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Meet Amplify Pay, The Startup Assumedly Called Nigeria’s Number One Recurring Payments Platform

If you are a keen observer of the Nigerian startup scene you will have realized that there’s a large number of fin-tech startups. By our count there are more than twenty of them. One of such startups is Amplify Pay, a startup that has made it easier to collect recurring & subscription-based payments.

Faith History spoke with Segun Adeyemi, one of its Co-founder, in this interview. Keep reading to learn more about the startup.

 

First, Let’s Meet Segun Adeyemi, Co-founder at Amplify Pay

Segun Adeyemi studied Economics at the University of Lagos where he a built a game called SoccerQuiz.  He built the web game together with a friend. The app was not financially profitable but it was one way to feed his interest in technology. Segun Adeyemi had a passion for technology even though he never studied it at the degree level. He joined the labor market as an intern at a technology company. He also worked as an Investment Banker sometime afterwards.

His foray into the technology was later established when he applied to the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) in Accra, Ghana. His application was successful and he got into the incubator program. He resigned from his employment at the time in order to attend the one year program. During the program at MEST, he learnt a lot of things about Entrepreneurship and was able to test out his ideas. MEST provides everything that Entrepreneurs need to succeed at the initial stage of their journey and beyond. Segun Adeyemi and his Co-founder were able to eventually secure seed funding from MEST. Another startup that has benefited from MEST is Oncenout. Check out its interview with Faith History here.

 

What Exactly Does Amplify Pay Do?

Segun Adeyemi and his team started working on the idea sometimes towards the end of 2015. Amplify Pay was officially launched in Nigeria in June 2016.  Amplify Pay helps businesses collect and manage their online payments. The startup focuses on recurring and subscription-based payments. Mr. Adeyemi considers his platform the most effective way to accept recurring payments in Nigeria as at today. His startup consults and works with micro-finance banks and online lenders. They help these firms think through their automation and digital strategy. Amplify Pay assists some of them in automating disbursements.

‘Amplify Payment Forms’ helps small businesses and startups accept electronic payments in less than five minutes. Users can simply login to the platform and generate payments links. Afterwards, they may share this link with their customers. Customers can buy and make payments for goods and services using the link.

Don’t forget to listen to the full interview here. Check out our previous episode here and here. We would like to hear from you in the comments.

Medsaf Is Making It Way Easier To Procure Genuine Drugs In Nigeria

Fake drugs are a major killer in developing countries like Nigeria. The peddlers looking to make quick money sell substandard drugs to individuals. Medsaf is working to make this a thing of the past.

Faith History spoke with two of the startup’s Founders, Vivian Nwakah and Temitope Awosika, in this interview.

 

Medsaf: Meet The Founders

Vivian Nwakah one of the Co-founders was born in Chicago in the United States of America (USA) and attended the University of Illinois. She then proceeded to Georgia State for Business School and also went to The Federal University of Rio in Brazil. Vivian first came to Nigeria as an Intern and has remained in the country to build Medsaf. She was impacted by Nigerian healthcare industry and the opportunities that were in it. She currently holds the CEO title at Medsaf.

Temitope Awosika on the other hand is the Chief Pharmacist of Medsaf. She attended schools in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. She returned about two years ago to found Medsaf. Her work experience before the startup including service at a Community Pharmacy and Hospitals in the United Kingdom. When she returned to Nigeria, she worked at an hospital where she discovered how chaotic it was to buy drugs. There was a situation where she was unable to access a particular drug for a patient suffering respiratory depression.

 

Medsaf: Here’s Why Its Work Is Critical

Medsaf’s motto is “quality and safe medication is a fundamental human right”. The startup uses technology to make the procurement of drugs more efficient. Its platform aggregates multinational and local drug manufacturers. It also aggregates hospitals, clinics and pharmacies. The startup then connects connects both groups. It helps drug buyers avoid the current tedious process of purchasing quality medication. It helps buyers save time and money. The startup is a B2B company it therefore doesn’t cater to end consumers. Its work however directly impacts end consumers. It literally saves lives as it allows them get the drugs they need. The startup also protects them from the danger of fake drugs.

The startup is already in the process of launching in other countries asides Nigeria. They have also received calls to launch in the United States of America. Buyers in the USA are seeking a more transparent process of procuring drugs. It is quite tough to find cost effective medication in the USA. Vivian believes if Medsaf can work in the Nigeria then they can adapt it to any other location.

