We are thrilled to announce the maiden edition of the Founders Connect Live event. Peace Itimi, the convener, in collaboration with Africhange and Tech1M, is bringing Founders Connect, your favourite YouTube show that spotlights founders and tells their stories in the most captivating way, to Lagos, Nigeria, on Saturday, July 8, 2023.
This event marks a significant milestone for Founders Connect, which has already showcased the stories and journeys of over 70 African tech founders and operators across Africa.
In a conversation with Techpoint Africa, Itimi pointed out that Founders Connect is organically building the repository of founders in Africa, and this event is bringing together the Founders Connect audience for a day of networking, sharing insights, fun, sports, and bringing the Nigerian startup ecosystem closer.
She said, “It’s a space for conversations that inspires people to think about how they can innovate, build, make a difference in their careers, and I think that’s what Founders Connect is. I also want people to have fun; we are working hard to create an environment where people actually connect with each other through networking and games.”
From planning a small gathering to opening it up and giving more people the opportunity to attend, the Founders Connect team is working overtime to create an experience to remember and below is the essential information you need to know.
Who can attend Founders Connect Live?
The event will bring together hundreds of tech startup founders, investors, ecosystem enablers, professionals, and more, offering attendees a unique opportunity to connect and network with their favourite founders, operators, and colleagues. In a nutshell, if you are interested in the Nigerian tech and startup ecosystem, all roads should lead to Founders Connect Live.
What to expect at Founders Connect Live?
Founders Connect Live will feature various exciting activities that provide valuable insights, establish meaningful connections, and foster personal and professional growth. The event will kick off with live shows featuring interviews with pioneer tech founders in Nigeria, including Funke Opeke, founder and CEO of Mainone, and Tayo Oviosu, founder and CEO of Paga. The live show will spotlight their stories and experiences in building lasting tech companies on the continent.
In addition to the live interviews, attendees will also enjoy a full line-up of activities, including Tedx-style keynote sessions, live musical performances, games, photo booths, and delicious food and drinks. This Founders Connect Live event will showcase the Nigerian startup ecosystem's thriving innovation, creativity, and community.
The line-up of keynote speakers includes industry experts like Adia Sowho (CMO, MTN Nigeria); Maya Horgan Famodu (Founder, Ingressive Capital); Odun Eweniyi (CoFounder, Piggyvest & First Check); Bayo Adedeji (Group CEO, Wakanow); Babajide Duroshola (GM, M-KOPA Nigeria); Peace Itimi (Host, Founders Connect); and Victor Fatanmi (Co-founder, Fullgap & FourthCanvas).
Where will the event be held?
Founders Connect Live will take place on Saturday, July 8, 2023, at Zone Tech Park in Gbagada, Lagos.
How do I register to attend?
Visit foundersconnect.xyz/event to purchase your tickets to attend the event. The tickets are limited and go for ₦5,000. Take advantage of this incredible opportunity to participate in an event by getting your ticket now.
Founders Connect Live is made possible by an array of sponsors, including Africhange, Tech1M, SAVA, Rise, Ohentpay, Seerbit, Paystack, WiiCreate, Pepsi, Urban Pumpkin, and The Zone.
Additionally, the event is backed by Techpoint Africa and other media partners such as News Central TV, Benjamin Dada, Brila FM, Technext, and Techcabal.
For sponsorship inquiries, reach out to Peace Itimi via email at [email protected]. See you at Founders Connect Live!