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Akon Launching “Akoin” Cryptocurrency to help Africa

By Tech Joggle | OnSaturday, June 23rd, 2018 - No Comments »

Senegal-born singer Akon, who is arguably one of the biggest music icon in Africa and worldwide, has announced plans for a new akoin cryptocurrency that he hopes will form the base of a radical new city he plans to build in Africa. Similar to bitcoin, the akoin cryptocurrency would function outside the realm of governments and traditional financial institutions. Image: Akon Getty Images Akon, whose real name is Aliaume Thiam, hopes that the new virtual currency will be at the centre of a “100. 

MEST Masterclass: Product Design

By Tech Joggle | OnSunday, June 10th, 2018 - No Comments »

June’s Master Class brings to you Kriti Jindal, expert in product management and design. Having worked as a Product Manager with Microsoft since 2011, Jindal brings a wealth of experience in building products from conception to launch for enterprise and consumer scenarios. In this curated workshop, you’ll learn: what is product management and why having a product manager is important; common mistakes and how to solve them; principles to help build great products. These workshops help. 

MEST and RDM present: The Digital Mastery Series

By Tech Joggle | OnWednesday, May 16th, 2018 - No Comments »

MEST Africa in partnership with Ringier Digital Marketing Academy present a skill-based approach to digital marketing. It is aimed at helping SMEs, startups, entrepreneurs and big organizations build brand awareness and acquire customers in a manner that is not only cost-effective but produces reliable, qualitative data that can predict future consumer behaviour. Propel your company to greater levels of profitability and brand equity with a data-driven, personalized approach to digital marketing. Join. 

MEST Masterclass: Growth hacking with marketing

By Tech Joggle | OnSunday, May 13th, 2018 - No Comments »

May’s Master Class brings to you Rym Bachouche, master marketer and sales person. Rym has spent the past nine years working for Meltwater and currently serves as their Head of Marketing and Communications for France, Benelux, and the Middle East. If your company is struggling to create growth and traction with little to no budget, then this workshop is for you! You’ll learn great growth hacking techniques, all about the best free softwares, and more. Rym will also talking about how your. 

Send and receive mobile money across all networks in Ghana

By Tech Joggle | OnThursday, May 10th, 2018 - No Comments »

Today, the Vice President of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, launched the first Mobile Money Interoperability System in Ghana. A system which allows all mobile money subscribers to move freely monies from mobile money to mobile money accounts across different networks and even banks. Vice President of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia unveiling the mobile money interoperability netowork.  Photo:@MBawumia “Today, we have in excess of 37 million connected mobile phones in Ghana, and that means a huge number. 

Young Money Business Pitch by SFAN

By Tech Joggle | OnWednesday, May 9th, 2018 - No Comments »

Are you a student at any Ghanaian University with a technology-based business or business idea? Do you have what it takes to be Ghana’s next big business owner? Apply now for the chance to pitch at Student Entrepreneurship Week Ghana! The winners will stand a chance of getting equity investment from Echo VC Partners, as well as up to $3K worth of business development and market opportunity support from Venture Capital for Africa, 3rdFloor Digital and Workshed Africa. Applications open April 20th. 

You can now WhatsApp money

By Tech Joggle | OnFriday, April 20th, 2018 - No Comments »

Admittedly, most of us know WhatsApp as an app to chat then it ends there. Few weeks ago the WhatsApp business feature was added for businesses to interact with customers easily by using tools to automate, sort, and quickly respond to messages. Photo: Bloomberg Now, did you know you can send money via WhatsApp if you are in India? Well, WhatsApp has launched a feature which will allow users to send money while chatting. This was made known by the National Payments Corp of India. India has WhatsApp. 

TechCrunch Meet and Greet at MEST

By Tech Joggle | OnMonday, April 16th, 2018 - No Comments »

After a successful run in Nairobi last year, TechCrunch the Startup Battlefield team will be returning to Africa to find the best startups for their global competition! TechCrunch is searching for the most innovative startups to launch on the famous Startup Battlefield stage. You can meet Startup Battlefield Director, Samantha Stein, and learn more about TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield program at one of the upcoming meet and greets. Investors, angels, startup community leaders, and startup.