On Thursday, myPadi announced its latest seed funding round backed by Silicon Valley-based EchoVC. Meanwhile, The Footwear Academy on Friday won $50,000 in top prize money at the ‘Proudly Made in Aba’ Hackathon. Tochukwu Clinton, the Aba-based inventor we met during the course of the Techpoint Innovation Tour of Southern Nigeria, won the $30,000 second prize money.
We couldn’t be more proud of these guys and we wish them the best in their future endeavours.
This week on Techpoint
FarmCrowdy has a new office space; it will make you green with envy.
A call for papers: Have you published a research paper on how Machine Learning, AI, VR, Big Data, Cryptocurrency, Smart Cities and Cybersecurity will impact Nigeria? Please send an email to [email protected] for a chance to present it at Techpoint Inspired.
In conversation with Theodora Isola, virtual assistant and founder of Tiva Creatives.
Why Jumia Nigeria may not be stopping pay on delivery anytime soon.
This portable internet router can connect virtually anywhere in the world.
Nigerian government gets $3m from World Bank to create more innovation hubs. Link.
- Improved technology may soon allow students write UTME at home. Link.
- Discontent and tussle over acquisition of 9mobile. Link.
- Google to ban cryptocurrency-related ads and content from its platform. Link.
- 7 things you must know before buying the Nokia 2. 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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