You can take a lot at their website here. Don’t forget to listen to the full interview here. You can also check out our previous episode here and here. Let us know what you think in the comments.

Elearn.ng Is Seeking To Reduce Unemployment By Helping African Youths Acquire Vocational Skills

In 2016, the UN (United Nations) Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, urged member countries to renew its resolve to invest more in empowering young people. Elearn.ng, a Nigerian edtech startup appears to have answered Mr. Moon’s call. Mr. Moon’s proclamation further acknowledged that more than 73 million youths were unemployed. This was on the occasion of the World Youth Skills Day in 2016.  One of the most important ways to empower youths is through skills development.

Elearn.ng provides access to vocational and technical skills training that empowers young people to be economically successful. Faith History spoke with Michael Onobote, Cofounder – Elearn.ng in this interview. Many young people would never get access to jobs without skills development. This makes the case for the startup’s value proposition.

 

Elearn.ng: “How I Got Into Education Technology” – Michael Onobote (Co-founder)

Michael Onobote didn’t get into the education sector from the start. It took a bit of inquiring and thinking before he found himself in the sector. Initially a techie, Michael got his first degree in Information & Communications Technology. After a few years, he realized he was always involved in projects that were related to education. His final year project as an undergraduate focused on streaming educational content over a wireless network. During his National Youth Service year he was in an education community development group.

It didn’t take long before Michael realized he was passionate about education. Since he had a technology background, he decided to research how he could marry both fields. He ended up finding the term “education technology” after an online search. Once he found this, he proceeded to research the best schools in the world to learn about the term. Michael eventually ended up in Oxford University on a scholarship. He also worked on his research project in Osun State on the Opon Imo project. Subsequently, he got an internship role in UNESCO.

Elearn.ng: “How We Got Here After A Rocky Start”

The startup started off as a classifieds website where people could list their businesses and get connected to prospective learners. The startup’s broad focus was to help individuals find skills that they could learn in order to startup their own businesses. The startup later discontinued the classifieds model as it was capital intensive and tedious. It involved going from one skills trainer to another to convince them to list on the platform after paying a token. The startup later pivoted to an online learning platform for skills acquisition.

At the time it pivoted, the market was not exactly ready for the service. The founders however launched the service with a long term view in mind. Several reports on the importance of vocational skills development further convinced them they were on the right track.

Elearn.ng: How To Access The Startup’s Service

Elearn.ng’s mission is to empower people with skills so they can have a better life. You can access the platform via your website and mobile phones. Users can access the platform via this link. Elearn.ng’s training courses are available via its website. It also facilitates classroom skills training for young people.  Additionaly, the startup also provides home tutoring.

Users can take a course on the platform while trainers can sign-up to become instructors. Skills categories include Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle, Photography, Food & Confectionery etc. Some of the trainers on the platform include Gbenga Ayo-Dada of Artsmith Academy, Mrs. Ikeolu Biobaku of Mix n Bake among others.

Do not forget to listen to the full interview here. Tell you what you think about this startup in the comments.

Tech Events In Lagos, December 2017: Events You Should Plan To Attend In The Coming Weeks

Welcome to a brand new month. The last one for the year 2017. If you found our previous edition of Tech Events In Lagos helpful, this will not be an exception. Take a dive into our list of Tech Events In Lagos, December 2017 edition below.

 

Tech Events In Lagos, December 2017: MEST Lagos Tech Conversations

This event is themed “How Cryptocurrency can enable Africa’s Entrepreneurs”.  The MEST Africa Incubator in Lagos is the organizer of this event. It is a paid event and will hold on December 6. It is the first in the series of events. Moderators at the event include the following:

  • Sam Uduma (Supergeeks)
  • Timi Ajiboye (Bitkoin Africa)
  • Nena Nwachukwu (BitPesa)
  • Lexi Novitske (Singularity Investments)

You can get a ticket and register for the event here.

 

Tech Events In Lagos, December 2017: The Nigeria Mobile Economy Summit and Expo

The event will hold at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos by 8am on December 7. It will gather players in the mobile ecosystem in Nigeria. They will discuss the opportunities that mobile phones have presented in addressing the Nation’s economic and social problems. The organizer is Center For Cyber Awareness and Development – CECAD. Click this URL to learn more.

 

Tech Events In Lagos, December 2017: Joomla!Day

This event is an opportunity for Joomla web-developers, experts and newbies. The event will hold on December 9 by 12:00PM. The organizer is Bincom ICT solutions. Register for the event here.

