Month: November 2017

Westerwelle Young Founders Programme – Spring 2018

The Westerwelle Young Founders Programme is a fully funded year-long programme for 25 exceptional entrepreneurs from developing and emerging economies. As part of the programme, the Westerwelle Foundation hosts an annual conference in Berlin: the Young Founders Conference. Its focus is to connect young founders from developing and emerging economies with each other and with the German startup scene. The participants of the Young Founders Conference will have the unique opportunity to meet and interact …

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Canva app now on Google play store.

For sometime now, lovers of the app that made design easy peasy for non designers, Canva had been limited to only desktop usage or mobile devices using the IOS (apple operating system). Recently however, the creators of the App based in Sydney Australia, have rolled out the Android version of the app. So if you already use and love Canva on your desktop or Apple devices, just download the Android app and log in as …

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Register for our 2 days Website design training (online and offline)

Hello, Would you like to be able to create and / or upgrade your website by yourself without always being at the mercy of your web developer? Then join our no coding, WordPress Website training coming up from the 4th to 7th of December. Choose between a physical class in Ibadan or an online class. Here’s what you would miss if you don’t attend: The chance to learn how to create a beautiful WordPress site …

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Content marketing simplified

According to Dictionary.com, content marketing is a type of marketing that involves the creation and sharing of online material (such as videos, blogs, and social media posts) that does not explicitly promote a brand but is intended to stimulate interest in its products or services. In other words, sharing content to get people interested in your brand, products or services. It has been discovered that people are drawn to brands that share knowledge often rather than …

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GEM BIG portal grant application.

Sign Up For Free And Get Access To:  Online Courses  Business Tools  Face-To-Face Training  Consulting Services  Grants The Business Innovation and Growth (BIG) platform is an interactive transaction-enabled web portal, which serves as the primary means of interaction between the GEM project and potential beneficiaries. Step 1: Log into BIG Portal Step 2: Check your eligibilityEnsure that your business satisfy all the BIG eligibility criteriaStep 3: Apply online and receive an automatic responseThe response will be an email. This …

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 Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) 2018 

START YOUR JOURNEY WITH THE YOUNG SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS (YSE) PROGRAMME YSE 2018 Applications are now open till 10 December 2017. APPLY NOW.Do read through the application requirements to prepare for your submission.The YSE programme seeks to inspire, equip and enable youth of different nationalities to embark on social enterprises (SEs) in Singapore and beyond. If you have a social enterprise idea, we want to help you make it happen!Through the YSE programme, participants will learn from and …

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USADF GRANT APPLICATION

CALL FOR PROPOSALS The U.S. African Development Foundation invites proposals for grant financing and local support, from African enterprises, cooperatives, and producer groups with innovative solutions that extend their own capabilities to increase revenues, create jobs, improve farmer incomes, and achieve sustainable market-based growth. Maximum award US $250,000 Proposals will only be accepted from registered agricultural cooperatives, small-scale producer groups, and agricultural processors working directly in the sectors and countries listed below. GRANT PROPOSAL PERIOD …

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YALI West Africa Emerging Leaders Program – Online Cohort 6 

WHAT IS YALI? The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) was launched by the United States government as a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. The need to invest in grooming strong, results-oriented leaders comes out of the statistics: nearly 1 in 3 Africans are between the ages of 10 and 24, and approximately 60% of Africa’s total population is below the age of 35. Who will empower and lead these …

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Village Capital FinTech Africa 2018

Mobile money has transformed the financial landscape in sub-Saharan Africa. According to the 2017 GSMA Mobile Economy Report, forty-three percent of the population in sub-Saharan Africa has access to mobile phones. Financial technology (fintech) services like peer-to-peer mobile payments have made financial services much more accessible and brought millions of unbanked and underbanked Africans closer to the formal economy. Moving beyond the initial success stories in major markets of fintech innovation like Kenya, Nigeria, and …

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Instagram live session by Olubunmi Fajuyigbe of She Learns Here.

Join Olubunmi Fajuyigbe, the Initiator of She Learns Here on @brightergirls Instagram page Tomorrow evening. Brighter girls life Initiative seeks to  u equipment girls with the tools they need to master their afoloscent years and thrive in life. Heres the press release from Brighter girls. ” Tomorrow we have pleasure of hosting Mrs Olubunmi Fajuyigbe. She will be speaking on Technology, My girl and I.  Olubunmi Fajuyigbe is a fitness entrepreneur, a mother of two and …

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ONA women’s leadership Accelerator

The Women’s Leadership Accelerator is an intensive program that supercharges the leadership and management skills of women who are pushing digital innovation. The Accelerator kicks off with a week of tailored, immersive programming at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Feb. 25-March 2, 2018. ONA provides support and coaching to participants throughout the year; the program culminates with a workshop at ONA’s annual conference. In addition to learning leadership skills …

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Google Launchpad accelerator 2018

Launchpad Accelerator is a six-month acceleration program for growth-stage startups from emerging markets. About the program Launchpad Accelerator matches the best of Google – its people, network, and advanced technologies – to top global startups, helping scale great products. As part of the program, startups receive: Equity-free support Two weeks of all-expenses-paid training at Google HQ in Silicon Valley Access to Google’s engineers and intensive mentoring from 20+ teams Access to Silicon Valley experts and …

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UNESCO MGIEP TECH 2017 Conference.

