LAUTECH beats 4 universities to win first ever Professor Ayodele Awojobi Design Competition

The University of Lagos Engineering Society (ULES), the student body of the Engineering Faculty of the school, hosted the first ever Professor Ayodele Awojobi Design Competition (PAADC) on Friday, July…

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Nigeria’s Farmcrowdy admitted into 2017 Techstars Atlanta Class

Farmcrowdy, a Nigerian agritech startup, has made the list of 10 companies admitted into this year’s edition of the globally-connected accelerator program,  Techstars Atlanta. The accelerator programme, in partnership with…

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10 Tanzanian Startups to Pitch at Seedstars World Dar es Salaam

Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, will hold a pitch event for 10 startups in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania on Thursday, July…

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Our Challenge is not this Economic Depression

Have you read the story of Ayokunle Adeniran, popularly known as ‘Sean’? This young Nigerian had invented a product which addressed a need in Nigeria and Africa. However, after some…

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Hey! Want to make robots, like Silas Adekunle? First, get your Hands Dirty

Some fifteen years ago, Reach Robotics Limited co-founder and CEO, Silas Adekunle, relocated with his family to the UK from a town in the southwestern part of Nigeria. Afterwards, Adekunle’s…

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#IPA2017: Why Judges May Have a Hard time picking the best African Innovators

In a few days, precisely on July 18, 2017, the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) will be awarded in Accra, Ghana. Innovators from nine African countries including Democratic Republic of…

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At Techplus 2017, a sneak peek into the Future of Banking

The 2017 edition of Africa’s biggest tech event, Techplus, was concluded on July 8 in Lagos, Nigeria. As estimated by the organizers just before the event, it was expected to be…

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“Africa is a really enterprising place….We need alternative ways for girls to fund the routes they want to take in STEM” says Anne-Marie Imafidon of STEMettes.

Her credentials are amazing and you begin to assume this young lady is ‘all work and no play’. However, you quickly discover she is astounded by the fact that people…

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How the Nigerian who invented ‘NEPAless’ Pressing Iron almost gave up on it

When Ayokunle Adeniran wanted to meet his dad at a Nigerian airport in 2012, he was certainly in a hurry. Ayokunle got frustrated, however, when he could not press the…

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“We need to create Games with an African Context….no one else will” -alternative soundbites from Alterconf Lagos

For the first time ever, Alterconf, a travelling global conference was held in Africa, on July 1, 2017. Alterconf highlights the powerful voices and positive initiatives of local community members…

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