Students are invited to apply for the Intel Student Partner program in 3 universities in Nigeria namely, Obafemi Awolowo University, Federal University Of Technology, Akure, and Rivers State University Of Technology.
What is the Intel Student Partner Program?
This program is designed to enable students at leading universities in Nigeria to have the opportunity to work closely with Intel and understand their latest technologies.
Students who join this program will receive technical training, incredible connections, and extraordinary opportunities from Intel. Students will also be exposed to new Intel technologies, development tools, and industry defining software applications from Intel and its global partners.
In return, a student partner is tasked with inspiring peers by sharing and promoting these new technologies and benefits on campus through organised Intel developer activities.
Program Participants can apply to be part of the Intel Student Partner Program by submitting an application here
Eligibility criteria are:
University status: Participants must be enrolled in a full time program in computer science or engineering field at the following universities:
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
Federal University Of Technology, Akure
Rivers State University Of Technology, Port-Harcourt
Academic excellence: Participants must have a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of minimum 3.5 from their university. Proof of grade point average in the form of academic transcripts is required.
Leadership experience: Participants must demonstrate that they have previously organized and led other students in running or implementing a project or event that is of value to the University community. Proof for this should be provided in the form of reference letters from the organization for which they implemented the program.
Participants can apply at any time until 25th of September, 2015, and will be notified within 7 days of their application date regarding the status of their application. The Program typically runs for one year, but Intel, at its sole discretion, may determine the end date of the Program. You can find out more about the program here. Apply now!
Partners will receive the following benefits:
Profiling within the Intel Developer Zone (within regional sections dedicated for Africa as a Partner).
Opportunity to participate in certain Intel events locally and internationally. For any event that requires travel, Intel will cover all associated, reasonable costs (transport, accommodation and board) on behalf of the Partner based on actually incurred costs only which must be supported by a valid proof of payment.
Sneak peeks at some development tools, and industry-defining software applications that are public but may not be readily available in your specific market.
Access to mentors within Intel to support Partners to build their global network and career skillset.
Monthly stipend of $50 (Stipend) payable in equivalent local currency. The Stipend will only be available for months of Partners’ full time enrollment at the University, excluding University holiday months, (Eligible Months). The Stipend will be subject to additional contractual obligations to be signed by the Partners with the Agency.
Branded Intel merchandise (Merchandise): 1 branded jacket, 1 branded T-shirt, 1 branded laptop bag, 1 branded laptop cover of a total value of approximately $200.
TechSQUAD, a CNN-featured initiative of the Co-Creation Hub Nigeria (CcHub) will soon be open for ALL.
As the world goes digital, more and more Nigerian businesses, NGOs and government agencies want to join the wave. Whether to build web platforms, mobile apps or desktop applications to improve their efficiency and reach, the need for local development talent is increasing. Up till now most of the development done by Nigerian organisations is outsourced to other countries taking valuable resources to other markets.
TechSQUAD is here to address this.
Launched by Co-Creation Hub, Nigeria’s foremost technology innovation centre, TechSquad is a platform which connects Nigerian organisations that operate without a dedicated technical team to vetted local technologists to work on their digital technology projects.
TechSquad provides organisations with access to pre-qualified Project Managers as well as software developers and designers who form adhoc teams from the SQUAD, to work on their projects at reasonable rates. Through TechSQUAD we want to enable 200 Nigerian businesses to deepen their use of digital technology over the next 1 year.
TechSQUAD is launching with 81 technologists shortlisted from 247 that applied. In this group, we have 14 senior developers and project managers and 67 software developers and designers to work in their teams.
A pilot of TechSQUAD was deployed in the run up to the 2015 general elections and they supported civil society organisations to build technology platforms that played a significant role in the success of the elections. Some of the projects that were developed by TechSQUAD include Nigeria Elections (by Wangonet), ReVoDa (by EiE Nigeria) , ThumbPower (by ThumbPower) and NgManifesto (by CDD West Africa). A feature of the TechSQUAD was done by CNN on March 26, 2015 and can be viewed here.
