Building Patricia from scratch, iWello’s healthcare service, African teachers and edtech, Airtel Money X Flutterwave
Today on #TechpointDigest, @latoria_ria discusses @fejizzy’s journey to building @PatriciaSwitch, @iWelloNG_’s ₦300 ($0.76) healthcare service, African teachers and edtech, Airtel Money’s partnership with @theflutterwave
It has been said that the edtech sector is still at its early stage in Africa, but the winds of change are blowing. To commemorate #WorldTeachersDay, we took a look at the effects of edtech on the role of teachers in the continent.
From ‘urgent’ ₦30k to $50m: How Hanu @Fejizzy Abodje built @PatriciaSwitch from scratch [Full interview].
Nigerian telemedicine startup, iWello, is making healthcare available to people living on less than $1 per day
Nigeria’s healthcare system is underdeveloped, and healthcare facilities are insufficient, particularly in rural areas. Ismail Adejonwo founded @iWelloNG_ to make healthcare available to Nigerians for ₦300.
Today on #TechpointDigest, @nwokomachigo discusses connecting learners with tutors, @bitmamaexchange’s pre-seed raise, changes at Airtel Africa, and trouble in Zuckerville
Blockchain payments platform, @bitmamaexchange has announced the raise of a $350k pre-seed as it looks to expand its product offerings. @floriventures led the round with participation from other investors.
Founded in 2014 by two Nigerians, edtech startup, Tuteria is making learning accessible to Nigerians who want to learn in all educational institutions and acquire skills such as coding and public speaking.
Today on #TechpointDigest, @OnomeOneyibo discusses Nigeria’s Startup Bill, Nigeria-Twitter negotiations, Zamfara’s telco blackout, @EkoNetwork’s new faces.
The Nigerian president has once again raised Nigerians’ hopes about the indefinite #TwitterBan. As it were, it continues until the social media company agrees to the government’s terms. What is the implication for the populace?
With Nigeria’s Startup Bill scheduled to be submitted in October 2021, @eruskkii spotlights the impact of startup acts in Africa, why Nigeria may never be ready for it and why the country needs one regardless.
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Today on #TechpointDigest, @latoria_ria discusses more on NFTs, @MIT’s prosthetic’s limbs project, and @Facebook’s plan to connect 3 billion people.
Nigeria’s anticipated #eNaira launch has been postponed. Its website, which went live a few days ago is also down. This is coming after the apex bank received a lawsuit for using the name, eNaira. Connection?
Last week, something happened, and @jermah4 said to her family, “we could ‘NFT’ that thing o.” And they asked, “what is NFT?” In this article, she explains what NFTs or Non-fungible tokens are, in simple terms.
Ndubuisi Ekekwe on Africa’s startup future, tech solutions for dysgraphia, and Andela’s $200m Series E
Today on #TechpointDigest @BoluAbiodun1 discusses @ndekekwe’s take on investing, tech solutions for dysgraphia, and @Andela’s $200m Series E.
This is the time to build the architecture for Africa’s future – Ndubuisi Ekekwe on funding startups in Africa
@ndekekwe is an academic and thought leader who is confident that Africa has all it needs to build its future. Through @tekedia, he is ensuring that African entrepreneurs have the capital they need to succeed.
Globally, dysgraphia has received little research attention, making it difficult for people with the condition to learn coping strategies. We discuss dysgraphia and 5 tech tools that can help people with dysgraphia.
Today on #TechpointDigest, @jermah4 discusses International Day for Universal Access to Information, @TheDestinyTrust children foundation, a chat with @AbakeAdenle, and @GokadaNG in Ibadan.
Eleven African countries have enacted laws that grant citizens the right to access public information. But a hard look at recent years show how violations of these laws put them in a state of learned helplessness
Tech for good: Destiny Trust is housing Nigeria’s homeless children and empowering them with tech skills
There are over 16 million homeless children in sub-Saharan Africa. Here’s how the @TheDestinyTrust is looking to take them off the streets with a triad mission of care, education, and empowerment through tech.
After eight years of experience in the UK’s financial sector, @AbakeAdenle became the founder of an award-winning idea, a voice recognition and speech synthesis software for African languages. Here’s her story.