Pass.Ng, ChopUp & 5 others emerge as winners in the Airtel CAS competition

Airtel Nigeria revealed the names of seven winners in Catapult-A-Startup initiative at an event which took place at the Airtel HQ, Plot L2, Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos

The winners are Pass.Ng, Yuzah, PushCV, Sonbim Games, MatchUP, Blubird and ChopUp.


Airtel partners with Mobile Monday Nigeria, others to launch “Catapult-a-Startup” initiative

Airtel, Mobile Monday Nigeria and others partner to launch “Catapult-a-Startup”

Lagos, Nigeria; December 8, 2015

MobileMonday Nigeria has partnered with Airtel Nigeria in launching an initiative tagged ‘Catapult-a-Startup’ which aims to inspire innovation and assist mobile app developers (who are aspiring to be startup founders) towards actualizing their business goals and dreams.

Developers Partner Updates

Developers, complete the Developer Economics survey from VisionMobile today and stand the chance of winning Prizes


Developer Economics is VisionMobile’s leading research program, tracking global trends on the app economy and mobile developers. The program is based on the largest, most global developer surveys, run by VisionMobile every six months. The surveys track the most important metrics for mobile developers, including platform mindshare, app categories and tools, revenues and revenue models – and many more.

VisionMobile has just launched their latest Developer Economics survey and is tracking developer trends across platforms and dev tools – as well as investigating the emerging IoT market. VisionMobile is the leading research company in the app economy and developer trends. Their research and workshops help clients compete and win in their rapidly changing industries.

There are some great devices up for grabs for developers who complete the survey – the winners will be determined in a draw, which VisionMobile will hold after the survey is closed (within December 2014)

  • One iPhone 6
  • One Google Nexus 5
  • One Lumia 930

Take the 10-minute survey and talk mobile & IoT trends – and win some great prizes while you’re at it! The results of this survey will become available as a research report in February – and will be available as a FREE download. To check out the latest report published, and get an idea to what you’re contributing to, visit
Take the 10-minute survey




Publish Paid Android Apps from Nigeria | UI/UX Design | UI Competition – September 29th

Now you can begin to earn money on the Play Store as an Android Developer in Nigeria. Join us as Tzvika Barenholz, a core member of the Google Play Team takes us through the process and shares strategies for monetization.

Also, Zainab and Ikenna, two of the developers behind the mobile apps will be joining us to talk about some of the design principles behind the Konga mobile apps and guidelines for creating awesome apps.

How good are you with CSS3? Take up the CSS-only design challenge (details to be announced at the event) and create an amazing layout with CSS alone for a chance to show off your creativity and Win a Moto 360 Watch. Join us on September 29th to learn more about this challenge and how to participate.

If you have any questions to ask before the event, kindly visit our Google Moderator Page (You’ll need a Google Account to submit a question) .

Venue | Date | Time

Registration is required in order for you to attend this event.

Venue: Co-Creation Hub [294 Herbert Macaulay Road, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos]

Date: Monday September 29 2014

Time: 5.00PM to 8.30PM

This is An Event Powered By MoMoNigeria & GDGLagos.


Mara Mentor is hiring in Lagos, check out the open positions here



Mara Online seeks to empower young people in Africa by providing a complementary suite of technology products tailored to their needs. One of these products is Mara Mentor, a Mara Foundation initiative that is a social network with a purpose of creating social impact. Mara Foundation is Mara Group’s social enterprise that focuses on supporting entrepreneurs through mentorship, funding and business training.

The following positions are open to qualified candidates who are interested in taking up an active role in the development and success of Mara Mentor

  • Interaction Designer
  • Nokia Asha Developer
  • Technical Support

Interested candidates should apply by emailing a CV and a covering letter to Please specifiy the job title in the email subject. Only successful applicants will be contacted. The candidate should be available to start ASAP.

Find Job Descriptions of each role below.

Interaction Designer

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Nokia Asha Developer

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Technical Support

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Apply for “She Leads Africa” Pitch Competition, Applications close July 30th

Apply for “She Leads Africa” Pitch Competition, Applications close July 30th

The Problem

Female entrepreneurs face 4 key barriers to full participation in Africa’s growth story

  • Unequal Access to Education
  • Constraining Cultural Stereotypes
  • Limited Opportunities to Develop Useful Networks
  • Limited Access to Financing

She Leads Africa’s Mission is to help Female Entrepreneurs gain access to the knowledge, networks and financing to build and scale strong Businesses by sharing Business Fundamentals, Connecting them to an active network and increase access to financing.

She Leads Africa’s Entrepreneur Showcase is a platform that introduces the continent’s most promising female entrepreneurs to investors, accelerators, and mentors looking to invest in the next generation of African talent. She Leads Africa is looking for early stage startups that want to meet investors, gain access to new mentors, and grow across Africa.

