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The Wedding Opportunity. A Match Made in Tech

21 February 2016 by Oo Nwoye

WeddingPackagesng.com
Finally!  Someone gets the wedding business opportunity when prospective couples can answer the question
“How Much Will The Wedding Cost?”
From crowdfunding from friends & family, to making weekly/monthly payments towards a wedding happening in X weeks time, to other things; the opportunities are endless once both planner and couple have that answer on lockdown.
 
If you throw in tech the right way, and proper execution, we have a company that can actually do hundreds of wedding events weekly in half a decade. Of course, economies of scale will only make weddings more affordable.
 
If that is not a Unicorn in waiting, tell me what is.
 
The clarity of the opportunity excites me especially as I have over the years, tried to get various people tackle this opportunity.
 
(Since I know the co founder of this, I will not be detailing how I see this being executed. But execution is all that matters though)
 
The end game for me has always been coordinating product development at a technology incubator I co run. And seeing this reminds me more and more MASSIVE opportunities are out there.

Anyway, if you are planning to get married soon, check out Wedding Packages. Focus on your marriage let someone else sweat the details of a one time event.

PS: If you already run an offline business and you’re looking at how tech can be applied to scale it,  hit me up if you need suggestions.  I can give you 30 mins of my time. It’s on the house.

PPS: Mummy & Nneka, don’t get carried away. I was not researching wedding details online. I just happened upon this. Be patient 😛

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What is wrong with the UK Startup scene?

05 October 2009 by Oo

Where is the HUB?This post was initially  titled “Where should the startup hub in UK be? Hint: NOT London!” of which the central theme was; although London is the hub of internet technology in UK, it should not be because of the high cost of living which eliminates startups between idea and Y Combinatior graduation stage (product fitness). I also stated that because of the importance of a living community tied to Universities like that which exists in the Valley (Stanford and Berkley), London is NOT conducive, as the Universities there are deep inside the city. I tried to propose a hub location by comparing Cambridge, Oxford, London, and Warwick (my University). While researching for my write up, I realized that there are greater challenges to the UK start-up scene than having a main hub .

Before going on, it is important to note why I am in a great position to write this post.

  • I am a foreigner (Yes, I am Nigerian), therefore I have no bias.
  • I have followed the ‘UK start-up scene’ quite closely for a while (1 year)
  • I have just begun my startup OnePage so I have firsthand experience of what is like creating a startup in the UK

I will itemize the factors working against the UK startup community thereafter suggest my solutions to the challenges I have listed.

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