From Nigeria to Google’s Startup Grind: How this high school student is disrupting education
The Next Web
APRIL 27, 2017
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.
Watch Mark Zuckerberg Encourage Young Entrepreneurship in His First Visit to Nigeria
SEPTEMBER 5, 2016
The Facebook founder met with entrepreneurs and developers in a surprise visit
12 Questions: Meet Tayo Adetola (Nigeria)
MARCH 18, 2014
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.
10 Ways Aspiring Entrepreneurs Are Often Victimized
Startup Professionals Musings
JANUARY 18, 2017
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.
From email scams to e-commerce wins: How online shopping is helping Nigeria fix its Internet reputation
The Next Web
FEBRUARY 25, 2014
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.
How This Entrepreneur Was Inspired to Invent a Life-Changing Product as a 17-Year-Old
OCTOBER 18, 2016
Matthews, founder of Uncharted Play, tells the story of how she was inspired to invent the Soccket while at a family gathering in Nigeria Jessica O.
More New Renaissance
MAY 4, 2013
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?
[Infographic] 27 Striking Facts Most People Don’t Know About Startups
OCTOBER 22, 2015
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?
Innovations off the global beaten path
MARCH 24, 2013
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.
Forget apps and useless startups: These four African girls have created a pee-powered generator
The Next Web
NOVEMBER 7, 2012
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.
Good to see the email scams are getting more sophisticated
NOVEMBER 1, 2012
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?
Book Review: Why We Get Fat
Ben Casnocha: The Blog
SEPTEMBER 22, 2012
Colon cancer is ten times more common in rural Connecticut than in Nigeria. I found Gary Taubes’ Why We Get Fat to be provocative and persuasive. It challenged my long held assumption that the way to lose weight is to eat less and exercise more.
We Won't Let Boko Haram Hold Us Back
MAY 27, 2014
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. Is this a bad time for Bridge International Academies to start operations in Nigeria?
City Mouse and Country Mouse
APRIL 4, 2013
His name was Luka, and he was from Lagos, Nigeria. to Nigeria, a software VAR with several small Nigerian government contracts, and a business he was trying to get going importing containers and equipment for liquefied natural gas.
Are Banks the Next Dinosaurs?
OCTOBER 25, 2015
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.
The Secret to Happiness at Work: Less Duration, More Intensity
APRIL 12, 2013
Similarly, Procter & Gamble''s Pampers team in Nigeria find happiness facing the problem of infant mortality and devising solutions, such as mobile clinics that sent a physician and two nurses to areas lacking access to health care.
Eskimi Rapidly Spreading Across African Feature Phones
MAY 28, 2012
Eskimi's largest markets are Nigeria, Ghana, Vietnam, and Indonesia, and users of the service can browse profiles, chat, share photos, discuss in forums, and share their interests. Nigeria might be an interesting country to watch when it comes to mobile payments.
Finnish Off-Grid Power Firm Nocart Breaks Into Africa
JANUARY 19, 2016
Nocart, which delivers distributed power plants combining solar, wind, bio and other energy sources as well as energy storage, said on Tuesday it had won orders in Malawi and Nigeria. “We The plant in Nigeria is a 1MW off-grid hybrid using solar and sawdust (multi-fuel CHP plant
[Infographic] The Silicon Valleys Of The World
JANUARY 17, 2012
Here’s an infographic – made by the folks at Gist.com – that shows some of these up-and-coming hotspots, ranging from Germany to Mexico, to Nigeria and closer to home in Indonesia.
Lithuanian Social Trading app Mobofree Takes A Step Deeper into West African Soil
FEBRUARY 19, 2014
Well, think again; Lithuanian Mobofree and Eskimi have both found a niche for their social mobile services in African soil, namely in Nigeria, a country with a gigantic population of 168 million potential social animals that connect to the internet mostly through their mobile phones.
How an Oil Shock Could Wreck the Recovery
MARCH 28, 2014
A sabotaged pipeline in Nigeria sends oil prices over $100 a barrel. Concerns are growing in energy markets about supply from Nigeria, which produces about 2.5 The price of oil rose Friday amid signs of stronger economic growth in the U.S.
