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If Davido was a Tech Bro - NTBTS #6

If Davido was a Tech Founder, he’d be holding a world record right now.

Let it be known that Davido has raised the fastest ever pre-seed without a pitch deck , raising $486,928 within 2 days, and his investors didn’t even ask for his 2-4 years plan or wait for YC to back him. His startup is also the shortest impactful startup ever, exited 3 days after launching and donating about $550k to Charity. About $100k of his personal funds was included also.. We stan a generous King.
Encourage your younger ones into Tech
Let this inspire you:
Tomisin Ogunnubi is an engineering student at Imperial College London. 
She came into limelight in 2018 when she developed an app that helps lost persons loacate their way home. Same has been downloaded significantly.
Recently, the 15/16yo became one of the 100 (out of 50,000 participants) Global Winners in the $1 Billion Rise Initiative.
She is currently listed as an intern at Cascade, a Cambridge based NGO with focus on climate change, behavioural change, technology etc.
Official News in the Tech ecosystem
  1. Aboki Africa has raised pre-seed ooo, but they said they’re not telling us how much. The round was led by Mono’s CEO Abdul.
  2. Mobility-tech disruptor, Shuttlers has completed a round valued at $1.6 million in seed to scale beyond Lagos where it currently operates. In simple terms, it is a tech enabled BRT business with more flexibility.
  3. IdentityPass a startup that allows you to verify individuals and businesses identity just raised $360K in pre-seed funding from CcHub and other participating investors.
  4. TeamApt is in talks with investors in what may later secure the tech giant a seat on the African unicorn table to join others like flutterwave, opay, interswitch, etc. The fintech is targeting to raise about $150 million. TeamApt CEO Tosin Eniolorunda mentioned that the startup is receiving attention from American and European investors alike. The money will be used to drive expansion into Ghana, Egypt and Cameroon.
  5. 6month old financial management suite, Kippa has completed a pre seed fundraising of $3.2m. The investment featured a number of angel investors: Babs Ogundeyi, Kyane Kassiri and others.
Tech Scholarship + Coupon code to a paid course
  1. So recently, I’ve been looking for ways to provide some resources to students still in school, with a little more focus to students studying computer science, but yeah if you’re interested in tech (irrespective of your course), I’ve put together a form you can fill to get access to updates, I’ll be sharing Access to paid courses, internships, you’ll also get updates when there’s a data and laptop scholarship also, fill the form here:
  2. Here’s a coupon code that gives you a paid course for FREE. If you’re a designer or a Frontend developer, this course would really be useful to you. The cost is $5, but you’ll get it for free if you use this coupon code: 0vqx2rw11
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Getting a Diploma in Software engineering for $0
AltSchool Africa is a University that’s giving out Diploma certificates after a 1 year course. Steps to get this:
  1. Go to Altschool Africa website and apply
  2. There’s a $20 or 10,000 Naira application fee.
  3. Once you pay, you’ll get a home study kit to prepare you for your entrance exam. It’s really beginner friendly.
  4. Next thing is to pass and enter.
  5. You learn for 9 months and do a 3 months internship. Total of 1 year.
  6. You only pay your school fees of $500 after you graduate and get a paying Job. You don’t have to pay at once also, you can pay the $500 small small.
App you should check out.
I don’t have any app or platform to recommend for now……………………
Upcoming Tech Events you register for
1. There’s a Kubernetes Workshop that’d go out by 1st and 2nd of December, it short and straight to the point, if you’ve been hearing this Kubernetes kubernetes talk up and down and you want to learn, feel free to register here for FREE :
These amazing developers have been nominated for an Award
Hackernoon yearly award is out , and we have some amazing Nigerians competing in some categories.. Let’s bring this home…
Kindly vote for them by clicking on the link below..
  1. Ada Nduka Oyom : Most Authentic dev advocate of the year
  2. Adora Nwodo : HackerNoon Contributor of the Year - BOOKS
  3. Adora Nwodo : Developer Defying Patriarchy (While Being an Awesome Developer)
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