2016 Edition of Lagos Start Up Week Begins September 24
the 2016 edition of the Lagos startup week set to return on September 24 and will run through to September 30th, 2016.
The 2016 edition with the theme, “Be Inspired”. is aimed at leaving entrepreneurs fired up and inspired to take on new challenges and initiatives even in a difficult economy.
Riding from the success of the 2015 edition which was had over 20 events including pitches, panel discussions, showcases, meetups and other activities where over 60 startups were featured and 1000+ entrepreneurs attended, the 2016 edition promises to further establish Africa, particularly Lagos, in its rightful place in the world of technology, entrepreneurship and innovation.
Organiser of Lagos StartupWeek, Olumide Olayinka said “this year’s events are Community led, all about building each other up and fostering the growth of a supportive environment to launch new businesses; whilst ensuring viable start-ups are linked up to willing investors and mentors alike”
He further added that “The present Nigerian economy however tough presents tremendous opportunities for Startups to capitalise and establish leading positions in the market place.”
Along with the usual panel discussion, pitches and conference style talks, this year’s event features free masterclasses targeted at startups, product launches and a Startup Exhibition. An interesting lineup of speakers which include successful startup founders, local and international investors, industry giants and domain experts have been put together for this week.