Tag: startups

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Alexander OnukwueFebruary 8, 2018

Every young business has only good things to learn from Konga’s sale

If he had not taken the next flight out for urgent medical attention abroad, Sim Shagaya may not have been ...

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EditorSeptember 6, 2017

The Future Project and Microsoft Nigeria launch Accelerate LABS to support Nigerian startups

The Future Project, in partnership with Microsoft Nigeria, has officially announced the launch of Accelerate LABS, an initiative to bolster ...

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Op-ed EditorMay 27, 2017

Opinion: Building tech for Africa by Africans in diaspora? Here’s how not to fail

by Ade Olabode Have you heard the story of the overseas returnee? Yes, I’m talking about the one we’ve both ...

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Op-ed EditorFebruary 21, 2017

Oo Nwoye: The Nigerian StartUp internship brouhaha

(An internship is not a Career)   by Oo Nwoye   Since I decided to unfollow everyone on Twitter, I ...

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Op-ed EditorFebruary 16, 2017

The Thread: Are Nigerian companies scamming employees in the name of internships ?

Nigeria is in a recession; jobs are scarce and companies are doing everything they can to get by, including hiring more ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 7, 2016

Celestine Omin: We all don’t know what we are doing

by Celestine Omin From the outside, it always looks like people have it all figured out and they are just ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 30, 2016

Opinion: Can Finweb become the jet engine for small businesses in Nigeria?

by Ade Olabode If you’re a small business data junkie, then chances are you’ve heard of finweb. For the uninitiated, ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 24, 2016

Jason Njoku: Why 50 million naira is a big deal

by Jason Njoku A few weeks back Oo Nwoye told me that Nigerian startup founders (including myself) lacked ambition. That they ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 19, 2016

Opinion: Dear Joe, you want to hire a developer? Know this first

by Seye Kuyinu Dear Joe, I hear you need an app for your startup or a new website for your ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 11, 2016

The Thread: Experience builds expertise

Twitter is beautiful. It is a stomping ground for different types of narratives, advice on how to run a business, ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 11, 2016

Perez Tigidam: What will kill you does not look like you

by Perez Tigidam A few weeks ago, I sat with my buddy Oluyomi Ojo E (Founder of Printivo) at TerraCulture, ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 8, 2016

Opinion: These are the greatest challenges we face at DIYlaw

by Odunoluwa Longe Despite her unorthodox methods, Tutu Soleye left a strong impression on me at the end of my ...

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Adebayo EmuleomoAugust 2, 2016

Opinion: Konga’s numbers — data pornography for Nigerian startups

by Ngozi The recent disclosure of Kinnevik’s valuation of Konga and the latter’s active customer numbers caused a stir in ...

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Mazi EmekaJuly 24, 2016

#Yabacon: From sleepy town to tech cluster in 8 photos

Arguably, Yaba is the largest technology cluster in Africa. Its growth has been organic and fuel by citizen led activities. ...

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Mallam YeroAugust 7, 2015

Confirmation Bias: When seeing isn’t believing

You came up with this brilliant startup idea and now you’re sure you want to become an entrepreneur. All of ...

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MuyiwaJanuary 2, 2015

The Tony Elumelu Foundation to invest $10million for 1,000 African startups [DETAILS]

by Muyiwa Matuluko For all the debate about lack of funding for African tech startups, things are about to make a ...

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September 30, 2013

Opinion: 3 (honest) questions tech startups must ask themselves

by Dikachim Okonkwo So you want to sell bus tickets online? Were people looking for/will people look for bus tickets ...

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May 10, 2013

Lordbanks: When it comes to Nigerian apps & start-ups, make that “first taste” count

by Bankole Oluwafemi It doesn’t matter what you have to do or whom you have to beg, bribe or kill ...

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February 5, 2013

8 reasons startup incubators are better than business school

by J.J Colao Customers, you may be surprised to find, don’t give a damn about your degree—and the market will ...

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December 9, 2012

Opinion: Let’s all shed tears for the crappy startups that can’t raise any more money

by Dan Lyons The great lie of these last few years is that anyone can be a tech entrepreneur… You ...

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May 29, 2012

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji: Dear Nigerian employer, welcome to your first taste of global competition (YNaija FrontPage)

It’s twice as hard to get a job that’s paying them So I ain’t paying attention to what you’re saying. ...

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OluwapelumiMay 8, 2012

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji: The trouble with advice (YNaija FrontPage)

This is Jay, every day, no compromise No compass comes with this life, just eyes, So to map it out ...

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