Social Impact

African tech startups can get $90k equity-free investment from UNICEF

African tech startups developing solutions that can improve the lives of children can get up to $90 thousand equity-free investment from  UNICEF’s Innovation Fund. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in…

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How this company is turning Nigerian Farmers into millionaires

Farmers in Africa grow what they are accustomed to; their production isn’t driven by market demand. This creates a situation where farmers produce one variety of crops, but processors require…

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Episode 12: Michael Ocansey, Co-founder of AgroCenta, on using technology to manage farmers, farmland in Ghana

Episode 12 of Building the Future with Dotun is here. In this episode, Michael Ocansey, the CTO and Co-Founder of AgroCenta answers questions from Dotun Olowoporoku. Listen to how he…

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No Child Must Be Left Behind, as ScholarX provides needy Students with Access to Education Financing

While it is a great idea to digitize learning tools, there is also the need for founders of edtech startups to critically consider how their target market may be effectively…

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Digital Hub for Persons with Disabilities Launched in Lagos

A digital hub for persons living with disabilities was launched on Tuesday in Lagos, Nigeria. Project Enable, a Nigerian civic organization, set up the digital hub with the support of…

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Dougbeh Chris Nyan Is solving Africa’s Heath Problems with One Test, Many Results

Creating social impact for the greater good of the citizens of Africa is the sole purpose of Dr. Nyan Dougbeh, winner of the 2017 Innovation Prize for Africa Award for…

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Episode 10: Ngozi Dozie, Co-founder of OneFi, on providing easy credit for those ignored by the banks

Episode 10 of Building the Future with Dotun is here. In this episode, Ngozi Dozie of OneFi answers questions from Dotun Olowoporoku. Learn how to access credit outside of the…

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Young Outstanding Nigerians nominated for Future Awards Africa 2017

The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) released today the list of nominees for its 2017 edition. The list contains five individuals each in 21 different categories. Young Nigerians aged 18-31 who…

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Leventis to train young Nigerians for agricultural revolution

Leventis Foundation is accepting applications from young Nigerians between the ages of 18 and 40 to train in modern and sustainable agricultural practices and rational use of natural resources. The training,…

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Tizeti partners Facebook to expand public hotspot service in Nigeria

Nigerian Wi-Fi startup, Tizeti, has announced a partnership with Facebook in Nigeria to launch hundreds of hotspots in public places across the country in the coming months. The aim is…

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