Author: TechAfrica

6 Crazy Rules for Startups

6 Crazy Rules for Startups

By Okeke Vincent Chidozie The truth is, 99% of the time, startups fail… sadly, this may be traced to a reason or the other, like lack of finance, inexperience, incompetency, fear of the unknown and other factors that may be associated with the brand or the startup but these mere facts are not enough to […]

The Co-Creation Hub steps up with $500,000 seed investment program

The Co-Creation Hub steps up with $500,000 seed investment program

Co-Creation Hub fondly known as the CcHub boosts its incubation program with the launch of a $500,000 seed investment fund to support early stage start-ups over the next two years. Start-ups will receive sums ranging from $10,000 – $25,000 to support business model experimentation and operations. Initial beneficiaries of the seed program are Vacantboards, Truppr, […]

Startup Grind Lagos to host Iyin Aboyeji, Jeremy Johnson, and more June 14

Startup Grind Lagos to host Iyin Aboyeji, Jeremy Johnson, and more June 14

Startup Grind is a global startup community for entrepreneurs, founders, innovators, educators and investors alike to educate, inspire and network with each other. Powered by Google for Entrepreneurs, Startup Grind has reached about 100 cities in 42 countries where local events are hosted, ideally on a monthly basis. The Lagos chapter of Startup Grind returns this month […]

Ghanaian-based Startup Incubator, MEST opens its doors to Nigerian Tech Entreprenuers

Ghanaian-based Startup Incubator, MEST opens its doors to Nigerian Tech Entreprenuers

The MEST Incubator home to Saya Mobile, Dropify, and Adsbrook is now accepting applications from student entrepreneurs from Nigeria. Before now, MEST’s activities have been somewhat restricted to its home country but no more as its now offering  a sponsored 2-year training for aspiring African tech entrepreneurs from both Ghana and Nigeria. The decision to open […]

Have you met Africa? Jason Njoku leads campaign for The Future Africa Awards 2014

Have you met Africa? Jason Njoku leads campaign for The Future Africa Awards 2014

The Central Working Committee for The Future Africa Awards & Summit(TFAAS) 2014 has just recently announced the media campaign for 2014. The campaign is themed #ThisIsAfrica, and is led by five of Africa’s brightest young leaders: actress and activist Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde (Nigeria); serial entrepreneur Ashish J. Thakkar Uganda), iROKO founder Jason Njoku (Nigeria), water advocate […]

The Lean Startup Machine wants to help you build a successful startup in three days

The Lean Startup Machine wants to help you build a successful startup in three days

“If I had nine hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first six sharpening my axe.” – Abraham Lincoln (Former US President) This statement goes to show the importance of preparation before engaging in any task, including starting a new venture. Allow me introduce you to the Lean Startup Machine (LSM). Lean Startup […]

The Platform Tech 2014 to host Sarah Lacy, Sim Shagaya and Bosun Tijani

The Platform Tech 2014 to host Sarah Lacy, Sim Shagaya and Bosun Tijani

An idea is nothing but a thought or suggestion as to a possible course of action, and every idea needs to be thoroughly scrutinized and worked upon before it becomes a product. Since we are talking about ideas, the good people at The Platform Nigeria are staging a one-day business, technology and cultural innovative seminar […]

Osun State expands on education innovation making the KnowledgeTab commercially available

Osun State expands on education innovation making the KnowledgeTab commercially available

KnowledgeTab popularly known as “Opon-Imo” has gained popularity from the media with the first launch by Osun State government for the state’s students. Phillips Consulting, the company behind the device production announced the commercial availability of the device for private schools, companies, Government and Government bodies in a lunch meeting with Nigerian top technology blogs […]

Get ready for lift off as the 2014 International Space Apps Challenge comes to Nigeria

Get ready for lift off as the 2014 International Space Apps Challenge comes to Nigeria

The International Space Apps Challenge is a 48-hour global space exploration focused mass collaboration event that has a goal of producing relevant open-source solutions to address global needs applicable to both life on Earth and in Space. For the first time in 3 years, Lagos (and Calabar) will be one of the 95 participating cities […]

With Ushahidi’s global innovation engine, Africa has joined the tech revolution

With Ushahidi’s global innovation engine, Africa has joined the tech revolution

A Kenyan tech startup created a platform to map international crises and disaster relief; now it has made a product to redesign connectivity for the places that need it most. The Ushahidi platform is used to locate destruction and disaster relief after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Phil. Image: Ushahidi When David Kobia and Nathaniel Manning […]