Lagos Garage News

Ghana's startup hub pioneer MEST is going pan-African with a $50 million fund

Ghana's startup hub pioneer MEST is going pan-African with a $50 million fund

Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has built one of Africa’s best known startup ecosystems in Accra, Ghana over the last eight years—and now it’s doubling down on a push to take its vision pan-African.

A view of the Yaba district in Lagos, home to Nigeria's dominant start-up scene (Reuters/Akintunde Akinleye)

Why Nigeria's newest startups are sprouting up outside the megacity of Lagos

Even though Nigeria is Africa’s largest economy, Lagos, its commercial capital, still has a disproportionately strong hold over all business sectors.

Lola Olusola, Founder of Ella.ng

Ella has better eyes for fashion than Jumia and Konga: Lola Olusola, Founder of Ella.ng

Lola Olusola, Founder of Ella.ng a 440.ng startup that focuses on female fashion has said the one-year old platform is better positioned to cater for the fashion needs of Nigerian middle class businesswomen than e-commerce giants Konga and Jumia.

Ella Matthew is one of the startups that recently secured funding from 440NG

440NG announces funding of nine tech startups in Nigeria

The Lagos Garage is about to get a bit busier.

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MainOne Cable sponsors high-speed internet for 440.ng startups in Lagos Garage

Mainone, the leading provider of telecom services and network solutions for businesses in West Africa, has signed a deal with Lagos Garage.