Tech Cabal Archive for September 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Applications are open for the 2017 Innovation Prize for Africa

Interswitch has officially completed the acquisition of VANSO

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Genii Games’ animated series, Yoruba 101 is starting in October

Applications are open for LAN’s third Lagos Startup DealDay

UberEats has launched in Johannesburg

What we learnt from Cranium One’s fireside chat with YC’s Qasar Younis

Uber now lets you schedule rides in advance

Jumia Nigeria is launching Jumia Local to sell made-in-Nigeria products

MTN’s denied the Nigerian Senate’s allegations

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The first annual Zimba Women Technology for Business Summit is starting tomorrow in Kampala

The MTN Group is under investigation for illegally transferring over $12 billion out of Nigeria

Andela just launched a Student Ambassador Program

Dr. Isa Ali Pantami is the new Director-General of NITDA

BuyChat is a new “chat-commerce app” from the guys at

SuccessFactors is a new SAP solution from Twintech Technical Services

Here are some photos from Saturday’s Tech BBQ with YC’s Michael and Qasar

What you missed at TechCircle’s “Building a startup – A chat with YC, Incubators & Co”

Monday, September 26, 2016

Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) holds World Press Conference to announce 22nd Economic Summit

YC Partner, Qasar Younis, will be at Cranium One for a fireside chat this Tuesday

Health insurance startup, Jamii is the winner of Seedstars Dar Es Salaam

Register to attend this year’s CyberXchange Conference happening in Lagos in November

Three takeaways from the Africa Business Angel Forum

Friday, September 23, 2016

W.TEC’s set up a fund-raising campaign to help 100 girls attend next year’s girls’ technology camp

IROKOtv is looking for Offline Agents

The SPICE TV x TechCabal Fashion Meets Tech event has been postponed till October 12

Unboxing the GIONEE F103 PRO

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Kenyan Solar Company, d.light, Has Raised $22.5million In Funding

Homestrings CEO, Eric Guichard, just offered to help Wecyclers grow

Paradigm Initiative Nigeria has sent an FOI request to INEC over the release of voters’ data to a third party

Devcenter says 67% of the developers in Nigeria are in Lagos

The #WomenInTechWeek Is Happening In 9 African Countries This September

The Beat Traffik mobile app just got an update

Financial Technologies in Africa: Driving Much More Than Financial Inclusion

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Google’s Smart Messaging App, Allo, Is Available In South Africa

Here are all the places the YC Partners will be visiting during their Nigerian tour

The 22nd Nigerian Economic Summit is happening in Abuja this October

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Samsung has postponed the Galaxy Note 7 Nigeria launch has raised $1.2 million from Frontier Digital Ventures

WhatsApp now lets you @ people in group chats

The Infinix Note 3 is a huge plate of battery, with a little phone on the side

Lagos on Rails is organising a meetup for developers this Saturday, an e-commerce platform for products made in Aba, is launching on October 1

Monday, September 19, 2016

There’s a travel package for entrepreneurs who want to attend this year’s Web Summit from Nigeria

Nokia has Reopened their Lagos Office

Nigeria’s Top Programmers as ranked by GitHub

Friday, September 16, 2016

The first edition of the African Fintech Awards is almost here

Facebook is having a Developer Circles meetup tomorrow at CcHub

5 things to know about XOS, Infinix Customized User Interface

Aso Villa Demo Day: The untold story

Google Demo Day: Women’s Edition is accepting applications

Where Are You And Why Is Your Heart Racing? Diamond Bank Wants To Know

Flutterwave is now live in Kenya as part of its aggressive pan-African campaign

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Hulubet Wins Seedstars Addis Ababa To Qualify For Finals In Switzerland

ROK Studios is launching a channel on UK’s Sky TV this month

Visa has launched mVisa in Kenya to compete with Safaricom’s M-Pesa

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

AfriLabs is organising a series of meetups in five african cities this month

This week’s MEST Show & Tell is going to be on what machine learning can do for apps

Disease Info is a PWA that’s solving one health problem in Nigeria

The 2016 African Angel Investor Summit is happening in November

Friday, September 09, 2016

Emmanuel Mutuma is BrighterMonday’s new CEO

Iroko has launched an online network called IrokoX to help indie creators monetise their content

You can earn up to N120k every month with Champs, SlimTrader’s affiliate new marketing program

Thursday, September 08, 2016

LockMyCash will lock your cash until your online transactions are completed

How much will you pay to get the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus? Well, it depends

The founders of Africa Courier Express (ACE) are venturing into online financial services with Lidya

Solstice Energy Solutions wants to help Nigerian homeowners manage their power supply better

The Double 2 telepresence robot is the quirkiest attempt I’ve seen at making remote work, work

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Brindocorp is holding a hackathon for software developers in Lagos in October

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

SPICE TV and TechCabal are bringing fashion and tech together in Lagos this month

This Thursday, Uber is partnering with Nuli Juice to deliver juice to users in Lagos

Jangilova connects people who want to watch TV with people who own TV sets

Introducing Wontra, an exciting new way to travel

CcHub is hosting another digital security workshop in Lagos this Friday

Fone Taxi is (YET) another ride hailing platform launching in Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya

Monday, September 05, 2016

UberEats is set to launch in Johannesburg by December

AikoCorp is the winner of Seedstars Bamako

Former Konga Engineer, Celestine Omin is joining Andela

Friday, September 02, 2016

These are the 8 startups that’ll be pitching at the first Seedstars Bamako event on Sunday

Check out Nairabot, an exchange rate “mallam” that lives in Facebook Messenger

Mark Zuckerberg is back in Nigeria (Abuja) for the Aso Villa Demo Day finale

Apple has activated its dormant Twitter account, but hasn’t tweeted anything yet

These are the 3 startups that will be pitching to the President at the Aso Villa Demo Day finale today

The 2016 Lagos Startup Week is happening this September

Meet JR Kanu; builder of African businesses, and founder of Reach, a social financial management app

Thursday, September 01, 2016

What Mark “The Zuck” Zuckerberg did and where he went while he was in Nigeria

NoRubber, a podcast insanely popular with Nigerians in diaspora, aired its last episode last night aggregates movie showtimes from cinemas across Nigeria

After his visit to Nigeria, Mark Zuckerberg has gone to Nairobi, Kenya

Enter, Taxi Chap Chap to compete with Uber and Little for the Kenyan ride hailing market

Web4Africa has launched a data mirror project to localise popular open-source content in Nigeria