Codefest Nigeria is where ideas meet technology to create unique products for enterprises. The flagship program of Codefest Nigeria is the Codefest 2018 Annual Hackathon. Their software coding and application contest takes place between higher institutions and NYSC members. These teams came together to use technology to transform ideas into reality. This hackathon was made possible by the Codefest Nigeria team, partners, sponsors, and Angels. Notably, the CEO of Basscomm Group, Mr Demola Onanuga, keyed into the vision and pushed it further.Read More
Inspired by the young and ambitious survivors of the Dot-Com bubble in the West, the young Ghanaian techies were determined to leave their mark in history. The race to be a billionaire by 30 was on. The entire ecosystem is filled with hope and optimism. Many tech-enabled “youngins” channeled their efforts into desktop-based client-to-server applications. Pioneers like Herman Chinery-Hesse, co-founder of the SOFTtribe, perhaps Ghana’s largest tech company in 1991, left a cozy life in the UK to nurture and groom many of these dream chasers.Read More
Curiosity was etched across the faces of the diverse and newly arrived GitHub team of four. Some floated with unbridled wonder, and some sunk with the weight of worry. The question had to be asked, what can Lieke, the Community Manager; Hauwa, the Policy Lead; Nick, an Engineer Manager; and William also an Engineer; do to make an impact in this environment? Travelling from the airport through the bustling city center to the island suburbs highlighted the battle between potential and reality. Where a bridge separates masses of huddled tin roof houses teaming with activity from the mansions, mini villas, and high rises. Where business minds built from necessity are separated from lights, internet, and access because of failing infrastructure. What could GitHub expect to achieve?Read More
Facebook has partnered with Ingressive to host a day-long developers conference this October 4th in Lagos. Applications for the event are now closed. This year’s workshop provides developers and marketers with the opportunity to learn about Facebook's Platform Product tools and will focus on leveraging the Facebook platform to optimize acquisition, retaining and engaging users via Messenger, unlocking the power of analytics, and the future of monetization.
This initiative is part of Facebook and Ingressive’s commitment to supporting the tech and more specifically, developer community in West Africa.Read More
500 Startups’ Geeks on a Plane comes to Nigeria this March 19 - 22. We’ll be hosting them in Lagos. Visit our website to apply to attend local events as an investor, startup, or corporate partner.
500 startups in Lagos: 500 Startups is a leading Silicon Valley-based, international-focused, early-stage venture fund and seed accelerator founded by Dave McClure and Christine Tsai. Two of our favorites joined their 2017 cohort:
TalentBase, an Africa-focused payroll company saving founders’ lives across the continent.
Printivo! An on-demand print production startup in Nigeria.
Kudi.ai , the really smart bot that helps you send money over chat.