April 1, 2021

Applications Open For Inclusive Fintech Talent Programme

The Catalyst Fund Inclusive Fintech Programme, managed by BFA Global, has opened applications for its latest internship cohort. The Catalyst Fund has 12 internship opportunities available at various fintech startups across Africa, the initiative will help facilitate placing successful applicants. Abby Butkus, Program Manager for Catalyst Fund and Program Lead for the Inclusive Fintech Talent […]

April 1, 2021

5 Reasons Why Every Entrepreneur Must Learn Copywriting

Having a good product is one thing but convincing your customers to buy is a whole new ball game. This is why your proficiency in selling comes in handy. Well-written and engaging words are important to every business. This is why copywriting plays a part in every way for your business, from brochures, blogs, and […]

March 31, 2021

Trends shaping the African retail sector in 2021

The African retail sector has grown tremendously over the last few years. This continent is home to more than one billion people, which is expected to increase to more than two billion by 2050. It also has the youngest population, with 226 million people aged between 15 and 25 years in 2016, according to World […]

March 31, 2021

DBN Gives First Tranche Of N1 Billion MSMEs Fund To LivingTrust Mortgage Bank

The Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN) has given the first tranche of the N1 billion to the LivingTrust Mortgage Bank to disburse to Micro Small and Medium Entrepreneurs (MSMEs). LivingTrust Mortgage Bank disburses mortgage products which include national housing fund, mortgage loans, commercial mortgages, property acquisition loans and other financial services, and caters to customers […]

March 30, 2021

Africa’s Best Corporate-Startup Collaboration Accelerator Now Open for Applications

To develop the potential of startups driving the Internet economy, Telecel Group (www.TelecelGroup.com) has opened applications for the ASIP Accelerator Program, powered by Startupbootcamp AfriTec. The Program helps startups achieve 18-24 months of growth in just three months. Now, the next generation of early-stage African tech startups disrupting a wide range of industry sectors are […]

March 29, 2021

Growing your business through personal branding marketing

One way to grow your business is through personal brand marketing. People only sold within the environment in the past. However, today, you can sell beyond your zone with social media, and the fact is people still want to do business with people and not with the product. One of the biggest things changing marketing […]

March 29, 2021

Meet The 10 African Startups That Pitched At The Y Combinator’s W21 Batch Demo Day

Ten African tech startups that took part in the Y Combinator Winter ‘21 batch on the 23rd of March pitched to an audience of investors and other interested parties at a virtual demo day. The Y Combinator Winter 2021 batch offers that the selected startups will receive US$125,000 in seed funding as well as further […]

March 27, 2021

How To Make Your Product Market Ready

Are you planning to introduce a new product to the market? Flutterwave just became a unicorn and partnered with Paypal. Paystack was recently bought in part by Stripe. The headlines these days seem to be glistening with a lot of shiny news of erstwhile small startups achieving exceptional feats, and you are itching to be […]

March 27, 2021

Is market research necessary for your small business?

For most small business owners, the market is likened to a huge sea where you row your little boat, throw in your line and hope to catch some fish. It is a highly unstructured and randomised system where hope and luck are the key strategies for success. If you fall into this category and are […]

March 26, 2021

Fellowship Programme For Entrepreneurs Expands

The Savvy Fellowship programme for early-stage entrepreneurs has now extended its reach and is now available in 104 languages including Yoruba, Igbo, and Hausa. The virtually conducted programme is based on three sectors; learning, assessment, and mentorship sessions.  The programme is conducted over 12 weeks and equips participants with the tools on how to start, […]

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