Sunday, January 20, 2019
Jianjun “Jasen” Wang wasn’t exposed to technology as a kid. He was an “ordinary, poor child,” the 33-year-old founder and CEO of Makeblock, says at his company’s Shenzhen office. He’s wearing jeans, glasses, and a company T-shirt that reads,...
FG starving YouWiN start-ups of funds, may cost Nigeria 26,000 jobs - No fewer than 26,000 jobs may be lost if nothing urgent is done to finance the 5000 beneficiaries of the Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria(YouWiN) Connect programme...
MTN Nigeria empowers undergraduate tech start-ups for stardom - MTN Foundation, has supported over 2100 tech startups from undergraduate students of accredited Nigerian universities and polytechnics in their quest to proffer solutions in various sub sectors and industries in the...
Technology start-ups to get tax holidays - Osinbajo: Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has said the Federal Government is including technology start-ups and businesses in the list of businesses eligible for tax holidays. Osinbajo spoke in Lagos while inaugurating Vibranium Valley, a hub...
BoI to empower fashion entrepreneurs in Nigeria with N1bn - The Bank of Industry (BoI) has said it is set aside N1 billion to back fashion entrepreneurs in the country. FINANCIAL WATCH gathered that those who would benefit are marketers and...
Experts call for more government support for start-ups - Experts have called on the federal government to do more toward promoting new investments, especially local start-up companies, by offering them tax incentives in order to enable them thrive in the...
Youths Compete for N-Power Funding - Youths with innovative ideas around education, oil spillage, tourism, and security in Edo State have pitched their ideas for an opportunity to clinch start-up funding from N-Power, a part of the Federal Government’s Social...
Piggybank.ng, The Nigerian Fintech Startup That Just Raised $1.1million - A two-year-old Nigerian fintech start-up this week announced that it has raised a $1.1M Seed Fundraise, to grow its online savings platform, Piggybank.ng. The company, started by Somto Ifezue, Odunayo...
SMEDAN boosts 100 small businesses in Kogi state - THE Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) has empowered 100 entrepreneurs in Kogi state to boost their businesses. The agency said the move was part of its moves at...
7 Things an entrepreneur will never tell you - Are you planning on becoming an entrepreneur? Do you know that there are things that entrepreneurs don’t tell people that plan on becoming one? I like to tell you the brutal truth...
FG’s GEEP MarketMoni scheme to empower 350,000 with interest-free loans - No fewer than 350,000 small businesses have benefited from the Federal Government’s interest-free loans, it was learnt yesterday. The beneficiaries of Federal Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP) MarketMoni scheme...
AfDB trains 733 Nigerians on use of technology in agriculture - The African Development Bank (AfDB) says it trained no fewer than 733 people in Nigeria on increased use of technology in agriculture in the country. The bank revealed this in...
FINANCIAL WATCH: FG launches Startup Nigeria to promote agribusiness - The Federal Government has launched Startup Nigeria, a three-month incubation program designed to support local entrepreneurs with great innovative ideas to create viable products, go to market and gain traction. Startup...
Tony Elumelu makes case for Young African entrepreneurs - The initiator of of Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Mr. Tony Elumelu has made a good case for Young African entrepreneurs in an emphatic statement that many young and intelligent entrepreneurs in...
FINANCIAL WATCH: Entrepreneurship still Nigeria's priority - Osinbajo - The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said that the Federal Government would create more jobs and continue to provide enabling environment for entrepreneurs to thrive. Osinbajo stated this in a keynote...
National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) on Tuesday reiterated its commitment to support business start-ups and entrepreneurs. Dr Amina Sambo, the Acting National Coordinator, Office for ICT, NITDA said this during a three-day ecosystem...
A betting firm has unveiled Paddypaddybet.com to provide financial and economic empowerment for all Nigerians. The General Manager of the company, Mr. Alexander Ezekiel, during the unveiling in Lagos on Friday said that the company was out to improve service...
A firm, Gabzy Media has launched an online Bookshop where academic materials can be purchased without stress. The online shop, according to the company seeks to become Nigeria’s most popular first e-commerce portal specifically for selling academic materials to...
Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), on Friday announced plan to host 1,300 African entrepreneurs, business leaders and policymakers from 54 countries in Lagos. Mrs Parminder Obe, the TEF’s Chief Executive Officer, who made this known at a briefing in Lagos, said...
The Advisory Board and Management of the Nigeria Entrepreneurs Award yesterday disclosed that the 4th edition of the prestigious will take place on December 7. The award, recognised as one of the most prestigious and highly-celebrated business awards in Nigeria,...
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