In a world of fast eveolving technology, least than 10% of schools in developing countries have internet connectivity. What steps should policy makers and internet companies take to close the gap and transform such classrooms digitally?  Are you a young person working in the area of Digital Pedagogies? Does the idea of bringing educational equity to every child in the world excite you? If your answer to both questions was a resounding yes, then UNESCO …

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1,2,3 rule of prioritising.

Good morning ladies. How was the the weekend? Trust we are ready to take on the week. This week, as you set your digital marketing activities (or any other) goals, be sure to consider sticking to the most important things. Try using the 1,2,3 rule. To make this visual, you can use the goal setting pyramid below. Ask yourself, “What’s the single most important thing I need to achieve this week?” Write it down at …

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SheTrades Workshop: Promoting Trade for Women Entrepreneurs in Nigeria

ITC SheTrades and the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) will hold a special workshop in Lagos on 21 November to promote trade for women-owned businesses in Nigeria. The purpose of this workshop is to:  1) Increase women entrepreneurs’ and business support organizations’ understanding of export procedures and solutions.2) Improve women entrepreneurs’ and business support organizations’ understanding of the SheTrades Initiative.3) Deepen the knowledge of the NEPC team and relevant institutions on mapping and segmentation of …

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Digital marketing for SMEs 1.

As with anything in life, developing a strategy for your business as far as digital marketing is concerned is very important. We would be looking at why and how the build your Digital marketing strategy in the next couple of weeks. Before we go in deep, Let’s talk briefly about the main means of digital marketing. . 1. Social networking and media: what! Its just a means? I bet some of us thought Digital marketing …

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The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women

The UN Trust Fund’s annual Call for Proposals, which is available in six languages, accepts multi-year grant applications for up to US$1 million in English, French and Spanish. With its 21st funding cycle in 2017, the UN Trust Fund will fund organizations that qualify for funding (a) under the three programmatic areas of the UN Trust Fund Strategic Plan 2015-2020, (b) under the “special window” addressing violence against women and girls in the context of …

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How to delete a Whatsapp message sent in error.

Hello, Have you ever tried to send a Whatsapp message and your phone’s auto correct function twisted the message making it utterly meaningless? There’s good news! You can now delete such a message. How? 1. Go to Google play store and update your WhatsApp app if you haven’t already done so. 2. Send a message to a contact. 3. Long press on that message. 4. Choose the “delete for everyone” option. 5. Enjoy your day!

GSE DIGITAL STARTUP ACCELERATOR

The First Digital Startup Accelerator for Africa:  We accelerate 100 companies to market each year. Our 3-day accelerator program is open to all small businesses, startups, and freelancers connected to Africa. Each application round is rolling admission until we select our top 100. We then select the top 10 companies from the applicant pool to pitch investors on demo day. The top 3 are announced the next day and proceed with prize giveaways, press exposure, …

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MasterCard foundation Young African Artists

Call for Submissions SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 15 NOVEMBER 2017 SUBMIT ALL MATERIAL TO: ARTWORK@MCFOUND.ORG The Mastercard Foundation is an independent, private foundation headquartered in Canada. Our work, which focuses on Africa, aims to spur prosperity by promoting education and the inclusion of people in financial systems. We are hosting an open call for submissions of artwork, to be licensed for reproduction in print and digital publications, that will communicate the dynamism and diversity of African youth. We …

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Are you solving a real problem

Many people especially women start businesses to survive not necessarily because there’s a problem that needs a solution.  Many of us don’t go through the process of surveying the market. This leads to not having enough clients in turn leading to truncated or negative cash flow.  To have access to external funding, you have to find and solve a real problem. No Investor will be willing to take a risk on that. The good news …

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‘She Makes It Happen’ 2017

She Makes It Happen! is an end of the year event, for women fashion entrepreneurs. Powered by African Fashion Development and Empowerment Centre (AFDEC) in partnership with The Public Affairs Department of U.S Consulate, Lagos Nigeria. The program Objective is to: 1.) Strengthen the entrepreneurial skills of exceptionally creative Woman owning micro, small & medium enterprises in the Nigerian Fashion Industry, 2.) Provide Access to New Markets 3.) Share Experiences of successful Women in the …

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Sage foundation Enterprise fund for non-payment profits.

non-profit leaders, volunteers and their supporters are working tirelessly to make your communities better places to live.Too often we see small non-profits with exceptional ideas on the brink of delivering change, unable to make their idea a reality due to lack of funds. We want to help you build opportunities from your bright idea Sage Foundation’s Enterprise Fund will support the creation of either new or piloted entrepreneurial programmes or initiatives that may go no …

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2018 Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media

Now in its fourth year, the Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media is returning to Poynter’s campus in St. Petersburg, Florida, the week of March 18-23, 2018. This transformative program, open to 28 participants, focuses on the skills and knowledge needed to rise to the highest levels of digital media leadership. Sessions will cover how to develop effective management styles, handle difficult situations, manage burnout, master negotiation tactics and build collaborative teams.  As in past …

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Faces from the Ibadan business women’s network training.

On Tuesday, the 31st of October 2017, the Initiator of She Learns Here, Olubunmi Fajuyigbe spoke on the topic Funding opportunities for female entrepreneurs at a seminar organised by the Ibadan business women network. Also speaking were Temi Ashabi of the Millionaire housewife, and Funke Fatoberu, CEO of Cecyl bridals and the ED of Carlton gate hotel, Ibadan. Here are some pictures from the well attended event. Welcome address by the director of NSIAC, the American corner. …

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