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Monday, September 25
 

17:00

Kick off Session: From Lagos to Silicon Valley
Official Launch of the Lagos Startupweek 2017.  

Entrepreneurship can be a tough and long journey for many people. Some get lucky and succeed the first time.  For any entrepreneur, the route from idea to established business is a long and winding one.If you want to startup a successful business, come learn how.

In this session, founders of promising Nigerian startups and businesses who started here in Lagos, scaled their business outside Lagos or attracted international investors will come share their experiences and provide insights on how you too can.

Hear Inspiring stories from entrepreneurs,the backstory of how they made it, the hustle, Challenges and some of the biggest lessons they have learned.



Speakers
avatar for Shola Akinlade

Shola Akinlade

Co-Founder /CEO, Paystack
He is the Co-Founder/CEO of Paystack
avatar for Ahmad Sufian Bayram

Ahmad Sufian Bayram

Regional Manager, Techstars
Techstars MEA Regional Manager & Jusoor Managing Director Ahmad is a social entrepreneur and collaborative economy expert. He works as the Middle East and Africa regional manager at Techstars, a worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed with a portfolio of over 1,100 com... Read More →
avatar for Ike Eze

Ike Eze

Angel Investor
Mr. Ike Eze holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from San Francisco State University, where he graduated as an Oseberg Scholar. He previously worked at Boston Consulting Group (New York), Bechtel (California) and... Read More →
avatar for Oluyomi Ojo

Oluyomi Ojo

Founder /CEO, Printivo
avatar for Chika Uwazie

Chika Uwazie

CEO, Talentbase


Monday September 25, 2017 17:00 - 20:00
Oriental Hotel 3 Lekki - Epe Express Way, Eti-Osa, Lagos
 
Tuesday, September 26
 

10:00

RDM Digital Marketing Masterclass; 10 things your business idea/ startup should do to break into the market and grow your business
Every business thrives on income generation. Sales can be tough and tedious, Digital Marketing can bridge the gap in your sales activity and ensure profitability to any business on a reasonable budget to traditional marketing.
At the Digital Marketing Masterclass, we give tips to ensure your business stands out and improves in revenue generation, plus an exclusive offer from RDM to generate a strategy report and plan, for businesses that qualify.
  • Introduction to Digital Marketing
  • Digital Marketing Channels
  • 10 things every business should do with Digital
  1. Understand your Audience
  2. Use Digital tools
  3. Have a Digital Marketing Strategy
  4. Invest in having Digital Assets
  5. Set Online Marketing goals
  6. Engage your audience
  7. Pay attention to Content
  8. Don't spread yourself too thin
  9. Discover what channels work for your business
  10. Use Analytics to make business decisions
  • Bonus Tips
  1. Engage RDM ( Free 30 minutes Strategy Call for businesses).
  2. Get a Digital Marketing Training for your Team

Speakers
avatar for Debo Ajayi

Debo Ajayi

Head, RDM Academy
SD

Seye Dpo-Adebule

Head of Online Marketing, RDM Academy


Tuesday September 26, 2017 10:00 - 11:30
Oriental Hotel 3 Lekki - Epe Express Way, Eti-Osa, Lagos

12:00

Masterclass: User Experience & Product Development
Tuesday September 26, 2017 12:00 - 14:00
Oriental Hotel 3 Lekki - Epe Express Way, Eti-Osa, Lagos

14:00

The Future of Innovation in Lagos: Exponential Trends & Institutional Disruption|
Join the SingularityU Lagos Chapter at Exponential trends & the impact of technology in Nigeria.

This salon kicks off interactive discussions within the local community in Lagos. With the massive disruption caused in institutions and societal structures by exponential technologies globally, how do we manage the transition and apply these technologies locally? How are we taking advantage of the trends in Solar Power & Energy Storage, Fintech & Digital Currency, Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality, Intelligent Agents, Cognitive Computing & Artificial Intelligence, Space Exploration and more. How can big organizations with several years of linear growth and approach transition to thinking and implementing and growing exponentially?

Join us as we address these issues in 2 panel sessions with panelist from the local community who are leading the exponential trends in Lagos.

Speakers
avatar for Idris Ayodeji Bello

Idris Ayodeji Bello

Steering Committee Member, Nigeria Health Innovation Marketplace (NHIM)
The 'Afropreneur' (entrepreneur with an African focus), as he self-describes, Idris Ayodeji Bello is a Partner at LoftyInc Allied Partners Limited and co-founder of The Wennovation Hub, an innovation platform based in Nigeria, that has successfully accelerated the launch of over a dozen start-ups . | | A first class honors graduate of Computer Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, he has an M.Sc in Computer Science... Read More →
avatar for Oluseye Soyode- Johnson

Oluseye Soyode- Johnson

Oluseye is keen on assembling local and global innovation stakeholders around high-impact STEM initiatives that accelerate local application of cutting-edge technology in Africa, while ensuring visible, viable outcomes. He successfully launched NASA Space Apps Challenge in Nigeria, which has become an annual 4-day multi-city initiative that leverages community-led innovation to explore and develop locally applicable technology solutions for space and earth-use. The program has run for four years consecutively, and has become a year-long platform to foster Nigerian space innovation, as well as develop strong gender and youth project inclusion. With Space Apps Nigeria, Oluseye is focused on inspiring a new generation to solve local, in ways that can intrinsically scale global. | | As Innovation and Business Development Expert, at the Ericsson Innovation Hub, Oluseye is driving bold, innovative products that accelerate the potential of some of the largest TMT players across Africa; while utilizing the... Read More →
avatar for Olu Ogunlela

