From Nigeria to Google’s Startup Grind: How this high school student is disrupting education

The Next Web

My parents and I moved to America from Nigeria when I was three… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: Google. A few weeks ago, I had the chance to speak with 17-year old Femi Adebogun, the co-founder and CEO of Testify Software Solutions.

12 Questions: Meet Tayo Adetola (Nigeria)

crowdSPRING Blog

Tayo lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria. My wife Peace and I both live and work in Lagos, Nigeria. We recently moved back into Nigeria last year, having spent 7 years in the United Kingdom. I have worked with several architectural firms both in Nigeria and the United Kingdom.

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

The Next Web

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. According to Transparency International in 2013, Nigeria was the world’s 144th most corrupt country out of the 177 countries monitored.

10 Ways Aspiring Entrepreneurs Are Often Victimized

Startup Professionals Musings

entrepreneur home business nigeria scam victimSome aspiring entrepreneurs are so desperate for funding, or naïve, that they ignore the obvious signs of scams and rip-offs on the Internet, praying for a windfall.

More New Renaissance

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on the innovation blog Seattle: Cloud capital The reinvention of search QR wallpaper Campuses: The Valley’s next design frontier Nigeria’s booming Nollywood Taming a Hurricane?

Innovations off the global beaten path

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We hear so much about Silicon Valley and Bangalore and Shanghai that is refreshing to hear about innovations in unexpected places: Nigeria's Nollywood: Most prolific in world Medellin, Colombia's massive turnaround Bhutan's plan to go all organic farming The world's.

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

YoungUpstarts

That there are as many startups in Nigeria as there are in Germany? The startup world can be rather enigmatic and mysterious to those who aren’t familiar with its numerous and constantly evolving businesses in that entrepreneurship space. And who’s to blame them?

What Nigerian Universities Can do to Support Nigerian Online Startups

ReadWriteStart

One major problem in Nigeria is the lack of employment; many people go to school with the belief that it's all they need to succeed in life only to get out of school and stay at home for years looking for the right job.

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. This is a new favorite of mine. ”Did someone from another country try to scam you by offering you an obscene amount of money via email?

[Competition] Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards

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

The Next Web

All over Africa, young men and women have missioned across the country and arrived in Lagos, Nigeria. What have you built lately? 14-year-olds Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatoyin, and 15-year-old Bello Eniola have created a urine powered generator.

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

Both Sides of the Table

It is the oil pipeline explosion in Nigeria that is Tweeted before people even know a disruption may happen.

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[Interview] Nellie Mayshak, Founder Of Canaf Consulting Associates

YoungUpstarts

More specifically, our reform efforts helped governments to improve data collection and analysis of economic indicators, remove and reduce bottlenecks to business registration, and contribute to the modernization of trade and investment policies and process in Nigeria.

Strategy Roundtable: Fall Call To Action

ReadWriteStart

There were people from Argentina, Israel, India, France, New York, Washington, Nigeria, etc. Summer is over. Time to get back to work.

Are Banks the Next Dinosaurs?

thebarefootvc

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.

20 Essential TED Talks For Entrepreneurial Students

YoungUpstarts

As Nigeria’s former finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala understands how trade, aid, private investment and government support all impact an economy differently.

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

Up and Running

From a summit on media in the Middle East to a huge new funding opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs in Nigeria, here are fascinating business news stories from the U.S. The sitting Supreme Court members.

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

Venture Chronicles

Look no further than the kidnapped school girls in Nigeria. Starbucks found itself in hot water this week after encouraging baristas to write “racetogether” on coffee cups and discuss race relations with customers. And of course their is a #racetogether hashtag campaign. Sigh.

Why International Startups Love NY, and NY VCs Love International Startups

David Teten

To date, out of 17 companies, HOF Capital has backed 7 founding teams with roots in underrepresented regions: Egypt, Latin America, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Turkey. New York is now the second-most-active tech ecosystem in the US on all key metrics, after the Bay Area.

Resources for Global Entrepreneurs

Up and Running

Nigeria. If you’re an entrepreneur planning to start a business outside of the United States, you might be looking for assistance and resources that are available in your specific country.

12 Questions: Meet Connie Zegers (The Netherlands)

crowdSPRING Blog

12 Questions: Meet Tayo Adetola (Nigeria In our 12 Questions blog series, we feature interviews with someone from the crowdSPRING community. For these interviews, we pick people who add value to our community  in the blog, in the forums, in the projects.

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. It’s too hard. It’s too painful. Starting a business is too risky. There are better ways to make a living.

