14
Sep 2019
Get up to 200,000 Naira to Fund your Business - QuickCheck Nigeria

QuickCheck launched a new loan app this week They have also updated their website and undergone a complete refresh of the brand to reflect a more modern, vibrant/innovative personality and improve user experience. QuickCheck has made it possible for individuals and micro-business owners to access up to ₦200,000 in loans to attend to emergencies, implement business ideas, scale-up ventures and settle bills. No guarantor, no collateral. Get a loan anytime, anywhere from your phone. No queues, no journey to bank-branch, no paperwork, instant decision (They are the fastest credit-scoring......

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02
Apr 2019

FasterCapital (a virtual incubator based in Dubai, UAE) with more than 13 million USD invested since its creation in 2010 has concluded its first round of funding for 2019 on the 16th of March. This round received more than 250 submissions from more than 60 countries. This round is dedicated for startups interested in the incubation program where FasterCapital comes as a technical cofounder and invests up to 75% of the seed funding in each accepted startup. The results will be announced in four weeks time. FasterCapital closed the......

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14
Aug 2018

Co-Creation Hub, Popularly known as CcHUB recently announced the launch of the Stanbic IBTC Innovation Challenge (#sicc2018), which aims to leverage digital technology, innovation, and expertise outside the traditional financial service providers, to improve efficiencies and capture new opportunities that add value to Stanbic IBTC customers. The challenge is  centered around solving specific problems across various business units within the Stanbic IBTC organization. Submitted solutions should address the specific problem areas which are: efficiency in data collection & analysis, cost-efficiency around card deliveries, and a simplified trading platform. More information can be......

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22
Jan 2018
How to Use Facebook Ads to Get More Sales for Your Business

Facebook Ads are basically adverts by Facebook that allow you to target your message to the right audience. With the power of Facebook’s algorithm, you can target almost anybody in any part of the world. Facebook has over 1 billion users, so there’s a pretty good chance that a sizeable number of your customers are on the platform. The only challenge with Facebook Ads is that if you don’t know what you are doing, it’s easy to blow your money out the window pretty quickly. That’s why it is......

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20
Nov 2017
ADOPTING EAGLE’S VISION ON MORROCCO AND CFA IN ECOWAS

When France ratified Bretton Woods agreement on the 26th December 1945 coming out of second world war, it carried along Africans by instituting CFA – communaute financiere africaine – to strengthen its own FF – Franc Francais, vis a vis dominant dollar and great demands of IMF and the World Bank  for seemingly what Nigerian leaders are afraid of now as convergence compliance before adopting common currency in ECOWAS. Great nations don’t fear competition as it was the case of France, Britain and USA who dominated then. They, all,......

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20
Nov 2017
High Growth Africa Summit 2017

The High Growth Africa Summit is exclusively dedicated to teaching entrepreneurs how to build, scale and fund high growth businesses in Africa. Organised by Ingressive and Starta, this summit gathers the top entrepreneurs, investors and stakeholders from Africa, Silicon Valley and Europe to discuss how to build, scale and fund high growth businesses in Africa. The focus is on practical how-to guides on strategy, tactics and tools startup founders can use to grow their businesses in Africa, and how investors can discover and fund the best companies on the continent. This year’s......

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15
Nov 2017
STARTUP GRIND LAGOS HOSTS OMOBOLA JOHNSON

Startup Grind Lagos is hosting Omobola Johnson, Venture Capitalist and Former ICT Minister at her September meetup. Lagos (November 8th, 2017) – Startup Grind Lagos is set to host Former Minister of Communication Technology and now Venture Capitalist, Omobola Johnson later this month. Omobola Johnson is a lead general partner for TLcom Capital which recently raised a $40 million seed fund for African startups.   This meetup will take place on Saturday, November 25th, at Workstation – 1No. 7 Ibiyinka Olorunbe Close, Victoria Island, Lagos. Tickets cost N1000 online......

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19
Oct 2017
Apply to join the world's largest digital accelerator program

Are you an entrepreneur, an innovator, or creative? Apply to join 700+ global entrepreneurs for the world’s largest digital accelerator program. The Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) returns with the 2nd annual digital startup accelerator program to be hosted in 7 global regions. In 2016, 500 companies across 63 countries completed GSE’s digital accelerator program. As the first and fastest growing digital accelerator in the world, GSE seeks 700 innovators for the 2017 series which will be facilitated by over 50 global speakers. GSE digital accelerator programs are open to......

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18
Oct 2017
Apply to the SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event 2017

SXSW Accelerator returns for its tenth year to showcase some of the global startup ecosystem most exciting, innovative and cutting-edge technology! This event provides an outlet for companies to present the latest ideas in Enterprise and Smart Data Technologies, Entertainment and Content Technologies, Health and Wearables Technologies, Hyper-Connected Communities Technologies, Payment and FinTech Technologies, Security & Privacy Technologies, Augmented & Virtual Reality Technologies, Social & Culture Technologies, Sports and Performance Technologies, and Transportation Technologies to a panel of industry experts, early adopters, and representatives from the Venture Capitalist /......

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13
Sep 2017
7 Ways to Make Networking your Superpower

I was a guest speaker at an entrepreneurship event on Saturday and I asked the entrepreneurs a question: “Your Funding or Your Network, which is more important?” I would not answer the question now. I will let you decide at the end of this article. Steve Jobs and Steve Woz met a long time ago. Woz was the guy who liked to piece things together to make new stuff for fun. Jobs on the other hand was an innate brand conscious entrepreneur. The two met and created a product.......

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