The post Startup Profile: Workers.com.ng — request the services of artisans around your vicinity appeared first on Techpoint.ng. Techpoint.ng [...]

March 20, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

5 Nigerian startups make Y Combinator’s Winter Batch 2017

We can confirm that 5 Nigerian startups will be demoing at Y Combinator’s Demo Day come March 20th to 22nd, 2017 The post 5 Nigerian startups make Y Combinator’s Winter Batch 2017 appeared first on Techpoint.ng. Techpoint.ng [...]

March 20, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

7 lessons from the Monk who Sold His Ferrari

Julian Mantle had the life that everyone wanted. He was one of the country’s most distinguished trial lawyers, who was popular for his three-thousand-dollar Italian suits. He had the legal victories, exotic houses, a private jet and a shiny red [...]

March 18, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

What the Cashless Policy and your local Mai Shayi have in common

Over the week, we had Emeka Okoye – a seasoned software engineer, semantic web architect and all round tech evangelist who has over two decades’ industry experience behind him – stop by our office for a chat. During the engaging video session, [...]

March 18, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

7 Free online courses that will boost your technical skills in the workplace

oking to find some extra knowledge, learn a new skill or increase your technical skills Here are some free online courses you can take. The post 7 Free online courses that will boost your technical skills in the workplace appeared [...]

March 17, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Tecno launches premium PhonePad 3 phablet in Nigeria

The Tecno PhonePad 3 phablet, tagged ‘Do business, stay mobile’, facilitates business communications and productivity for its users on-the-go The post Tecno launches premium PhonePad 3 phablet in Nigeria appeared first on Techpoint.ng. Techpoint.ng [...]

March 17, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps

Breaking: Lagos state to open 350 coding centres across the state

During the Teens Code Conference held today at Oregie, Ajegunle, Lagos Nigeria, Mr Obafela Bank-Olemoh, who is the Special Adviser to Governor Akinwunmi on Education, announced that by the first week of April, Lagos will Launch EducateLagos, an electronic library (e-library) which [...]

March 17, 2017 Technology Business & StartUps