50+ Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Name
SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
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.
IroFit raises $600,000 to target mobile payments in emerging markets
NOVEMBER 11, 2014
Without deep knowledge about the payment needs for Nigeria and other emerging markets, I''m still bullish about the company. Finnish VC Inventure has been busy with their seed program so far, this time leading a $600,000 round into Startup Sauna participant and Arctic15 finalist IroFit.
Lithuania's Eskimi Positions itself in Africa with Partnerships with Nokia and Operators
NOVEMBER 26, 2013
The most important recent partnership was with MTN Nigeria, a largest mobile operator. This helped us grow significantly in Nigeria, where we currently have almost 8 million members.".
Dealflow from Lithuania: These #LTstartups are raising over $100M
MARCH 6, 2015
Here are the startups rasing A rounds: MoboFree is #1 social e-commerce marketplace in Nigeria with strong footprint in Uganda, Zimbabwe and Ghana with almost 4M registered members who are generating up to 2M daily pageviews. 1 solution in Lithuania, Latvia and Nigeria in 5 months.
It’s Not All Progress in the World of Business—Although We’re Making Strides
Up and Running
DECEMBER 19, 2014
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.
Eskimi Hits 10 Million Users
DECEMBER 7, 2012
But the social network is killing it in Africa and just hit 10 million members, of which half is from Nigeria alone. The social network has been recognized as the second most visited website on mobile phones in Nigeria according to Opera Mini, Africa's most popular browser.
OCTOBER 21, 2011
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. 40 is an iconic birthday and an occasion for reflection. 40 years ago, I was born to a US Air Force Captain and his wife, Kent and Marian, in Wiesbaden, West Germany.
#019 - Vytas Paukštys Of Eskimi
JUNE 21, 2012
Eskimi is doing business in Nigeria and Ghana mostly, but has users from other parts of the African continent as well.
6 Business Lessons From the London Olympics
AUGUST 1, 2012
Tearing ourselves away one morning from the riveting basketball game between Tunisia and Nigeria (in case you were sitting on the edge of your seat, Nigeria won), my wife and I ran down to the concession stand for a coffee and found that the coffee stand was.out of coffee.
DataSift Announces Mega-Round. Apple Buys Topsy for $200 Million. Here’s What You Need to Know
Both Sides of the Table
DECEMBER 3, 2013
It is the oil pipeline explosion in Nigeria that is Tweeted before people even know a disruption may happen.
Why the Civil Unrest in Ukraine Matters to Small Business
FEBRUARY 20, 2014
It ranked 144th of 177 nations in Transparency International''s 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index , tying it with Iran and Nigeria.
20 Essential TED Talks For Entrepreneurial Students
OCTOBER 11, 2011
As Nigeria’s former finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala understands how trade, aid, private investment and government support all impact an economy differently.
Starbucks As Race Uniter: P**s Everyone Off Equally
MARCH 18, 2015
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.
Looking for Start-up Capital? Try Overseas
FEBRUARY 9, 2013
Two were from China, and the others came from Canada, Nigeria, Bangladesh, and Norway. "We Recently renewed by President Obama, the EB-5 Visa program links entrepreneurs to foreign investors.
Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 39: Jeremy Johnson and Michael Eidsaune
AUGUST 15, 2016
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.
Twitter Link Roundup #216 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More
MARCH 21, 2014
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.
Norwegian Xeneta Disrupts Prices In Massive Sea Freight Industry, Receives €1.2M Investment
APRIL 12, 2013
So if they wanted to add a company from Nigeria, they would need other companies moving containers so they could actually aggregate information.
The Dawn of Global Entrepreneurship
OCTOBER 25, 2013
At a recent discussion our organizations hosted, Obinna Ekezie, the founder and CEO of Wakanow.com, Nigeria''s equivalent to Travelocity, detailed how LinkedIn played a role in connecting his company to international financing. It''s happening right now.
10 Entertaining Things to Check out While You’re Waiting in Line Today
Up and Running
NOVEMBER 28, 2014
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!