Fund your startup and and go to Silicon Valley – Apply before 30th of May

Got an idea? Submit it now! 88mph now accepting applications for Nairobi 2013 AND if you apply before May 30, you will also be considered to go to Silicon Valley this summer for Blackbox Connect Summer ’13.

What this means: Live in the Blackbox Mansion for two weeks, all expenses paid. Meet key investors, get mentored by Valley veterans like Dave McLure and Tim Draper; collaborate with entrepreneurs from around the globe, all under the same roof, in the heart of Silicon Valley.

How to apply: Create a profile online at and answer the questionnaire about your company. Mention Blackbox in the title and upload a 1-2 min. video about how you’ll take advantage of Blackbox.

All web/mobile startups, local and international, are welcome to apply. Watch the BBC clip to learn more.

Good luck!
The 88mph Team

When this baby hits 88mph, you’re gonna see some serious shit!

Great Spots for Google I/O Extended Sessions

The excitement as Google I/O kicks off tomorrow May 15 is reaching peak proportions as more and more people are signing up to join the events by attending the I/O Extended Sessions. I/O Extended Sessions  let you experience the magic and innovation of Google I/O remotely. Part viewing experience and part community building, I/O Extended programming includes everything from live streaming the Google I/O content to local developer demos, hackathons, and speaker sessions.

If you don’t have enough bandwidth or you would like to join the I/O Extended with other developers and tech enthusiasts in watching the keynotes and other great sessions live – there are two places you can go right here in Lagos –

CCHub – 294 Herbert Macaulay Road, Sabo Yaba 

Audax – Plot 24 Adebisi Ogunniyi Crescent, Lekki Phase 1

See you there!

Qualcomm Vuforia Training

Innovative use of software on the many devices and gadgets that lay around our homes and workplaces have redefined the way we live and work. 

Augmented reality seeks to define that even further by creating feature-rich, interactive, and engaging applications that allow users interact with their immediate environments.

Qualcomm’s Vuforia Platform enables augmented reality (AR) app experiences that are best in class and creative beyond definition. These experiences reach across most real world environments, giving mobile apps the power to see.

On Saturday, 11th of May 2013, we will be having international experts from Qualcomm run a one-day workshop on how to actually build Android applications which leverage on the SDK. This is the first in the series of training on the SDK.

We have got limited seating for this first phase. You can grab one of 25 available tickets.  Shortlisted developers will be notified on location for the workshop here in Lagos. Not to worry if you don’t make the initial list, we will place you on a waiting list in the event that more seats become available. 


Showcase of apps that use the Vuforia platform:   &