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Akowe gets Nominated for Best Startup- Edtech by the Art of Technology Lagos 2022

Akowe gets Nominated for Best Startup- Edtech by the Art of Technology Lagos 2022

We are close to that time of the year and Akowe has been nominated for a tech Award – The AOT Award. Akowe was recently nominated for the AOT award in the Edtech category along with other prominent EdTech Startups shaping access to smart education in Nigeria.  Other Edtech Startups in the nomination include : programming school Altschool, digital learning platform learnam and career accelerators Utiva amongst others. What is the Art of Technology? Lagos has been the hotbed for tech startups in the West Africa Region and to recognize and give a helping hand to those playing this field ...

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AKOWE EMERGES WINNER AT THE 2022 ICTEL EXPO PITCH COMPETITION

AKOWE EMERGES WINNER AT THE 2022 ICTEL EXPO PITCH COMPETITION

Chief Executive, Premier Hub, George Einye (left); Chairman, Trade Promotion Board, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Engr. Leye Kupoluyi; Chief Executive, Akowe, Ayodeji Agboola; President, LCCI, Dr. Michael Olawale-Cole; Deputy President, Gabriel Idahosa and Member, Mrs. Agness Shobajo during a Pitch Session at the second day of the 8th edition of 2022 Information Communication Technology and Telecommunication Expo (ICTEL EXPO) in Lagos It takes the Earth 365 days to complete a cycle but with the rush of developments powered by technology it seems this cycle occurs every second; Internet speeds increase yearly by 40%, countries witness annual GDP...

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Akowe at the Jobs Initiative Lagos Job Fair

Akowe Supports Final Year Students at the Jobs Initiative Lagos event

The problem with Nigeria’s labor force isn’t lack of manpower but the absence of a workforce able to utilize global job trends. Joseph Ari, Director of Industrial Trade Fund ITF,  puts the number of Nigerians unfit for emerging jobs at 23 million. To solve this challenge in Lagos, the Job Initiative of Lagos was founded in 2020 as a bridge for connecting students in tertiary institutions within Lagos State with desirable 21st century skills. The goal of the program is to make Lagos students prior to their graduation job ready and this year, amongst notable partners for the event was...

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Digital Certificates in Nigeria

Digital Certificates in Nigeria

Digital certificates in Nigeria are not yet as popular as they should be. Akowe is on a mission to introduce digital certificates to educators and institutions of learning in Nigeria. Our proprietary digital issuance engine can issue 1,000 digital certificates in less than 30 minutes. As business processes and tools become more and more digital, it is only a matter of time before digital certificates in Nigeria will become mainstream, and there are many reasons why this is so. As at today, almost all certificates issued by Nigeria Tertiary Institutions are physical, hard copy Certificates. This situation, coupled whit the...

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Professor Ndubuisi Ekekwe Joins Akowe’s Advisory Board.

Professor Ndubuisi Ekekwe Joins Akowe’s Advisory Board.

We are happy to announce that renowned Nigerian erudite, Professor Ndubuisi Ekekwe  has joined Akowe’s Advisory Board to take the startup to the next level. Akowe, a digital wallet for verified and verifiable academic records for Sub Saharan Africa, is set to create simple but effective solutions for players in the Education and related sectors. Verification as a Service Today, most of Sub Saharan Africa’s Academic records are physical documents. These documents are prone to loss and damage, and will usually require a lot of effort to get re-issued in case of loss or damage. These physical documents are also...

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How to send certificates in bulk using Akowe

How to send certificates in bulk using Akowe

This post will show you how easy it is to send certificates using Akowe’s blazing fast Certificate Issuance Engine. As an educator, issuing certificates to the participants of your program is an integral part of your training program. Akowe makes issuing certificates a very simple process. We can issue 1,000 certificates in less than 30 minutes. What do you need to send certificates using Akowe? To use Akowe for sending certificates you only need 2 Items namely: Your Certificate Design in JPG or PNG format – You are likely to already have a soft-copy of your certificate. Please make sure...

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Akowe in the Pitch Room – Founder Institute Africa Showcase

Akowe in the Pitch Room – Founder Institute Africa Showcase

Akowe is proud Founder Institute Portfolio Company. The Founder Institute is the Largest pre-seed Accelerator in the world. It is based in Silicon Valley and has local chapters in over 100 countries. Akowe joined the pre-seed accelerator early 2021 and emerged as one of the few startups to complete the tough but equally rewarding accelerator program. As part of the promotion of the great startups coming out of Africa, the Founder Institute Africa regional office put together the first ever Founder Institute Africa Showcase event, selecting three startups each from four African countries, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. Akowe...

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We are hiring – Senior Laravel Developer

Akowe is looking to hire competent individuals to join its team. The roles we are interested in are as follows: Senior Laravel Developer  Akowe is looking for an experienced Senior Laravel Developer to oversee the development of functional web applications. You will be acting in a senior role, and thus, you should have strong managerial skills, extensive experience with PHP and the Laravel framework, and advanced problem-solving skills. A top-class Senior Laravel Developer ensures the software development team produces scalable and functional applications that meet company specifications. Senior Laravel Developer Responsibilities: Collaborate with a team of developers and UX designers...

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We are Hiring

Akowe is looking to hire competent individuals to join its team. The roles we are interested in are as follows: Senior Developer – C# / .Net / SQL Server Akowe is looking for an experienced Senior .NET developer to oversee the development of functional .NET applications and websites. You will be acting in a managerial role, overseeing the functions of the junior .NET development staff. You will be directly involved with .NET application coding, system debugging, code reviewing, and the development of operational procedures. To ensure success as a Senior .NET developer, you should have strong managerial skills, extensive experience...

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Digital Certificates are the new normal! Get on board today

Digital Certificates are the new normal! Get on board today

Digital Certificates are here! As far as certificates are concerned, Digital Certificates are the new normal. 2020 and the pandemic showed us that businesses who do not embrace digital tools for business operations are going to be left with the short end of the stick. The Global pandemic has made sure that new realities are the norm. Working from home is no longer a myth, and we now see that we can save millions of Naira monthly by being efficient with our time, working from home and being more productive. Hard copy certificates are old fashioned. They are prone to...

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