Tech Cabal Archive for August 2016

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg is in Nigeria right now

Here are the DEMO Africa 2016 winners

Fintech Is The New E-commerce

Monday, August 29, 2016

Applications are now open for Seedstars Addis Ababa 2016

Facebook is partnering with Cool Link to launch Express Wifi in Lagos

Gionee records massive success with F103 Pro Pre-Order Campaign

Announcing and unboxing the Infinix Note 3

The Infinix XE-02 Dual Noise Cancelling headphones are almost perfect is organising a Build Challenge for developers

Rich Tanksley is transitioning from his role as the CEO of Pulse Nigeria

Friday, August 26, 2016

Tom, Meet Foolery: Uber Edition Episode 2 (An interview with Ebi Atawodi)

This year’s Innovating Justice Boostcamps are happening in 5 African cities this September

Kobo360 promises to deliver your goods to locations across Nigeria within 48 hours

WhatsApp wants to share your data with Facebook for ad targeting. Here’s what to do about it

How would you like to see a VR Hackathon organised by Nigerian VR Studio, Imisi 3D in October?

Beauty lies in the eye of the GIONEE F103 Pro

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Samsung just launched their “Smart School” project in Calabar

Is the South African Business Angel Network going to fill a key gap?

Akoma media is organising a paid fellowship program for writers

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Safaricom’s Little now allows users request rides with USSD

Paga just hit 5 million users

Dochase Ads is for Nigerian businesses who want to build their online presence, Sheriff Shittu’s online furniture marketplace is closing shop this month

Applications are open for the 2016 CashlessAfrica Africa Champion Awards

Saruman says you should buy the Infinix Hot S if you’re looking for good value for money

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Jumia is launching a third party payment solution called *drumroll* Jumia Pay

Register to attend or participate in ChimeHack 3 happening at CcHub this weekend

SEEK Limited has invested an additional $2 million in One Africa Media

What does the S in Linda Ikeji’s “LIS” mean?

InterC is a yet another Nigerian 4GLTE provider launching in Nigeria today

Google’s launched Android 7.0 Nougat, but your phone will probably not get it anytime soon

Linda Ikeji is starting an online TV network, radio station, music service and “LIS”

Monday, August 22, 2016

The U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs is visiting Kenya and Nigeria this week

OLX just launched an SMS service that’ll help farmers in Kenya sell their produce

Mobile learning solution, Chalkboard Education, is the winner of this year’s Seedstars Accra

There’s a forLoop event happening in Abuja this Saturday

SlimTrader to Hold Its Second Hotel Empowerment Summit in Abuja

Spectranet Re-introduces N7, 000 Data Plan

Lagos Business School and TheNerve Africa are hosting The Emergent Continent Conference in November

Friday, August 19, 2016

Next week, Imisi 3D & Institute For The Future are holding a workshop about the Future of Lagos

MEST is having its first event in Lagos at Cafe Neo next week

Owning the Gionee M5 plus is a Privilege

Thursday, August 18, 2016

GDGLagos is organising a free-for-all Progressive Web Apps event at CcHub this Saturday

Google is holding a Progressive Web Apps fireside chat at iDEA Nigeria tomorrow

The Pathways to Funding Do-ference is returning to SA this September

SA fintech startup, Zoona, has raised $15 million in a funding round led by the IFC and 4Di Capital

Africar Group has launched its online vehicle marketplace in 12 African countries

Surely, you must have noticed Silicon Valley’s newfound interest in African startups

Here Are The 10 Startups Pitching At SeedstarsAccra 2016

OgaVenue has raised $45,000 from Spark and

The fifth edition of StartUP Friday is happening in Lagos this September

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Bloggers who blog should check out this free hi-res photo repository called Snapaya

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Register to attend Paradigm Initiative Nigeria’s T.E.N.T Gathering happening in November

Enter now for the Etisalat Prize for Innovation 2016

Tim Draper, Chris Kirubi, and Dave McClure will speak at this year’s Angel Fair Africa

The 2016 West African Gaming Expo conference is happening in November

Zipline drones have arrived in Rwanda, will start delivering blood and health supplies soon

Google has officially released Duo, their video calling app

Monday, August 15, 2016

Apply now for the 2016 Village Capital Fintech Africa program starting in December

Alliance for Affordable Internet policy manager, Kojo Boakye is leaving for Facebook

Etisalat remains king as Nigeria’s most SME friendly company

Nigeria’s Securities and Exchange Commission says no to Crowdfunding for businesses “for now”

Three steps to reduce the cost of remittances to Africa

The Digital Rights and Freedom Bill: Laying the Foundation for Nigeria’s Digital Future

Flutterwave sounds awesome, but how long before it competes with its customers?

