Google has awarded fifty African tech startups equity-free funding for Startups through its US$3 million Black Founders Fund Africa.
eamApt’s Women in Tech Internship Program is designed to foster opportunities for women in tech in Nigeria; providing a path for women to harness their skills and garner quality experience from experts in the industry that will help advance their careers.
Applications for the third edition of the Impact Investors Foundation (IIF) Annual Deal Summit and the preparatory Investment Readiness
Accelerator is open. The program provides assistance for business development necessary to
scale ventures making an impact and also inclusive business companies while linking them with investors.
20 years anniversary, saying it will gift 20 customers with brand new Honda HRVs. In addition, it is giving free airtime and data to all its 68.9 million subscribers with 200MB of data, and their first call of the day was free for up to five minutes.
Chekkit Technologies have closed a pre-seed funding round of $500,000 with several notable investors coming on board. Joining this investment round are Launch Africa, Japan Strategic capital, Blockchain Founders Fund, and two syndicate groups of angel investors. Completing the funding is a grant from the Orange Corners program. The vision of Chekkit has always been to save lives by becoming the leading product authentication and distribution tracking solution around the globe.
Applications have opened for entries from all start-ups and developers in any of Africa’s 54 countries and global Africa-centered Fintechs. The pan-African banking group, Ecobank group, is inviting African Fintech entrepreneurs to join the Ecobank Fintech Challenge 2021.
A team of one hundred  underrepresented children selected from children charity homes, public schools and low-income private schools in Lagos and Oyo State will learn basic programming and art skills in a two-week programme that opens a pathway into advanced learning opportunities in technology and digital arts. The training will begin on August 7, 2021.
Microsoft Nigeria has appointed Ola Williams as the new Country Manager for Nigeria. According to a statement by the company,
Ola Williams takes over from Akin Banuso who
is now the Enterprise Commercial Lead for the Middle East and Africa Multi-market region.
Driven by the vision to nurture the next generation of Fintech innovators, the Africa Fintech Foundry, in partnership with Access Bank, is organising a week-long physical coding summer camp for 90 children aged 10-18 at Africa Fintech Foundry, Victoria Island, Lagos.
MTN Nigeria, the largest mobile telecoms company in Nigeria, has appointed Adia Sowho as the Chief Marketing Officer and Shoyinka Shodunke as the Chief Information Officer of the company.