WHAT IS EDG AFRICA?
The Entrepreneurial Development Group (EDG) Africa was created to support startups in Africa. A developer may be able to write amazing code worth millions but lose their product because they have no knowledge of Intellectual Property Rights. An attorney may be exceptional in her field, but without a digital presence, she cannot scale as rapidly as she needs. EDG Africa seeks to fill informational gaps and provide access to the tools entrepreneurs need to build, launch, and scale a sustainable business.
Our passion to empower entrepreneurs in Africa has pushed us into the hub markets of Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, and Rwanda. Exponential growth in the tech sector in cities like Lagos, Mombasa, Kenya, Nairobi, Accra, Cape Town, and Johannesburg point to the need for these communities to acquire the business skills needed to grow.
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PedaboNG is an independent member firm of Morison KSi providing Audit Assurance, Tax Consulting and Advisory to all sectors of the Nigerian economy. Pedabo offers various professional services aimed at meeting the client’s expectation. Their focus, which has always been to listen to clients, identify their needs and adapt positively to meet those needs.
AEC Legal has been actively engaged in legal practice for over two (2) decades, with its professional competence covering a wide spectrum of practice areas. It is a committed, highly motivated and result-oriented law firm, which is consistenly developing and nurturing client enterprise; and buildng long-lasting relationships with individual and corporate clients.
Their services border on areas including but not limited to:
1. Registeration on business names and Incorporation of companies and providing company secreterial services;
2. Advising Startups and SMEs on potentiial funding offers from Venture Capitalists;
3. Provision of legal advisory services for some existing businesses on areas such as mergers, acquistions, corporate restructuring, incolvency, public listing, review of business contracts and foreign investment in companies;
4. Assistance in the procurement of various licenses in compliance with various regulatory authorities and preparing the requisite documentation;
5. Provision of legal advisory services on tax related issues and liasing with the relevant tax agencies in Nigeria;
6. Consult and advise on matters involving intellectual property rights; and
7. Legal advice on immigration matters.
In collaboration with Ingressive, AEC Legal and PedaboNG will be offering 2 Entrepreneurs 6-12 months assistance and free services on advisory services. You have to be at the Ecosystem Hangout on the 30th of November to be eligible for this, also join the Ingressive Community on Slack to stay updated and informed. Fill the form below to apply!
FINANCE AND REGULATORY TECHNIQUES THAT ACCELERATE STARTUPS
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. READ MORE
DIGITAL LEADERSHIP: GOING BEYOND VIRAL
For a young entrepreneur launching a business, understanding digital leadership was presented as a smart way to build a strong foundation on social platforms. The classes took the entrepreneur on a journey beginning with the basics of building a brand on social platforms. The lessons ended with a presentation on digital transformation and highlighted tools like IBM’s Cloud services. READ MORE
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
It takes more than hard work and hope to scale your business. Knowledge of business principles like Intellectual Property Rights are the only way to ensure entrepreneurs build a strong foundation. Avoid horror stories where good business people lose what they earned over a technicality. Entrepreneurs have put in years of hard work to build a profitable brand only for it to be taken by someone with a better understanding of the law. We don't know how big our small ideas can grow, learn how to protect your dream! READ MORE