You might remember Ventures Platform, that awe-inspiring container themed tech hub based in Abuja. It happens to be a product of Emerging Platforms, a tech company focused primarily on enterprise software solutions.
The man behind all of it is Kola Aina, a soft-spoken family man who describes himself simply as a ‘tech entrepreneur’. His passion for building “customised and home-bred tech solutions to African problems” led him to found Emerging Platforms in 2010.
Over the week, Techpoint sat for an engaging chat with Kola Aina. When we asked his opinion on whether entrepreneurs are born or bred, he had this to say:
“The best entrepreneurs are born but the wise ones learn to be better”
You can read the full interview here.
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Of bovines and the sharing economy
For the squeamish, scenes of animals being butchered could make bulk meat purchase from an abattoir a tiring and miserable encounter.
Lanre Oladipo saw this as an opportunity to launch Meatmonk, an online platform that lets people slaughter and share a cow from the comfort of their home.
Your Gmail account may be in danger
Security experts have revealed that Gmail users are a target of a new phishing campaign that can outsmart even experienced tech users.
The good news is, you can take preventive steps to secure your account.
Death to unsolicited text messages?
Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) to network providers: stop sending subscribers unsolicited messages or pay a ₦5 million fine.
This is why Nigerian startups should consider shunning Venture Capital
Olumide Olusanya, CEO and founder of online grocery delivery platform, Gloo.ng, recently announced that his company raised another angel investment fund for, what appears to be, the umpteenth time.
He also used the opportunity to share his somewhat controversial bias against Venture Capitalists.
Inside the OLX Nigeria workspace
OLX Nigeria is one of the premier companies serving classified ads in Nigeria. We recently went on a pictorial tour of the company’s Lagos office.
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