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Building world-class startups
For nearly a year, former country manager of Starta, Yele Bademosi has worked tirelessly behind the curtain on a new venture called Microtraction.
Microtraction is essentially a startup that invests in early-stage startups. Yele’s aim is to take over 1000 businesses one step closer to becoming world-class startups. But there is a caveat.
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Samsung West Africa office sealed. On Tuesday, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria(SON) sealed the premises of Samsung West Africa in Victoria Island.
The reason? Supposed failure to register some of its products marketed in Nigeria. However, Samsung followed up with an official statement reiterating its position as a global company with world best practices.
How to (almost) kill Pay on Delivery. Following the tragic death of Mr Chukwuma Eleje, Jumia’s delivery man in Port Harcourt, expectations were that the company would treat Payment on Delivery (PoD) with a certain degree of urgency.
As it turns out, they’ve already implemented a seemingly effective, yet temporary fix.
Who moved the cheese? Powered by technology, automation is redefining the way we live and work. But as many jobs are becoming increasingly redundant, new jobs that require new skills are also on the rise.
24 actionable quotes about running a successful internet startup in Nigeria. Starting and sustaining an internet startup in Nigeria is probably one of the most difficult things you’ll ever do. Here’s some insight from those who’ve toed that line with relative success.
Every weekday at noon (WAT), we feature up and coming startups attempting to break into the market.
This week’s featured startups
- EventPlanner — plan and manage your events online
- Corpa — access NYSC resources online
- FindADriver247 — hire a driver for trips within and outside Lagos
- Askafrika — share information and get your questions answered
- UrbanErrands — outsource your home chores and corporate tasks
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