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.
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.
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.
The following tips have helped me through all these processes:
Know the kind of resources that fit your style and subject — There are some topics that may require you watch videos, read plain articles and sometimes combine both
Share your learnings and victories with people. This could be via knowledge sharing at your work place, articles, answer questions on stack overflow etc.
Read personal stories of how people fixed some certain bugs/errors. There is a kind of feeling when a solution has a personal touch. I cannot explain ;)
People use career portfolio to apply for jobs, apply to college or training programmes, get a higher salary, show transferable skills and to track personal development. This allows professionals show their competitive edge.
At the center of having a solid portfolio is “personal branding” in today’s market teeming with thousands of product and services, all of which are rapidly commoditized, a brand stands, from the cluster and attracts attention.
Africa is rising, there are many entrepreneurial drive and zeal on the continent. But very little support which makes building a scalable and sustainable business very difficult. We have a lot of potential hidden here, stifled by the burgeoning systems and statutes that inhibit growth and acceleration. We tried to tackle the knowledge gap problem in the areas of Finance and Regulatory Techniques at the ecosystem hangout.
The Ecosystem Hangout held on the 30th of November at the Leadspace in yaba, was kicked off by Sean Burrowes, the COO of Ingressive. He talked about the services of Ingressive, the aim of the Ecosystem Hangout and also mentioned the opportunities for Entrepreneurs in the Ingressive Community, before introducing Olabisi Asatebo of Pedabo, who will be giving the first presentation.
Entrepreneurship is a mindset. It's an attitude and approach to thinking that actively seeks out change, rather than waiting to adapt to change. It's a mindset that embraces critical questioning, innovation, service and continuous improvement.
To be an effective and successful entrepreneur, you’ll need to develop these ten qualities of an entrepreneur to help set yourself apart from the average entrepreneur.
The first Tech Meets Entertainment Summit organized by Ingressive was held at the Zone Tech Park, on the 25th. The summit sponsored by BookedbyUs, Aluko & Oyebode, FCMB and Github hosted celebrities like Don Jazzy(Mavin), Bisola(2018 AMVCA Award Winner), Ajebutter22(Musical Artist), Seyi Tinubu (Loatsad), Mark Essien (Hotels.ng), Afua Osei (She Leads Africa), Olaotan Towry–Coker (Afritickets), Walid Mathlouti (Google), Chuey Chu (TV Host), Naeto C (Music Artiste), Stephanie Coker(MTV Base), Tomiwa (BigCabal), Leo Stiegeler (Ringier), Dami (TaxiTV), Olumbe Akinkugbe (SSA to the Ondo State Governor), Neo Ighodaru (Creativity Kills), Ugo Mozie (Creative Executive), Mark Redguard (Head of Entertainment for Temple Management), Admas Kanyagia (Director of Social Impact at GitHub), and Bada
Akintunde-Johnson (Country Manager of Viacom), and many others.
I was super excited when I find out about ICA on twitter because I saw an opportunity to collaborate and build a better tech community on my campus, which is something we are mainly about at C Trek Hub. So I applied, the team kept a positive mind, and when I was accepted it was a good news that gave us happy faces, and so the journey of ICA UNIBEN began.
The aim? To build a solid tech community for students who are passionate about tech in my institution, University of Benin.
There is immense power when a group of people with similar interests gets together to work towards the same goals. This kind of immense power is what was experienced on the 9th of September 2018 at Federal University Otuoke. This Guys were the change agents at our Maiden Edition.
Learning, Networking, Inspiration and Fun were the experiences at our Ingressive Campus Maiden Edition. The Theme of the meet-up was, “DevDesigno: Hack and Design”, Strange name isn’t? yeah! we wanted something unconventional and yet simple.. Considering the fact that a lot of guys in campus either loved designs or were into coding. To catch their attention we replaced the word coding for hacking, just to get them curious.
October 6th, 2018 marks the day technology came to change the mindset of the awesome people at Federal College of Education, Abeokuta. Unfortunately, we had some delay due to the heavy downpour of rain but we conquered it. The event was tagged “Design it; Code it” because the program was really an eye opener for most of the students from the department of Computer Science Education.
The Ingressive Campus Community was accepted into the school with great support by our ICT Director — Dr. Agholor Sunday, he provided his utmost assistance to help foster the community. The event wasn’t only attended by the student but also ICT staffs, IT students and NYSC corper were there too.
The atmosphere was super charged for the biggest meetup event ever to take place in FUPRE which was the Ingressive Campus Ambassadors program.
At exactly 10 am, participants started trooping into the venue, by 10:35am, the FUPRE’s Ingressive campus ambassador, Ilekura Idowu Oselumhe, came on stage to welcome the participants. The first speaker for the day was Nosa Daniels, who spoke on becoming a web developer. He demystified what, who and how to become a web developer. He also expatiated on being a web developer, the first which is frontend, that is, those responsible for creating the layout, features and appearance of a website. The second, which is Back End(those that build the systems which allows the designs of front end developers to work)and the third, full stacks developers(those that are able to do both, They are equally skilled as front end and back end developers).
As co-leads of Google Developer Group on campus, we decided to make use of our position to call up other co-leads to help code by design. It was a simple and done deal. Successful meetings were held, the initial vibe came and left, just few sticking with the plan. We had to press on, felt like our reputations were at stake, designs were out but the plan was never there.
If you are considering a career in tech, this is where you should be. It is understandable to ask yourself questions. For example, “Where do I start?" “Should I get a proficiency certification?” “Or learn a programming language?” After having these thoughts you might want to decide paying for a potentially expensive, time-intensive training program, unless you know it is the right program and path for you. Don’t.
The Ecosystem Hangout follows the usual protocol. This week we had Henry Ikoh of Think.Senpai provide content that was followed by a question and answer session. Entrepreneurs, corporate partners, and investors came and left with a better understanding of how to engage developers and designers for their projects. Developers and designers will have a better grasp of the knowledge gap and set better expectations going forward. All will experience better communication and improved execution going forward.
Africa is a continent with over 50 countries, and each country with its own challenges, it is a well-known fact that you cannot copy and paste business models from the rest of the world into Africa. Many global companies want to set up or expand their operations in Africa to participate in the rapid development that is happening here, but due to the diversity in culture and environments, most are finding it hard and some just setup to lose money. Over the years, experience has shown that Africa requires a special type of market entry strategy.