Nigeria Tech Hub Hosts Lagos Tech Meet-up

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From left to right: Executive Director, TechCircle Oo Nwoye; Founder Sparkle, Uzoma Dozie; Co-Founder, Piggyvest, Odun Eweniyi; (Country Director, UK-Nigeria Tech Hub, Honey Ogundeyi; Representative from Google, Fola Olatunji-David; and Investor, Andrew Alli during the Lagos Tech Meet-up, recently.

Ugo Aliogo

The UK- Nigeria Tech hub in partnership with TechCircle has hosted stakeholders to discuss emerging developments in the Nigerian tech industry in Victoria Island, Lagos.

According to a statement made available to THISDAY by the organisation, the event provided a platform for guests to share ideas and discuss the importance of collaborations to grow the digital economy.

The statement also noted that the event was a platform for stakeholders to discuss on how to drive local contents and key strategies pivotal in helping the tech ecosystem in the country to scale up to global standards.

The event which had in attendance over 40 tech industry-heads, founders and entrepreneurs present, provided new insights, connections, and ideas for guests.

Speaking at the event, the Co-founder Piggyvest, Odun Eweniyi, said, “This event was great, you can get caught up in work and there are not many avenues to connect with other founders on the same journey as you. I would love to see efforts go into startups in funding and advisory so the nascent ecosystem could have a chance to get by.”

Also speaking at the event, the Country Director for the UK-Nigeria Tech Hub, Honey Ogundeyi, revealed the organisation’s satisfaction with the success of the Lagos Tech Meetup, supporting entrepreneurial activity, adding that strengthening the Nigerian technology ecosystem is a core focus of the organisation.

He added: “As Nigeria’s tech sector continues to thrive, generating more than 10% of the country’s economic output – the UK-Nigeria Tech Hub is committed to providing the UK’s significant expertise in ecosystem building, start-up investment and digital skills to Nigeria’s burgeoning tech sector.”

The Executive Director, TechCircle, Oo Nwoye, expressed satisfaction with the attendance of 40 key decision-makers in the Nigerian tech industry at the meet-up.

He hinted that relationships are key components for the tech community to thrive, “thankfully, the UK-Nigeria Tech Hub agrees with this and has worked with TechCircle to put this first edition together of the Tech Meetup.”

A Representative from Flutterwave, Gbenga Agboola said: “This is a great avenue for people network and meet others outside of their space. I hope partnerships will be built from here and this will help grow the Nigerian tech ecosystem.”

In attendance was Uzoma Dozie of Sparkle and also the former CEO of Diamond Bank; Dr. Ola Brown, Greentree Investment; Odun Eweniyi, Piggyvest; Fola Olatunji-David, Google; Victoria Crandall, Insider PR; Emeka Okafor, ConnectNigeria; Bayo Adekanmi,
MTN; Gbenga Agboola, Flutterwave; Chinedu Azodoh, Max.ng; Emmanuel Okeleji, Seamless HR; Daniel Bloch, Seso Global, Faith Adesemowo, Social Lender and others.