He’s 19, once dropped out of college, now a startup founder – Meet Offers.ng’s Anjola

I wrote an article few days back about how the Generation Z in Nigeria (Africa, maybe) are not making maximum use of technology, and the internet (as the case may be). Adebayo-Oyetoro Anjola, a 19 year old is one of those challenging the argument (though does not make it any less valid). Anjola, who was… Read more He’s 19, once dropped out of college, now a startup founder – Meet Offers.ng’s Anjola

Less than 30% of African e-commerce startups are profitable says new report

Less than 30 percent of African e-commerce startups are profitable, as ventures tackle issues such as lack of funding, shortage of trust and logistical difficulties. This is according to the Afri-Shopping: Exploring the African E-commerce Startup Ecosystem Report 2017 released today by Disrupt Africa. The report finds that the African e-commerce space is growing at… Read more Less than 30% of African e-commerce startups are profitable says new report

Areedi lab is making products usability testing seamless and easy

Products are being launched every now and then, people are also needed to test these products and see if they’re are market fit. While friends and family seem like a good fit for doing this, “people who love you aren’t always objective.” Areedi is a usability lab that is building a database of potential testers… Read more Areedi lab is making products usability testing seamless and easy

Nigeria: Tricycle Networking APP Launches in Lagos

A technology-based tricycle operation model that allows passengers to engage the services of tricycle riders using an app called Matattu was launched in Lagos on Wednesday. Samuel Ajiboyede, the co-founder of the service, speaking at the official signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Tricycle Owners and Operators Association of Nigeria, TOOAN, said the partnership… Read more Nigeria: Tricycle Networking APP Launches in Lagos

My5kWebsite — get a premium business website for just ₦5,000 monthly

With internet penetration in Nigeria soaring year after year, having a web presence is becoming increasingly essential for any business to thrive. Ironically, over one million SMEs in Nigeria still lack an online presence and many existing business websites are not so presentable. This can largely be attributed to the high cost of building a premium… Read more My5kWebsite — get a premium business website for just ₦5,000 monthly

WaraCake.com launches WaraGifts.com an online gifting platform

Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur Ayilara Olatunde, the founder of WaraCake.com, Nigeria’s cake delivery service has launched a new service called WaraGifts.com, an online gifting platform, committed to providing high quality gifting products at affordable prices. According to him, the platform places a lot of emphasis careful selection of merchants who retail unique gift items only. WaraGifts has…… Read more WaraCake.com launches WaraGifts.com an online gifting platform

Kenyan, Nigerian startups make global Fintech 100

[ad_1] Fintech startups from Kenya and Nigeria have been named amongst the 50 best emerging fintech companies in the world as part of the annual Fintech 100 report compiled by KPMG and H2 Ventures. The Fintech 100 report offers an in-depth view of the most exciting tech-enabled financial services startups and organisations globally, with this… Read more Kenyan, Nigerian startups make global Fintech 100

Remote tech support platform Hovatek to help any device user repair their devices easily

  Founded in 2012 by co-founders Bodunrin Yekini and Olanipekun Tosin while we were final year students at the University, Hovatek is an online or remote tech support platform where any device user can easily and conveniently get solutions to device problems or questions. The two co-founders say the platform has detailed tutorials and videos… Read more Remote tech support platform Hovatek to help any device user repair their devices easily

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

Port Harcourt has a burgeoning startup ecosystem that has come to stay

[ad_1] Editor’s note: This article is the first part of a series chronicling startup ecosystems in the South-South and Sout-East of Nigeria Show me a city that lives and breathes oil and I’ll show you Port Harcourt, the capital of, and largest city in Rivers State, the cynosure of petroleum activities in Nigeria and our… Read more Port Harcourt has a burgeoning startup ecosystem that has come to stay