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Apps4Africa 2012 - Business Challenge Winners Announced

20 FEB 2013

The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the winners of Apps4Africa 2012: Business Challenge, an Africa-wide competition to develop sustainable technology-based solutions to youth unemployment. Selected from nearly 300 applications from 27 countries by an international panel of judges, the winning teams are..

Entrepreneurs Learn How to Grow Business Using Social Media

20 MAR 2013

Young, sassy and upcoming entrepreneurs involved in social networking and program development participated in a technology focused one-day workshop organized by the Information Resource Center (IRC), U.S. Embassy Abuja on March 20...

Prowork Introduces Email Connect – Manage your Projects over Email

14 MAY 2013

Improvising emails for project management is a great productivity killer however we realize that some of your team members might still be used to that way of working. So Prowork is introducing Email Connect to provide them a seamless way to start using Prowork for project management and collaboration...

Six Nigeria Apps Named in Apps4Africa finalists

20 JAN 2013

Appfrica, the organisers of the Apps4Africa challenge, has announced the shortlist of finalists in its 2012 challenge. Appfrica runs the competition in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, with the support of the World Bank. The top three finalists will be announced within the next few weeks...

5 African startups among VentureOut competition finalists

09 OCT 2013

The startups – Nigeria’s Nearest Locator and Prowork, Senegal’s, South African GoMetro and Kenyan Waabeh – join nine other finalists from Europe and the Caribbean to compete in front of a live audience of mobile experts in Chisinau, Moldova, on November 1, for the top prize...

Prowork Joins 13 Finalists in VentureOut Mobile App Competition

09 OCT 2013

Thirteen international startups have been selected by the VentureOut Challenge, an initiative of infoDev and CRDF Global, to compete before a live audience and a panel of mobile experts in Chisinau, Moldova on November 1, 2013. The winners included Apps4Africa 2012 Challenge winner Prowork...

Tech in Africa: Homegrown Apps Transforming the Continent

JUL 2013

Nigerian developer Francis Onwumere launched Prowork, a web and mobile project management tool that enables businesses to create and assign tasks and track project status in real-time. Also a winner of the 2012 Apps4Africa competition, Onwumere has been making waves in the international technology scene, including being named one of Global Forum’s top 50 global entrepreneurs...

Nigeria’s Nearest Locator & Prowork To Compete For $10,000 VentureOut Mobile App Competition

08 OCT 2013

Nigeria’s Nearest Locator, a location based app that helps you easily find the nearest ATMs, eateries, hospitals, and more and Prowork, a project management and collaboration app for business are among 13 finalists selected for the VentureOut Challenge—an initiative of infoDev and CRDF Global with support from Co-creation Hub Nigeria...

Two Nigerian Startups As Finalists For VentureOut Mobile App Competition

09 OCT 2013

The VentureOut initiative was launched to help mobile app entrepreneurs to expand internationally. The finalists include ventures from Africa, the Caribbean, and Europe and Central Asia and represent mobile applications ranging from mobile health focusing on patient-centric health applications to location-based services and different sorts of entertainment including music, gaming and television...

Why tech innovators are Africa's future

22 FEB 2013

Ffene, SliceBiz and Prowork are the three winners of the Apps4Africa 2012 competition...

Why tech innovators are Africa's future

20 FEB 2013

Prowork, a Nigerian company creating software to let workers collaborate on projects via an app, text messages and email...

Ghana, Nigeria and Ugandan Techies Win Apps4Africa 2012 Prize

21 FEB 2013

SliceBiz (Ghana), Prowork (Nigeria) and Ffene (Uganda) have been announced as the winners of the 2012 Apps4Africa competition funded by the US government and the World Bank. The winners who were chosen from nearly 300...

Apps4Africa 2012: Business Challenge Winners Announced

25 FEB 2013

The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the winners of Apps4Africa 2012: Business Challenge, an Africa-wide competition to develop sustainable technology-based solutions to youth unemployment. Selected from nearly 300 applications...

Africa: Winners Announced in Apps4africa 2012 Business Challenge

20 FEB 2013

Francis Onwumere, Opeyemi Obembe, and Ernest Ojeh from Nigeria created a project management and business collaboration tool called Prowork that will help businesses create and assign tasks and track project status in real time through the Web, SMS and mob...

Prowork Doubles Down On Mobile With iOS And Android Compatible Web App |

18 JAN 2013

Before now, Prowork had what we might call fairly good support for mobile — native apps on BlackBerry and feature phones (Java). But that meant that other smartphone platforms — Android, iOS and WindowsPhone — had to make do with the mobile website, which...

Nigeria's Answer To Microsoft Sharepoint, Interview With Francis Onwumere Co Founder & CEO Prowork

07 NOV 2012

Nigeria’s Prowork enables real time collaboration, anywhere and anytime, allowing team members to stay on top of what’s happening on their projects...

DEMO Africa: ProWork wants to make project management easy - CIO East Africa

25 OCT 2012

Prowork is an Internet hosted (cloud based) enterprise project management provider. Francis Onwumere, co-founder of Prowork says that many project management tools "make it look like rocket science". Prowork solves...

Prowork And Twinpine Make 2012 Meffys Shortlist

16 AUG 2012

MEF, the Global Community for Mobile Content and Commerce has revealed the finalists for the ninth annual Meffys Awards. With more entries than ever before in 13 categories, from over 35 countries across all five continents, the 2012 Meffys mark the breadth, scale, maturity and continued innovation of the mobile industry...

Prowork: Task Management App from Nigeria ready to Storm the Enterprise market

30 JUL 2012

A few events have been held in the Nigerian tech space to promote innovation and ideas around mobile and web technology business. There has also been concern about the success of the folks that participated and the ideas that were launched...

Awards & Nominations

2012 Meffys Shortlist

01 AUG 2012

Congratulations to the 2012 Meffys Finalists!

Congratulating the Apps4Africa 2012 Winners!

01 AUG 2012

In 2012, the Apps4Africa: Business Challenge asked young tech developers to submit their business ideas aimed at solving local problems through a series of brainstorming sessions held in six countries across Africa..

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