16
Feb 2017
The Afropreneur holds her first Pitchdeck Workshop for 2017

Pitching, selling yourself and your business are very important to entrepreneurs, especially startups. As a result, it is important to know how to draft your pitch/slide deck to convince investors that you and your business are investment worthy. For this reason, The Afroprenuer is hosting a pitchdeck workshop on Saturday, February 18 for our Lagos Entrepreneurs. We promise that it will be a fun and hands-on experience for each participant. Attend this training with your laptop and writing materials. This training is organised in conjunction with Startup Grind and Orange Academy.  A lucky participant......

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16
Feb 2017
Be Productive in 2017 (Microsoft)

Being productive in 2017 just got easier with these 5 steps. Intelligent technology is changing how the world does things. Everyone is empowered to do more, and less. Using technology to tackle some of life’s most mundane tasks means spending more time doing what you love and less time doing what you have to do. 5 Ways to Become More Productive in 2017 Organize and prioritize. Rethink scheduling meetings. Collaborate and be productive from anywhere. Manage your time. Take time to unwind. Below is an infographic that looks at five......

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13
Feb 2017
George Neequaye

George Sylvanus Niikoi Neequaye, George Neequaye for short, is a Ghanaian serial entrepreneur with a big heart! He believes his goal on earth is to make life better for people. People who by no choice of theirs do not have a life they deserve. As a result, he became a social entrepreneur. Love is one of his guiding principles. Together with love, his talent of aestheticism through design and technology, he has touched numerous lives. George is a Designer (Experience Design, Interaction Design and Graphic Design), a Social Entrepreneur, a......

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09
Feb 2017
How To Overcome The Hardest Part Of Entrepreneurship: Starting

Starting is often a challenge. It is the first hurdle you cross to become an entrepreneur. This article from Inc.com We spend the majority of our young lives having others motivate and direct us – from parents and teachers pushing us to excel at learning, to peers inspiring us to push our limits and discover what we’re truly capable of, to loved ones causing us to look deeper into ourselves and develop who we are as a person, and where our moral compass points. It’s understandably jarring when that’s......

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08
Feb 2017
3 Steps To Launching A Successful Business

A 3 step guide to launching a successful business, culled from Inc. The most common mistake entrepreneurs make when launching something new is trying to do too much at once. I call it the hammer-and-nail syndrome. Let’s say I give you one hammer and one nail. Your job is to hold the hammer in one hand and the nail in the other. All you have to do is drive that nail into a piece of wood. That’s it; just nail that one product or service. You may miss the......

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07
Feb 2017
How to Build a Startup as a Non-Tech Founder

How to build a startup as a non-tech founder culled from Founders Institute: Startups and innovative technology have become so synonymous with one another. So synonymous that many people now think that you can’t create one without the other. It is necessary to have an understanding of the technology that you’re building. However, you actually do not need to be a developer or engineer or computer scientist to launch an impactful company. If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur who wants to launch a tech startup but doesn’t have much tech......

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30
Jan 2017

In a recent meeting with a client in a transitional marketing overhaul – and finally seeing the end of tunnel – I asked him, ‘what did you learn from this process?’ His response: You don’t know what you don’t know. It’s not the first time I heard this from a client. And, it’s certainly not the first time I heard this when specifically referring to social media marketing. Clearly, social media marketing is still very misunderstood. It’s role in helping a business meet its bottom line goals are something......

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29
Jan 2017

Many companies are now properly utilising social media and community development to improve their relations with their audience further. Professionals who can make use of their skills to keep the community updated are now in demand. These professionals are called Community Managers. Community Manager defined Considered as the face of a company, a Community Manager is in charge of managing communications. A role which needs one to be digital savvy. He/she will be responsible for everything related to communications. This will include social media, PR, content creations, and events,......

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29
Jan 2017
Ensuring Africa is not left behind in the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’

The Fourth Industrial Revolution By: Antony Cook, Associate General Counsel, Corporate, External and Legal Affairs lead, Microsoft Middle East and Africa Technology is changing Africa. More than any other time in history, innovation is rapidly transforming almost every aspect of life. It is transforming how people live, communicate, work and learn across the continent. The rate of change is so quick that some are calling this the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’. This transformation offers the potential to address some of Africa’s most pressing issues. This includes, health, education and the......

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27
Jan 2017
What does it mean for technology to be innately African?

By Amrote Abdella, Regional Director of Microsoft 4Afrika Mobile and cloud may be global technologies, but African start-ups have explored their functionalities, shaped their applications and used them to build differentiated business models suited to their markets. They have created new and uniquely African technologies that speak to their lifestyles and complexities, using the infrastructure as a base to deliver key services in ways the rest of the world would never have thought to. To us, this is what it means for technology to be innately African. Innovation Ecosystem......

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