Tech Cabal Archive for November 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Interested in building Nigeria’s agric sector? Farmcrowdy’s got you

500 Startups is planning a tour of four African cities in March 2017

Barclays Africa is accepting applications into its fintech accelerator program in Cape Town

South Africa’s Zebra Cabs has raised $21.5 million from Futuregrowth to expand its metered cab service

Paylater users can now obtain loans of up to N500,000

Nigerians, prepare to pay more for your mobile data this December

Google Developers and iHub will be hosting the first Launchpad Start program in Nairobi, this November

Monday, November 28, 2016

Hotelnownow is holding its first ever ‘Brekete’ sales this Cyber Monday

In just 10 days after its Lagos Launch, Taxify might be backing away from the price war with Uber

Nigeria’s startup ecosystem: too many wise men, not enough fools

Entrepreneurs in Côte d’Ivoire can now apply to be part of MEST’s training program

Can Finweb become the jet engine for small businesses in Nigeria?

SlimTrader and Expedia are partnering to give Nigerian hotels access to a wider audience

Somali startups, Yuri Gagleel and Muraadso, emerge winners at the Innovate Accelerator demo day

Andela’s Technology Leader Expo with Kent Beck, Hustle and Grind, and other events happening this week

Friday, November 25, 2016

Africans in the Future: Five visually stunning Afrofuturist narratives

A quick look at the Gionee S6s

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Are you a School Owner in Nigeria? Meet WizitUp, an education resource tool

Safaricom wants to hire more female interns in 2017

Experience the unique Huawei Y5II

The art of coding: Put your code where your mouth is

Bamba Group just pitched their way to $250,000 on Kenya’s Lion’s Den

Asoko Insight has partnered with Ernst & Young to launch an annual ranking of Africa’s top performing companies

Show Me The Money: The State Of Payments In Africa

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Here’s what happened at the African Angel Investor Summit 2016 that took place in Lagos

iHub is partnering with Oracle to host a hackathon in Nairobi this December

All you missed at the GE Lagos Garage launch that happened yesterday

Legend has partnered with Brains & Hammers to provide fibre-optic connectivity to 3,000 homes in Abuja is a product from interns that aggregates all the fun spots in Nigeria

Making KhaledBot: An Introduction to Slack Bots

Move over Johannesburg, Cairo is now Uber’s busiest African city

No, MMM has not shown that Nigeria is not mobile first

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

What happened at the West African Gaming Expo 2016

Stutern is hosting a Lagos Tech Tour this December

Unboxing the Infinix Zero 4 Plus

Hudibia is a mobile app that wants to disrupt the Nigerian medical scene

African Tech Roundup: Kenyan agritech startup WeFarm secures $1.6 Million in funding

Usable is having a meetup at CcHub this thursday

Margin Business Guides: Smart entrepreneurs take breaks

Monday, November 21, 2016

We used Taxify in Lagos and this is how it went

9 quick tips to boost your email marketing results

Fresh Direct is the winner of the 2016 She Leads Africa Accelerator Demo Day

Fresh Direct is the 2016 She Leads Africa Accelerator entrepreneur of the year

Nigerian Startups, Aella Credit and TalentBase have been accepted into 500 Startups’ accelerator program

Pitch Agrihack 2016, WAPIC 2016, and other events happening this week

Got a bad review on your business? Here is how to defend your company online

Uber, Taxify and the ridesharing catch-22

Friday, November 18, 2016

Partner with a farmer and own your farm through

Here are the speakers that’ll be at TEDx Gbagada happening tomorrow

Kenyan e-commerce site, Kilimall is launching a Nigerian site in time for Black Friday sales

Register to attend this month’s edition of re:learn center’s meetup

19 facts about reviews and what they mean for your business

Thursday, November 17, 2016

OLX is setting up pickup points for farm inputs in Kenya

South African podcast platform, iono has raised $175,000 in seed funding

French Tech has launched an incubator in South Africa

Nuggets: African Rideshare Apps

We asked Kangpe for basic healthcare advice and the app did not disappoint

Kenya’s WeFarm has raised $1.6 million in seed funding

The Kenyan government plans to introduce smart number plates and digital licenses in 2017

Ventures Platform is hosting an informal event for developers in Abuja this November