 

Tech Events In Lagos, December 2017: Annual Customer Conference 2017 by Gemalto & WiniGroup

This event will hold on December 7 and is themed “Enterprise Data Protection and Secure Digital Payment Solutions”. It starts at 8:00am and will take place at the Eko Hotel. Learn more and register for the event here.

 

Tech Events In Lagos, December 2017: Ethereum Meetup Lagos by ConsenSys

This event will hold on December 14 by 5:00PM. It will take place at the Co-creation Hub. It will be a night of learning about Ethereum, networking, drinks and light refreshment. Learn more about the event here and register using this URL.

 

Tech Events In Lagos, December 2017: Kotlin Beyond Android

This event holds on December 16 by 10:00AM. It will take place at 13A, Isaac John, Ikeja GRA, Lagos. The goal of the event is to show developers and non-developers alike, how else they could use Kotlin outside Android development. The organizer of the event is the Kotlin Nigeria User Group on Meetup.com. More details about the event here.

 

Tech Events In Lagos, December 2017: Scala Meetup VIII

The event will take place on December 23. It will begin by 12:30PM and will hold at the Hotels.ng office. Participants will look at how Scala implicits can be used for adhoc polymorphism in Scala. You can RSVP the event on Meetup.

 

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SME Social Media Tips: How to Create an Instagram Business Account

Instagram is an internet based app that allows you share photos either privately or publicly. It is available both in a mobile and desktop format. The app has become very attractive due to the number of monthly users which has grown to 700 million between 2010 when it was created and now. Creating an Instagram business account is one sure way of attracting prospective customers.

Why Instragram is Good for Business

There are many reasons why Instagram is good for business but here are the top four:

  1. Pictures can speak louder than words. Pictures can elicit emotions and get viewers to connect with your brand in a dynamic way.
  2. The app provides an opportunity to go viral through the re-posting function. As viewers share your pictures, they stand a chance of going viral thereby putting your brand in front of millions of potential customers.
  3. Internet users spend more time on Instagram than any other social media network besides Facebook according to this research by comScore.
  4. According to Shopify, visits that end with a purchase on Instagram will generate higher revenue than those of other social media platforms.

How to Switch Your Instagram Account to a Business Account

  1. If you want to convert your Instagram account to a business account, ensure you have the latest update. You also have to ensure your account is Public as private accounts cannot be switched to Business accounts.
  2. Open your app and go to your profile.
  3. Tap on the Settings icon at the top of your profile.
  4. Click on Switch to Business and select the Facebook page you want to associate your Instagram Business Account with.
  5. You will then be prompted to edit, keep or delete the contact information pulled from your Facebook page.
  6. Click on the ‘Done’ button and your account is all set up.

For more details about your Instagram Business Account, see here. If this article was helpful, then you would like Faith History’s interview with Julchit Dadi. Julchit is an Instagram expert, she spoke with Faith about best practices on the platform. You can go directly to the audio here

 

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Aella Credit: Three Takeaways From Faith History’s Interview With Akin Jones

Akin Jones quit his job as Head of Investment Banking Group at a financial services company to start Aella Credit. Aella Credit is an online platform that enables people to access loans instantly. Akin holds a degree from Howard University in Washington DC, USA. He also attended the famous Kings College, Lagos.

Faith History interviewed Akin Jones more than a year ago. Here are the major takeaway from the interview:

 

Akin Jones: Aella Credit Rewards Its Customers To Borrow More

Five years of market data drive the lending platform. Better borrowers were identified using the data. Borrowers get rewarded for the loans they request for. The organization rewards borrowers in order to get them to request more loans. The startup not only provides the platform they also provide the loans. This is as opposed to partnering with lending companies. The goal according to Mr. Jones, as at a year ago, is to get lending companies on the platform in the nearest future. This will make Aella Credit a marketplace of lenders and not just a lender.

The platform is integrated with the major credit bureaus in Nigeria. This allows Aella Credit analyze the debt to income profile of prospective borrowers, social demographic information etc. It is tough to get a loan from the startup according to Mr. Jones. Prospective borrowers must scale eighty percent of its verification process.

 

Akin Jones: Aella Credit Didn’t Do Any Marketing When They Launched

Many of Aella Credit’s customers were based in Lagos as at the time of its pilot. During this time it partnered with about twelve companies in Nigeria. The partner companies gave them access to about five hundred thousand borrowers.  The additional borrowers they acquired were people who applied on their website. They didn’t have to do any marketing as there was high demand for their product. Essentially, everybody needs money! The startup gave out a thousand loans within six months of launching the platform. The value of the loans given out at the time was $800,000.

