Why innovation is key to solving problems, harnessing opportunities in Nigeria

The role innovation plays in any country’s pursuit for socio-economic turnaround was central to the various discussions at the Nigeria Innovation Summit held recently at the Sheraton Hotels in Lagos,…

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Price Wars, Consumers and the Retail Market in Nigeria

“Nowadays people know the price of everything, but the value of nothing.” -Oscar Wilde The past few weeks have been quite interesting on the Nigerian Retail Market, as the ongoing…

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Episode 006: Rob Withagen, Cofounder at Asoko Insight, on why data and machine learning will unlock massive opportunities in Africa, How to get a CTO for your startup as a non-technical founder

Hey, folks, this is Episode 6 of Building the Future with Dotun. There is a lot to learn here, as Dotun Olowoporoku  discusses  with Rob Withagen. Rob is Cofounder and Managing Director at Asoko…

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Disrupting Healthcare Systems in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

Africa has the most discouraging health statistics in the world. Trailing behind the world on all health indicators, Africa bears 25% of the global disease burden (as a result of…

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Episode 005: Mark Essien -Building a business around scalable distribution channels and why raising money too early can kill your startup

Welcome to Episode 5 of Building the Future with Dotun. Dotun Olowoporoku  discusses  with Mark Essien of Hotels.ng, in this episode. Mark Essien is the founder and CEO of Hotels.ng, an online hotel booking…

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Riby, a fintech, picks ticket to 1776 Challenge Cup World Finals in New York

Fintech startup, Riby (owned by Finance Life Technologies), has made it to the world finals of 1776 Challenge Cup. The event to select Nigeria’s candidate for the 1776 Challenge was…

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Online medication platform Medsaf wins Seedstars World Lagos pitch

Medsaf, an online platform for medications for Africa’s pharmacies and hospitals, has won the Seedstars World Pitch held on Friday August 25, at Seedspace, Parkview Estate, in Lagos. Medsaf, an…

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Abdigani Diriye: A one-time asylum seeker from Somalia becomes Global Innovator

On many occasions, Somalia has been described as a failed state due to incessant war, poverty and terrorism which have ravaged the country, for years. However, a Somali-born icon, Abdigani Diriye,…

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You just can’t guess how much this 500 Level Unilag Student makes from his Artworks

 “I always knew I’d make a noise. I just didn’t know how. I tried playing the guitar; tried building my poetry skills; tried dancing; tried everything. Nothing was working. I…

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2017 Global Innovation Index: Why experts say Africa is pulling its weight in the field of Innovation

The 2017 Edition of the Global Innovation Index (GII) was released recently in Geneva, Switzerland. The 2017 edition makes the tenth uninterrupted release since its inception in 2008. The index…

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