Olu Ogunlela

Co-Founder & Chief Curator, Gridless Africa
Olu Ogunlela is the Co-Founder & Curator of Gridless Africa, a clean energy think tank on a mission to accelerate the deployment of sustainable energy in Africa. Gridless Africa is known for hosting clean energy stakeholders around the world during its weekly Tweetchat series, discussing industry trends and fostering value-added connections amongst industry players. | | Olu is an Appropriate Technologist (renewable energy engineer and sustainable development expert) with 7 years hands-on experience which cuts across the value chain of renewable energy sector (Technical Sales... Read More →
avatar for Judith Okonkwo

Judith Okonkwo

Founder, Imisi 3D
Judith Okonkwo was born in London and grew up in Austria, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Indonesia and Japan. She is a Technology Evangelist and Business Psychologist. In 2014, she moved to Lagos, Nigeria and spent a year helping Chan Zuckerberg Initiative investee Andela set up. She sit... Read More →
avatar for Victor Olorunfemi

Victor Olorunfemi

Tax Technology & Innovation Lead, PWC - Price waterhouse Coopers
Victor is an artsy technology enthusiast with a strong interest in emerging technologies. As a solutions designer, he has been involved in the design, development and deployment of IT solutions for a top multinational business consulting firm where he has won multiple awards for... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 14:00 - 16:00
Oriental Hotel 3 Lekki - Epe Express Way, Eti-Osa, Lagos

16:00

The Art of Photography
A point where Photographers Come to Be More Connected and Inspired
The session is dedicated to everything photography, from inspiring enthusiasts, to providing professional photographers with access to exclusive networking and giving leading
photography brands the opportunity to show the audience first-hand the technologies and accessories that they offer.
This is the event for everyone passionate about photography!

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Bernard Kalu

Bernard Kalu

Photographers


Tuesday September 26, 2017 16:00 - 18:00
Oriental Hotel 3 Lekki - Epe Express Way, Eti-Osa, Lagos

18:00

Fashion Innovation - Finding your Niche
The Lagos Fashion industry is fast expanding from fashion designing , hair styling , make up artistry , fashion styling , pageantry etc . The session helps you to connect with different fashion personalities and entrepreneurs as they discuss the importance of discovering your niche and being innovative to give the competitive advantage.

This event is for everyone that partakes in the Fashion Industry - Designers, Makeup Artist, Photograhers, Consumers and all.


Tuesday September 26, 2017 18:00 - 20:00
Oriental Hotel 3 Lekki - Epe Express Way, Eti-Osa, Lagos
 
Wednesday, September 27
 

09:00

AgricTech Summit 2017
The opportunities emerging through the advent of smartphones and mobile applications to aid agriculture has made it imperative to provide an avenue that fosters the development, funding and creation of innovative ideas that will accelerate the growth and impact of agriculture on the Nigerian economy.

If you are an Agricultural Investor, Innovation Driver, Thought Leader, Technology Enthusiast, Technology Developer, or Financier, then you don’t want to miss the AgricTech Summit 2017.The summit will enlighten attendees on the myriad of opportunities that abound in technology driven mechanized farming.AgricTech Summit 2017.



This is an independent event run by Startzone . Kindly Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/agrictech-summit-2017-tickets-37722342542

Moderators
avatar for Wole Famurewa

Wole Famurewa

Market Editor, CNBC Forbes
Market Editor CNBC Forbes

Speakers
avatar for Seyi Abolaji

Seyi Abolaji

Co-Founder, Wilson Juice
Seyi Abolaji is a graduate of Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA), entrepreneur par | excellence and Founder/CEO of Wilson’s Juice Co. Ltd. What Seyi started with only N2000 in a small university kiosk has grown to become Nigeria’s premier not-from- concentrate juice company. Their flagship Lemonades, can be found in retail outlets such as Shoprite, SPAR Park... Read More →
avatar for Adepeju Adebajo

Adepeju Adebajo

Commissioner, Agriculture Ogun State
Commissioner Agriculture Ogun State
avatar for Toks Fayomi

Toks Fayomi

Toks Fayomi is an ICT Consultant and Private Sector Specialist. She largely works on cross-sectoral initiatives that focus on leveraging ICTs for development. | | Toks has been involved in the implementation of human development and ICT for development pilots and projects in Nigeria, Rwanda, Kenya and Bangladesh, supporting various activities in education, agriculture, private sector development and health. | | Prior to her years as a consultant, Toks had worked with SMEs and Fortune 500 companies in the US, the United Kingdom and Nigeria. She holds an international MBA from Tsinghua SEM and MIT Sloan and a... Read More →
avatar for Shola Ladoja

