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June Angelides (Venture Capitalist and Founder, Levare Ventures) June Angelides is a well-known advocate for more inclusive funding and representation in Venture Capital (VC), and is referred to as the ‘Olivia Pope of VC’ (or ‘The fixer’) because she loves to solve problems for founders. Ms. Angelides grew up in Lagos, moved to the UK when she was 17 years old, and is mother to Adam, Ivy and Iris. Having sat on both sides of the table as a founder and investor, June founded Levare Ventures in 2022 to invest in African startups, with the company already making seven investments…

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Dairy Farmer, agropreneur, and Public Policy subject matter expert, Aminu Murtala Nyako (Founder, Sebore Farms) is also an accomplished Business & Financial Analyst, adept at improving business processes and translating data into valuable insight for company-wide decision making. Nyako may just have thrown open what might be both a challenge and lucrative business opportunity. He says: “A Nigerian cow producing 1litre versus a United States cow producing 60 litres, is worth studying and should push us to do more. “I often ask people “must things remain this way?”. We must challenge the status quo.”We won’t get there in a day,…

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901connect launches in Lagos (– R ): Toyin Henry – Ajayi, (Group Head, Marketing and Communications, Access Bank); Emeka Madu (CEO, RemitPlus); Njideka Esomeju (Group Head, Consumer Banking, Access Bank); and Oluremi Tinuola-Gabriel (Head, Digital Channels, Access Bank) In collaboration with BankWise, Access Bank Plc has launched its innovative anking platform, 901.ng – an offline banking application that will enable over 45 million Access Bank customers access seamless banking services without the need for data to carry out their everyday banking transactions with the financial institution.According to BankWise, it currently has eight other banks in its portfolio that, with over…

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Disrupt is an information exchange designed to energise, inform and empower people in the HR field. Happening in Lagos-Nigeria, DisruptHRLagos 2.0 will feature 14 dynamic thought leaders, sharing unique and disruptive insights – 5 minutes each on Talent, Culture or Technology! If you’re an HR professional, a CEO, a technologist, a community leader – and you have something to say about talent, culture or technology – Disrupt provides the platform that shakes things up, makes you think differently, and leaves you inspired. This event is hosted by OutsideIn HR and Kanflooens.

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Lauren Anderson (Co-founder & CEO, Koa Academy) MEST Africa, a leading Pan-African tech entrepreneurship training program, seed fund, and incubator, has announced South African Ed-Tech startup, Koa Academy, as the grand prize winner of the 2023 MEST Africa Challenge (MAC), securing a $50,000 equity investment after a competitive pitch battle among Africa’s brightest tech innovators.Koa Academy, an innovator in online education, offers dynamic and interactive courses for grades 4-12. With a focus on engagement and accessibility, it champions digital learning, making quality education available to anyone, anywhere, and transforming the educational landscape in South Africa. The startup impressed the judges…

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🎥AriseNews Listen to Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) CEO, Somachi Chris-Asoluka discuss the impact of the organsation, as Africa awaits today’s announcement of the 10th cohort of the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP) – 1,104 entrepreneurs each receiving a $5,000 non-refundable seed capital! TEF is the leading philanthropy empowering young African entrepreneurs across all 54 African countries, catalysing economic growth, driving poverty eradication, and ensuring job creation. Somachi Chris-Asoluka (CEO, Tony Elumelu Foundation)

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Samuel Noma (Country Operations Manager, Zipline Nigeria) Zipline International Inc. – the world’s largest autonomous delivery system, specialising in on-demand drone delivery and instant logistics – is an American company that designs, manufactures, and operates delivery drones. The company operates distribution centres in Rwanda, Ghana, Japan, the United States, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, and Kenya. In 2022, Zipline launched in Nigeria to begin medical logistics deliveries to remote hospitals and medical facilities in Kaduna State (Nigeria), an area with one of the world’s highest rates of children who have never received a vaccine. Kaduna is also a region with limited access…

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Timothy Armoo (CEO and co-founder of Fanbytes) Timothy Armoo posts about building sellable companies and bulletproof mindsets. He founded social media agency Fanbytes in 2017 after recognising the potential of influencers to create relationships with fans. He has helped brands like Nike and McDonald’s reach GenZ audiences across various platforms, with a specific focus on TikTok. During the pandemic, the UK-based startup grew from 27 employees to 57  Armoo recently sold Fanbytes for a princely eight-figure sum, but his achievements have been no walk in the park. His timeline reads like this: Age 10: Came to London from Ghana.Age 14: Started first…

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🎥 Jane Egerton-Idehen The NIGCOMSAT Accelerator sessions have taken off, and CEO Jane Egerton-Idehen shares video highlights (above) of the launch event, which took place in February 2024. It shows the building excitement in support of space tech innovation in Nigeria. Jane Egerton-Idehen (MD & CEO, Nigeria Communications Satellite Limited – NIGCOMSAT) Egerton-Idehen says: “Back to the program: successfully, the first session kicked off last week, and we’re looking forward to the next 23 weeks as we see the cohort transform into industry leaders with launch-ready solutions! “I’m personally invested in the success of these startups and can’t wait to…

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🎥 HE Chioma Uzodimma On February 28, 2024, Her Excellency Senator Oluremi Tinubu CON (First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and National Chairman of the Renewed Hope Initiative – RHI) was in Owerri (Imo State) for two major events that covered Nigeria’s South-East geopolitical zone: The maiden flag-off Ceremony of the Renewed Hope Initiative (RHI/NALDA) Women Agricultural Support Program in the country’s ; and The RHI Social Investment Program for Persons Living With Disabilities (PLWD) Senator Tinubu was joined by Chioma Uzodimma, (First Lady of Imo State), her husband, Governor Hope Uzodimma CON – and State Governors’ Wives…

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