May 29, our hope for the future

by | Jun 3, 2017

Techpoint Inspired was lit! On Monday, May 29th, over 1,000 people gathered at the Lifepointe Centre, Lekki, to pitch, network and learn from experienced startup founders. From 7 am to 4 pm when the programme ended, there wasn’t a dull moment.

Panelists gave first-hand insights on starting a business, failure, education, mentorship and a whole lot more. If you missed it, you should catch up on YouTube or view the pictures.


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Who wants to be a millionaire? The Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC), an initiative of the current administration seeks to enable small and medium-sized businesses in Nigeria. The initiative will host a hackathon in June which will be focused on creating a tool that will foster transparency and accountability among key Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

The ‘Yabacon Valley’ appointees. On Tuesday, the Acting President of Nigeria Professor Yemi Osinbajo inaugurated the Nigerian Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council. Among the appointees are Iyinoluwa Aboyeji and Juliet Amamah, the CEOs of Flutterwave and Jumia respectively.

European fundraising for African tech startups. PitchDrive, a 3-week, 5-city European tech hub tour across London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Zurich and Paris has been launched by CcHub in collaboration with Google. Africa-based startups that meet a set of criteria should apply to get Series A funding.

The challenges of the Nigerian gaming industry.  Nigerian/African themed games are deemed unprofitable in Nigeria. What needs to change?

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The phone sibling rivalry. The Infinix Hot S and the Infinix S2 Pro can be tagged to be siblings out of the same family. The Hot S was launched in 2016. Just about a year later, the S2 pro was birthed.
The Hot S appraises itself to be a smartphone with a powerful and efficient battery while the S2 pro brings a newer perspective of selfie-taking to the delight of its users — the “Wefie”. Who wins?

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Omotola Omolayo
Omotola Omolayo

Writer. Photographer. Interested in African culture, history, politics and policies.


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