Shola Ladoja

CEO, Simple Green Juice
avatar for Chike Nwagwu

Chike Nwagwu

CEO, Novus Agro Limited
Chike Nwagwu is CEO at Novus Agro Limited, Nigeria's leading provider of agricultural market information. Novus Agro runs the largest private network for the collection of agricultural market information in Nigeria, as well as the widest network of community-based market facilitators. | | As the founding Managing Director, Chike has directed the affairs of Novus Agro since its' establishment in 2012 till date, a period that has seen the company grow its market agent footprint across the 36 states of the Federation covering over 100 key markets and tracking 34 commodities daily. In addition to this, Novus Agro runs a network of over 305 facilitators in various rural communities across the country working with farmers to improve access to markets and inputs. Notable amongst the company's initiatives is the Nigeria Farmers Helpline an Agricultural information access project in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture. | | Chike started his working career as a business development executive with Millennium Investment Trust Limited where he quickly rose to become the Business Advisory Lead. In 2000 he left to start icaptechnologies Limited, a Technology solutions development firm with market leadership in the provision of transactional platforms mainly in the media and banking industry in Nigeria. He as at various times consulted and led implementation on technology-based process transformation for various organizations in Nigeria including United Bank for Africa and the Code of Conduct Bureau. | | Mr. Nwagwu holds a... Read More →
avatar for Olukayode Pitan

Olukayode Pitan

MD, BOI Nigeria
avatar for Abdul Samad Rabiu

Abdul Samad Rabiu

MD, BUA
MD BUA



Wednesday September 27, 2017 09:00 - 16:00
Startzone Plot 9 Gbagada Industrial Scheme, Beside UPS, Gbagada Expressway

12:00

World Tourism Day :Sustainable Tourism a tool for development
In the spirit of this years global celebration, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has launched a consumer-oriented campaign aimed at raising awareness of the value and contribution that sustainable tourism can make towards development of local economies. Now for World Tourism Day 2017, The official celebrations will be held in Qatar, as decided by the UNWTO General Assembly. The event will be structured around two sessions, focused on ‘Tourism as a driver of economic growth’, and ‘Tourism and the Planet: committed to a greener future’. This event is powered by Startup Lagos in collaboration with Legacy 

Speakers
avatar for Ayo Dawodu

Ayo Dawodu

CEO, co-founder, Loystar
Technology entrepreneur with a Lean Startup DNA. | Chat me up about customer development and creative ways to grow a business :)


Wednesday September 27, 2017 12:00 - 14:45
Nigerian Railways Old Running Shed (Legacy Main Museum)

17:00

Drinks Entrepreneurs

A social networking event for meeting great people passionate about entrepreneurship and small business development over a nice chilled drink! Launched in Paris – Drink Entrepreneurs is ramping up, now in 40 cities (Paris, London, Brussels etc ).

DrinkEnterpreneurs is an event which is designed to fill this identified void, by creating the most relaxed/informal environment for driven and motivated entrepreneurs after close of business of any given day, once a month, in order to enjoy meeting great people over drinks and music.



Wednesday September 27, 2017 17:00 - 18:00
Nigerian Railways Old Running Shed (Legacy Main Museum)

17:00

Coversations: Scaling your Business through Creative Thinking
CapitalSquare will be hosting a fireside chat with Rich Tanksley, Senior VP, NeuBridges. The discussion will be themed 'Scaling your Business through Creative Thinking'.Rich will be sharing the experiences that have shaped his professional career so far.

There'll also be a Q&A session, so attendees get to ask questions and contribute to the conversation.ere will also be opportunity for questions and comments from the audience during the event.

This is an independent Event kindly register here: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/conversations-with-rich-tanksley-tickets-37691248539?aff=erellivmlt

Speakers
avatar for Richard Tanksley

Richard Tanksley

Senior Vice President of Special Projects, NeuBridges
Rich Tanksley is the Senior Vice President of Special Projects for the Nigerian/American consulting firm NeuBridges. He has helped start and run a 3D printing and entrepreneurship training program for a corporate client in Lagos. He is also an official brand ambassador and former... Read More →



Wednesday September 27, 2017 17:00 - 20:00
Capital Square CapitalSquare Ikoyi, 114b Ilupeju Street, Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi

17:30

Women who Launch
This event is committed to increasing the number of women entrepreneurs starting high growth ventures by providing the resources, network, and knowledge for the launch and growth of their company

It aspires to support gender equal entrepreneurial ecosystems by empowering women to engage with entrepreneurship, whether as founders, funders or team members

Connecting women to inspiring role models and an opportunity to discuss what it takes to launch and scale a new business venture


Speakers
avatar for Dr Ajimegor Ikuenobe

Dr Ajimegor Ikuenobe

Ajimegor Ikuenobe is a medical doctor who has been actively involved in health care, community service and development for over a decade, with a special focus on Early Childhood Development (ECD). A 2017 Mandela Washington Fellow, Ajimegor is currently working on building an all-inclusive stakeholder platform, using the collective impact framework to address challenges surrounding Early Childhood Development in Nigeria, and Africa at large. She is the executive director/ founder of Lead Oak Women and Children Foundation, an NGO, where she leads a dynamic team to initiate, design and execute initiatives that tackle issues surrounding ECD in Nigeria. This NGO runs an Integrated, Early Childhood Development Program using a 3-pronged approach-; 'FEED A CHILD', 'EQUIP A MOTHER', and 'EDUCATE A CHILD ' projects which has reached hundreds of vulnerable children aged 0-5, and their less privileged mothers. She is also a co- founder of Convergence for Early Childhood Development in Africa (CECD Africa), a social enterprise promoting sustainable development and national progress through ECD programs, as well as the convener of the parental knowledge, skill and support workshop, 'ECD FOR MUMS'. She serves as Chief Operations Officer for Bradshaw Abels Consulting, a project consulting company specializing in the area of conference and corporate event planning... Read More →
avatar for Chiamaka Obuekwe

