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Meet the speakers at Lagos Startup Week 2022

July 25, 2022 · 5 min read
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July 25th – 30th, 2022, startups and aspiring entrepreneurs in Africa congregate for Lagos Startup Week,  a week-long celebration in Africa’s startup scene that brings together various players for learning, investment, exhibitions, and career progression and networking.

Since 2015, the Lagos Startup Week has positioned itself as the most engaging tech and startup  event in Nigeria and even across Africa, with a gathering of more than 5,000 tech stakeholders. It is the one place that gathers talent, founders,operators, investors and regulators with value to offer each party. 

This year’s edition is all about What’s Next ? By attending, you will be taking a gaze into the future as you hear from those who are currently building for that future, and their investors and understand the role you could play in that future. Startup founders, investors, aspiring entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts will take a deep dive into what the future holds for different industries as well as other important topics like gender equality and being globally employable.

Hosted in 3 main venues, with a number of virtual programmes to include Africans in diaspora in the conversation, the 6th edition of the Lagos Startup Week(LSW) happening from July 25th – 30th, 2022 promises to be lit.

“  We’re super excited to sponsor this year’s Lagos Startup Week. As a technology startup solving payment problems for ambitious businesses in Africa, this year’s edition is an opportunity to reflect on the journey so far and look into the future of technology across commerce, logistics, health, and more.

We look forward to hosting participants on the innovation tour, engaging in insightful conversations, meeting founders, operators and other ecosystem stakeholders, and showing guests exciting payment experiences at our booth.” says Paystack one of the sponsors of Lagos Startup Week 

Branch International is delighted to announce the sponsorship of #Lagosstartupweek 2022! We are a startup revolutionizing banking in emerging markets by bringing world-class financial services to smartphone users in the continent enabling them to save, make transactions, pay bills and invest money.

At Lagos startup week this year, we are envisioning an exciting time with fellow stakeholders, founders, experts, enthusiasts, and guests visiting our exhibition booth. Come and experience ‘What’s Next’ for Branch and join our journey.

This year we hope to spark conversations around “‘What’s Next” by creating connections and hearing from founders as they work towards achieving their goals of changing business and society with tech. As we learn from those currently building for the future, we will also be empowering and enabling the next generation of founders & disruptors through this event.”  Said Olumide Olayinka organizer  Lagos Startup Week, Partner Prime Startups 

Here are some programs you should not miss during the week 

What’s Next For Fintech

Date – 25th July 2022

Venue – Twitter 

So much has been happening in Fintech, many argue there are too many players and some argue that they are not nearly enough. Come join our speakers and find out what the future holds for the financial technology sector.  Join the Space here

Speakers:  ( Dayo Odulate-Ademola- MD, Nigeria · Branch International, Celestine Omini – Co-founder Klump, Nubi Kay -Startup Programs Lead – Paystack, Olumide Olayinka – Co-host Lagos Startup Week, Benjamin Dada Nigeria Nigeria Country Manager, Stitch )

Startup Growth Masterclass:

Date – 27th July, 2022

Venue – Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island 

We have growth experts and executives at high growth startups come discuss how to position your business for growth. Startup founders or anyone interested in marketing would not want to miss this session.  Register here 

Speakers: 

  • Anthony Otagbie, Principal of The Otaigbe Group
  • Jenrade Lawal, Klump Technologies
  • Jerry Okon, Head of Operations, Flex Finance
  • Lucy Mbuthia, Business Strategy Expert
  • Adetutu Talabi  – Side Brief

Exhibitions:

Meet tech companies such as Paystack, Omnibiz, Branch, Microsoft, Klump, Youverify, Lemonade Finance,  Izesan! Speak Esan!, Flex Finance and others

Innovation Tours:  (27th July, 2022 )

Get the opportunity to visit some of the hottest startups in Nigeria. This tour would feature points that are considered very vital to the growth of the Lagos Tech Startup scene. Some of these points include startups & Hub such as Paystack, Endeavour, Cchub  and more . Reserve your spot for the innovation tour here.

The Next Tech Frontier – Anticipating Change building for the Next Billion

Date – 28th July, 2022

Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island

We have seen a wave of startups and digital products in finance, education and healthcare. Recently, there has been a shift to other industries like blockchain, gaming, energy, etc. 

This session will inform attendees on where the market is heading and how we can get set for the shift. 

Speakers:

  • Olu Akanmu, President & Co-CEO – Opay Nigera.
  • Nefe Etomi, Strategy & Finance Lead – Paystack.
  • Victor Oluwole, Business Editor, Business Insider.
  • Dayo Ademola, Branch International, Managing Director, Nigeria.

Adoption of e-payments in the B2C retail industry- the future of e-commerce

Since the last edition of LSW, new methods of payments have been adopted. We now have things like direct debit and buy now, pay later. What more can we expect to see in e-commerce. Come hear from folks building the new payment rails. 

Speakers: 

  • Ope Adeoye, Chief Plumber, One pipe. 
  • Priya Amarnani, Business Head, MPlify.
  • Tochukwu Ironsi, Market Intelligence – Paystack.
  • Zainab Arilese, Head of Product – Omnibiz.
  • Mayowa Alli, Co-Founder – Traction Apps. 

What’s Next for Gaming & Animation – Telling African Stories The future of gaming and the metaverse

Gaming has become a culture in Africa and we have had conversations about players monetising their time through this new technology. Understanding what the future holds in this sector and how to position yourself can be a gamechanger. 

Speakers:

  • Hugo Obi, Founder – Maliyo Games
  • Agnes Soyode-Johnson, General Manager – Limitless Studios.
  • Kunmi Adenipebi, COO, Gamr.

What’s Next In Broadband Infrastructure & Mobile Technology Services

Internet penetration in Nigeria has grown. Adoption of the 4G network has become more mainstream but connectivity is still a problem as not many areas can boast of high network speed. The space is fresh for disruption and we will be listening to some experts in the field. 

Speakers:

  • Kendall Ananyi, CEO – Tizeti. 
  • Taha Jiwaji, CEO – Beem.

These are all just a few of the sessions that we will be having for the entire week. You can tell that there will be more to come. Don’t worry about Fatigue, they are all going to be modelled as conversation and will be engaging for every listener

To find out more about all the sessions and speakers, please check here. We are running out of seats and its beast you reserve your spot before it gets taken. 

Register for free here. 

 To Expect; 

  • 3 Virtual Events
  • 3 Physical Locations
  • Innovation Tour
  • Workshops
  • 70+ Speakers

Venues: 

  • Zone Tech Park.
  • Federal Palace Hotel and Casinos.

Date: 25th – 30th, July  2022.

The Schedule: 

As stated before, the event will happen for 6 days between Monday 23rd and Saturday 30th of July. 

To find out more about all the sessions and speakers, please check here. We are running out of seats and its beast you reserve your spot before it gets taken. 

Register for free here. 

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