February saw us returning to Niger to meet with customers and prospective partners in the country, with great support from CARE Niger and CARE Denmark. Meeting customer groups is always a priority for us. On this visit we were happy to reconvene with a VSLA federation in the City of… Read More »Connecting with the female entrepreneurs in Niger
Three weeks into TechStars and it’s already proving to be a great learning experience. The first few weeks have been all about getting feedback. So far we have been engaged in finding out who can help us in one way or the other, and also who we are able to… Read More »Techstars – a whole galaxy of learning possibilities
At hiveonline we are developing a reputation system that will make it easier to clearly demonstrate the reputation of businesses and help build trusted relationships. Building a marketplace and creating a reputation score requires a lot of thinking about customer behaviour and the availability and use of data. At hiveonline… Read More »Reputation increases trust
According to the World Bank, “Financial inclusion means that individuals and businesses have access to useful and affordable financial products and services that meet their needs – transactions, payments, savings, credit and insurance – delivered in a responsible and sustainable way.” Written by Sofie Blakstad Today, around 1.7 billion adults don’t… Read More »What is financial inclusion and why is it important?
Yanisa Having flown 9,600km from a little red dot known as the sunny Singapore, I’m truly excited to join the hiveonline team here in Stockholm, Sweden. I’m currently embarking on an entrepreneurship program offered by the National University of Singapore (NUS) called NUS Oversea College (NOC), where undergraduates have the… Read More »Yanisa joining hiveonline
Being a part of the FinTech Startup community, we often found ourselves to be slightly different from the more traditional finance scene. In our team alone, of 11 team members working on different projects, we are 5 female, 6 male – we vary in age, nationality, skills and experience. Actually,… Read More »What makes a team most successful?
Elena The first three months of my journey with hiveonline have been both challenging and exciting. One of my degrees is in business administration, and so in the early days here I was mainly doing tasks typical to that of an office manager: dealing with the local authorities, managing meetings,… Read More »Elena’s 3 months at hiveonline
Fa’izah “Resilience is like a highlander who has designed the tools to enable her to climb up or down the mountain without falling.” Fa’izah lives in Kabe, a village in the Kollo region 45 km outside Niamey, Niger’s capital city. The village is 20km from the nearest paved road,… Read More »Fa’izah is ready to grow her business