Social Impact

How a Nigerian entrepreneur is promoting robotics education among students

In 2014, a Nigerian entrepreneur, Kingsley Imade, was invited to the United States by RoboRAVE International, an organisation devoted to teaching students and teachers how to design, build, program and test…

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Aliko Dangote: Resilient investors can overcome challenges in Africa

The slow pace of development in Africa is having a negative bearing on its youth population. A recent report published by Africa Development Bank says although 10 to 12 million…

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African Development Bank plans to make farming ‘cool for young agripreneurs’

The African Development Bank (AfDB), in collaboration with the Initiative for Global Development, the Association of African Agricultural Professionals in the Diaspora (AAAPD), Michigan State University, Iowa State University, and…

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Techstars launches impact accelerator for social entrepreneurs

Techstars, a worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, announced yesterday the launch of Techstars Impact Accelerator. The aim of the launch is to support for-profit, mission-driven founders building technologies to solve…

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Meet the winners of CcHub Diaspora Challenge

Co-Creation Hub (CcHUB), a Nigeria-based social innovation centre, has announced the winners of the Diaspora Challenge it launched on May 6, 2017, in London. The Diaspora Challenge was streamlined into…

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Social delivery startup, Dropbuddies, eyes expansion into Abuja

Whether it’s a document or passport that needs to be delivered, food from your favorite restaurant or a laundry drop, Tomi Solanke’s Dropbuddies, a peer to peer delivery service, connects…

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Hello Tractor to provide sharing opportunities with other farming equipment

Abuja based startup, Hello Tractor, is an agricultural technology company focused on moving smallholder farm families out of poverty by increasing their access to timely tractor services (and eventually other…

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Are you a digital startup in Nigeria or Kenya? Apply to Make-IT Accelerator

Make-IT Accelerator, an initiative of the German International Cooperation (GIZ), is looking for 30 digital startups based in Nairobi, Kenya, or Lagos, Nigeria to participate in its free 9-month acceleration…

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Got a Hunger-related Project? Apply to WFP Innovation Accelerator now

World Food Programme (WFP) Innovation Accelerator is accepting entries for its sprint programme for startups and projects which provide innovative solutions to combat world hunger. The programme is aimed at…

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How EcoFuture plans to make Nigeria filth-free by 2030

Are you tired of having mounds of garbage in your bin for weeks, waiting for the next truck-stop date before getting relief? Many people are. The good news is, you…

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