The prestigious Lagos Business School (LBS) will be hosting stakeholders of the Nigerian tech ecosystem at the maiden Tech Founders’ Summit at its Campus Auditorium in Ajah, Lagos, on Thursday, August 17, 2023.
The summit with the theme “Building the Future: Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship” aims to bring tech founders, investors, industry leaders and professionals, policymakers, scholars, and tech enthusiasts together to chart the future of the Nigerian tech space.
Speaking to Techpoint Africa on why LBS is organising this summit, Segun Thomas, Head, Product Development and Innovation at LBS, said, "We’ve seen that a lot of people are entering the tech startup space, but the fundamentals are still missing. Some founders are techies, but understanding the nexus between business management and technology is still difficult for some.
The goal of LBS for this event is to enable us to come up with solutions tailored to the needs of these startups because they have myriad challenges. For LBS to come up with products and solutions in this regard, we need to first have an understanding of the problems they are going through, and we also need to bring convergence between all the operators in the system."
He added that they are trying to create an environment where the needs of investors, founders, and people who are trying to bring regulation to the space are seen, and then they are able to draw something across the board that addresses the pain points of all the operators in the tech space.
What to expect at the Tech Founders’ Summit
- High-level networking opportunities: This summit provides a platform for attendees to connect with decision-makers and founders. Enabling them to strike potential strategic business alliances.
- Insights from industry leaders: Participants should also expect to hear from investors, founders, policymakers, and other industry leaders, among others. They should expect conversations around how to navigate various stages of growth, from raising capital to knowing what investors are looking for, managing expectations, and most importantly, thriving in their industry.
- Contribution to the conversation: Participants will have the opportunity to engage in discussions and contribute to advancing the Nigerian tech ecosystem.
- Comprehensive solutions from LBS: The organisers, Lagos Business School, plan to develop practitioner-led solutions based on the insights and discussions during the summit.
Tentatively expected to speak at the summit are the following industry leaders: Olugbenga Agboola, founder and CEO, Flutterwave; Dr Ola Brown, Founder and CEO, HealthCap Africa; Dr Bosun Tijani, founder and CEO, CcHub; Oswald Guobadia, former Senior Special Assistant to the President on Digital Transformation; Goke Olubisi, Co-founder and CEO, Helium Health; Professor Olayinka David West, Associate Dean, Lagos Business School, among other notable high-flyers.
To attend the Tech Founders' Summit, interested individuals can register using the provided link: https://bit.ly/tech-founders-summit.
Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available for businesses interested in showcasing their solutions at the summit. Some of the perks open to businesses are prime exposure, increased networking opportunities, and lead generation, among others. Reach out to the organisers through this link: https://bit.ly/EXHIBITATLBS or call 07019900749 for more information.