Friday, August 12, 2016

What we learnt at the TechCabal x OLX product masterclass

Simplepay will now provide logistics services for merchants who use Simplelink

Here’s what happened at the TechCabal x OLX Product Masterclass

Say hello to GreenHouse Capital, Venture Garden Group’s funding vehicle

Doctor-in-your-pocket, Kangpe is the winner of Seedstars Lagos

Safaricom’s LittleCabs has to change its name because someone forgot to trademark it

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Brace yourselves, YCombinator is coming to Nigeria this September

Unveiling Paywithcapture 5.0, The Superior Money App

SheLeadsAfrica is co-hosting a Twitter Chat with BBC Africa tomorrow at 2pm

The 2016 AfriLabs annual gathering is happening in Accra this October

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Seedstars World is taking its African tour to Mali for the first time this September

Applications are open for this year’s AppsAfrica Innovation Awards

Adios, Andela: Iyin Aboyeji is leaving to start a payments company

SafiSafi is a service that makes it easier for Kenyans to find domestic staff

An unconventional guide to building your Nigerian startup

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Capital Square is having a demo day in September, and everyone is invited

These are the 8 startups that will pitch at Seedstars World Lagos 2016

MEST Ghana is hosting a garden chat for women in technology this Thursday

Nigeria’s EFCC has “invited” a blogger for “questioning”

Monday, August 08, 2016

SheLeadsAfrica is bringing the #SheHive bootcamp to Lagos, London and Johannesburg

Facebook is holding workshops for developers in SA, Kenya and Nigeria this month

12 things you need to know about driving an Uber in Nigeria

What da GIF is a nifty Slackbot that helps me avoid playing Russian GIF roulette

Friday, August 05, 2016

Applications are open for the third edition of the Grindstone Accelerator Programme

Introducing SABAN, South Africa Business Angel Network

These are the 4 sexual reproductive health products that made it into UNFPA’s iAccelerator programme

Why I won’t be leaving Snapchat for Instagram Stories. Or will I?

Thursday, August 04, 2016

MTN Nigeria has started testing its 4G LTE service

Fotobrag promises to turn your social media photos into print albums in a few clicks

Here are the 30 startups that made it to the Aso Villa Demo Day finals

Mobile is eating Nigeria, according to the 2016 Twinpine Mobile Trends Report

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Nigeria’s CBN has blocked all transfers into the country except via Western Union, MoneyGram & Ria

SheLeadsAfrica is organising a workshop at Ventures Platform in Abuja this weekend

ABAN’s 2016 Investor Masterclass series starts in Nairobi on August 11

Here’s the Note 7, the big brother to Samsung’s S7 Edge, available in Nigeria September 2

Introducing Infinix mobility’s First finger print scanner smartphone ‘Infinix HOT S’

Online Hotel Booking Sites to Deliver Improved User Experience, Powered by MoBiashara

I saved you a seat at our Radar AMA with an Uber driver/partner on Friday, August 5

Cafe Neo is (finally) opening up shop in Yaba

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Sen. Olabiyi Durojaiye has been appointed as the new NCC chairman

Neku Atawodi has taken the reins at MEST’s new Lagos Incubator

MEST is organising a Show & Tell event featuring the Asoriba team this week

On creative destruction and building tech products for the Vconnect evolution story

MEST Ghana has inducted their first set of SA entrepreneurs

Say Hello to the Infinix Hot S

Google is going on a Progressive Web Apps Roadshow to Kenya, Nigeria and SA this month

Monday, August 01, 2016

TechCabal and OLX are organising a product masterclass for developers in Lagos this month

ScholarX is a matchmaker between Nigerian students and Scholarships