Vconnect’s Justice Mba Flies Africa’s Flag At React Rally 2017

Justice Mba, a Front End Developer with Vconnect was one of the 20 speakers at 2017’s React Rally held in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A. The two-day event featured talks from Tech companies like Twitter, Pinterest, Eventbrite, Adobe and many more. Ok, let me back up a moment here and explain what React is. React, as described on Facebook’s GitHub page, is a  JavaScript library maintained by Facebook for building user interfaces. It makes it painless to create interactive UIs (User Interfaces), so understandably,  it is quite popular with UI developers. React powers applications like Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp on the web and more. However, React is still a relatively new JavaScript library, it has only been around since 2013, so the fact that Justice was one of the speakers invited ...

Deepankar Rustagi On Keeping SMEs At The Centre of Vconnect’s Business

VConnect’s founder, Deepankar Rustagi was on the ‘Building The Future Podcast’ with Dotun Olowoporoku. The weekly podcast features guests who are leaders in the Nigerian tech/business ecosystem. The spotlight was on VConnect’s journey so far. Deepankar expounded on the lessons he has learnt building a business in Nigeria and what VConnect learned from its foray into eCommerce. If you think the talk was all about business, then you’re wrong, there were moments to reflect on Deepankar’s early years growing up in Ilupeju and why he is in love with Nigeria. The link for the entire podcast is below. However, we have excerpts for you to read if you do not have time to listen to all of it (although you should listen to it all). On early years in Nigeria “A lot of ...

How these 4 Nigerian Entrepreneurs are using Online Marketing to get more customers

Last Saturday was the 3rd edition of VConnect’s SME conference. Just like the previous two editions, the conference was held in conjunction with Facebook. This edition trained businesses on how to build websites for themselves using VConnect Sites, Boosting their Business with Facebook and Online lead generation. I was there to take pictures and give social media updates, I was filling in for Abdulkareem our social media guy who isn’t feeling well at the moment, get well soon bro. The event was a great time for Nigerian entrepreneurs present at the event to share and gain new insights about online marketing. As the event was wound up, I cornered some these Nigerian entrepreneurs to ask them about their business and their impressions of the conference. Who they are [caption id="attachment_19617" align="aligncenter" width="785"]

SME Conference 2.0 was rewarding (Just ask these businesses that won premium listings)

We kicked off 2017 with SME Conference 1.0 on the 19th of January, that first meeting of SMEs organised by VConnect and Facebook brought together industry leaders like Oluyomi Ojo of Prinitvo, Marek Zmylowski HotelOGA CEO, Airtel Director of Enterprise Business, Tawa Bolarin and many more. Six months later, we decided to do it again, this time around, SME Conference 2.0 was held on the 8th of June 2017, at NECA house at Ikeja, Lagos. The theme for this year's event was "Empowering the service sector". The Presentations With about 100 enthusiastic SMEs in attendance, the session started off with a keynote address by Chukuwuemeka Fred Agbata, he talked in detail about why your business needs to be online. [caption id="attachment_19409" align="alignnone" width="750"] Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata during his keynote ...

Freebies for Femalepreneurs as VConnect turns Six

VConnect turned 6 on the 8th of March 2017, what this means is that it has been 6 years of making it easier for you to connect with other businesses. Over the years there have been changes, what has remained constant is VConnect’s desire to help small businesses compete favourably. In that similar vein, to commemorate the sixth anniversary, VConnect seeks to reward six women-owned businesses by offering up to 250,000 naira worth of freebies. These include: 1st place = 6 months basic package subscription 2nd place = 3 months basic package subscription 3rd place = 1 month basic package subscription 4th place = 3,000 units of Email marketing & 1,000 units of SMS marketing 5th place = 1,500 units of Email ...

10 industry masterminds you will meet at SME Conference 1.0

One of the ideas we strongly believe in is that small businesses should be provided with the shoulders of giants to stand on. Giants you say? Yes giants, how else do you describe a line-up of speakers that include pioneers in sectors such as online payment and technology, a Stanford business coach, and other like-minded professionals. Here is the brilliant line-up of speakers at the SME Conference 1.0 ( can you tell how excited we are?) 1. Tayo Oviosu - Paga Founder and CEO of Paga, Tayo has over sixteen years of experience in a variety of technical and business roles in High-tech and Private Equity. Right before Paga, he was Vice President at Travant Capital Partners where he was responsible for executing the firm‘s investment strategy in West Africa. Aside his work at Paga, Tayo also ...