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. It’s too hard. It’s too painful. Starting a business is too risky. There are better ways to make a living.

Focus on awareness and metrics are keys to success

Up and Running

For example, if you are selling a service where the core market is a local audience in the UK, traffic from Nigeria is not going to be of much use. In this guest post, Alan Gleeson, General Manager of Palo Alto Software, Ltd., gives a U.K. perspective on entrepreneurship.

10 Entertaining Things to Check out While You’re Waiting in Line Today

Up and Running

Their focus is currently on Nigeria, which is Africa’s largest economy, but it will be interesting to see if this business model gains steam across the continent. These people need something to read. Good morning and Happy Black Friday!

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

Hearpreneur

When I returned to Nigeria from Germany looking to create a dedicated (online) hotel booking agency for Nigerians, I wanted my company to communicate in the simplest terms possible what our value proposition was. The idea of exactly what your business is going to be usually comes first.

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Are Banks the Next Dinosaurs?

thebarefootvc

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.

Twitter Link Roundup #216 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

crowdSPRING Blog

Interview with a crowdSPRING designer (from Nigeria) … 12 Questions: Meet Tayo Adetola – crowdspring.co/1gLmF8t. Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing.

29 Seriously Inspiring Interviews For Aspiring Entrepreneurs

YoungUpstarts

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala at The Independent , May 16, 2006: As an economist, Nigeria’s Minister of Finance and current World Bank presidential candidate brings something completely different and equally valuable to discussions of entrepreneurship than CEOs and investment bankers.

How to Get Picked as a Speaker for The Lean Startup Conference

Startup Lessons Learned

But if you’ve applied Lean Startup ideas, and you have experience to share that other people can use, our attendees may derive inspiration from an unusual context, like a story from the pharmaceutical industry or a startup in Nigeria. This post was written by Sarah Milstein, co-host of The Lean Startup Conference. We’re looking for speakers for the 2013 Lean Startup Conference. Last week, we announced that our short application form was live.

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How a crappy promotion led to me being a software engineer

Austin Startup

Quick Background I was born in Nigeria, but mostly grew up in Dallas, TX. This post expands on a recent podcast I did with Living Corporate outlining the story behind my career switch to software engineering.

Vote Local, Austin: 18 SXSW panels featuring Austinites that deserve your PanelPicker vote

Austin Startup

By: Tom Hadfiled, CEO @ M.io SXSW 2019 may still be many months away, but the time to vote for panels is now! Support the ATX Startup Community by voting for this selection of panels featuring Austinites. If you’re unfamiliar with PanelPicker?—?it

Opportunity Knocks…

entrepreMusings

While flying to China, I read Little Bee: A Novel (about a refugee girl who escaped from Nigeria to England) and The Secret Life of Bees (about a White girl who runs away from her abusive father to live with a bunch of Negro women in the southern US in the 1960s).

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Alfred Jorgensen Laboratory

crowdSPRING Blog

AJL supply these yeasts to breweries in the UK, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, France, Spain, Brazil, Chile, USA, Canada, Australia, the Philippines, Korea, India, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic, Greece, Belgium, Holland, Vi etnam, Germany and many other countries.

THINK. TECH. DISCOVER.

Austin Startup

Now we see weird case of designer from Nigeria collaborating with APP developer from Romania building a product which Intellectual Property is registered in Netherlands and LLC registered in Boston.

NYTimes.com on American Exceptionalism or Rather America Mediocrity

Campus Entrepreneurship

1 in small arms ownership ) and others less so (the United States is tied for 24th with Nigeria in frequency of sex). NY Times writer Scott Shane takes a look at American Exceptionalism through the prism of our politicians. Its an interesting, if rather stilted piece painting American Exceptionalism as some kind of opiate of the masses.

10+ Trends: Recap of 2011 and What’s Next…

thebarefootvc

Startup accelerators modeled after YCombinator and Techstars sprouted up from NYC to Nigeria to New Delhi, spawning hundreds of new startups worldwide. As a venture capitalist, I am privy to innovations long before they become mainstream, one of the things I love about my job. But even more exciting is when I see inflection points of adoption — which is why 2011 was a particularly exhilirating year for me.

Episode 3: A Startup Comic Book Company, How to Find a Mentor, and #BigData – The Bcast

Up and Running

I’m on there as a mentor, and I’m mentoring a guy in Nigeria, who’s starting a business. Welcome to the Bcast, the official podcast of Bplans.com. Each week we discuss the latest news, resources, and advice for entrepreneurs and small business owners.