 

Akin Jones: Loans Are A Fundamental Human Right

Their analytics revealed that the greatest need for loans were housing, healthcare and education. Mr. Jones believes that loans are a fundamental human right. Consequently, there should be the creation of platforms that make it easier to access them. The startup is working with tech developers to ensure their processes are more seamless. At the time of the interview, they were planning to launch their mobile app. Looks like they have achieved that goal already. The startup has even gone on to attract more funding.

According to Mr. Jones, if you want to start an online solution, you either need to get a technical co-founder or a consultant. As regarding people who inspire him, he mentioned the team at Venture Garden Group, Tayo Oviosu and Abiola Olaniran of Gamsole. In Mr. Jones’ view Abiola proves that local talent can achieve great things if given the same opportunity as foreign talent.

Need an instant loan? You might want to check out Aella Credit. Don’t forget to listen to the full interview here. Do share this article with your friends and colleagues because there is love in sharing.

Tech Events In Lagos, November 2017: Events You Should Plan To Attend In The Coming Weeks

Are you looking to network and consequently take your business to the next level? Here is our list of Tech Events in Lagos, November 2017. You should definitely plan to attend these events. Just like the October edition, we have compiled these from major event platforms. Do ensure you also check back for the December edition.

 

Tech Events In Lagos, November 2017: Africa As A Platform

This is a tech conference that celebrates innovators across Africa that are using technology to confront the continent’s daring economic challenges. The organizers of this event are Q21 Solutions Limited and ADE Digital Media Limited. The theme of the conference is “Millennials, Machines and Money”. There will be panel discussions and also a chance for startups to receive seed funding. Learn more about the event and register here.

 

Tech Events In Lagos, November 2017: High Growth Africa Summit 2017

This is a two-day conference that teaches entrepreneurs how to build, scale and fund high growth businesses in Africa. Starta and Ingressive are the organizers of the event. The event will take  place on November 21 by 8:30am and November 22 by 9:00pm. It will feature speakers from the tech ecosystem and beyond. They include the following:

  • Oluyomi Ojo, Printivo
  • Yele Badamosi, Microtraction
  • Iyin Aboyeji, Flutterwave
  • Bankole Olufemi, Big Cabal Media
  • Lexi Novitske, Singularity Investment
  • and a host of others

The event is a PAID event. You can read more about the event and register here.

Tech Events In Lagos, November 2017: West Africa Convergence Conference 2017

This will hold on November 29, 2017. The organizer of the event is Knowhow Media and Market Intelligence International Ltd. The organizer is an ICT, research and media company. The event will hold at the Sheraton Hotel in Ikeja between 8:00am to 4:00pm. The major theme of the event is “The Future of Work”.  The event will highlight how work-spaces are changing and new careers born as a result of new technologies. Learn more about this event and register here.

 

Tech Events In Lagos, November 2017: Booking.Com & IamtheCODE Developer Hackathon

This is a developer hackathon by Booking.com and IamtheCODE. The Nigerian partner for the event is Chowberry Inc. The aim of the event by Booking.com is to recruit developers in Nigeria. Booking.com is an e-commerce company founded in the Netherlands. It helps travelers find a place to stay wherever they go through an aggregation of hotels, vacation homes etc.

The major highlight of the event is the iamtheCODE/Booking.com Challenge. Developers, Software Engineers etc. will work with the Booking.com API to develop a solution that will improve sustainable tourism in Nigeria. The event will hold on November 18 by 8:30am at the Lily Gate Hotel Conference Hall in Lekki Phase 1. Intending developers will have to apply by email. The event is free but you’ll need an invite to get in. There’s so much more you should know about, so quickly go here to see the full details.

 

Tech Events In Lagos, November 2017: AR/VR Meetup By IMISI 3D

Imisi 3D is organizing an Augmented Reality (AR)/Virtual Reality (VR) meetup on November 4. The purpose of the event is for AR/VR enthusiasts to network and learn from one another. It will hold at the Co-creation Hub by 11am. The event is a free one so go ahead and register here if this is for you.

Imisi 3D is a virtual reality creation lab whose mission is to grow a community of VR developers in Nigeria. Additionally, it will also develop VR-based solutions. Furthermore, it will also educate people about VR and help them engage with it.

