Innovators and entrepreneurs will gather on November 17, 2017 for the first edition of the Africa as a Platform event. Investors and other industry players will also join them. Eunice Adeyemi of Q21 Solutions Limited is the Convener of this event. She discussed the event with Faith History in this interview. ADE Digital Media Limited is the joint partner for this event. The event will provide attendees an opportunity to meet with innovators on the continent solving African problems with African solutions.
Let’s find out some more about this event, shall we?
First, A Bit More About The Convener of Africa as a Platform
Eunice Adeyemi, the Convener of the event runs Q21 Solution Limited. The organization is an event management company. It only deals in corporate events. Ms. Adeyemi has a Computer Science background although she is now an events planner. She started off her career as a Computer programmer. Ms. Adeyemi then moved on to a pre-sales role where she interacted more with customers. She later progressed to become an event planner as a result of her love to make customers happy.
Ms. Adeyemi now creates amazing events for corporate clients across Africa. Her event company is a joint partner with ADE Digital Media Ltd for Africa as a Platform.
What Exactly is Africa as a Platform?
Africa as a Platform was born as a result of the gap that Ms. Adeyemi and her team found in the corporate events space. They realized that entrepreneurs were looking for funding and information. It was difficult for them to connect with the people who had the funds and information they required. Some of the people who had these funds and information were already clients of Q21 Solutions Limited.
The event provides a platform for African innovators that are solving African problems to connect with funding and valuable information. Information such as latest updates from an innovation standpoint etc. Africa as a Platform will also connect innovators and entrepreneurs with mentoring. Startup owners will be able to connect with OEMs (Other Equipment Manufacturers) at the event. SAP, SAGE, CISCO, HP, Oracle, General Electric are some of the organizations attending the event.
Here is What Innovators and Entrepreneurs Should Expect at the Event
Africa as a Platform will specially highlight the most sought-out tech solutions, trends and innovations in Agriculture, Health Tech and Fintech. Consequently, ventures that have made the most impact on the continent will be specially recognized at the event.
There will be four unique streams at the event as follows:
- The Afro Innovation Stream which will discuss the topic Big Challenges, Smart Solutions.
- Start, Scale, Pay, from Early Stage to Big Player.
- Innovation, the Sustainable Development Goals. The Power of Intelligent Disruption.
- Rewriting innovation in Africa. African problems, African solutions.
Some of the speakers for the streams include, Bosun Tijani, Temie Giwa and a host of others.
The event is free and will hold at the Landmark Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos. It begins by 9 am on November 17, 2017. There is an AfricaasaPlatform.com app in the Google Play store and Apple App Store. Furthermore, attendees can download presentations, brochure from the app before the event. Click here to register for the event.