New online Startup Academy to educate African entrepreneurs

African founders can take their business to the next level by learning about the latest insights, download tools and listen to advice from leading experts through VC4A Startup Academy. The VC4A Startup Academy is broken down into three learning courses, each focused on a different life-stage of a starting business. The first course is… Read… Read more New online Startup Academy to educate African entrepreneurs

How Andela became one of Africa’s most funded startups ever

“Find an investor who supplies not only capital, but strategic support. An investor that genuinely understands your vision, as well as how to build a company like yours, and then grow together.” This advice to African startups comes from Seni Sulyman, country director of Andela Nigeria. It is worth taking, as Andela this week became… Read more How Andela became one of Africa’s most funded startups ever

STARTUP ADVICE | How you can start your Startup when you have no finances

African change makers sometimes find themselves in a compromising situation where they have interesting ideas to execute but unfortunately their deep pockets have a good number of holes drilled. It is not new that so many potential entrepreneurs have failed to take up the first and most crucial step of having their vibrant ideas happen.… Read more STARTUP ADVICE | How you can start your Startup when you have no finances

Do you have a budding Start-up in Nigeria? Apply for Google’s upcoming Developers Launchpad. See details

For the first time ever, Google is bringing the Developer Launchpad to Lagos, Nigeria with Co-Creation Hub (CCHub) being the host. The Developers Launchpad is a program initiated by Google and broadly aims to bring together budding start-ups or start-ups in their early stages and providing support in the form of mentorship, tutoring, guidance and… Read more Do you have a budding Start-up in Nigeria? Apply for Google’s upcoming Developers Launchpad. See details

3 ways internet startups can connect with the Nigerian market

Following an examination on why the Silicon Valley model does not work for Nigerian internet startups, here are 3 crucial pointers for closing the obvious disconnect between startups and their respective markets. Data analysis When prioritised, market data analysis can allow a company to explore unimaginable ways of attracting and retaining their customers. Interestingly, data analysis is…… Read more 3 ways internet startups can connect with the Nigerian market

Nigeria’s Legitng.com launches 24 hour free online legal consultation service

Legitng, an online legal content and referral platform committed to opening up access to legal knowledge and services to everyone in Nigeria. The online platform also works as a start-up registration and advisory platform providing onboarding services to new Nigerian businesses and NGOs across several sectors of the Nigerian economy. As part of its goal… Read more Nigeria’s Legitng.com launches 24 hour free online legal consultation service

Security Tips for Startups who Accept Online Payments

When online shoppers purchase something from your online store they have high expectations that you will keep their credit card information secure. If not, they would not be regular customers. This makes ensuring that your customers’ payment data is kept secure a non-negotiable if you don’t want to break their trust. For new startup owners… Read more Security Tips for Startups who Accept Online Payments

Here are the Nigerian startups shortlisted for AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2017

Organisers have announced the shortlisted finalists for the Appsafrica.com Innovation Awards 2017 celebrating the best in mobile and tech ventures from across Africa. According to the organisers, the annual Awards now in their third year attracted over 300 submissions from across 31 countries judged by an independent panel of leading industry experts from across the ecosystem.… Read more Here are the Nigerian startups shortlisted for AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2017

Drivertise; a startup that helps you earn money with your car without driving people around

Lagos has one of the worst road traffic situations in Nigeria. Many working class Lagosians spend more time in traffic than asleep. This makes street hawking and road-side buying an actual means of livelihood and an impossible thing to eradicate. Nairobi has the worst traffic in Africa while Mexico City has the worst traffic in… Read more Drivertise; a startup that helps you earn money with your car without driving people around

Meet Medical student who doubles as founder of HealthTech startup, Allodoc

If there was one industry that I always wish technology would make easy, it is the health industry. And so far, with the rise of HealthTech startups, it seem my wish would be granted. Allodoc is a HealthTech startup based in Cameroon and founded by a Medical student. The company seeks to improve the healthiness… Read more Meet Medical student who doubles as founder of HealthTech startup, Allodoc