All Posts By: Kelechi Udoagwu

Breaking Down Predictive Analytics

Originally published on B2C. The abundance of data generated in recent years — by individuals and businesses — means we no longer have to make haphazard business decisions and ‘hope for the best’. Now, we can employ more systematic and deliberate measures. At a point, the problem was how to access relevant data. Now, the […]

How To Get In The Battle for AI Talent

Originally published on B2C. The AI talent pool is shallow. But, just how shallow is it? According to this article on Bloomberg, in December 2017, Tencent Holdings Ltd., the Chinese internet conglomerate, published its findings that put the estimate of global AI talent at 200,000 to 300,000 people who were either AI researchers or industry […]

Want to get into Africa tech?

A summary of my notes from the recent Women Techmakers Leads and Google Developers Groups (GDG) Summit held in Lagos, Nigeria. I woke up on Monday morning to an invite to the Summit from my friend, Aniedi Udo-Ubong, Developer Ecosystem Manager at Google (Sub-Saharan Africa). It was to a two-day gathering of Women Techmakers Leads and […]

Multi-tasking Saved My Dreams

I am the kind of girl who gets a million good ideas in a day! My brain never sleeps, and I’m always thinking of new concepts and business ideas as I go about my daily business. As there are only ever 24 hours in a day though, I’ve never had enough time to work on […]

Do Like The Sea Does

I spent last weekend at the beach with some friends. It was a much-needed break to unwind from the pressures of being adult, being human. Take as many breaks as you need to cope w life and adulting. But hey, come back from those breaks and participate 100%, when you're strong. — Irony (@kelechiudoagwu) April […]

Working with Girlfriends: Dziffa Ametam

Originally published on the MEST Blog. Dziffa Akua Ametam is one of MEST’s new Communications Fellows. She’s also an entrepreneur, founder of Dziffa.com, a social enterprise that increases the global reach of local businesses by providing them with branding, marketing, and distribution services. Dziffa was awarded the 2014 Entrepreneur of the year by African Youth Excellence, […]

Working With Girlfriends: Beavly

Originally published on True Africa. ‘There’s definitely no pampering’ – how women in tech drive each other to achieve more Beavly is an online platform that connects people who want to learn skills with professionals who want to teach these skills. Run by Ijeoma Oguegbu and Barbara Okoto, it is one of two African startups accepted […]

Working With Girlfriends: Tress App

Originally published on True Africa. Tress is a hair inspiration app targeted at black women. It was created by Priscilla Hazel, Esther Olatunde and Cassandra Sarfo in Accra where they came together due to their shared love for dreaming, learning, building, traveling and innovating. This June Tress, which was founded at the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), was accepted to the Y-Combinator fellowship, […]

Disregard These For Success

Originally published on Bella Naija. Ever wondered why we eat with forks and knives? Why forks go with the left hand, and knives with the right? Ever wondered who makes these random rules, why everyone lives by them, and why you almost-always predictably follow them? Doing things different, just to stand out, is a foolish […]

Social Capital’s Way Better Than Money

Originally published on Bella Naija. I recently read a story on James Altucher’s blog where he shared how a friend of his made $2million in one morning, without any physical effort on his part. See a short excerpt from their dialogue below: Dave: “Oh! I forgot to tell you. I accidentally made 2 million dollars […]

When are millennials going to grow up?

Originally published on True Africa. Disclaimer: This article is in no way representative of the entire millennial generation. It is, however, representative of the majority of us. Come on, admit it, you see some of yourself in this 🙂 Kelechi, Odi, Martin and Carmel are friends. All between the ages of 23 to 35 years […]