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)

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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.

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

Inc Startups

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

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

deal architect

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

deal architect

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.

We Won't Let Boko Haram Hold Us Back

Inc Startups

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?

[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?

How an Oil Shock Could Wreck the Recovery

Inc Startups

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.

3 African Entrepreneurs Overcoming the Odds & Helping Others

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Joseph Blabo - Nigeria Joseph Blabo is an amazing individual, from Lagos in Nigeria. Nigeria is one of the largest recipients of remittances in Africa, with roughly $20 billion being sent back to the country every year.

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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?

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[Infographic] The Silicon Valleys Of The World

YoungUpstarts

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.

City Mouse and Country Mouse

startupengineering

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.

2016 Lightning Talks

Business of Software Blog

Because making whiskey takes ages… and could take you via Nigeria and China. One of our favourite parts of BoS Conferences is the Lightning Talks. Lightning Talks are short, 7.5 minute presentations on anything tech-related with a strict set of rules: 15 slides. 30 seconds per slide (they advance automatically). A simple formula, you might think. But to be informative, entertaining, and concise in such a short amount of time is no mean feat.

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.

Finnish Off-Grid Power Firm Nocart Breaks Into Africa

ArcticStartup

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

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.

Eskimi Rapidly Spreading Across African Feature Phones

ArcticStartup

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.

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.

Book Review: Why We Get Fat

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

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.

Just how to Perform Scientific Research

VentureWoods

Home (1991) nigeria is confronted environment: a national page ibadan, intec units. Doing so may permit you to uncover connections and may enable you to write a far more organized essay. These critical words will form amini – outline for these ideas you’re heading to want to feature in your article. All documents should get an intro plus a decision.

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.

[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.

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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Eskimi Hits 10 Million Users

ArcticStartup

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.

Bitcoin News - June 02, 2013

Chaganomics

Typically unregulated people in distant countries like Malaysia, Nigeria, and Vietnam, who would buy Liberty Reserves in bulk from Liberty Reserve. "Bitcoins are strings of numbers that can be electronically owned by and transferred among individuals and organizations.

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

ArcticStartup

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.".

[Competition] Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards

YoungUpstarts

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.

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.

Survey: Women Entrepreneurs Optimistic About 2013

Inc Startups

Interestingly, for the first time in 13 years, women have created businesses at a greater rate than men in three economies: Ghana, Nigeria, and Thailand, according to a Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) study of 59 economies.

Rules To Live By | Dupsy Abiola, Intern Avenue | BoS Europe 2017

Business of Software Blog

He lived in abject poverty in a tiny village in some backwater in Nigeria. We’re about to have an election here and democracy is something we take for granted here but didn’t really exist in Nigeria before the 90s and my father was the person who insisted upon it. Somehow through charisma, he managed to form the social democratic party in the 90s in Nigeria. Not alone, but he decided that this was an important thing and there’s democracy in Nigeria today because of my father.

Friday Wrap Up

ArcticStartup

You can listen to "Kisses" here: Lithuania-based Eskimi is taking over Nigeria with mobile marketing. A recent Pepsi Nigeria post generated 21,000 comments and likes.

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.

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.

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

ArcticStartup

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.

Off the scale brilliance – psychokiller on the ukulele – and some other stories

Business of Software Blog

His second payment disappeared into Nigeria. And then the Business of Software Europe (#BoS2016) event was over.

#019 - Vytas Paukštys Of Eskimi

ArcticStartup

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

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