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Microsoft for Startups initiative: Empowering social entrepreneurs to achieve more using technology

IT News Nigeria Microsoft, through its Microsoft for Startups initiative, has announced the launch of its Global Social Entrepreneurship programme. Around the world, startups are creating new businesses, built around powerful technologies and designed to make the world a better place. Innovators and entrepreneurs are finding new ways to harness technology to drive purpose-led social enterprises that measure success not ...

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Nominations Now Open as SAP Launches Startups Guides for East and West Africa

IT News Nigeria: *Nominations for the East and West African Startup Guides are now open and will close on the 7th February 2020 To all entrepreneurs, innovators, accelerators, experts and co-working spaces across the Silicon Savannah, from Nairobi to Lagos, Kigali to Accra: get your nominations in now and make sure you’re included in the first-ever Startup Guide Africa Series ...

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Nigerian Entrepreneur, Chidi Nwaogu To Speak At Michigan State University

IT News Nigeria: Nigerian tech entrepreneur, Chidi Nwaogu, has been invited to speak at the Leadership Academy for African Development (LAAD) Sessions at the Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing, MI, on Friday, April 10, 2020. Chidi Nwaogu, who is the co-founder and CEO of Publiseer, a digital content distribution company, headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, has accepted the invitation ...

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Yale Announces Co-Sponsorship for Collaborative Training and Research on African Linguistics

African Media Agency (AMA): Speaking in Lagos, Nigeria, on January 17, Yale University President Peter Salovey announced that Yale will co-sponsor two upcoming meetings of the African Linguistics School, which is devoted to collaborative training and research on generative linguistics in Africa. The first of these Yale-sponsored meetings will take place in Benin Republic in July 2021. The co-sponsorship both ...

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Plentywaka Introduces “Scan and Ride” Feature, Expands Routes

IT News Nigeria: Lagos, Nigeria: Plentywaka, the technology-driven premium vehicle hailing service has recently launched new vehicles, expanded its services to more routes in different parts of Lagos and has recently introduced the ‘Scan and Ride’ feature to allow its riders access to its premium services. The vehicle hailing service, which was launched into the transportation industry in September 2019 ...

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Aid Doesn’t Solve Economic Problems, Nigeria’s Entrepreneurs Key to Africa’s Prosperity – U.S. Consul General Pierangelo

IT News Nigeria: U.S. Consul General Claire Pierangelo on Tuesday reiterated the importance of Nigeria’s entrepreneurs to the continued growth of economies in the West African sub-region and the prosperity of the continent. Speaking at a one-day capacity-building seminar for the first cohort of U.S. sponsored Tony Elumelu Foundation alumni, Ms. Pierangelo noted that population trends in Africa’s largest economy ...

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Founder Institute & SheProfitsAfrica Partner to Support Early-Stage Female-Founded Companies

IT News Nigeria: SheProfitsAfrica Sponsors Female Fellowships to the Founder Institute’s Pre-seed Accelerator Program The Founder Institute (http://fi.co), the world’s largest pre-seed startup accelerator, and SheProfitsAfrica (https://sheprofitsafrica.org/), an organization providing information and opportunities to help women flourish and contribute to creating better societies for all, are announcing 4 female-founder fellowships for the upcoming Founder Institute Lagos 2020 programs. Stanbic IBTC ...

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Njalo.ng simplifies selling, buying online

IT News Nigeria: Njalo.ng, a FREE classifieds platform that emphasizes safety and convenience to sellers and buyers, has simplified the process to encourage more Nigerians to embrace online marketplace. According to the Co-founder/Chief Technology Officer of Njalo.ng, Mr. Emeka Orjiani, the reasons are not farfetched. He said Njalo is on the mission to restore the confidence of Nigerians, and indeed ...

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2019: The big year of tech investment in Africa

By AppsAfrica: 2019 was the year that dealmaking on the continent got serious. Very serious. In November alone, indeed one specific seven day period in November, investors announced over $400m for various fintechs on the continent, without a doubt the wildest week the sector has ever seen. And no, it wasn’t a flurry of announcements for modest rounds, but in fact a ...

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Tony Elumelu Foundation Urges African startups to enter 2020 Entrepreneurship programme

IT News Nigeria: Application open at TEFConnect.com, The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) announced Monday it has opened application portal (www.tefconnect.com) for entrepreneurs across all African countries for the 2020 cohort of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme. Speaking at the launch of the 2020 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme, Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu, CEO of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, said: “The transformation of Africa begins ...

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