SLA Announces 6 Finalists for $10,000 Prize

SLA Announces 6 Finalists for $10,000 Prize

She Leads Africa (SLA) has announced the top six finalists for its 2015 Entrepreneur Showcase to be held on September 26 in Lagos, Nigeria. These entrepreneurs will pitch their businesses in front More »

Nigeria Passport is 57th Most Useful in the World

Nigeria Passport is 57th Most Useful in the World

The Nigerian passport is ranked 57th in the world out of 199 indexed passports. This is according to Passport Index – the interactive tool recently unveiled by Arton Capital, a financial advisory More »

APPLY: Slush 2015 Global Impact Accelerator

APPLY: Slush 2015 Global Impact Accelerator

Do you run a start-up that directly addresses global development challenge? Do you want to attend a 1-week global accelerator program with 30 other impact start-ups with the opportunity of meeting top More »

Apply For Empowering People Award 2015

Apply For Empowering People Award 2015

The “Empowering People Award” aims to identify simple and appropriate technical innovations with business potential and make them visible and accessible to everyone. This is a global call out to submit practical More »


Entrepreneurship: UNILAG Students Prepare for the Future


EntrepreNEWS supported the leadership of Final Year Committee of the Lagos Varsity Christian Union on Saturday, August 22nd as it organised an entrepreneurship event for its final year students. The programme, held from 9am – 5pm, began with a morning session adjudged to be a masterclass

TopCheck, the “Bankrate of Africa“, raises 1 Million Euros


Founded by an international team of entrepreneurs, the startup TopCheck offers comparison of financial products to African consumers and has recently launched in Nigeria. The startup now raised one million Euros from well-known European investors. TopCheck is the “Bankrate of Africa“,

Global Ethical Finance Forum: Sanusi, others for UK landmark platform


One of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, His Royal Highness Emir Muhammad Sanusi II, Emir of Kano and former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, among distinguished guests from both emerging and developed markets Key stakeholders from the

Nigeria, Africa’s top remittance recipient Nation to host RemitAfrica2015

Remittance Africa 2015

–          More than 200 delegates and 65 industry stakeholders from more than 25 countries are expected to attend the RemitAfrica2015 event in Lagos – Nigeria –          Enabling low cost remittances to Africa MobileMoneyAfrica will host the RemitAfrica conference on Nov 04 –

“17 Million SMEs Not Registered with the CAC”


The Divisional Head, Large Enterprises, Bank of Industry, Mr. Joseph Babatunde, has said that more than 17 million small businesses (SMEs) in Nigeria are in the informal sector and not registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission. He added that the

New partnership to support entrepreneurship in Africa


His Royal Highness The Duke of York KG, His Excellency Olusegun Obasanjo and Mr Aliko Dangote have agreed to form a partnership to support Entrepreneurship in Africa. The African Entrepreneurship Programme (AEP) will be a new initiative between Pitch@Palace and

Entrepreneurship: NYSC corpers to get business loan

nysc corpers

The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Friday announced that it had secured a N200 million bank facility for disbursement to corps members as loans for their entrepreneurship endeavours. Brig.-Gen. Johnson Olawumi, the Director-General of the corps,

UNICEF treats one million children in Nigeria


Scale-up needed for community-based treatment of acutely malnourished children The Government of Nigeria and UNICEF announced today they have reached more than a million Nigerian children with a highly successful and cost-effective treatment for acutely malnourished children, saving over 200,000

How Successful Entrepreneurs Find Motivation


By Jeff Haden The original has been adapted for entrepreneurs. Anytime I’m discussing a challenge — OK, fine, anytime I’m whining about a problem — someone eventually says, “Yeah, yeah. I get it. So what are you going to do differently?”

APPLY: VilCap Hardware Solutions For Africa


Village Capital (VilCap), a global firm supporting entrepreneurs solving major problems in society, and Gearbox, a unique space for inventors to build and showcase innovative ideas in East Africa, are announcing a program to support 12 hardware businesses from across Africa that