In tech news this week (47) by Techative, Opay organises a hackathon for Devfest, Afrobeats musician, Mr. Eazi, partners with Decagon to sponsor fellow Nigerians, tech startups, Blueloop and TalentQl, raise pre-seed funding and Twitter deploys a disappearing stories feature called Fleet.
- Opay organises 48-hour Hackathon
In preparation for this year’s Devfest, the 18 months old mobile money tech start-up, Opay, is organizing a 48-hour hackathon for developers who are interested in powering SME payments. This is so timely seeing that Africans are making waves in the fintech industry even though we are yet to scratch the surface of financial inclusion for the underbanked and unbanked. Click here to be a part of the hackathon.
2. Nigerian Celebrity Partners with Decagon to help young Nigerians
Nigerian musician and entrepreneur, Mr. Eazi, has easily volunteered to be a lifeline or guarantor for five residents or indigenes of Ogun state in Decagon’s software development training. Decagon has a pay later plan that allows students to pay tuition when they start earning. Check it out!
3. Blueloop raises $77,000 in pre-seed to power cross-border transactions
The tech company, Blueloop, founded by young fellows, Osezele Orukpe and Ben Eluan, has raised $77,000 pre-seed for their crypto-cash app, Flux, which just went live in September. These creatives are motivated by the need to breach the gap between freelancers, commerce, and international payment. That is, with Flux, you can get paid from any continent through bitcoins and it gets converted to fiat money on the same app.
4. What do you think of Twitter Fleets?
In this week’s tech news, Twitter is set to release the disappearing stories feature to Twitter to ensure users capture personal moments. This Twitter Fleets has been confirmed to be available in some countries for beta testing. We hope this doesn’t kill the fun associated with tweeting.
5. TalentQl raises seed funding
Serial entrepreneurs and co-founders of Jobberman, Techpoint, DevCareer: Opeyemi Awoyemi, Adewale Yusuf and Akintunde Sultan respectively, who just founded early this month, an outsourcing and incubator hub, TalentQl, to grow and manage talents in top tertiary institution campuses starting from OAU, Ile-Ife, have also raised $300,000 in a pre-seed funding round. Hopefully, this startup would help grow talents that would be directly proportional to the problems in Nigeria and Africa so we can balance out the equation.
We hope you enjoyed today’s reading. Let’s hear your thoughts on any of the news in the comment section.