Chiamaka Obuekwe

Co-founder/CEO, Social Prefect Tours
avatar for Kemi Tijani

Kemi Tijani

Founder, Wow Braids
Kemi Tijani is the Founder of Wow Braids, a for-profit social enterprise that creates globally competitive hair and beauty products from local inputs by working with groups of women artisans across Nigeria. Wow Braids products are ethically sourced from highly-skilled stylists in Nigeria and distributed through a global network of channel partners. Prior to establishing Wow Braids, Kemi worked as a Technology Business Specialist at Microsoft and Dell EMC, where she designed technology solutions that enabled large enterprises to increase their bottom line by transforming their business processes and operations... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 17:30 - 19:30
CVL Building 6 Balarabe Musa cr ( off Samuel Manuwa st, opposite entrance of 1004) Victoria Island
 
Thursday, September 28
 

09:00

Girl meets Tech
Girl Meets Tech Conference is focused on inspiring and empowering females to aspire to build and achieve their future dreams in our tech-savvy world. Girl Meets Tech brings hands-on tech-related skills to girls all over Nigeria, helping them become high-achieving tech women and leaders in our society.  
The objective of this conference is:

  • To redress the gender imbalance in technology through education
  • To accelerate the growth of innovative females entering into the high-tech industry and building startupsTo empower females who would like to transition into a career in tech.
  • To facilitate learning and tech skill building through advanced curriculum and programming


Thursday September 28, 2017 09:00 - 11:00
Startzone Plot 9 Gbagada Industrial Scheme, Beside UPS, Gbagada Expressway

09:00

Startup Lagos Tour
Thursday September 28, 2017 09:00 - 16:30
Startzone Plot 9 Gbagada Industrial Scheme, Beside UPS, Gbagada Expressway

10:30

Masterclass: Customer Acquisition

For early stage startups, customer strategy can be daunting: there may be limited data into customer behavior, low customer understanding of untested products, and resource constraints due to competing priorities. However, customer strategy does not have to be time-consuming or academic. Customer strategy drives product-market fit early on and can be a key competitive advantage down the road. During this session, we’ll walk through a customer segmentation and lifetime value analysis as a way to develop your customer strategy. Our objective is to equip you with the tools to perform this yourself in the near future, and continuously.

 We will also be announcing Accion Venture Lab’s Company Builder initiative which will recruit potential founders to utilize learning from this workshop as they identify, validate, and launch promising fintech business models serving lower income Nigerians

We will also be announcing Accion Venture Lab’s Company Builder initiative which will recruit potential founders to utilize learning from this workshop as they identify, validate, and launch promising fintech business models serving lower income Nigerians.


Speakers
avatar for Ashley Lewis

Ashley Lewis

Investment Officer, Accion Venture Lab
Ashley Lewis is an Investment Officer with Accion Venture Lab, leading the team's deal activity and portfolio engagement across West Africa. She has ten years of experience across financial services, investments and social ventures. Ashley has dedicated her time to investing in and scaling social ventures across Sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia. Prior to joining Venture Lab, Ashley worked as an Investment Consultant and Early Stage Venture Accelerator Manager with LGT Venture Philanthropy in both Thailand and Uganda. Ashley also brings a wealth of knowledge from her time in the institutional asset management arms of Goldman Sachs and Vanguard and as an entrepreneur in the impact investing space as the Co-Founder of Invest With Impact. Ashley has a... Read More →
avatar for Coryell Stout

Coryell Stout

Portfolio Engagement Manager, Accion Venture Lab
Coryell Stout is the Portfolio Engagement Manager for Venture Lab, providing strategic and operational support to portfolio companies across Africa. Coryell has eight years of experience across business strategy and operations in emerging markets. Prior to joining Accion, Coryell advised early-stage, East African-based hardware companies on their manufacturing, distribution, and go-to-market strategies. Previously, she was the COO at One Degree Solar, where she founded the Kenya office, expanded operations across East Africa, and oversaw the launch of 4 new products in 13 markets. She was also COO at Generation Enterprise, a business incubator for youth entrepreneurs in Nigeria, and worked on microfinance initiatives for CARE International and Plan International in Ghana and The Jaipur Rugs Foundation in India. Additionally, Coryell brings consulting experience from her time at the Foundation Management Group, during which she advised award-winning nonprofits on board governance and donor management, as well as the Corporate Executive Board, where she worked with Fortune 500 companies on customer service and retention strategies. Coryell holds a Bachelor of... Read More →


Thursday September 28, 2017 10:30 - 12:00
Oriental Hotel 3 Lekki - Epe Express Way, Eti-Osa, Lagos

12:00

Legal Rights and Wrongs of Starting and Growing a Business
In this interactive session, Nigeria's prominent lawyers as well as some startup founders will explain the importance of getting the legalities of a business in order from the outset. This would take the form of a panel discussion after which attendees would be allowed to ask questions .

This session will provide advice to businesses starting out on everything they need to know as it pertains to the Law, Legal issues and structures in order to give their business the best chance of success.

