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📸 Claire LAVIELLE During Vivatech – a gathering of the world’s brightest minds, talents, and products, in celebration of innovation – the Nigerian delegation (guests of the economic department of the French Embassy in Nigeria) were presented with the opportunity to host two panel sessions on the AfricaTech stage, brilliantly moderated by Sabrina – Mathilde BANDUNDI. The spectacular rendezvous was summarised by Claire LAVIELLE (Economic Officer at the French Embassy in Nigeria): “đź’ˇ The first session, titled “The Institutional Tech Ecosystem in Nigeria,” was led by Idris Oladipo (Universal Basic Education Commission – UBEC), Hakeem Onasanya (Lagos State Employment Trust Fund – LSETF), and Ojoma Ochai (Co-creation Hub…

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By Caleb Maaru Caleb Maru is the Founder of Tech Safari, one of Africa’s leading tech newsletters and communities where he shares his insights into the burgeoning African tech ecosystem. He is also Partner at Proximity Ventures, an early stage VC firm investing in founders solving Africa’s most pressing problems.Uncovering Tech in Africa. In this piece he shares a remarkable idea, asking: “You’re probably familiar with Software as a Service (SaaS), but have you heard of Migration as a Service (MaaS)? “Every year millions of people migrate to a new country.Globally, there are 281 million migrants across the world.That movement…

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(R) Chinwe Okoli (Special Adviser to the Anambra State Governor on Innovation and Business Incubation) 📸Solution Innovation District All over the globe, Techstars Startup Weekend plays out as an exciting and immersive foray into the world of startups. Over an action-packed three days, Founders across various sectors meet the very best mentors, investors, co-founders and sponsors who show the business owners (current and potential) how start that business or get an existing one grow faster, organically. Over the weekend, an iteration of Techstars Startup Weekend took place in Onitsha, Anambra State, with the startup team from ‘Electrify’ securing the top prize…

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Kelechi Nwaozozu (2nd L) – General Manager, CafĂ© One by Sterling Bank On May 24, 2024, combined co-working space and coffee shop, CafĂ© One, announced the opening of a new service point in Ikeja (Lagos State), bringing its service locations to a total of seven across Nigeria. Housed within the premises of Sterling Bank, CafĂ© One also plays host to Sterling Bank’s digital products, offering premium banking services and one of the best coffees in Lagos while at it. 📸 Kelechi Nwaozuzu The Ikeja centre, similar to all other CafĂ© One locations, is pleasantly ambient, offering a variety of working…

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Behind-the-Scenes – The making of the ‘Drunken Monkey’ wallpaper 🎥 Divine Savages A bold wallpaper has always helped to build a lavish sense of drama. In comes Divine Savages whose clear game is to steer house-proud home-owners away from mass-produced, boring and uninspiring wall design, into the realm of stunning wallpapers. 📸 Divine Savages One of the results is the Drunken Monkey Black Gold wallpaper collection – an exquisite combination of metallic gold with an off-black base, printed traditionally on a luxuriously fibrous paper, and working exquisitely as a living room wallpaper. The “Drunken Monkey” is inspired by the hypothesis that humans…

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TEDx ABSU Uturu is calling on interested speakers to apply for a spot on the conference.To apply, potential speakers are to send an email to writing.tedx@gmail.com with details and a sample of the subject they wish to speak on. The email format should adhere to the following. Email Subject – TEDx ABSU Uturu (please do not include anything else as the subject); Email Body – The applicant’s full name and phone number, and a description of why you would like to be a TEDx Speaker (in not less than 200 words, and not more than 500 words); Email Attachment –…

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Following 21 successful editions all around the world, the ThinkYoung Coding School continues to expand in Africa, this time landing in Lagos-Nigeria from May 29 to June 01, 2024. In partnership with Boeing, the ThinkYoung Coding School programme will help over 60 teenagers take their first steps in coding, robotics and drones, providing them with the essential STEM skills required for future careers.Says the School: To support President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s vision to prioritise STEM education to ensure Nigeria’s rapid development, we and our partners at Boeing are committed to empowering youth to lead digital transformation in the country. Applications…

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FATE Foundation is thrilled to announce the latest cohort of entrepreneurs joining the Orange Corners programme!After a rigorous selection process, the Foundation has proudly unveiled 20 new incubatees who are revolutionising various industries with their groundbreaking ideas. Says FATE Foundation: We welcome our Cohort 10 incubatees to Orange Corners Nigeria and we also look forward to supporting their growth and success through our program’s resources, mentorship, and network. Adenike Adeyemi (Executive Director, FATE Foundation) ABOUT Orange Corners Nigeria is an initiative of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Lagos (Nigeria), and implemented by FATE Foundation. The programme has one core…

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On June 01, 2024,  Afrotech Fest (by Tech Safari x Founders Connect) will be bringing together Africa’s startup ecosystem (including global friends) under one roof, in London. With stellar attendance by operators, founders and investors who are building across continents, the line-up of speakers include:Blessing Abeng 🌔 – Operator and serial founderYvonne Bajela – Renowned investor and Partner at LocalGlobeVictor Alade – Founder and CEO of RaenestNikola Pavesic – Director of Startups at InfobipNimmy Mathews – Head of EMEA Startups at Amazon Web Services (AWS)Anthony O. – Co-Founder and CTO/CPO at VertoPeace Itimi – Founder + Creator at Founders ConnectCaleb…

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🎥 EagleFM Dairy Farmer and agripreneur, Aminu Murtala Nyako wears quite a few other hats: Public Policy Subject Matter Expert, business strategist, solutions Architect, financial analyst, and project manager In this video, he reiterates that ignoring the milking of cows (producing dairy) as a huge source of income could become one of the biggest missed opportunities ever. He says: Truly, money is literally lying on the floor, but nobody’s picking it up! It’s time to think outside the box and we avoid the stereotypical mindsets. Let’s get to work.

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