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When you think of farming, the image of a farmer in a remote village, working everyday under the sun, with basic farming tools comes to mind.
For the 21st century white collar worker, such an image hardly inspires a desire to associate with farming. Well, all of that is beginning to change.
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Roving to greater heights. Our Womanpreneur of the Month is Tobi Eyinade.
Falling in love with African books at a young age and having nobody to discuss them with, Tobi soon realised that many people do not have access to good books.
Driven by a passion to remedy this situation, she eventually quit paid employment to found Roving Heights, an online book distribution and sales platform.
Tobi shares her journey and desire to “make books the new cool” in this interview.
6 practical tips for successfully selling online in Nigeria. Selling online in Nigeria has got to be one of the hardest ventures to pursue.
If you are looking to make a business out of selling online, here are a few practical tips from people who have been there and done that successfully.
9 signs that a programming career may be right for you. Last week, our guest contributor, Doyin Olarewaju shared his 16 dos and don’ts for anyone teaching themselves how to code.
While the article could appeal to non-technical startup founders who are looking to save cost on talent acquisition, it is primarily targeted at people interested in a career in programming.
But in all the frenzy around programming careers these days, not enough is being said about how demanding and sometimes frustrating it can get, especially for the ill-suited. Read.
Every weekday at noon (WAT), we feature up and coming startups attempting to break into the market.
This week’s featured startups
- Track A Mechanic — find a verified mechanic within minutes
- Ryteprint — order print online without hassle
- SkrinAd — get rewarded for ads displayed on your idle phone screen
- DODO — get creative design solutions for your business
- myownshop — get creative t-shirts, mugs and framed wall art designs
News: Local hosting company, Garanntor acquires Bytes hosting. Read.
Introducing the Ventures Platform accelerator second cohort. Following the graduation of its inaugural cohort of 6 startups in January, the Abuja-based Ventures Platform accelerator programme selected another 6 startups — this time across Africa — for its second cohort. The startups officially graduated yesterday after successful Demo Day in Lagos.
A month earlier, Techpoint was on a courtesy trip to Abuja to meet with these startups. Our lead venture analyst, Ifeanyi Ndiomewese shares his thoughts on their prospects.
Opportunities this week:
- Female-led ventures can apply to get $50,000 in funding from the Y Her Accelerator Programme
- $150,000 in grants from the Google Research Awards in Sciences & Engineering.
- Over $200,000 in prize money at the Microsoft “Dream, Build, Play” Contest for Game Developers 2017
- The Obama Foundation Fellowship programme is open to outstanding civic innovators from around the world.
- Entries for Diamond Bet Season 7 are closing soon.
For more information on the above opportunities, please go here.
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NEW REPORT: Nigerian startups raised $17.6m in Q1 2019, 8.5% higher than they did in Q1 2018. Find out more in the latest quarterly edition of the Nigerian Startup Funding Report here.
On the 1st of June 2019, Techpoint will host over 3,000 leading experts, enthusiasts, innovators, entrepreneurs, career professionals, and policymakers in Lagos at #TechpointInspired, the largest tech conference in West Africa, where issues Future of Work, AI & Robotics & Blockchain and many more will be discussed Techpoint Inspired. Register now.
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