TechSQUAD is set to revolutionise the local technology industry as a whole, by providing a seamless way for Nigerian technologists to service local companies, NGOs and government agencies.
CcHub is therefore pleased to invite you to the formal launch of TechSQUAD and the newly developed engagement platform.
The Launch details are as follows:
Date: Friday, 11th of September
Venue: Co-Creation Hub, 6th Floor, 294 Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba
Tickets to attend the launch are available here.
For additional information or inquiries please reach out to info[at]cchubnigeria.com.
About Co-Creation Hub
Co-Creation Hub (www.cchubnigeria.com) is Nigeria’s first open living lab and pre-incubation space designed as a multi-functional, multi-purpose space where work to catalyze creative social tech ventures take place. The HUB serves as a place for technologists, social entrepreneurs, government, tech companies, impact investors and hackers in and around Lagos to co-create new solutions to Nigeria’s social problems.
Registration for the CcHUB 2015 Summer of Code has officially opened!
In a few weeks, primary and secondary school students all over the country will begin the longest holiday in the academic calendar. With more free time than ever before, it’s a period where parents and guardians search for the best ways and programs to keep their kids actively engaged. If you’re a parent based in Lagos you need look no further – the CcHUB Summer of Code is back with a bang!
The CcHUB Summer of Code is a 4-week summer programme; one of our initiatives to raise a new generation of digital makers. Through the Summer of Code, kids will learn new skills and tools to express their creativity. The program culminates in a Demo Day which is a fun day where students proudly present projects they’ve built to their parents and invited guests.
This year, our focus is on developing young makers. The maker-culture is a global movement which promotes the concept of learning through action, hence ‘making’. This transforms learning into a more interactive, more fun and more personalised experienced.
We aim to develop our young makers by teaching them how to program computers. Computer programming is a tool, and a rather powerful one at that for bringing ideas to life. Regardless of their interests, kids will have an opportunity to share those ideas with the larger community. In addition, by learning to program young people also improve their critical thinking and problem solving abilities.
How It Works
We meant it when we said we were back with a bang. This year we have three tracks crafted to suit the unique interests of your kids. You can sign your kids up to any of the tracks below or have them choose for themselves at the start of the program:
- The RockStars: in addition to regular lessons, this track has been crafted specifically for kids to explore and develop their musical talents and abilities. With unique lessons and projects to work on you’re certain to bring out the inner rockstar in them.
- The AniMakers: following the traditional track, this is for kids interested in learning how to make games and animations.
- The HardWebbers: this is the most advanced track and is for teenagers interested in learning web and hardware programming.
Taking on board the feedback from last year, we are introducing an option that allows much older kids and teenagers to get in on the action.
Juniors: Kids aged 8-14 years
Seniors: Teenagers aged 15-18 years
Start Date: 3rd August – 29th August 2015 (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays)
Venue: CcHUB MXLab, Ground Floor, 294 Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba
Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm
To sign up your child fill out this form here. For more information about the Summer of Code, you can read up on 2014 highlights or email us at mxlab[at]cchubnigeria.com.
Let’s work together to make this summer a super-exciting and memorable one!
Do you run a start-up that directly addresses global development challenge? Do you want to attend a 1-week global accelerator program with 30 other impact start-ups with the opportunity of meeting top investors and the media? Apply HERE for the chance to be in Helsinki this November.
Last November, three startups i.e. Truppr, Wecyclers and VacantBoards attended SLUSH 2014 through the Slush Emerging Markets Program. It was a fantastic experience that showcased the best of “Made in Lagos” innovations to the rest of the world.
WHAT IS SLUSH IMPACT ACCELERATOR?
Impact Accelerator is co-organised with Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, UNICEF and other partners, including CcHUB in Nigeria. Impact Accelerator will help the next world changing founders to speed up their businesses through skills workshops, networking opportunities, meeting investors and potential partners, as well as through exposure before and in Slush conference. The program includes pre-event mentoring, local Helsinki boot camp program from 4th to 13th of November, 2015 culminating to Slush, and post-event support.
