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31 - 1 - 2019

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MainOne's Nerds Unite 2019 conference is themed "Accelerating Digital Transformation". This invite-only tech conference targets MainOne's global, enterprise and start-up ecosystem. It will feature over 20 global and African speakers who will provide insights about tech disruption in Africa and the role of connectivity and cloud services in driving growth. Be part of the conversation by registering here.

All the videos from our Fintech 2.0 #TCTownhall, are now available. At the townhall, we gathered together entrepreneurs, stakeholders and investors to discuss the future of fintech in Nigeria. Please follow this link to watch the innovation showcase presentations and panel session. And be sure to share with your circle.

In partnership with the Work Bank, Absa’s WorkInProgress lab in Cape Town will play host to the inaugural Mission Billion Innovation Challenge. The challenge is designed to tackle digital identity issues and address the growing issue of people who are not able to prove who they are and therefore cannot get access to essential services. Cash prizes totalling $100,000 are up for grabs.

Nigerian logistics startup, Kobo360, has launched operations in Togo. This is the start of its continent-wide expansion drive after securing over US$7 million in funding last year. Investors in the two funding rounds include YCombinator, Cardinal Stone Partners, and Chandaria Capital.

Transsion Holdings has launched a premium news and content app called, Scooper. The app comes bearing a wholesome experience for users - a personalised news feed, access to novels, a chance to win virtual cash prizes, live sports commentary and sports betting tips. There's a lot to keep you glued Scooper once you download it.

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has introduced five new guidelines to fast track effective and efficient development of Information Technology sector in Nigeria. The guidelines include: The Rule Making Process Regulation of NITDA; The Nigerian Data Protection Regulation; Guideline for IT Clearance; Guidelines for Public Internet Access and Framework for Use of Social Media in Public Institutions.

Nigeria's presidential election is 16 days away and Nigerians are keenly researching the major contenders at the upcoming polls. So says Google's Trend Newsletter on the Nigerian Elections. Here's a more comprehensive look at the questions Nigerians are asking Google ahead of the polls

In partnership with FBN Quest, Coreum, a technology based Real Estate platform based in Lagos, is launching a platform that allows individuals invest in fractions of property and hold till maturity. They have created a number of investment options that are readily accessible to a wider class size. Find out more here, when the product launches.

From TechCabalA Recap of our Health Tech TownhallThe Challenge for Healthcare Innovators In Nigeria Is To Do More With Less

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We'll see you tomorrow.   - Kay
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