Nigeria’s Doctoora is a marketplace for healthcare facilities

Nigerian startup Doctoora is piloting its “healthcare infrastructure as a service” concept in Lagos ahead of expansion to other Nigerian states and elsewhere in Africa. Formed in December 2016, Doctoora launched its offering in February of this year, providing a marketplace of fully serviced medical facilities to healthcare professionals on a pay-per-use basis.

Nigeria’s Print Anything goes head-to-head with Printivo

Nigerian digital printing startup Printivo is deemed one of the big beasts of the country’s startup scene, having attracted blue chip clients, been selected for the 500 Startups accelerator, launched a designer marketplace, and been voted Nigeria’s most investable startup. It would take a brave company, then, to go head-to-head with it, but that is… Read more Nigeria’s Print Anything goes head-to-head with Printivo

Nigerian startup DoingSoon launches event discovery platform

Nigerian startup DoingSoon has launched its event discovery and ticketing platform, aimed at helping organisers to promote their events without spending money on marketing or wasting unnecessary time on social media. DoingSoon went live with its minimum viable product (MVP) last month, a distribution system that allows it to distribute events created on its platform…… Read more Nigerian startup DoingSoon launches event discovery platform

Nigeria’s ChopUp partners Paga to launch mobile e-sports platform

Nigerian mobile gaming startup ChopUp has partnered financial services company Paga to launch a mobile e-sports platform, which offers gamers the chance to compete with each other and win daily cash prizes. ChopUp is a mobile gaming company in Nigeria developing locally relevant games with an African narrative, while Paga enables users to send and receive money,… Read more Nigeria’s ChopUp partners Paga to launch mobile e-sports platform

Nigeria’s Kitovu helps farmers improve yields, access markets

Nigerian agri-tech startup Kitovu has a dual purpose, to help farmers increase their crop yields while providing them with access to markets. The Kitovu platform uses geo-location to match soils with the right crops, with chief executive officer (CEO) Nwachinemere Emeka telling Disrupt Africa this helped farmers increase yields. At the same time, through its… Read more Nigeria’s Kitovu helps farmers improve yields, access markets

Nigerian startup Touchabl launches picture-searching app

Port Harcourt-based startup Touchabl has launched its app, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to enable people search and shop for items in any picture just by touching it. The Touchabl app allows a user that sees something they like – such as a shoe, watch or car – in any picture, whether on their timeline… Read more Nigerian startup Touchabl launches picture-searching app

Nigeria’s CcHub selects 15 startups for Make-IT accelerator

Nigeria’s Co-Creation Hub (CcHub) has announced the 15 startups that will take part in its Make-IT accelerator programme next year, designed to strengthen entrepreneurs’ skills for scaling their businesses. CcHub said it had received over 280 applications from startups across Africa for the accelerator, which begins in January and is implemented by the German… Read… Read more Nigeria’s CcHub selects 15 startups for Make-IT accelerator

On-demand electrician service launched in Nigeria

Nigerian startup Install.com.ng has launched its on-demand electrician service, offering easy access to installation and repair services as well as six-months warranty. Launched at the beginning of November, Install.com.ng has already signed up over 100 electricians specialising in a variety of jobs, and is taking requests. Co-founder Gentle Agoh is an electrical… Read full story… Read more On-demand electrician service launched in Nigeria

Nigerian fintech startup Amplify to launch social banking solution

Nigerian online payments startup Amplify is partnering leading local banks to launch mTransfers, a social banking solution that lets customers transfer funds and perform other banking services via WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and other social messaging platforms. Disrupt Africa reported last year on the launch of Amplify, which helps businesses accept recurring payments… Read full story… Read more Nigerian fintech startup Amplify to launch social banking solution