MainOne and Tizeti today announced the completion of a joint development project with Facebook to enable the expansion of Internet services in Lagos. The partnership will benefit from MainOne’s fiber-optic connectivity, Tizeti’s twenty new solar-powered towers and Facebook’s Wi-Fi Express. Through this project, Internet services will be more accessible throughout Lagos Land, including Ajao Estate, …

The startup is defined as an innovative company whose growth is exponential. Many startups are faced with the problem of finding financing to make technological investments, at the time of its launch. In addition, the turnover is almost non-existent at start-up. From an external point of view, the financing of a startup is often associated …

Fonded by Mina Shahid, Ben Best, and Catherine Denis, Numida is a startup that tries to solve the problem of lack due to lack of data on the quality of cash flow of African companies. Their first product is a free financial management app built for Ugandan small business owners that also offers them unsecured credit …

In a study published in November 2017, the Global Institute of Entrepreneurship and Development (GEDI Institute) ranks Botswana and South Africa as the champions of entrepreneurship in a sub-Saharan Africa where effective opportunities are also big structural weaknesses. The publication reveals that entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa can count on the fact that its entrepreneurs today …

Your startup has developed a disruptive product that must revolutionize the uses? So you have to communicate around your product to make yourself known to the public. We suggest you discover several levers to promote your startup.   Define its positioning Before launching an intensive communication around your startup, it is necessary to define its …

The Economic Council for International Understanding (BCIU) has just awarded the prestigious Dwight D. Eisenhower Global Entrepreneurship Award to Tony Elumelu. It has financed, through its Foundation, more than 3,000 African entrepreneurs. Tonu Elumelu, the Nigerian businessman and philanthropist, chairman of the United Bank of Africa Group, has just been re-selected. In fact, the Economic …

The pitch, or grand oral for startups, is intended to convince investors of the merits of his project in order to finance his startup. Any startup founder must therefore master the art of pitch. This is a real oral communication exercise during which the startup project must be presented to a panel of people to …

Collect phone numbers, but also information on their users (age, sex, profession …): this is the challenge of the young company based in Ouagadougou that offers its customers targeted advertising campaigns across Africa. West. The SMS is celebrating 25 years in 2017 and is doing well. Some 8,000 billion small e-mails were exchanged in 2016! …

In the world of startups, the “product market fit” is a concept that is dreaming of many managers. Under this term “barbaric” hides the principle of the ideal match between a product and a market. What is the product market fit and how to reach it? What is the product market fit? Marc Andreessen is …

Founded by Vusumuzi Mkhwananzi, Josaih Mahachi, Millcent Mkhwananzi, Gift Chirinda and Mandla Ncube, myRunner is a technology-driven company, their market is a two-sided market. They work with bus companies to reduce operational costs and improve the efficiency of bus management using their all-in-one solution. Their solution allows the ticketing from a telephone, bus monitoring and …

Do you need to recruit new talent? For a startup, recruitment can be extremely complex. Contrary to popular belief, the expectations, the approach, the issues of recruitment between a conventional company and a startup are diametrically opposed. What are the tips for recruiting a successful team. Employee identification Identifying your future collaborators can be done …

The South African company “Bvutiselo group” intends to set up in the Congo to develop the “smart village”. this wish was expressed by the Director-Manager of this company, Dick Bvuma, after a working session with the Congolese Minister of Posts, Telecommunications and Digital Economy, Léon Juste Ibombo, on November 29 in Brazzaville. During this working …

Startups are not like other companies. Many of them are intended to look internationally. In addition, their financing needs are important. Given these specificities that characterize startups, they must benefit from a particular support. This is very different from that proposed by traditional providers. What are the solutions that startups can turn to? Incubators Supporting …

In the societies, where professional health advice is hard & expensive to get, YAPILI offers affordable, anonymous and secure channel to get medical informations. Founded in November 2014 by a group of young entrepreneurs, YAPILI is a peer-to-peer web platform and Android App offering new opportunities for many Africans to connect to local and western …

Founded by Claire Mongeau, M-Shule is a startup that aims to make it easier and more affordable for every child in Sub-Saharan Africa. M-Shule is Africa’s first adaptive learning platform available to students through SMS. Introduce yourself and your journey. How did you get the idea to start your business? My name is Claire Mongeau …