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By the time you are reading this, about 70% of the Techpoint team will be making their way through Warri en route to Lagos.
That’s right, Techpoint Innovation Tour 2017 has finally come to a close and while 3 members of the team are staying back in Aba to handle “unfinished business”, which includes Startup Week Abia, the rest of us are already half apprehensive of our re-baptism into the stress-inducing Lagos life.
But boy do we have tons of amazing stories to share with you. Meanwhile, here are highlights of what we’ve been up to these past 2 weeks.
Day 6: Made in Nnewi
Day 7 & 8: A walk in the billion-naira Ariaria shoe market
Day 9: Meetup in Umuahia
Day 10: From a war museum to Uyo
Day 11: Made-in-Nigeria pencils
Day 12: Wrapping up with an exciting meetup in Uyo
This week on Techpoint
Every weekday at noon (WAT), we feature up and coming startups attempting to break into the market.
This week’s featured startups
- Chromo — get on-demand fuel supply across Nigeria
- Meter.ng — pay your electricity bills online seamlessly
- Oyerr — outsource projects to affordable freelancers
- Quickvendeur — order/sell heavy-duty spare parts, equipment, and machinery online
- RoadPal — get real-time updates on road activities while driving
Data-driven marketing for offline channels. For many internet startups, digital channels are the first port of call when looking for new customers. But every marketer that knows you can’t ignore offline marketing channels. Read
Opportunities: ₦1 million from Techpoint Build, Google Code-in for students and more this week.
On the 1st of June, 2019 over 5000 tech experts and enthusiasts will convene at Techpoint Inspired to explore the impact of technologies like AI, robotics, blockchain, cloud computing in solving Africa’s problems. Register now to be a part of it.
Nigerian startups raised $178m from 166 deals in 2018. Find out more when you purchase Techpoint’s Nigerian Startup Funding Report 2018 here.