I know you’re all familiar with that heart sinking feeling you get when you see the black and white-uniformed VIOs and company (such as LASTMA and FRSC). The assurance that there will always be something wrong with your car, which will eventually make you pay a fine. To avoid parting with your precious cash in unintentional situations, some creative people have opened a Twitter account called VIO Sightings. However, is social media the best way to outwit these officials?
If you eat in front of your laptop, then get ready to be obese. A researcher at the University of Bristol in the UK told Reuters Health that eating lunch parked in front of a computer boosts a person’s appetite for dessert.
This week on Techpoint
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5 Nigerian startups that made the Y Combinators’ Winter Batch, 2017
Between March 20th and Wednesday, March 22nd, Y Combinator held the Winter 2017 Demo Day to showcase the selected startups that participated in its first of 2 three-month funding cycles this year. Techpoint chronicled the Nigerian startups that participated in the Demo day.
Meet Don Jazzy, the venture capitalist
Don Jazzy is branching out of music into tech and we love it! When Flobyt, the free Wi-Fi startup he co-founded was launched, Don Jazzy became the most recent music mogul to join Jay-Z, Ryan Leslie, and our own Eldee as aspiring tech billionaires.
5 things to consider before a partnership with your friends
As fun as starting a business with your friend could be, considering their skills, expertise and how they complement yours should be the first step to take.
Here are the steps to take before taking the leap with your friends.
Is Covenant University setting the pace for other Nigerian institutions?
The Hebron Startup Labs is a living technology hub wholly funded and run by the management of Covenant University. The hub is to help produce more entrepreneurs (regardless of their academic level) from within the institution rather than just having a certificate upon graduation and contributing in part to unemployment in the country.
These organisations give grants to African entrepreneurs
Investors are always eager to invest in new ideas but in order to contain risk, most wait for the ideas to actually pan out, and also survive for some time before they invest.
Techpoint’s Tobi Fadoju lists 5 foundations that give grants to entrepreneurs.
Know your numbers as a startup owner
Depending on the type of business you have and what you are thinking of accomplishing with your business or you just want to understand your current business better, there are a few key financial items that you should definitely know.
Every weekday at 9AM (West African Time), we feature up and coming startups looking to break into the Nigerian tech scene.
This week’s featured startups
- Workers.com.ng — request the services of artisans around your vicinity
- Doctorshub Nigeria — get free medical consultation from doctors across Nigeria
- Ajo — discover places in Africa, review and share personal experiences
- Codefond — have fun while learning different programming languages
- Qwikkly — enlist social media influencers to help drive your sales
- Edusko — find good and affordable private schools for your children
How to choose the right charger for your phone
Does your phone battery take ages to charge completely or does your battery die out too quickly after charging? If your answer is “Yes” then you are probably using the wrong phone charger. A bad phone charger can damage your battery and phone. But don’t buy just any charger, here’s how to choose the best one for your phone.
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