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This Week on Techpoint
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Why pitch competitions do not determine the best startups. We’ve seen a lot of pitch competitions go down in the startup space recently. But just how important is participating in these pitch competitions?
Techpoint Lead Venture analyst, Ifeanyi Ndiomewese explains why pitch competitions are not necessarily a validation for startups.
4 ways businesses can help build a skilled workforce of the future. Despite the poor state of the Nigerian education system, it still remains grossly underfunded. This is why it is important for businesses to become more involved in providing access to quality education.
Virtual Reality, personalised learning, internet access and extra-curricular activities; these are some of the tools that can be used to improve learning.
Techpoint jobs and education correspondent, Onyinye Uche explores how companies can, through their CSR initiatives, help bring these tools to the classroom.
8 amazing things the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 can do. Hint; exploding is not one of them.
Every weekday at noon (WAT), we feature up and coming startups attempting to break into the market.
This week’s featured startups
- Requana — get quality professional services in Port Harcourt
- TBCA — get business advisory services at affordable rates
- Green Institute — exchange trash for education
- Publiseer — get your books and songs published worldwide for free
- DropBuddies — connect with people who can help deliver your packages
Opportunities: ₦1 million equity-free for Nigerian startups at Techpoint Build and more this week.
From around the world
- Pharrel Williams and the startup life. Joining the likes of JayZ, Will.I.am and Dr. Dre, multi award-winning singer and producer, Pharrel Williams will be joining a startup. Link.
- Uber again? According to the LA Times, three engineers are suing Uber for alleged sex and racial discrimination. Link.
- Amazon is rethinking eCommerce. Link.
- Saudi Arabia grants female robot citizenship. The irony of a notoriously anti-female nation granting a female non-human basic rights is not lost on us. Link.
On January 27, 2021, Techpoint Africa will be hosting the brightest minds in decentralised finance/crypto at the Digital Currency Summit tagged “Building the money of the future” Click here for more details, registration and sponsorship.
Report: Millionaire West African startups” raised over $1.806 billion between 2010 and 2019, 97.9% of which went to Nigerian startups. Get a free overview and 50% purchase discount here.
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