The annual Lagos Startup Week, a week-long celebration of startups in Lagos is scheduled to take place this September 24 -30th, 2016
Themed “Be Inspired”, the week-long event aims to inspire entrepreneurs to take on new challenges and initiatives even in a difficult economy. In addition to the usual panel discussion, pitches and conference style talks, this year’s event features free startup masterclasses, product launches and a Startup Exhibition. An interesting lineup of speakers which include successful startup founders, local and international investors, industry giants and domain experts have been put together for this week.
According to Mr Olumide Olayinka, organiser, Lagos StartupWeek, “The present Nigerian economy however tough presents tremendous opportunity for Startups to capitalise and establish leading positions in the marketplace. Lagos Startup Week 2016 is community led, and is all about building each other up and fostering the growth of a supportive environment to launch new businesses. whilst ensuring viable start-ups are linked up to willing investors and mentors alike”
Lagos Startup Week promises to further establish a footprint in the world of technology and entrepreneurship. Last year, Lagos Startupweek 2015 saw over 2,000 entrepreneurs attend to listen to renowned global speakers, venture capitalists, and media. LSW 2015 was organized in partnership with Case Foundation, Seedstars World, and British Council and several others with over $1.5 million investment commitments.