Tag: business


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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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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08
Sep 2017
Your ideas are useless till you share them

O no! He is going to steal my idea! I can’t share it with him. It’s funny how you hear stories of how investors or people made billions from these ideas while the idea generator lived in obscurity but with no obvious example. Young entrepreneurs and business men alike often tell me this when I speak to them. It’s a misconception, a myth. No one knows your idea like you.   It’s not about the idea, it’s all about the implementation. No two people implement the same idea the......

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18
Apr 2017
6 things to quit-inc-afropreneur

Most of us grew up hearing the mantra “Don’t be a quitter,” and we’ve internalized it to the point where we feel guilty if we don’t finish a book that’s boring us to death. Our parents weren’t entirely wrong in saying that persistence is necessary for success, but sometimes quitting is the most effective course of action. Whether it’s a failed project, a thankless job, or a doomed relationship, quitting can be a virtue. “Quitting is leading too.” -Nelson Mandela As it turns out, some of us are really......

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12
Apr 2017
Build Your Business on the side the afropreneur

Not everyone is capable of building a business on the side because, let’s be honest — it’s so damn hard. People fail at building a business when they’re working on it full time, so imagine how difficult it is when you’re doing it on the side.