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Watch Mark Zuckerberg Encourage Young Entrepreneurship in His First Visit to Nigeria

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The Facebook founder met with entrepreneurs and developers in a surprise visit

12 Questions: Meet Tayo Adetola (Nigeria)

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Tayo lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria. My wife Peace and I both live and work in Lagos, Nigeria. Please tell us about yourself. Touché].

10 Ways Aspiring Entrepreneurs Are Often Victimized

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entrepreneur home business nigeria scam victimBut people are still begging for more technology or laws, often to protect them from themselves.

From email scams to e-commerce wins: How online shopping is helping Nigeria fix its Internet reputation

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Nigeria itself is home to 170 million people, a figure that is expected to rise to 400 million by 2050, and the biggest market in Africa.

Eskimi Picking Up Traction In Nigeria, Adds Location-Based Features


The company has a high penetration in Nigeria, with over 2.4 million of its 5+ million registered users based in Nigeria.

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[Infographic] 27 Striking Facts Most People Don’t Know About Startups


That there are as many startups in Nigeria as there are in Germany? And who’s to blame them? million startups in the United States alone?

Innovations off the global beaten path

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We Won't Let Boko Haram Hold Us Back

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s ''audacious'' companies, pushes ahead with plans to open new schools in Nigeria. I am in Nigeria as I write this, with my two girls.

Forget apps and useless startups: These four African girls have created a pee-powered generator

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All over Africa, young men and women have missioned across the country and arrived in Lagos, Nigeria. What have you built lately?

The Secret to Happiness at Work: Less Duration, More Intensity

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A great workout often combines high intensity with a sustainable time commitment. Is the ideal professional situation similar?

Good to see the email scams are getting more sophisticated

Jeff Hilimire

15a Awolowo Road Ikoyi, Lagos Nigeria. Chairman economic and financial crimes commission (EFCC) of the federal republic of Nigeria. We understand that some of these fraudsters claim to be in London England, Benin republic and South Africa but be rest assured that we know they are operating from Nigeria. ” Brilliant.

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How an Oil Shock Could Wreck the Recovery

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A sabotaged pipeline in Nigeria sends oil prices over $100 a barrel. and possible disruptions to Nigerian crude exports. Benchmark U.S.

Book Review: Why We Get Fat

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Colon cancer is ten times more common in rural Connecticut than in Nigeria. Bring your appetite, you’re told—come hungry. How would you do it?

City Mouse and Country Mouse


His name was Luka, and he was from Lagos, Nigeria. I met entrepreneur number two driving my Uber back to the airport. Both are smart.

Are Banks the Next Dinosaurs?


Over 30% have used mobile banking in the past month, a mode of banking that is currently more efficient in Nigeria than it is in the United States.

Eskimi Rapidly Spreading Across African Feature Phones


Nigeria might be an interesting country to watch when it comes to mobile payments.

Finnish Off-Grid Power Firm Nocart Breaks Into Africa


The plant in Nigeria is a 1MW off-grid hybrid using solar and sawdust (multi-fuel CHP plant Nocart's 2015 revenue was around 3.9 million euros.

[Infographic] The Silicon Valleys Of The World


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6 Business Lessons From the London Olympics

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Beckham, pounds, crisps, carry on. The British have taught me a few things this week at the Olympics. Back at home in the U.S., And you know what?

Lithuanian Social Trading app Mobofree Takes A Step Deeper into West African Soil


According to Opera State of The Mobile Web, MoboFree belongs to the Top 8 sites in Nigeria, Top 5 in Zimbabwe and Top 9 in Malawi.

Why the Civil Unrest in Ukraine Matters to Small Business

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It ranked 144th of 177 nations in Transparency International''s 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index , tying it with Iran and Nigeria.

50+ Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Name


We are committed to delivering affordable and convenient bookings to our customers anywhere in Nigeria. This post will be live later today.

Looking for Start-up Capital? Try Overseas

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Two were from China, and the others came from Canada, Nigeria, Bangladesh, and Norway. "We His enthusiasm may have been somewhat unfounded.

The Dawn of Global Entrepreneurship

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It''s happening right now. Because a company''s ability to trade globally now has less to do with location and more to do with visibility and trust.

Secrets of the Email Scammers

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Someone in "Nigeria" is looking to deposit, donate, or otherwise move a fortune to the U.S.--and How can they possibly be effective?

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IroFit raises $600,000 to target mobile payments in emerging markets


Without deep knowledge about the payment needs for Nigeria and other emerging markets, I''m still bullish about the company.

Lithuania's Eskimi Positions itself in Africa with Partnerships with Nokia and Operators


The most important recent partnership was with MTN Nigeria, a largest mobile operator. style forum, or using the company''s virtual currency.

Dealflow from Lithuania: These #LTstartups are raising over $100M


In Nigeria alone there are unused items worth $526M being sold on MoboFree at this very moment. A guest post by Edmundas Bal?ikonis The A-teams.

It’s Not All Progress in the World of Business—Although We’re Making Strides

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The sitting Supreme Court members. Which venture capitalist thinks that middle-income workers aren’t making enough overtime? The world of work.

Eskimi Hits 10 Million Users


But the social network is killing it in Africa and just hit 10 million members, of which half is from Nigeria alone.

Survey: Women Entrepreneurs Optimistic About 2013

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Women entrepreneurs are more optimistic about 2013 than 2012, according to new data. Here are their priorities and concerns. borders. In the U.S.,

The Mission: Teach 10 Million Kids--and End Poverty

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By early 2015, Bridge will have academies in Nigeria and Uganda, with India soon following. I was like, anyone can build a school."

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Turning 40

Will Price

By the time I was twelve, we'd lived in Germany, Ireland (sister, Elizabeth, born), Northern Ireland, Nigeria (brother, Richard, born), the Ivory Coast, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom. Today, I am 40. I write this from a small village in Baja, where I am celebrating the milestone with my wife and best friends.

#019 - Vytas Paukštys Of Eskimi


Eskimi is doing business in Nigeria and Ghana mostly, but has users from other parts of the African continent as well. Fantastically, in short.

DataSift Announces Mega-Round. Apple Buys Topsy for $200 Million. Here’s What You Need to Know

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It is the oil pipeline explosion in Nigeria that is Tweeted before people even know a disruption may happen. ” What gives? Identity.

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What It Takes to Stand Out in a Crowded Market

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As an example, he cites Easy Taxi , company that''s supposed to be Uber for Nigeria. In crowded markets, that''s much harder than it appears.

20 Essential TED Talks For Entrepreneurial Students


They should drink up any potentially valuable insight they can, and the venerable TED offers up one such conduit. Try a few of these for starters!

Starbucks As Race Uniter: P**s Everyone Off Equally

Venture Chronicles

Look no further than the kidnapped school girls in Nigeria. And of course their is a #racetogether hashtag campaign. Sigh.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 39: Jeremy Johnson and Michael Eidsaune

Steve Blank

I went to Nigeria to meet that first cohort, interview them and try to pick four from the six. The existence of a problem doesn’t mean there’s a solution to that problem. Wanting to create impact is great. But to do it, you need to actually have a sustainable business model. I don’t recommend anyone become an entrepreneur.