It is always challenging at any stage to raise money for your startup, even for experienced founders with significant traction in their company, it requires a great pitch. Here is a template that will help you with tips and also help you create a compelling pitch.
Designers must learn that inspiration is inspiration, not a library of free stuff waiting to be used. The visuals or inspiration should be used as materials to facilitate your design process and the ideas you find should be subjected to scrutiny based on the specifics of the product you're working on…
Like we do every two weeks, Ingressive had another Tweetchat session with our twitter community and Flox Dairo was our Tweetchat guest for the week. Florence Dairo also known as FloxDairo is a UI/UX Designer at OneFico, owner of Paylater. It’s an opportunity for tech founders, tech enthusiasts, developers, and designers in our community to gain in-depth insights on the importance of Design Processes.
A lot of people would presume that the blockchain technology refers to cryptocurrency, and the first thing that comes to mind is Bitcoin. Well, that is the most famous type of cryptocurrency. The truth and reality of it is that the blockchain technology could be used for so many things as listed above.
Blockchains are signed, peer-to-peer, distributed ledger databases, and a cryptocurrency is a digital asset that can be an exchange medium. Cryptocurrencies are implemented by using blockchain technologies, the Blockchain technology is what allows transactions using the cryptocurrency to occur in a decentralized, distributed fashion. This decentralization is why using cryptocurrencies have so many advantages.
Holla! from the Ingressive team, I bring to you our weekly tech hubs tour.
For this week, I will be taking you through Godo.ng Hub, Located at 53, Oladipo Bateye street, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos state.
On the last Tuesday of January, we had our weekly(now bi-weekly) Tweetchat with Adewale Abati also known as AceKyd. He is a developer advocate at Ingressive and also the community manager.
This week’s Tweetchat was on SELF DEVELOPMENT FOR DEVELOPERS, it started with an introduction at approximately 7:00PM.
You can follow the hashtag #TweetchatwithAce on Twitter.
Figma Africa launched along with a free Design learning program (special thanks to Zach Grosser for creating the curriculum) that was self-paced and came with a well-curated curriculum, weekly activities, learning materials and resources for those interested in learning design to get started with. This didn’t go hitch-free but we found a way of adapting it to the individual communities and making it work especially with the many design reviews and weekly documentation of activities.
This workshop held on Saturday 19th January at the Facebook Nigeria hub, in Yaba, Lagos so we could help women owned businesses think innovatively about their ideas, figure out their customer segments...
Over 52 female owned-businesses were represented. 13 service based businesses and 12 product based businesses were represented.
Venia hub is a very large work space, having a two-story building, that incubates a very large number of startups and entrepreneurs (Pictures will be sent alongside). The aesthetics are amazing, a colorful well designed space. If you stay on the Island, especially Lekki and it environs, Venia Business Hub is definitely a place to visit to sight see yourself.
Design thinking, in summary, is a creative way of solving problems. This isn’t limited to design or coding problems, it spans across every industry. It is one of the most popular ways of brainstorming through problems. It is also a process that is mostly associated with creatives and functions more in a way allows one to learn as they are going about the creative process.
So in a way you are answering whatever problem you defined and creating different solutions or options for solving them while testing them at the same time.
Facebook/Instagram ads and Influencer Marketing are weapons that no digital marketer’s arsenal should be without. Facebook/Instagram ads and Influencer marketing in general still continues to grow. It has been profitable for me and a lot of my clients for a long time, and hopefully this will continue.
Fintech in Nigeria seems to overshadow many other areas of the tech scene for some very convincing reasons. Innovation in fintech could unlock intercontinental trade and introduce a new Africa to the global stage. The introduction blockchain, with its inherent security and transparency, may be the missing piece to a much needed solution.