This Startup is Allowing Nigerians Order Wine Online

With the growth of ecommerce, the possibility of meeting just about need is endless. We’ve seen eCommerce platforms spring up in different industries, and for a wide range of products. Here’s Wines et al, is an ecommerce platform for wines According to the founder, the platform has an extensive selection of high-quality, competitively priced wine and spirits… Read more This Startup is Allowing Nigerians Order Wine Online

When Building A Startup Is Not The Best Decision

http://eepurl.com/1MXSP The vast majority of Nigerians are going the entrepreneurial route, with even so many choosing to start new ventures while holding down a traditional corporate gig. Despite the glowing expectations of profits and maybe fame, is the adrenaline that accompanies building a startup right now really worth it? Having a startup requires that you… Read more When Building A Startup Is Not The Best Decision

Nigerian startup Publiseer launches digital publishing platform

Nigerian startup Publiseer has launched a digital publishing platform that allows authors and music artists to publish and distribute their material across a variety of mediums. Launched early this month, Publiseer distributes books and songs to over 400 premium stores, including Amazon, Google Play and the Apple Store. The platform also offers product fine-tuning,… Read… Read more Nigerian startup Publiseer launches digital publishing platform

Google expands Launchpad Accelerator to 7 more African countries

Google has expanded its six-month, equity-free Launchpad Accelerator programme to seven more African countries. Disrupt Africa reported in February Google was bringing the Launchpad Accelerator to Africa, aimed at assisting startups in leveraging Google’s latest technologies to scale their businesses through mentoring. At that time, only startups from Kenya, Nigeria… Read full story here

The rise of FinTech startups in Nigeria: Would we still need banks later on?

Hey, I was doing a bit of thinking and I came up with this. Are we truly approaching a period in Nigeria when we might not need the services of most conventional commercial banks? Emphasis on “conventional”. Of course, FinTech startups could be referred to as “banks” but not conventional ones. In very recent times,… Read more The rise of FinTech startups in Nigeria: Would we still need banks later on?

Interview With Azeez Tobi Founder And CEO of NeedMyService

In a bid to give all artisans and service providers access to influential clients and contacts, notwithstanding their educational status, Azeez Tobi established NeedMyService. In this exclusive interview, the Founder and CEO of NeedMyService tells us more about his startup and much more. CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF?  I am Azeez Tobi, a… Read more Interview With Azeez Tobi Founder And CEO of NeedMyService

The “Silicon Valley” of Lagos is facing tough questions about its future as a tech cluster

For the past few years, the biggest question over Yaba, the old Lagos neighborhood that has grown to become Nigeria’s ground-zero for startups and techies, has been what to call it. Some settled on “YabaCon Valley”, but in truth, Yaba faces a much bigger question about its validity as a tech cluster for startups. The… Read more The “Silicon Valley” of Lagos is facing tough questions about its future as a tech cluster

How Piggybank & ALAT are banking on Nigerian technology

Piggybank.ng is a Nigerian Financial Technology (Fintech) startup and they run a simple online savings scheme where they make periodic deductions for customers to save towards targets. Their clients also earn interest income on the savings made. All that is required is to link a debit card to their platform online only. I was at… Read more How Piggybank & ALAT are banking on Nigerian technology

Startup Profile: Lara — get step-by-step public transportation directions to any destination

Public Transportation data is not publicly available anywhere in Lagos, and even most cities in developing countries, due to the fragmented system of public transit within these regions. Often times, people have to rely on Google Maps to find their way around. But even Google Maps, and most other foreign mapping services, do not have… Read more Startup Profile: Lara — get step-by-step public transportation directions to any destination

This Startup is Helping Lagosians in Nigeria to Pay Their House Rents

In Lagos especially, more than half of the population stay in rented apartments, and property owners are getting creative, providing different options that suits individual/family needs. From flats of 2-4 bedrooms, to one-room apartments; where they share bathrooms and kitchen with other house occupants and the ones that are termed self-contain; where the renters have… Read more This Startup is Helping Lagosians in Nigeria to Pay Their House Rents