Speakers
avatar for Alade Isa

Alade Isa

Partner, Banwo & Ighodalo
Isa Alade is a Partner at Banwo & Ighodalo, a leading Nigerian law firm that provides first-class legal advice in most aspects of Nigerian corporate and commercial law. | He has extensive experience in the areas of Corporate Finance, Banking, Project Finance, Securities and Capital Markets, Mergers... Read More →


Thursday September 28, 2017 12:00 - 14:00
Oriental Hotel 3 Lekki - Epe Express Way, Eti-Osa, Lagos

12:00

Social Good Summit Lagos Meetup 2017 - #2030NOW
The Social Good Summit examines the impact of technology and new media on social goodinitiatives around the world. Held annually during UNGA Week, the Social Good Summitunites a dynamic community of global leaders and grassroots activists to discuss solutions forthe greatest challenges of our time.

At this session, entrepreneurs and social innovators will brainstorm on how social media and (new) technologies can be used to achieve the SustainableDevelopment Goals.

Speakers
avatar for Victoria Ibiwoye

Victoria Ibiwoye

Executive Director One African Child



Thursday September 28, 2017 12:00 - 14:00
Startzone Plot 9 Gbagada Industrial Scheme, Beside UPS, Gbagada Expressway

12:30

The Fintech Office Hours
Accion Venture Lab, the seed-stage investment initiative of financial inclusion leader Accion, is looking to support financial technology startups in Nigeria and beyond with access to capital and capacity building support.  Join this session to learn more about Accion Venture Lab’s investment approach as well as recommendations for raising funds for your fintech venture.  After the presentation we will conduct one on one office hours with entrepreneurs to learn more about their ventures and see if there are opportunities to support their growth.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Lewis

Ashley Lewis

Investment Officer, Accion Venture Lab
Ashley Lewis is an Investment Officer with Accion Venture Lab, leading the team's deal activity and portfolio engagement across West Africa. She has ten years of experience across financial services, investments and social ventures. Ashley has dedicated her time to investing in and scaling social ventures across Sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia. Prior to joining Venture Lab, Ashley worked as an Investment Consultant and Early Stage Venture Accelerator Manager with LGT Venture Philanthropy in both Thailand and Uganda. Ashley also brings a wealth of knowledge from her time in the institutional asset management arms of Goldman Sachs and Vanguard and as an entrepreneur in the impact investing space as the Co-Founder of Invest With Impact. Ashley has a... Read More →
avatar for Coryell Stout

Coryell Stout

Portfolio Engagement Manager, Accion Venture Lab
Coryell Stout is the Portfolio Engagement Manager for Venture Lab, providing strategic and operational support to portfolio companies across Africa. Coryell has eight years of experience across business strategy and operations in emerging markets. Prior to joining Accion, Coryell advised early-stage, East African-based hardware companies on their manufacturing, distribution, and go-to-market strategies. Previously, she was the COO at One Degree Solar, where she founded the Kenya office, expanded operations across East Africa, and oversaw the launch of 4 new products in 13 markets. She was also COO at Generation Enterprise, a business incubator for youth entrepreneurs in Nigeria, and worked on microfinance initiatives for CARE International and Plan International in Ghana and The Jaipur Rugs Foundation in India. Additionally, Coryell brings consulting experience from her time at the Foundation Management Group, during which she advised award-winning nonprofits on board governance and donor management, as well as the Corporate Executive Board, where she worked with Fortune 500 companies on customer service and retention strategies. Coryell holds a Bachelor of... Read More →


Thursday September 28, 2017 12:30 - 14:00
Oriental Hotel 3 Lekki - Epe Express Way, Eti-Osa, Lagos

14:00

How I got funded by Business Insider / Pulse
Its easy to get caught up in the world of pitches, investors and venture capital.  But, the truth is most startups require some form of traction in order to demonstrate their investability.  The good news is that there are many ways to create the cash flow in an early stage venture without raising institutional capital

Speakers
avatar for Kola Aina

Kola Aina

Founder/CEO, Venutures Platform
avatar for Ife Bakare

Ife Bakare

CEO, Passport
avatar for Femi Kuti

Femi Kuti

Co-Founder, Kange



Thursday September 28, 2017 14:00 - 16:00
Oriental Hotel 3 Lekki - Epe Express Way, Eti-Osa, Lagos
  • Host Organization Pulse

14:00

Android Nigeria Community : Developing Android Developers
Developing Android Developers is borne of the ardent desire of the Android NigeriaCommunity to train modern Android Developers. The event seeks to bring togetherAndroid developers from all parts of the country to come and learn best practices on theircraft, master their stack and get better at what they do.

Speakers
avatar for Sunday  Akinsete

Sunday Akinsete

Mobile developer, IT enthusiast, ‎iQube Labs
avatar for Neo  Ighodaro

Neo Ighodaro

CTO, Hotelsng
CTO @Hotelsng. Ambassador @Auth0. African Tech Community Builder. Author. Public Speaker. Writer @Pusher. Organiser @LaravelNigeria... Read More →
avatar for Chike Mgbemena

Chike Mgbemena

Software Developer, Pacent Technologies
Software developers at Pacent Technologies | Code Instructor at Envato Tuts
avatar for Nnabueze Uhiara

Nnabueze Uhiara

Mobile developer, IT enthusiast -


Thursday September 28, 2017 14:00 - 17:00
Startzone Plot 9 Gbagada Industrial Scheme, Beside UPS, Gbagada Expressway

15:00

NewSpace: Africa's Commercial Space Sector Opportunity

The global space sector has seen a massive resurgence over the past five years, that has repositioned the industry and galvanized global interest.  From renewed thrust from public sector players like NASA, to private sector innovation from Space X and Blue Orbit, the increasing scientific and economic benefits to participating countries are undeniable.  Newspace – the commercialization and inclusion of private sector actors in space endeavors – is largely responsible for this.

