What is a startup?
Startups are typically entities considered to be in operation up to 10 years from the date of its incorporation and registration. Usually; the process of running a successful startup comes with a lot of challenges, It takes unwavering dedication, grit, and a bit of luck.
Every year; over 627,000 businesses are launched by ambitious entrepreneurs and statistics show that by the end of four years more than half of them will be gone.
Who is a Founder?
A founder typically is the originator of a business idea their own company. They’re the ones who came up…
Most of the time, designing a market-fit product isn’t just about creating another web app or website. It might be necessary, but it’s neither desirable nor fascinating.
Building a product starts with a human-centered design strategy. The only way to stay in business is to tailor and build things with the end-user in mind, which is essentially a design thinking approach.
Characteristics of a pleasurable product
The Covid 19 pandemic has heralded and shaped the world of work, which has remained ever-changing, and the Future of work has gone digital, with enterprises now embracing hybrid work arrangements.
What Does It Mean to Hybrid Work?
Hybrid work is about adjusting to how teams function best and developing experiences that reach everyone, but it fundamentally refers to a working arrangement in which an employee spends some time at home or in another remote location and sometimes at work or at a central hub.
According to Microsoft research, employees want remote work alternatives to continue in some form. Two-thirds…
Africa will soon be a continent of milk and unicorns, thanks to the seeds that have been sowed. We observe a substantial rise in investment into Africa every year.
In retrospect, African startups raised $400 million in 2015; contrast this with the $2 billion invested in the continent in 2019. Despite Covid-19, African startups raised over $1 billion in funding in 2020.
Interestingly, among the various sectors in the tech space, Fintech in Africa has proven to be a goldmine and has become a “juicy favorite” for investors across the continent, as evidenced by the sector’s impressive growth. Fintech investment…
The world is in a global spin, businesses are searching for ways to sustain growth while large corporations are now employing virtual means in carrying out transactions, most corporations have gone partially remote or reverted to flexible workspaces
Virtual offices are flexible workspaces that allow businesses to have a place for receiving mails and guests, for holding meetings and events when required without incurring a high cost. …
Convincing investors can be difficult and confusing, thus the last thing a founder should do is fumble before potential investors. This is because, in pitching, a lot can go wrong especially at the point of anxiety.
A quality pitch deck, if properly designed can hold the short attention span of any potential investor. Pitch decks are typical presentations with the use of info-graphical slides that showcases a company’s product, technology, and team. A typical pitch deck must contain the following slides and should look like this:
Funding is a very critical aspect for the nurturing of a technology startup but raising Venture capital funds isn’t as simple as one might think. Fortunately, Nigerian startups have raised more Venture capital funds in a month than the whole of 2020, the first quarter of 2021 alone has seen startup Venture capital funding increase to $42,145,999. With these stats, it’s easy to mistake Venture capital as funds collected from different individuals or companies with high net worth alone and overlook the other forms of venture funding which can be both managerial or technical expertise.
One reason experts say is…
Co working is now a trend that can’t be overlooked because of the impact it has played especially within Lagos. Here's ‘’The Ultimate Guide to Lagos Co working Spaces” . There has been a great increase in both co working space and tech hubs in the last decade to a total of 643 across the continent of Africa according to Forbes , this has since seen a greater increase in the formation and funding of tech start ups.
Techuncode Partners Hub One, Wellvis to Host a Conversation on the Future of Healthcare ahead of EHINGBETI 2021
In preparation for the Lagos State Economic Summit- EHINGBETI, the state government is teaming up with a digital tech media platform known as Techuncode and a number of hubs in the state to host conversations in smaller communities around issues relating to the #ForAGreaterLagos agenda.
Having niche conversations within small communities creates another opportunity for the government to interface with citizens and get solid feedback and opinions on pressing issues. These recommendations can form a critical aspect of the government’s response to…
2021 is well under way with optimism for local and global businesses regardless of the lingers of COVID-19 still in the air. Speaking of 2021, I have some great news if you are a coworking member, odds are that you will thrive in 2021 and beyond with shared working space at the center of the changes of COVID-19, according to Coworker.
During the COVID-19 crisis, one area that saw tremendous growth was digitization, meaning everything from online customer service to remote working to supply-chain reinvention to the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to improve operations, and healthcare…