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October 21, 2017 · 1 min read
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As the CEO of one of Nigeria’s largest enterprise internet service providers, Muyiwa Ogungboye prides himself in his capacity to endure hardship. But things were so difficult in the earlier days of building his company — eStream Networks — that he almost threw in the towel twice.

On one occasion, crucial equipment got fried up, causing the company network to shut down and they didn’t have the resources to import a replacement. “We lost all our business in one day,” Muyiwa told Techpoint during a recent interview.

How Muyiwa Ogungboye sold everything he had to seed-fund his businessContinue reading.

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How Andela might spend its new funding. With just 500 fellows currently employed by Andela, we have a pretty good idea what a large pool of their funding will go into.


The copy-copy syndrome. Guest contributor, Doyin Olarewaju thinks Nigeria’s pursuit of Western ideology and culture has impeded the growth of the local tech industry. He has some interesting ideas on how we can fix things.


Be cyber-safe. Here are 4 simple but effective tips on how to outsmart electronic fraudsters.


Startup Weekly

Every weekday at noon (WAT), we feature up and coming startups attempting to break into the market.

This week’s featured startups


NEWS: Lola Kassim appointed new general manager, Uber West Africa. Read.


Opportunities this week: Over ₦1 million in grants for entrepreneurs, EU-Africa business forum and more.


From around the world: This week, there was a drone accident in Canada and in America, a Wall Street firm confessed it had been too optimistic about Snapchat and more.

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Múyìwá Mátùlúkò

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I bully myself because I make me do what I put my mind to. Find me on Twitter @MuyoSan.

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