Posts Tagged ‘Nigeria’

Microsoft, 88mph extend Ventures Program into Nigeria

Microsoft in partnership with 88mph, has announced the expansion of the Microsoft Ventures program into Nigeria aimed at improving startup productivity. Part of the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative, the Microsoft Ventures - a coordinated global effort that offers the tools, resources, expertise and routes to market by providing mentorship, technology guidance, seed funding, joint selling opportunities and other be...

16 Dec 3:17 PM 0 Read More...

Concert Review: Lauryn Hill Delivers A Stunner in Accra, Ghana

The 2nd edition of BBnZ’s Afrobeats Big Weekend Festival which started in Accra, Ghana from December 12 – 14, 2014 with jammed packed performances by established and up-and-coming artistes from Ghana came to an astounding end with an electrifying and an awesomely performance by the multi Grammy award winning neo-soul singer – Lauryn Hill. The three-day music festival was held at the Independence Square i...

15 Dec 3:33 PM 5 Read More...

Nigeria: Easy Taxi Pre-installed on Samsung S5 Smartphones

Easy Taxi, the world’s largest taxi booking app, has teamed up with Samsung to offer its services to even more customers across Nigeria, with the Easy Taxi app to be pre-installed on all new Samsung Galaxy S5 devices as part of the Galaxy Gift Exchange.  At the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S5 in Lagos, Samsung West Africa Director, Mr. Emmanuel Revmatas praised the app for its vision to provide users of...

14 Aug 7:34 AM 0 Read More...

General Electric (GE) To Invest $2 Billion Into Africa

General Electric Co. (GE) will invest about $2 billion in Africa by 2018 and double the local workforce in what Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Immelt calls one of the world’s most-promising markets. “Africa is one of the most important growth areas, purely from an economic standpoint,” Immelt said at a media event for the start of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington being hosted by President Ba...

05 Aug 6:15 AM 0 Read More...

Google Africa Drums Up Support for Nigeria’s 440

Google Africa is drumming up support for 440, the new startup accelerator founded by 88mph and L5Lab to inject between $20k-110k into startups in Nigeria for 10-25% equity. In a blog post, Elija Kitaka, Google Africa program manager said: “We are very excited to be supporting 440 in creating new opportunities for Nigerian startups to build great products for the local market, Africa and the world. Applica...

02 Aug 8:22 AM 0 Read More...
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