Category: Op-Pieces

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 […]

It takes faith and persistence to become a successful entrepreneur in Africa

It takes faith and persistence to become a successful entrepreneur in Africa

This is the fifth conversation in a series of six videos. Meet Bayo Adegbembo is the founder and cultural evangelist of Genii Games, a company that creates app for the promotion and preservation of African culture.   SEE ALSO: How this Nigerian startup founder is helping to change world views   Being entrepreneur sounds sexy […]

To creating wealth you have to solve problems

To creating wealth you have to solve problems

This is the third conversation in a series of six videos on entrepreneurship in Nigeria. Even religion needs social media. Nigeria has 80 million people who identify as Christians. The challenge: How can you inspire people to get more engaged in their faith?   SEE ALSO: On the subject of entrepreneurship, things are no different […]

Get up and hustle! A crowdfunding campaign to showcase Lagos entrepreneurs

Get up and hustle! A crowdfunding campaign to showcase Lagos entrepreneurs

“You have to get up and hustle. Everybody is hustling. Lagos is about hustling.” – Americanah Lagos is a city of hustlers. From the street hawkers to the tech entrepreneurs to the oil execs, everyone is doing whatever it takes to make things happen. Bending the rules, challenging the status quo, moving in directions unexpected, […]

On the subject of entrepreneurship, things are no different here

On the subject of entrepreneurship, things are no different here

This is the second conversation in a series of six videos on entrepreneurship in Nigeria. Meet Adebola Adeola, Co-Founder and CEO of Topup Genie/ iThena Logic, a technology company that’s making sure everyone gets airtime. Adebola thinks being an entrepreneur in Lagos is no different to any of the other major tech centres, like San […]

This is how I’ll run an African technology incubator – Oo Nwoye

This is how I’ll run an African technology incubator – Oo Nwoye

There has been an uptake of tech incubators/accelerators in the African techosystem™. While I applaud the great work that has been done so far, I am yet to see an incubator on this continent run the way I’d love to do it. Rather than just criticise, I’ll use this post to give my own perspectives […]

5 startup lessons from an African entrepreneur’s interview

5 startup lessons from an African entrepreneur’s interview

For Context: TechCabal had an interview with Kola Oyeneyin, founder of Autogenius — a startup looking to disrupt the insurance industry in Nigeria. Having read the interview I culled up 5 valuable lessons for entrepreneurs who aspire to launch game-changing startups. The original interview of Autogenius is here. 1. Good idea that sounds like a bad idea […]