 

Tech Events In Lagos, November 2017: Society and Technology Conference and Exhibition

The Institute for Work and Family Integration (IWFI) is organizing this event in collaboration with The Lagos Business School (LBS). It will hold on November 28 by 8:00am. The event will take place at the Oriental Hotel. There will be a discussion focusing on how technology trends will affect the family institution in the coming years. Participants will also learn how to use technology to succeed at work and on the family front.

In conclusion, the event is a free one but you will need to register here to attend.

 

Tech Events In Lagos, November 2017: Lagos Podcasting Meetup

This event is for Podcasters in the house. It will take place at Cafe Neo, 6 Agoro Adiyan street, Victoria Island. The event will discuss the state of podcasting, technology etc. Learn more about the event here. The organizers are two podcasters in Lagos.

 

Tech Events in Lagos, November 2017: A Deeper Dive Into Rust

This event is organized by  Rust enthusiasts. It will take place on November 4 by 11am at the Trade Depot. The address is 259, Etim Inyang Crescent, Victoria Island. Finally, learn more and register here.

Rust is a systems programming language sponsored by Mozilla Research. It is designed to be a “safe, concurrent, practical language”, supporting functional and imperative-procedural paradigms

 

Tech Events in Lagos, November 2017: Bridging the Gap between Technology & Offline Payments

This event holds on November 4 by 10am. Flutterwave and Africa’s Talking are the organizers of the event. Attendees will get a chance to network with developers from the Flutterwave and Africa’s Talking team. Additionally, there will be masterclasses on building payment solutions through USSD, SMS and Voice APIs. Furthermore, the event will also cover the topic; Introduction to Flutterwave and Africa’s Talking How to Build a Mobile Money Solution Payment through USSD.  You can get a ticket to the event here.

YouTube Nigeria: Three Key Takeaways From Faith History’s Interview With Teju Ajani

Earlier in the year, Faith History sat with Teju Ajani, Head of Content Partnerships for YouTube in Sub-Saharan Africa. Although they spoke about a number of things, we have highlighted major takeaways from the conversation they had. You can listen to the interview here.

Teju Ajani studied Software Engineering and Economics before joining Google as a Business Development Manager. YouTube was one of the products in the portfolio she managed. As a result, she was a great fit for her current role when it became available.

Here are three key takeaways from the interview with Teju Ajani.

 

Teju Ajani: No need to complain about lack of data

There is a presently a feature in the YouTube app that allows you watch videos later. The feature is called YouTube Offline. It allows you save a video to view when you don’t have data. You can also save this video for up to 48 hours. The video refreshes when you return back online.

However, this feature is not available in all countries. The feature is also not available for all videos. This YouTube Help page lists about sixteen countries where the feature is available. Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa are on the list among others.

 

Teju Ajani: There are videos on YouTube about YouTube

Surprise, surprise, right? Not exactly! For people looking for help on how to use YouTube, there are videos on the platform about it. There is a YouTube Creator academy. It teaches how to create a YouTube channel, how to succeed on the platform etc. The YouTube Creator Academy contains videos from successful users of the platform. The Academy has a video channel on the platform with short video snippets on these topics. Alternatively, you can simply ‘Google’ whatever questions you have about using YouTube.

 

Teju Ajani: Monetizing Your YouTube Channel

The easiest way to monetize your video is the first time you upload it. All YouTube users are asked a question about monetization when they upload a video. Users can always go back to enable monetization if they missed it the first time. You can do this on the dashboard displayed when you log in to your account on YouTube. There are rules and regulations that you have to agree to before you enable monetization. You will need to connect your YouTube account to Adsense.

You can only make money when people watch your video. The more people that watch your videos the more money you make. When you enable monetization, ads are placed on your content. Advertisers can match their ads to specific content. You don’t get paid if people skip the ad on your videos. Advertisers only pay for ads if viewers watch them. Ads can be placed under your video or beside it. This is managed by the Adsense system.

So there you have it! Three major takeaways that are definitely helpful. Don’t forget to listen to the interview here and share with friends and colleagues.

 

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Delivery Science: Meet The Startup Its Client Labelled “Your Friendly Monitoring Spirit”

On today’s episode we feature a business labelled “monitoring spirit” by its customers. Delivery Science helps organizations monitor and manage what happens on the field. The field represents team members and distribution assets outside the office. Faith History interviewed Lanre Oyedotun, a Co-founder at Delivery Science. Lanre Oyedotun calls himself the Chief Everything Officer at the organization. He handles current and potential customers. Chuka Ofili is the Chief Enterprise Architect in charge of technology. Toyin Oshinowo manages the product and data science team.

