AfriTech Program Updates:
COVID Facts & Podcasts:
Our founder, Bayo Adelaja, has shared a letter of positivity for everyone in our community. Bayo reminds entrepreneurs of the effect of our insecurities on our endeavours: "It’s a crude expression of Occam’s Law in that our insecurities manufacture insurmountable ordeals that deter us from doing what is tried, tested and obvious. Insecurities left unmanaged will find you in your business, and they will limit your ability to move, grow and envision a future beyond the barriers of the comfort zone you have built around you. Rona has forced me to reckon with an insecurity that I have lived with for years; a debilitating fear of change." Read the full post.
In recent years, tech startups in Nigeria have secured a global lens on the capital raising nearly $650 million in 2019 alone. Now the world needs these innovators to apply their skills to problem-solving in a crisis. Quartz Africa reports on those making a difference: "Lifebank, a health startup that finds and delivers blood to patients has turned its attention to seeking critical medical equipment for Covid-19 treatment and has created a national register to track hospitals with working ventilators and respirators. Hotel booking platform Hotels.ng has partnered with hotels to create isolation centres across Nigeria, an added buffer for the country’s limited quarantine facilities."