Nigeria

From MIT to Nigeria – Finding Business Opportunity in Recycling Waste for Developing Countries

Entrepreneur and innovator, Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola sat down with the AWP Network to discuss key lessons she’s learned since starting WeCyclers. The AWP Network also extends a warm congratulations to Bilikiss for being selected as a 2013 Echoing Green finalist. With an MBA from MIT, a master’s degree from Vanderbilt University, and an undergraduate degree in computer …

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African Techpreneur Wins the Etisalat Prize for Innovation

Nkem Uwaje is Managing Director of Future Software Resources Nigeria Limited and winner of the 2012 Etisalat Nigeria Prize for Innovation. Her company created the iConnect project, focused on making ICT and education more accessible to youths in Nigeria. In this interview, Uwaje talks about how she got started and gives advice to young people interested in starting a business. …

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Apply for the Technology Innovation Program

The Nigerian Ministry of Communication Technology has launched a Technology Innovation Program called Techlaunchpad to accelerate the access to market for the local software developers in Nigeria. With venture capital fund of $15 million (from both government and private investors) to support this program and the other Incubation programs in Nigeria, the Ministry is poised …

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Voices of Young African Entrepreneurs: YouWin Nigeria Award Winner Shares His Dream for the Mining Industry

Peter Owoeye, CEO of BayRoyal International Limited and YouWin Award winner discusses his company’s role within the mining industry in Nigeria. YouWIN (Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria) is a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Communication Technology, and the Ministry of Youth Development. These ministries launched an annual business plan competition to …

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Voices of Young African Entrepreneurs – Farmer Shares Business Tips

Zanau Hassan Maikasuwa, President of Farmfields Agro-Allied Services talks with the AWP Network about how he got started and the role his company plays in supporting local farmers and agricultural investors. His company deals with all aspects of farming – animals and crops. He states, “it is our goal to help farmers and agricultural investors …

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The Big Picture Goal is to Promote a Positive Image of Africa

From food trucks bringing local fresh healthy foods to underprivileged communities in Vermont, to providing education for girls in Afghanistan, the 52 nominations for Oxfam’s first-ever International Women’s Day Challenge on GOOD Maker highlighted the power that women have to make the world a better place. But once the public had spoken, and the voting …

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The Etisalat Prize for Innovation – Win up to $35,000

The Etisalat Prize for Innovation seeks to highlight the facilitation and promotion of Mobile Broadband in Africa. The prize will be awarded in 2 categories; a first prize for the most innovative product or service launched in the last 12 months and a second award will go to the most innovative idea for driving or facilitating …

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Voices of Young African Entrepreneurs: The Drive to Create Jobs

  The Nigerian Government on the Right Track!  The AWP Network sat down with YouWin! Award Winner, Abdulqadir Hussain Zaguru, Co-Founder and CEO of New Qamar Media Ltd, located in Northwest Nigeria. The Nigeria Ministry of Youth Development documents 68 million jobless youths and in response to the high unemployment rate, the government launched the …

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Five Useful Tips to Survive the Strike

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Anakle Intelligent Media Solutions, Editi Effiong, gives useful tips to entrepreneurs and businesses in Nigeria to survive the strike. Editi provides the following solutions – keep in mind that what works for his business, an online advertising/social media marketing company may not work for others. I.  Set up Internet …

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