 

What Exactly Does Delivery Science Do?

We figured this question will also run through your mind. One thing it does not do is deliver goods from one point to another. Eighty percent of people work in the field while the rest work in the factory, according to Mr. Oyedotun. There was no complete solution that ensured 100% supply chain visibility. Consequently, Delivery Science was founded to solve this problem. It helps companies distributing goods and services know what is happening in real-time. Organizations using its solution can have data visibility and control over activities in its operations.

 

Delivery Science Application & Its Clients

Organizations without this solution will typically micromanage players in their chain. This gets difficult when you have about ten or more employees in the distribution chain. This is the point at which such organizations approach Delivery Science. The organization’s application aggregates data from the field and helps them make sense of it. The application is called FieldInsight. The application is eighty-percent the same for all of its customers. Ten-percent of the application is customized depending on the organization.

The startup’s initial customers were Fast Moving Consumer Goods organizations. However, they now have clients from the Utilities and Financial Services sector. The product serves all organizations that have people on the field including a sales force, installation team etc. There is also a free plan for small and medium-sized enterprises. The plan accommodates one field user and one web user.

 

Future Plans & How to Sign Up on Delivery Science

To sign up on the platform, take the steps listed below.

  • Go to www.deliveryscience.co
  • Click “fill out the form”
  • Submit the form

Lanre believes they are in the early days of what they are aiming to achieve. They have gained a bit of traction in Nigeria and are looking to expand across Africa. According to him, Data is a big problem in Africa and this is one reason why goods are so expensive. They are expensive because businesses have to factor in externalities which they cannot control. Since there is no visibility, many businesses are not bankable. Banks do not commit to them because they cannot monitor what they do.

A typical user on Delivery Science gathers about eight thousand data points a day. An analysis of this data can be of immense benefit to businesses. Their job according to the Co-founder is to help its clients make sense of these data points. This data will be useful in helping these businesses succeed.

The startup does not believe they are at the point where they can speak much about data science. Their priority remains data analysis. Data Science will then help predict the future. Their present goal is to scale the number of businesses using their application. Imagine eight thousand data points across ten thousand businesses! This data will help drive the future of what they are attempting to achieve in Africa.

You can listen to the full interview with Faith History here. Don’t forget to share with friends and colleagues.

 

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Tech Events In Lagos 2017: Events You Should Plan To Attend This October

Events are a great way to learn new things and network with people in the tech industry and most of all the business world in general. We have compiled a list of Tech Events in Lagos 2017, October edition, from some major events listing platforms.* Check out the events and make plans to attend. Do remember to check back  for November 2017 events.

Women of Paystack

The ladies at Paystack, one of Nigeria’s leading fintech companies, are the organizers of this event. It will feature Adia Sowho (Director of Digital Business at 9mobile) as a guest. The focus of the event is to discuss the different roles at a technology startup. Attendees will learn from women in diverse roles at technology startups. This is suitable for fresh graduates and people looking to switch roles. Every woman  can attend the event as it is open to everyone. It is however capped at 50 participants. You can find more information and register here. The event will hold on October 21. This is the first on our list of Tech Events in Lagos 2017, October edition. Keep reading for others.

Cyber Security Challenge Nigeria (CYSEC NG) 2017

This event is dubbed the largest offensive premier and hacking conference in Africa. Upgraded Era Solutions Limited is the organizer of this paid event. Its aim is to show the state of security from the hackers point of view. There will be a competition where each team will complete a series of challenges online. The winner will earn the title of Ultimate Champion. This event will hold on October 25 and is suitable for all Cyber Security enthusiasts. If you are one you should register here. You should also read our article on this women-led Cyber Security organization. Keep reading for the last from our list of tech events in Lagos 2017, October edition.

 

Future Leadership Conference 4.0

Sprinboard FLC is the organizer of this event. It is holding it in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Strategic Managers & Leaders (CISML). The event has Maya Famodu, one of the leaders within the tech ecosystem, as one of its speakers. Discussions will revolve around the gulf between strategy and leadership. Furthermore, the conference will address and attempt to propose solutions to the country’s multi-faceted challenges. There will be debates and presentations as regards contemporary research in economics, commerce, management etc. This conference will hold on October 21. Register and learn more here.

This is the last of our list of tech events in Lagos 2017, October edition. We will update the list as we learn about more events. Finally, do not hesitate to contact us if you learn of any events or want to add your event.

 

*We used EventBrite to compile this list of events.

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