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Digital Skills Academy Sows the Seeds of Success for Digital Entrepreneurs!

Digital Degree and Training Leads to NDRC LaunchPad Investment for Digital Skills Academy Graduates

Digital Skills Academy is proud to announce that three start-ups: After, Tradeflow and Planet Verify, led by graduates from its digital BSc degree programmes, WebInnovate and WebElevate, have been successful in securing start-up investment from… 691 more words


Ello, Ello? New 'No Ads' Social Network Ello Is Blowing Up Right Now

In March a new social network launched promising the opposite business model to Facebook, i.e. not selling ads based on user data and instead relying on, perhaps, paid premium features to keep going. 488 more words


fathymit reblogged this on Fathym It and commented:

We were discussing ello as a team a bit, passing around invites and musing on how the ad-free, users-as-product-free manifesto could possibly translate into real-world dollar$, a business-model conundrum we ourselves have tangled with in the past. One of the Fathym crew observed that people just don't seem interested in paying for their privacy. Yet. We think a lot about privacy. It's uniquely important to all of us as individuals and of course, as a company. A move like this that appears to go against current start-up and business trends raises questions, such as, have we reached a point of being willing to pay for an ad-free garden of social Eden? What will it take for more people to appreciate the value placed on the data about their personal lives enough to want to take it back? What are the real-world social implications of connectivity that has to be bought in currency other than data? Could there possibly be enough people willing to pay for ad-free social media that would ease the fears that ello won't or won't be able to remain true to the values laid out in it's manifesto? We're inspired by ello's manifesto. It has a strong vision that addresses similar themes to Fathym's core philosophy: engagement and empowerment, connection and collaboration. We'll be watching their space closely.

Challenges finding a technical Co-founder in Nigeria

Apple we know today would not have existed if there was no Wozniak. But the world knows Steve jobs as the creative genius behind Apple’s success. 1,547 more words


Can your finger nails prevent rape?

Its been a tough week of tedious work and the one shining light at the end of the tunnel is enjoying an evening out with some mates, having a couple of drinks and making the most of the night. 317 more words


Marketing Advice for Start-ups: Know your customer first

An e-commerce start-up asked for my thoughts on how the company should be thinking about marketing and what could be done with almost no marketing budget to drive acquisition and purchasing activity. 678 more words

Eric Dunstan

Better Apps for Better Drivers

Most of us perceive ourselves as good capable drivers with the rare exception when it comes to making those tight parallel squeezes when parking is scarce. 478 more words


Entrepreneurs 2014: Successful Business by Boiling Down to the Right KPIs


Recently I had a very interesting meeting with a young entrepreneur. This entrepreneur found a smart solution for a latent business problem and started his own business. 483 more words