Friday, August 19, 2016

MEST Incubator Lagos: Investing in Tech Startups

MEST Incubator Lagos will be hosting its first event in Lagos City – an interactive session and fireside chat with a focus on Investing in tech startups.

Founded in 2008, the MEST program has invested $20 million to support aspiring African entrepreneurs through the Meltwater Foundation. Over 400 individual entrepreneurs (from 4 countries – Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa) have graduated from the training program and 25 tech companies have been launched with seed funding and mentorship from MEST.

MEST entrepreneurs have developed solutions addressing local and global markets, received follow-on funding from global investors, and have gained admittance to top accelerator programs such as Y-Combinator, 500 Startups and TechStars.  MEST entrepreneurs have also been selected by President Obama to represent at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. and have been named Mandela Washington Fellows, a flagship program of Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).

MEST itself is regarded as “one of the largest private investments in Ghanaian economic development” by DFID and has received recognition from Forbes, AlJazeera, CNN, TechCrunch, Wall Street Journal, BBC and MarketWatch. MEST was also recently recognized as Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Africa. 

As our influence and scope of operations expand, we are launching incubators across Africa, starting with Lagos in Nigeria. We are excited to host our first event in the city – an interactive session and fireside chat with experienced speakers where we talk about Investing in Tech Startups.

The evening talks will be moderated by MEST Lagos Incubator General Manager, Neku Atawodi -- one of Forbes Africa's 30 under 30 for 2016, and founder of Malaik – an impact-focused approach to equity crowdfunding in Africa.

| Speakers |
* Jason Njoku from Spark & Irokotv
* Alexandra (Lexi) Novitske from Singularity Investments
* Dan Marom from Irrational innovations
* Ngozi Dozie from Kaizen Ventures
* Folabi Esan from Adlevo Capital
* Segun Adeyemi from Amplify
* Dotun Olowoporoku, Potential VC

| Date |
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

| Time |
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (WAT)

| Venue |
Cafe Neo, Adeyemi Lawson Street, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria

| Registration Link |

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

REGISTER: Lagos Technological Festival

Lagos Technological Festival is the YALI Network Face2Face premier intervention project aimed at showcasing the numerous Technological Solutions, Projects and Programmes available in the Nigerian ICT ecosystem

Oluyemi Imole is Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of, Nigeria’s premier e-testing Educational Examining Platform that seeks to test-run the abilities of students preparing for examinations like WAEC, JAMB and NECO in Nigeria.

Oluyemi Imole will be a panelist at the YALI Network Face2Face Technological Festival during the plenary session where it allows attendees ask questions based on his achievements as a Young Nigerian Entrepreneur who has built a Tech business regardless of the seeming challenges.

Oluyemi Imole is an avid goal-getter, resourceful and purpose-driven young Chap. He is an unrepentant entrepreneur who sees entrepreneurship as a powerful tool in the hand of youths with which we can turn Africa’s fortune around.

A graduate of Computer Science and Engineering from the prestigious Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso. His Passion for design, technology, education and entrepreneurship drove him to establish is first company and publish is first book while still an undergraduate.

A Cofounder at PASS.NG, Nigeria’s No. 1 e-testing platform that has helped over 200 thousand candidates excel in their various examinations since inception, providing practice tests and resources on exams like JAMB, WAEC, Aptitude tests, Job Screening test e.t.c.

He currently heads Product Design and Internal Finance at PASS.NG. Finding time to inspire youths and Teenagers in leadership and Entrepreneurship brings him lots of fulfilment. 

| Date |
August 29 & 30, 2016

| Location |
Lagos, Nigeria.
(To be disclosed to only registered participants).

| Registration |
* Registration link for exhibitors at the Technological Festival:

* Register link for conference participants:
(Note: Registration is compulsory to exhibit or attend).

This event is organized with the collaborative effort of TechHubAfrica, Some Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumnus in Nigeria,, Team7Project Youth Technology Development Centre, The League of Young Professionals, Nigeria and the United States Diplomatic Mission in Nigeria that oversees activities of the YALI Network Face2Face in Nigeria including other Technical Technological Partners in Nigeria.

This project is an initiative of TechHubAfrica! 

For more details on the exhibition opportunity, sponsorship and partnership please contact: EldaDavid - 08086034420
Timothy - 08100859365
Lekan - 07061531816

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