WHAT WILL THE IMPACT ACCELERATOR PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE?
Participants will receive; Helsinki boot camp program from 4th-13 th November, 2015: air tickets and accommodation covered for the duration of the program*; Conference pass to Slush; Opportunity to be featured in Slush within Slush Impact; Opportunity to attend and to be featured in UNICEF Innovation Summit; Networking and meeting opportunities with impact investors, NGOs, institutions, startups, media and other stakeholders; Skills workshops and capacity building; Industry specific matchmaking sessions.
TO APPLY (PROCESS):
- Fill in short application form
- Selected applicants will pitch their business at CcHUB on July 31, 2015 in front of a panel of local judges. The judges will shortlist 2-4 start-ups.
- The 2-4 shortlisted start-ups will then fill in more in-depth application form and be contacted by the Selection Committee for an interview.
- The Selection Committee will chose at least 1 start-up based on the application form and interview.
- A great team that convinces they have the skills and drive to succeed
- A business idea that has gained some traction, yet is still in early phase
- A business concept that will have a measurable positive impact on people, society, or planet
- Business concept must be highly scalable and have a strong technology focus
- There are no limitations to in terms of sector or geographical focus.
MORE ABOUT SLUSH
Slush is a technology conference for startups and tech talent to meet with top-tier international investors, executives and media. In 2014, Slush brought together over 14.000 attendees and more than 3500 companies for the two-day event, with more than 750 investors. Next Slush will take place in Helsinki on November 11-12th, 2015. One of the key crosscutting themes of 2015 is “Slush Impact”: program for purpose driven startups that combine scalable business models with positive impact on the environment or society.
Together with Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, UNICEF and other partners, including CcHUB in Nigeria, Slush features Impact Accelerator program for thirty world-changing impact entrepreneurs from all over the world. We are now looking for the next world-changing business ideas that directly addresses global development challenges.
Mamalette launches its new web platform in Lagos
Mamalette provides tools and resources that help Nigerian mothers and mothers-to-be connect with others going through similar experiences. Launched in late 2013, Mamalette is the #1 community for Nigerian mothers and the premier strategic marketing partner to brands that want to reach mothers in a rapidly changing digital environment.
Mamalette reaches more than 40,000 unique visitors per month on Mamalette.com and 150,000+ unique visitors per month on the Mamalette Facebook Page with 250,000+ weekly post clicks and 15,000+ weekly comments.
The launch of the new platforms is part of Mamalette’s larger strategic initiative to provide quality content and tools that improve mums’ lives. Mamalette is dedicated to improving mums’ lives by helping them make better decisions, form genuine connections, and take a well-deserved break.
Mamalette research shows that approximately 45% percent of Nigerian mothers with access to the internet spend time browsing the internet on a daily basis with 25% browsing the internet for more than 3 hours a day.
“The new website aligns perfectly with our commitment to improving mums’ lives,” explains Mamalette CEO, Anike Lawal. ”We are excited to share our new platform with our audience to give them useful information and a place to connect on the topic of parenting.”
With the support of the Co-creation Hub, Mamalette is enhancing the new site to make it even more helpful to users. The first major product improvement is creating a forum to allow mothers and mothers to get instant answers to their most pressing questions and making the site’s premium content easy to access. The site has also been optimized for mobile devices.
Mamalette has also created products that will allow leading brands to join the consumer conversation, add value to mothers’ lives, and get members talking about sponsor brands in an authentic and viral way.
“We are thrilled to have Mamalette in our start-up portfolio and look forward to us working together to continue to make Mamalette great,” says ‘Bosun Tijani, CEO of the Co-creation Hub. “We are certain that mothers that already know and rely on Mamalette will be equally thrilled with what lies ahead as we team with this strong Nigerian brand. With Mamalette’s impressive growth and dedication to building an authentic community and engaging content for mothers, we couldn’t imagine a better home for a community for mothers to grow and flourish.”
“Mamalette is uniquely positioned to deliver this opportunity as an authority on mothers. I’m confident that we can create something that will add real value to the lives of millions of Nigerian mums.”