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“Won’t you go to work today?”
If you have to answer this question or a different version of it frequently, especially with the suspicious glare that it typically comes with, then you probably belong to the league of remote workers.
Well, in this part of the world, that could also make you some sort of alien — a lot of people still do not understand that you can get the work done without leaving your home.
Lagos-based SMEs are beginning to embrace the remote work culture and it’s working. Read more.
This week on Techpoint
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Womanpreneur of the Month. This month, we linked up with Chidiadi Madumere, founder and MD of Black Purist Media Limited, a marketing communications and strategic marketing agency that has worked with both emerging and leading brands across Nigeria.
Chidiadi shares her journey into entrepreneurship in this interview.
Doing business in Nigerian context is far different from the US. With about 3 years’ experience running Singularity Investments, a private capital-backed investment vehicle that has funded companies like Flutterwave and Paystack, Principal Investment Officer, Lexi Novitske shares relevant insight on the African startup scene.
The blind spot in Nigeria’s eCommerce industry everyone seems to miss. Many critics have pegged the sluggish rate of adoption of eCommerce in Nigeria to the unreadiness/non-existence of the market. But our guest contributor, Oyihoma Saleh thinks they are wrong.
How virtual reality can help revamp the Nigerian educational system. The Nigerian education system has been plagued with serious problems.
Interventions like giving out computers or tablets to schools alone cannot tackle this problem. However, using virtual reality to create immersive learning experiences can make a difference.
Every weekday at noon (WAT), we feature up and coming startups attempting to break into the market.
This week’s featured startups
- Yesharvest — get fresh fruits and vegetables at affordable prices online
- StartUpPack — build and grow your business with ease
- Duphlux — integrate alternative to OTP solutions for online verification processes
- SmartTeller — automate field processes for microfinance banking
- Filmlocations — find suitable venues for movie production
Internet startups <> Nigerian market. Here are 3 crucial pointers to closing the obvious disconnect between IT-based businesses and the Nigerian market. Read.
Andela raises $40m Series C from Omobola Johnson’s TLcom and 4 other new investors. Read.
Kenyan startup, Lori Systems wins first ever TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa. Read.
Every Wednesday at 5PM (WAT), we publish a curated list of exciting opportunities, ranging from funding, acceleration programmes to entrepreneurship training.
Opportunities this week:
- Up to $600 up for grabs in Wikimedia Commons photo contest.
- Andela wants to teach you Android/web development and product design for free
- Young entrepreneur? Your company could win funding at the second AfricaConnekt.org Competition
- Apply to participate in the Digital Africa startup challenge
- $50,000 in funding available from the Y Her Accelerator programme.
- Registration still on for the Microsoft “Dream, Build, Play” Contest for Game Developers 2017
For more information on the above opportunities, please go here.
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