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28 - 11 - 2018

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The New Economy Skills Accelerator (NESA by Makers) is now accepting applications into Cohort #7 of its Software Engineering Training program. Since inception in May 2017, NESA has graduated 26 new developers who have gone on to work at reputable companies like Sankore Investments, Andela, Softcom, VFD Group, Ventures Garden Group, TechAdvance, to name a few. Classes are scheduled to start in January 2019. Click here to apply. For inquiries, WhatsApp or call +2349034843983 or email

The Government of Niger will start using drones as a means of surveillance to protect the Addax antelopes in its Termit and Tin Toumma nature reserve, iAfrikan reports. The drones will be used to help monitor not only the endangered addax antelopes, but also the dama gazelle and cheetahs that also roam the park.
MTN Group's Chief innovation officer Herman Singh could be on his way out, per reports from Techcentral and MyBroadband. There are no speculations on why he could be leaving but there is a lot of talk about MTN's struggles with regulators in Nigeria which has cut its stock price in half since the beginning of the saga.

Calling all high-growth tech startups operating in Francophone Africa and looking to raise between $250K and $5M, applications are now open for L'Afrique Excelle. Selected startups will get access to funding, networks, mentoring, two all-expense-paid residencies, in Mali and in France, and an opportunity to showcase at the 2019 VivaTech conference in Paris. Find more info and apply here.

Kenya's Equity Bank has launched an online foreign exchange platform for SMEs and large corporates called EazzyFX. Techmoran has more.
Techweez did a bunch of articles comparing data prices between network operators in Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. Check them out if you're in that neck of the woods.
TechCrunch is headed to Lagos to host its second Startup Battlefield Africa competition on December 11, 2018 and we are giving away 100 complimentary tickets! To qualify, fill this form and you could join Sub-Saharan Africa’s best innovators, makers and technical entrepreneurs at this year's TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa.

The Lagos Angel Network (LAN) in collaboration with the Bank of Industry (BOI) will be hosting a learning and business networking event for angel investors and the early-stage investing community in Nigeria on December 5, 2018. The event is themed “Building a more vibrant Early-Stage Funding Industry in Nigeria” and it is designed to create a platform for networking and sharing ideas on how to improve debt and equity funding to entrepreneurs in 2019. Register here to attend or send an email to for further enquiries.

The Climate Finance Lab is seeking proposals for innovative ideas that can unlock investment to tackle some of the most difficult climate and sustainable development challenges, for its 2019 cycle. This year's call targets sustainable agriculture for smallholders in West & Central Africa, sustainable energy access, blue carbon in coastal & marine ecosystems, and sustainable cities. Ideas that target other sectors will also be considered. Click here for more info and to apply. Deadline for submission is December 19, 2018.


BUDX Lagos is a celebration of the Naija Sound. It is an experience for those in the know, those that have their own identity and dress accordingly in spaces that are as authentic as they are. BUDX Lagos runs from 1-2 December 2018 and will include panel talks, live musical performances and an after party. Head here to register and learn more about the event.

Got a health tech startup operating in Nigeria? We would like to hear from you. We are putting together a map and analysis of the health tech sector that highlights the solutions innovators are bringing to bear on the problems of access to quality and affordable healthcare in Nigeria as well as provide actionable insights for policy makers, investors and entrepreneurs. Sign up here so we can feature your startup and to help us better understand the sector.

Coca Cola and Nigeria-based HYBR have announced the Entrepreneurs’ Plastics Innovation Challenge (EPIC) which is aimed at identifying solutions to eliminate plastic waste in Nigeria by discovering, developing and deploying circular innovation. 10 ventures will be invited to an Innovation Bootcamp in Lagos, Nigeria. Three (3) ventures will be selected for an 8-week market traction program with a robust investment and scale-up business case submitted for funding afterwards. Applications are open now and deadline is December 4, 2018. Learn more and apply here.

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