Tag: startups


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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12
Apr 2017
Yvette Ondachi-Eradicating - Poverty-Afropreneur POdcast Web

Hello Afropreneurs, Entrepreneurship can be hard, yes we said it, really hard! Especially with the socio-economic problems we face in our continent. However, solutions lie where challenges exist! We believe the key to reducing poverty in our continent is through encouraging and promoting Entrepreneurship and small businesses. According to a report by National Bureau of Statisitics, at least 112 million Nigerians now live below poverty. This accounts for about 67 percent of the total population. The level marked as global poor is on the one billion mark and Nigeria accounts......

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05
Apr 2017
entrepreneurship-art-not-job-Afropreneur

Over the last decade we assumed that once we found repeatable methodologies (Agile and Customer Development, Business Model Design) to build early stage ventures, entrepreneurship would become a “science,” and anyone could do it. However, I’m beginning to suspect this assumption may be wrong. WHERE DID WE GO WRONG? It’s not that the tools are wrong, I think the entrepreneurship management stack is correct and has made a major contribution to reducing startup failures. Where I think we have gone wrong is the belief that anyone can use these......

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13
Feb 2017
Ep32: Serial Entrepreneurship with George Neequaye

The African youth is enterprising, innovative and loves to solve the problems that affect his/her immediate community. However, sometime we do take on too little or too much as the case may be. Entrepreneurship is all about deriving value from helping people solve their problems, as well as bettering our immediate community and the African continent as a whole. We spoke to one passionate serial Entrepreneur from Ghana, George Sylvanus Niikoi Neequaye, and he tell us about his journey as an Entrepreneur, his passion and how he identifies opportunities. Listen......

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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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03
Oct 2016
Ep17: Rebounding from Failure

Dear Entrepreneur, Failure is part of your Entrepreneurial Journey because it is risky and has no-assured guarantee of success. Sometimes it feels like all the odds are against you and every step takes you some steps backwards rather than forward. It is worthy of note that every successful entrepreneur has failed at one point one time or the other. You can listen to our episode with Yusufa and Mommar to hear them describe how they found a way to succeed even in the face of adversity. Here are some......

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27
Sep 2016
Attracting and retaining your first users as a virtual start-up

I have had startups across Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana, and clients who consult with SME Growth Hub, especially technology startups, ask the same ageless question; “how do we get our first line of users for our platform?” This had me gathering some research, which I’ll freely share with you. I am writing to help startups across Africa, and anywhere else, with developing the frame of mind and strategic thinking for finding the first users and consolidating on them. This write-up is centred around five successful startups — Konga, Jumia,......

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28
Aug 2016
Ep12: Standing Out, Conversation with Victoria Mbabazi

Hello Afroprenuers, As a sequel to our last week’s discussion on ‘Creating Opportunites‘ we had a lovely conversation with Victoria Mbabazi, you can read all about her here. There were a lot of learning points from our discussions with Victoria that we decided to record this episode differently. This podcast will be more of Victoria speaking and less of us. 😀 Standing out as an Entrepreneur, a Business and as with anything else takes deliberate and continuous effort. Below are some of the key learning points from this podcast:......

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08
Aug 2016
Ep9: How important is Customer Service?

Have you ever tried to purchase a product or service but you got turned off because the customer service personnel didn’t quite understand your needs? or were too robotic? No matter the size of your business, or how excellent your product is, good customer service should be at the heart of your business model if you wish to succeed. It is important to provide exceptional customer service to all cadres of your customers, from the potential, to the new and existing customers. African businesses need to step up their......

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