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

On-demand taxi app,Taxify is set to launch in Nigeria this November

African Tech Roundup: Vodacom South Africa To Launch An SVOD Platform Called Vodacom On Demand

Codulab is hosting a CodeClass hackathon in abeokuta this november

Messaging app, Jongla has raised $5.4 million in a Series B funding round

Tyranny of Choice: Six Key Factors to Consider in Choosing Your Smartphone

Uber drivers in Lagos are currently protesting reduced earnings

Meet V8, the newest coworking space in Lagos

Calling all developers, here are 5 Google Developer Events happening in Nigeria this November

The State of Ridesharing in Africa

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Watch Mohini Ufeli talk about her work running communications for Andela Nigeria

Nigeria’s Civil Service wants to get rid of ghost workers with an online verification process

According to Uber, its drivers in Nairobi are making more money following the price cut

Margin Business Guides: Why your business needs an external audit urgently

Introducing Garanntor, a new firm offering web and cloud services at affordable prices

Cactus Capital has invested an undisclosed amount in Flutterwave and e-factor

Here are the finalists participating in the 2016 GE Lagos Garage

Domestly is the winner of the 2016 AppsAfrica disruptive innovation award

Monday, November 14, 2016

Have you met the G1? It’s GRIT System’s smart power meter

Safaricom’s Little is coming to Nigeria in 2017

Ventures Dialogue is organising a hardware-focused meetup at Idea Hub Tomorrow

Kenyan logistics startup, Sendy, has added long distance trucks to its fleet

Cranium One is offering one lucky startup free office space for a month

The former military governor of Kaduna state is suing MTN Nigeria over unsolicited Messages

Quality Time: Shola Adekoya discussing Konga, eCommerce infrastructure, being his own man, and more

Experience Simplicity, Convenience and Secure Access with MyEtisalat Self-Service Portal

Looking for where muslims have condemned acts of terrorism? There’s a site for that now

Nigerian Merchants With Shopify Accounts Can Now Accept Payments Via Paystack

Lagos Startup Dealday 3, Ingressive’s High Growth Africa Summit, and other events happening this week

Thursday, November 10, 2016

MEST is hosting a recruitment info session in Lagos this December

The Lagos State Government wants to teach 1 million students to code by 2019

Drone delivery startup, Zipline, has raised $25 million to expand its operations in Africa is offering its premises for free on weekends

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Delta state’s Innovation Hub is having its first ever hackathon this December

According the Smart City Playbook, Cape Town is the smartest city in Africa

Adegoke Olabusi and Tobiloba Ajibola are the winners of the 2016 edition of the Etisalat Prize for Innovation

Kenyan sports betting company, SportPesa, has launched a USSD feature for customers without internet access

Tuesday, November 08, 2016 interns have developed an API to help e-commerce businesses locate addresses faster

Monday, November 07, 2016

Calling all startups, here’s your chance to pitch at the upcoming High Growth Africa Summit

Edubridge Consultants is holding a Digital Jobs open day in Lagos this Thursday

Nigeria’s House of Representatives wants network providers to share caller location with security agents

All you missed at the 2016 CyberXchange Conference

Here are the winners of the 2016 Etisalat Prize for Innovation

Friday, November 04, 2016

Huawei Launches ICT Center in Lagos Secondary School

Thursday, November 03, 2016

The Nigerian Interbank Settlement System just launched a mobile payment system

Afrostream has launched in 24 african countries

Ingressive is bringing GitHub, Intuit and 500 Startups to Lagos this November

What made this year’s NESG Summit different, and what to expect from all stakeholders

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Airtel Nigeria just got fined N5 million for violating a customer’s privacy

Uber drivers in Abuja have called off their two-day strike

Will Linda Ikeji Social succeed?

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Why Linda Ikeji launching a social network in 2016 is brilliant – and why it isn’t

How to save money on marketing your business

SlimTrader and OneFinance are partnering to provide hotels with up to N20 million in cash advances

Linda Ikeji Social: First Impressions

Network with hundreds of professionals at the Oracle Digital Day happening in Lagos tomorrow

The Seedstars Africa Summit is happening in Kigali this December

Linda Ikeji just launched a social network

Ntel has launched their Voice Over LTE (VoLTE) app, VOXHD