The top 10 applicants will be invited to pitch their business ideas in front of a panel of notable business personalities for the chance to win a cash prize of $10, 000 as well as other non-financial prizes (see details below)

Application Criteria

Entrepreneur Criteria

  •  Have a woman on the founding team who will present at the pitch day
  • Female founder between 18-35 years old
  • Focused on the African market (Diaspora entrepreneurs are welcome)

Company Criteria

  • Received less than $50,000 in funding
  • Been in operation for less than 3 years
  • Have a live product in the market

For more details and to apply, visit the “She Leads Africa” Website at

News is looking for Web Developers and Designers

Shopp!ng, a platform that facilitates interactions between buyers, sellers, and agents, is looking for Web Developers and Designers (Interns and Graduates) to fill key full-time roles. Interested Applicants should send an email with their CV to .

Find the Job Descriptions below

Web Developer at Shopp!ng ( )

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Web Designer at Shopp!ng ( )

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MoMo Events

Funding your Startup [#Garages2014 EVENT]


The Lagos Angel Network (LAN) in collaboration with GE Garages is holding a workshop for entrepreneurs who are interested in knowing more about the framework used by the Lagos Angel Network to evaluate potential investment opportunities.

The workshop will provide a first hand opportunity for entrepreneurs to engage with the LAN Secretariat and also ask some of the burning questions about getting appropriate funding for their start-ups.

The workshop is scheduled to hold as follows:

Event Date: Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
Time: 5:00pm – 7.00 pm
Venue: GE Garages Exhibition, GE Nigeria Headquarters. Mansard Place. 5th Floor, Plot 927/928, Bishop Aboyade Cole Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Kindly confirm your interest in attending by sending an email to by Tuesday, July 8th 2014.


Developers MoMo Events

Evernote Meets Lagos

On the 1st of July 2014, Evernote and African Technology Foundation (ATF), based in Silicon Valley, will be engaging the diverse developer ecosystem in Lagos, as part of Evernote’s first trip to Africa – at the iDEA Hub, Yaba. Through ATF, this is part of a 3-city tour looking to meet the African developer community, including developers in Nairobi and Cape Town. Come out and meet the great guys from Evernote!
Evernote Developer Pitch
The Event will include the following:
  • A Special Product Pitch Session for selected Startups. 
    Evernote holds an annual award conference for the best use of its API in various categories and would like to invite one African startup to participate.
    PRIZE: Win a 10-day all expenses paid trip to Silicon Valley for the 2014 conference and to engage with other companies, through African Technology Foundation. Winning Startup also receives a year’s mentorship from ATF.
  • A Developer Workshop on using Evernote’s popular APIs
    An API workshop will be held by the Evernote Developer Team, for developers looking to learn more about Evernote’s rich product suite and their APIs
  • A Networking and Drinks meetup
    Come and meet with the Evernote and ATF and the Lagos ecosystem at the Co-Creation Hub, 4pm – 6pm

For more information, contact Oluseye ( oluseyesj (at) gmail (dot) com )



IBM SmartCamp Lagos – Take your startup to the next level


Innovation from the startup community is critical to building a smarter planet. This isn’t something IBM can do on their own.

IBM has a deep commitment to the entrepreneurial community. Since its launch in 2010,  the IBM Global Entrepreneur program focused on working with startups has helped launch hundreds of businesses.

IBM SmartCamps, a part of IBM’s Global Entrepreneur program, offer a variety of ways for entrepreneurs to grow their business, get access to leading experts and technology, and ultimately get their products to market faster.

SmartCamps judge the best startups around the globe, rewarding the winners with mentoring, services, access to industry experts and deeper partnership opportunities from IBM, industry partners and venture capital firms.

Benefits of entering into the IBM SmartCamp Lagos Event 

  • Hear from the best and brightest startups as they present their business models in six minute pitches and describe how their innovative solutions will make our planet smarter
  • Gain insights from fascinating speakers on the topics of entrepreneurship, investment and more
  • Listen as successful startups from the Global Entrepreneur program tell their stories
  • Network with entrepreneurs, academic institutions, industry thought leaders, entrepreneurial organizations, angel investors, venture capitalists, representatives from governmental institutions and others who share a passionate for entrepreneurship


Event Details

Date and Time of Event: 15 Jul 2014, 09:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. Western African Time

Event Venue: 1679 Karimu Kotun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria



  • Startups: Register to pitch at the IBM SmartCamp Lagos Event today on the IBM Website (Make sure to read the Terms and Conditions when you’re applying). If you are selected, you’ll be contacted by IBM.
  • For Audience: If you want to attend as a member of the audience, register here