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Nigeria: Google Begins Launchpad Start Bootcamp In Lagos

*Says empowering entrepreneurs and startups essential to employment generation   IT NEWS NIGERIA: Google yesterday announced the kick off of its inaugural Launchpad Start bootcamp in Lagos, Nigeria. According to the company, Launchpad is Google’s mentorship-driven global startup program which has a goal of driving real success for startups. The 5-day program will focus on helping early-stage startups improve their ...

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Facebook Celebrates Africa’s Young Talents

IT NEWS NIGERIA: Facebook this week celebrated the achievements of a fast-growing community of African tech entrepreneurs and developers, at the first-ever TechCrunch Startup Battlefield in Africa, sponsored by Facebook.   Alongside the event, the company also hosted a week of activities bringing together hot African startups, developers, influencers and community leaders – to share ideas, learn and connect. Putting ...

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Google Backs Nigeria’s Delivery Science For Global Expansion

Isaiah Onwuanumba: Nigerian technology company, Delivery Science has announced Wednesday that it is one of the beneficiaries of the fourth Google Launchpad Accelerator program, according to a statement. This is the first time Google’s Launchpad Accelerator is accepting technology start-ups from Africa, and Delivery Science was selected as one of the start-ups to be a part of this unique initiative. ...

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Nigeria: Bad Economy Claims First Major IT Casualty

Communicationsweek: Nigeria bad economy has claim its first casualty as Efritin (pronounced ‘Everything’) has stopped further investments in Nigeria and has wound down operations, just 16 months after its official launch. Investigation showed that high cost of data and operational demands forced the e-classified advert player to close shop. The company’s staff are already vacating the head office located in ...

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Aso Villa Tech Startups Winners Bag N9m From Airtel

Staff Writer: Three young entrepreneurs who emerged winners in the Aso Villa Day Demo (AVDD) were awarded cash prizes of N3m each for creating apps aimed at enhancing service delivery and solving critical societal challenges. Emmanuel Okena, founder of Tracology; Mazi Ukonu founder of Recycle Points and Damilola Olokesusi, founder of Shuttlers were at the telco’s Banana Island, Headquarters in ...

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