Thus, there has never been a better time for Africa’s space ambitions, and for Nigeria’s participation, STEM advancement, and entrepreneurial inclusion. The advent of lower-barriers-to-entry, due to technologies such as the CubeSat, and global bottom-up innovation programs, are spurring greater access to tools, expertise and funding mechanisms, required for success.

This illustrious panel includes space authorities and thought-leaders, leading the charge towards Nigeria’s future space activities. The talk will discuss the potential opportunities and where the sector must concentrate efforts and resources to best maximize gains. It will share ingredients required for success, as well as what success should look like. Key focus areas include:

  • The national role of space in STEM education and innovation
  • The commercial applications and possibilities for Nigerian satellite technology
  • The role of women in the Nigerian Space innovation
  • The potential for Lagos as a space launch-capable site, in the future

Speakers
avatar for Femi Arosanyin

Femi Arosanyin

COO, IHS Tower
A Seasoned Telecommunications & IT Executive with over fifteen years of experience in business development and general management. | | Alumnus of the International Space University ( ISU Summer & MSS programs), also an Alumnus of INSEAD & London Business School (LBS) Executive... Read More →
avatar for Funmilayo Erinfolami

Funmilayo Erinfolami

POC, Space Generation Advisory Council & International Space University Alumni
Funmilayo has a postgraduate diploma in Basic Space and Atmospheric Science, and Space Studies at the International Space University, Montreal Canada. | Currently serving as the National Point of Contact, Nigeria, for the UN’s Space Generation Advisory Council, an international organization on space for young professionals, she is building global networks and leading awareness of... Read More →
avatar for Oluseye Soyode- Johnson

Oluseye Soyode- Johnson

Oluseye is keen on assembling local and global innovation stakeholders around high-impact STEM initiatives that accelerate local application of cutting-edge technology in Africa, while ensuring visible, viable outcomes. He successfully launched NASA Space Apps Challenge in Nigeria, which has become an annual 4-day multi-city initiative that leverages community-led innovation to explore and develop locally applicable technology solutions for space and earth-use. The program has run for four years consecutively, and has become a year-long platform to foster Nigerian space innovation, as well as develop strong gender and youth project inclusion. With Space Apps Nigeria, Oluseye is focused on inspiring a new generation to solve local, in ways that can intrinsically scale global. | | As Innovation and Business Development Expert, at the Ericsson Innovation Hub, Oluseye is driving bold, innovative products that accelerate the potential of some of the largest TMT players across Africa; while utilizing the... Read More →


Thursday September 28, 2017 15:00 - 17:00
Oriental Hotel 3 Lekki - Epe Express Way, Eti-Osa, Lagos

16:00

Design Matters : The Design Trade
Let's talk about design in Africa ! Discover different design practices from across the globe and learn unique cultural challenges. This is a event for anyone interested in design in all different aspects: UX, Industrial Design and Web Design etc.

Get insights on how to design for the future by  listening to talks, participating in workshops and  meeting designers from cutting-edge companies across different sectors . 

We have a growing community comprised of tech & design professionals, people entirely inexperienced in tech & design fields, and numerous individuals pursuing career change.Whether or not you have experience in tech, data, & design, we welcome you to join in and be a part of this growing and diverse Conversation !


In this event we gather the Design community to  discuss what's new - best practises, get inspired,  meet new people and have fun together! 




Speakers
avatar for Noella Ekezie

Noella Ekezie

Founder, Ella Creative Agency



Thursday September 28, 2017 16:00 - 18:00
Oriental Hotel 3 Lekki - Epe Express Way, Eti-Osa, Lagos

17:00

Enterprise Innovation: What is the future of Innovation at Corporations and How Can Entrepreneurs Be Involved

Corporations are constantly trying to figure out how they should innovate for their future. Every organization is looking to compete in this current economy and corporations are no different.

Heads of Innovation & CIO's are working to help develop the strategy and vision for the future of their organizations.

Come and hear what corporations are doing to help develop plans for innovation within their companies and also how these innovative leaders are looking to engage entrepreneurs and startups to help them plan for the future.

This session is a must for entrepreneurs who have solutions to support corporations develop, and compete.


Thursday September 28, 2017 17:00 - 20:00
Startzone Plot 9 Gbagada Industrial Scheme, Beside UPS, Gbagada Expressway

18:30

Trellis Masterclass - Introducing Decisive Advantage to your Business
What is DAE?

Trellis Masterclass is a Brand Strategy Training program facilitated by Trellis. The TrellisMasterclass will be run as a flight school with all the aesthetics and flight manuals. Thistraining focuses on the development of brand positioning which is essential to supportthe overall business strategy of any company. It is strictly for entrepreneurs, start upsand small companies that are 0 - 1year old. It is a 1.5 Hour class that will broken up into3 different sessions. At the end of this course participants would; know what a brand isand is not, how essential branding is for business strategy and modeling, Know how toposition their brands/business for decisive advantage.

