The doors to the Lifepointe Centre in Lekki Lagos opened at 7 am for the maiden edition of the Techpoint Inspired conference. The event had over 1,000 people in attendance and over a few hundred virtual attendees tuned in on Facebook via our live stream.
The primary goal of the conference was to bring industry leaders together under one roof, create a dialogue to discuss the issues facing our nation and develop possible strategies on how we can become more aware of initiatives in the tech space. The event was scheduled for 7 am, but participants had already started trickling in 30 minutes before start time, which is worthy of note.
Attendees being checking in
Rufai Oseni, the host for Techpoint Inspired opening the event
Adewale Yusuf, CEO/Founder of Techpoint.ng giving the opening remarks
Taking the national anthem
The first panel session of the day discussing the topic ‘ How to build a business from scratch’.
The first elevator pitch session
Chioma discussing with Pastor Godman Akinlabi (Lead Pastor, The Elevation Church) on the role of the church on entrepreneurship
The second panel session of the day discussed, ‘ Building the Nigerian tech ecosystem & the role of mentorship for entrepreneurs’.
Tope Hassan discussing with Mrs Cecilia Ibru discussing the role of education in building a new generation of entrepreneurs
Madam Funke Opeke delivering the keynote address
Chinomso(the brand master) speaking to Ajebutter22 on how he manages to be an entrepreneur and a 9 to 5ver
The third panel session of the day discussed, ‘What makes startups tick: the challenges, hurdles and gains’.
On the 1st of June, 2019 over 5000 tech experts and enthusiasts will convene at Techpoint Inspired to explore the impact of technologies like AI, robotics, blockchain, cloud computing in solving Africa’s problems. Register now to be a part of it.
Nigerian startups raised $178m from 166 deals in 2018. Find out more when you purchase Techpoint’s Nigerian Startup Funding Report 2018 here.