Starting a business and successfully running it, gaining customers, and increasing revenue are different things. Interestingly, on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at the Lagos Startup Expo masterclass session, we will be having a business leader in the startup space who has run and continues to run successful business ventures, in the person of Odunayo Eweniyi.
She will be facilitating the masterclass session titled "How to win big in business on a tight budget.” The masterclass sessions are exclusive to VIP ticket owners. You can get your VIP ticket here.
Odunayo Eweniyi is the co-founder and Chief Operations Officer of PiggyVest, the largest digital savings and micro-investment platform in Nigeria. She previously co-founded PushCV, one of the foremost job sites in Africa with the largest database of pre-screened candidates.
She has 8 years of experience in business analysis and operations and is an award-winning fintech entrepreneur working for diversity, equity, and inclusion in fintech and technology as a whole.
As the COO of Piggyvest, she oversees the company's entire operation, which cuts across finance, investment management, people operations, investor relations, fundraising, and related subcategories.
In January 2021, Odunayo co-founded First Check Africa, a female-led angel fund that invests "ridiculously early" in women in African tech to make it easier for them to raise venture-backed capital and invest in technology startups.
She is a board member at Village Capital, the most active supporter of impact-driven, seed-stage entrepreneurs in the world. She was featured on Bloomberg Business Weekly's 2020 Bloomberg50 list, an annual list of innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders who have changed the global business landscape over the past year.
In 2022, she was selected as a Bloomberg New Economy Catalyst, and she won the Forbes Africa Technology and Innovation Award. She is also a 2021 Time 100 Next honoree. She was named one of Forbes Africa's 30 under 30 in Technology in 2019 and one of the 30 Quartz Africa Innovators in 2019.
In 2020, she co-founded The Feminist Coalition, a group of young Nigerian feminists who work to promote equality for women in Nigerian society, with a core focus on education, financial freedom, and representation in public office.
Odunayo Eweniyi was named one of the 2021 Class of Social Shapers by the Malala Fund. In 2019, she was named SME Entrepreneur of the Year West Africa by The Asian Banker's Wealth and Society, and she is the youngest Nigerian on Forbes Africa's list of 20 New Wealth Creators in Africa. She was also one of the featured speakers at the World Bank-IMF Annual Meeting in 2019.
She is one of Business Day's Spark 2019 Women to Watch and made the World Women in Fintech Power List for 2017; the YNaija Most Influential People in Technology 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020; she is a 2018 Westerwelle Young Entrepreneurs fellow; and she is a recipient of the Future Africa Awards Prize in Technology 2018.
In honour of her work, she was named one of the 100 most inspiring women in Nigeria in 2019 by Leading Ladies Africa and one of the 50 most visible women in tech by Tech Cabal in 2019. She is also included on the #YTech100 2019 list of the brightest Nigerian technocrats. She is the Her Network Technology Woman of the Year 2019.
Odunayo was also voted the most influential young Nigerian in science and technology in 2019. In 2020, she was one of the Lord's Achievers Awards Honorees, one of the 2020 100 Most Influential Young Africans, one of OkayAfrica's 100 Women 2020, as well as the ELOY Award for Technology 2020.
She has been listed as one of the most influential young Nigerians and Africans by several publications. She's also been featured in several international publications, including Vogue, The New York Times, and Elle, among others. She is also the co-founder of the women's community, Wine and Whine Nigeria.
To join Odunayo Eweniyi and other speakers at the masterclass session at Lagos Startup Expo on Saturday, May 20, 2023, visit lagosstartupexpo.com and get your VIP ticket, which also gives you access to other interesting perks.