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Techpoint hosted the biggest startup event in Nigeria; we couldn’t have done it without you

February 15, 2018 · 3 min read
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It has always been our dream at Techpoint to bring all startups in Nigeria together under one roof to discuss opportunities and challenges facing startups in Nigeria.

With Techpoint Build, we took a major step towards making that dream a reality. On January 27th, 2018, 4,594 people gathered at the Landmark Event Centre to discuss doing businesses in Nigeria. Thank you for being part of our dream.

We had all 3 halls (Conference, Exhibitor space and SME Clinic) full to capacity with the crowd yearning to pick from the wisdom of our A-list lineup of panellists and instructors. Startups, investors, developers, and tech enthusiasts mingled freely, exchanged ideas, discussed the latest trends and fostered lasting relationships. Suffice to say; Techpoint Build was lit!

To give you some context of what went down at Techpoint Build, we’ve pooled together some numbers.

Here’s how the maiden edition of Techpoint Build looked in numbers

Registration and attendees

Our publicity strategy worked as we deployed all mechanisms to get people to register for the event. Thanks to some of our strategic partners who gave us support from their areas of strength.

Techpoint Build numbers 1

Every age bracket was ably represented but the numbers show that business owners who are around the age bracket of 26 – 35 came en masse.

Tecpoint Build numbers 2

We hope next time to get a larger chunk of the less represented age brackets and gender. Anyone can run a business, right?

SME Clinic

Special thanks to our instructors who trained attendees on how to do business in Nigeria.

Panelists

Needless to say, we were overwhelmed by the calibre of panellists we had at Techpoint Build. Their wealth of knowledge on panel topics was phenomenal.

Sponsors

We want to say a very big thank to all our sponsors, we couldn’t have done this without your support.

Exhibitors

We had several companies exhibit at the maiden edition of Techpoint Build. Most of them were able to connect with consumers and learn more about other business.

  • Whogohost
  • Itanna
  • iROKOtv
  • Ventures Platform
  • Accounteer
  • Healthfacts.ng
  • Kbits
  • Deliveryman
  • Skarabrand
  • Leadspace
  • RelianceHMO
  • Formplus
  • Commissions.ng
  • Lucy.ng
  • Shuttlers.ng
  • Energy Deliveries
  • Plaqad
  • Auto Genius
  • Mymusic.com.ng
  • Techadvance

Community Partners

Techpoint and Paystack put together a ‘WhatsApp for a Business’ guide, which was presented during the SME Clinic. You can download it for free here.

Media partners

Our mission was clear from the beginning; to reach as many people as possible. Our media partners came in to help us achieve that. We thank everyone of you guys.

  • Vconnect
  • The Guardian
  • BusinessDay
  • Pulse
  • Poise
  • Allevents.ng
  • ConnectNigeria
  • BellaNaija
  • Olorisupergal
  • Devcenter
  • ForLoop
  • DigiClan
  • Logg
  • Lagos Angel Network
  • Enterprise TV
  • Jama

 

Publications

  • The Guardian: We were published in The Guardian newspaper for January 29th, 2018 and a highlight video of the event was published on February 1st, 2018. You can watch it here.
  • BusinessDay: We were published in Businessday newspaper on February 2nd, 2018..
  • Pulse: You can watch highlights of the event from PulseTV
  • Technext: Here is a nice review of the event by Technext.ng
  • GSMAHere is a wonderful highlight from Martin Karanja on GSMA

 

Event highlights

  • You can access all the event images here.
  • You can also watch highlights of the event here.

Removing barriers in the startup/tech ecosystem

This event could not have been successful without the support of all our sponsors, partners, volunteers, and attendees. We’ll be back next year to bring you an even better event for sure.

We are gearing up for Techpoint Inspired which promises to be the biggest tech conference in Nigeria. You can be one of the first people to register.

Whether you were part of the 4000+ attendees at Techpoint Build, or you simply watched the live coverage, we appreciate everyone. Feel free to let us know what you liked about the event and what you did not like.

Adewale Yusuf

Adewale Yusuf

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Co-founder & Publisher of Techpoint.africa. Interested in: Technology | Media | Startup | Education | Africa. Twitter: @AdewaleYusuf_

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