Why

Positioning is everything, and the Trellis Masterclass seeks to help small companies thatcan not afford to pay a premium on branding know the basics necessary as they growinto the companies of the future. It will also help givesmall companies and start ups the thrust to achieve true decisive advantage even fromthe beginning.

What is Decisive Advantage?

Decisive Advantage is the strategic advantage an entity gains over another where theconsumer consistently chooses its offering even before reaching the market place.

Scope of course
  • Dispelling Brand Myths
  • Positioning to win heart and wallet
  • Competition is not the only competition
  • People-ize : Understanding that engagement is critical to building your brand

Speakers
avatar for Akinlabi Akinbulumo

Akinlabi Akinbulumo

Akinlabi Akinbulumo is a brand strategy expert and a member of the board of directors at the Trellis group of companies. | An ardent follower of the Sun Tzu philosophy Akinlabi constantly driven by the maxim: “The true product of a company, regardless of its resources, is the quality of its... Read More →
avatar for Adaora Mbelu

Adaora Mbelu

Director Trellis Group, and Head Of Innovation, A2 Creative, Trellis Group
Adaora is currently Head Of Innovation at A2 Creative - a Trellis Company. She has a passion for innovation and a belief in the power of creativity to achieve extraordinary business results. | | Her experience spans across various industries, where she has gathered priceless experiences. She has worked as content director on the following projects - United Nations World Tourism Conference, Nigeria Centenary Awards, International Conference On Peace... Read More →


Thursday September 28, 2017 18:30 - 19:45
Oriental Hotel 3 Lekki - Epe Express Way, Eti-Osa, Lagos
 
Friday, September 29
 

09:00

Startup Showcase & Exhibition

Startup Showcase is a fun and easy way to discover interesting startups in Lagos and meetup with their founders and representatives. From Fintech startups to Fashion and Retail, come discover the latest Kid on the block.


Friday September 29, 2017 09:00 - 17:00
Oriental Hotel 3 Lekki - Epe Express Way, Eti-Osa, Lagos

10:00

Masterclass: Growth hacking your startup

Startups generally have limited resources and to succeed, the limited resources need to be properly optimised.

In this workshop styled session, you will learn about the various experiments across marketing channels and product development that offer the most efficient ways to grow your business.


Friday September 29, 2017 10:00 - 11:30
Oriental Hotel 3 Lekki - Epe Express Way, Eti-Osa, Lagos

12:00

Fire side Chat with Techstars
Speakers
avatar for Ahmad Sufian Bayram

Ahmad Sufian Bayram

Regional Manager, Techstars
Techstars MEA Regional Manager & Jusoor Managing Director Ahmad is a social entrepreneur and collaborative economy expert. He works as the Middle East and Africa regional manager at Techstars, a worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed with a portfolio of over 1,100 com... Read More →


Friday September 29, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Oriental Hotel 3 Lekki - Epe Express Way, Eti-Osa, Lagos

13:00

Getting Press for Your Startup

Good press usually brings more inbound traffic to your business. However, quite often startup founders believe they require an expensive PR Firm or agency to help achieve this. This session provides information about how to get press coverage for your startup while working with a startup budget.


Speakers
avatar for Eduvie Martin

Eduvie Martin

Executive Officer / Head of Marketing and Communication, Comic Republic
Executive Officer / Head of Marketing and Communications Comic Republic


Friday September 29, 2017 13:00 - 15:00
Oriental Hotel 3 Lekki - Epe Express Way, Eti-Osa, Lagos

14:00

Blockchain & Crypto Currency
Speakers

Friday September 29, 2017 14:00 - 14:45
Oriental Hotel 3 Lekki - Epe Express Way, Eti-Osa, Lagos

14:45

Retail & Ecommerce

The retail and ecommerce industry in Africa is currently buzzing. Join an incredible line-up of guest presenters for a fast-paced talk on inspiration, insights, and lessons learned in the ever-changing world of innovation in retail and ecommerce landscape in Africa



Friday September 29, 2017 14:45 - 16:00
Oriental Hotel 3 Lekki - Epe Express Way, Eti-Osa, Lagos

16:00

Ventures Dialogue -Startup Valuation Masterclass

If you’ve ever wondered what your valuation would be if an investor presents you a term sheet, then this event is for you. It is organised in collaboration with Dekar Edge, a fin-tech company primarily dedicated to preparing startups for capital investment, and would be facilitated by Tobi Fatimilehin (CFA) and Bisade Karunwi.

Topics to be covered include:

  • A sustainable business model Innovation pipeline process
  • Establishing operational and financial feasibility
  • Angel round funding
  • Growth capital and VC funding
  • Role of valuation
  • Value vs. Price
  • Pre-money vs post-money valuation
  • How to get a better valuation


Speakers
avatar for Bisade Karunwi

Bisade Karunwi

‎Financial Associate & Entrepreneur/Startup Specialist -, ‎Dekar Edge Limited


Friday September 29, 2017 16:00 - 18:00
Oriental Hotel 3 Lekki - Epe Express Way, Eti-Osa, Lagos

17:00

Meet the Investors
For this event, our attention is drawn to the narrative that there are not enough investable local startups whereas a significant number of founders and entrepreneurs are not aware about what investors want in a startup and very often do not get the funding they need. To remedy this, we are hosting  *the first* and *the largest* gathering of active investors and entrepreneurs in the Nigerian ecosystem where investors will discuss their investment thesis, at what stage they invest, what sectors they primarily focus on, what they typically look out for in founders and their companies, the quality of deals they are seeing in the ecosystem and how founders can best approach them for funding.

Friday September 29, 2017 17:00 - 19:00
Oriental Hotel 3 Lekki - Epe Express Way, Eti-Osa, Lagos

17:00

How to Prepare your Startup for expanding into New Markets
One of the top goals for most startups operating in the Nigerian tech ecosystem is to build their operations up to a point where they can scale into new African markets. However, save a few exceptions, most entrepreneurs find their businesses struggling to make strides in this regard; common factors include a lack of access to resources and support in these new markets, insufficient experience adjusting product gaps, and difficulty adapting their business models to become truly Pan-African.
This event aims to shed more light on how to practically prepare and gear your startup for market expansion; it’ll touch on understanding what questions to ask and which metrics to prioritize when determining the roadmap for international expansion, plus opportunities that currently exist to help with managing the costs of cross-border operations, growth and gaining traction for technology startups.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Fu

Aaron Fu

Managing Director, Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST)
Managing Director, MEST



Friday September 29, 2017 17:00 - 20:00
MEST Incubator/Co-working Space 19b Adeyemi Lawson Road, Ikoyi, Lagos
 
Saturday, September 30
 

12:00

Building for the next billion users - organised by For Loop
This edition of forLoop will focus on how to build for the next billion users. We will focus on details from Design, Front-end development to scaling your infrastructure for the next billion users. For the first time ever, we will have a Q&A session where Idris Alubankudi Saliu, co-founder of Vanso a digital payment company which sold to Interswitch for N15 billion answer questions about how to build multi billion naira businesses. This edition of forLoop is being sponsored by our friends at  Startzone & Lagos Startup Week 

Moderators
avatar for Omosalewa

Omosalewa

Flutterwave
Omosalewa works on Tech Infrastructure & Strategy at Flutterwave
avatar for Tunji

Tunji

Full-stack Web Developer / Software Engineer, toptal
Full-stack Web Developer / Software Engineer @toptal / Learning everyday...
avatar for Prosper Otemuyiwa

Prosper Otemuyiwa

Google Developer Expert
Developer Advocate | Speaker | Engineer | Google Developer Expert | Building for Billions. Maker of @goodheadsio, Leading @laravelnigeria & @ngnigeria

Speakers
avatar for Idris A.S

Idris A.S

Cofounder, Vanso
Co-Founder VANSO / CTO Interswitch. Fintech & Art enthusiast. A @chelseafc supporter. Bani Adam
avatar for Ugo Ifezue

Ugo Ifezue

Snr. UI designer, Heftybyte Inc. Design @toptal. Runner
avatar for Loknan Nanyak

Loknan Nanyak

‎Engineering, Paystack
Web Developer | @Paystack | GDG Lagos co-organizer | Aspiring superhero
avatar for Chris Nwamba

Chris Nwamba

JavaScript preacher. Building the web with the community. @ngnigeria organizer. Advocacy for the next billion users. #ForTheNextBillionUsers



Saturday September 30, 2017 12:00 - 16:00
Startzone Plot 9 Gbagada Industrial Scheme, Beside UPS, Gbagada Expressway

15:00

Startup Grind Lagos: Funding your Grind - Valuating and seeking investment

Maya Horgan Famodu is a Nigerian-American who is committed to promoting entrepreneurship in Sub-saharan Africa. She is an ecosystem architect, driving growth and development in sub-Saharan based startup ecosystems. She is also the founder of Ingressive, an investment group that backs top African Tech and leads corporate and venture capitalists to do business and successful navigate West Africa.

Amongst several ventures before starting Ingressive, Maya worked in private equity research, consulting with businesses looking to enter the West African market and supported global advancement initiatives with Steve Mariotti, Founder of Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship and brought companies including YCombinator, 500 startups, New Relic, USAID, GitHub and Techstars to Nigeria to meet local tech ecosystem, then invest in deals.

This meetup will also feature Jonah Ulebor, who will be speaking on "Becoming A Strategic Entrepreneur" in our Learning Curve Section.

Purchase tickets here: https://paystack.com/pay/Startupgrindlag-ticket

Speakers
avatar for MAYA HORGAN FAMODU

MAYA HORGAN FAMODU

Maya Horgan Famodu is a Nigerian-American who is committed to promoting entrepreneurship in Sub-saharan Africa. She is an ecosystem architect, driving growth and development in sub-Saharan based startup ecosystems. She is also the founder of Ingressive, an investment group that b... Read More →


Saturday September 30, 2017 15:00 - 17:00
Cranium One 1, Towry Close, Off Idejo Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Idejo St, Lagos

18:00

Silicon Africa Meetup

The Silicon Africa group has been around for about 5 years and provides an online community where leaders of the startup and tech ecosystem in Africa discuss and share Ideas.

However, from time to time, there is a need for an offline meeting. This event provides an opportunity for networking and discussion about the startup and tech ecosystem in Africa.

Saturday September 30, 2017 18:00 - 21:00
Startzone Plot 9 Gbagada Industrial Scheme, Beside UPS, Gbagada Expressway