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ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

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Art of Technology 3.0

Art of Technology (AOT) Lagos is the largest tech conference in Nigeria which brings together key stakeholders from the public and private sector to discuss policies and initiatives that will pave way for the evolution of a smarter, digital, efficient and competitive Lagos.

AOT 3.0 focused on Funding and A Connected Lagos and spotlighted investment readiness, regulations and policy formulations for tech startups in the tech ecosystem. 8,799 people registered for the event across 103 countries and 4,379 participants and dignitaries attended AOT Lagos 3.0.

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

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Art of Technology 3.0

Art of Technology (AOT) Lagos is the largest tech conference in Nigeria which brings together key stakeholders from the public and private sector to discuss policies and initiatives that will pave way for the evolution of a smarter, digital, efficient and competitive Lagos.

AOT 3.0 focused on Funding and A Connected Lagos and spotlighted investment readiness, regulations and policy formulations for tech startups in the tech ecosystem. 8,799 people registered for the event across 103 countries and 4,379 participants and dignitaries attended AOT Lagos 3.0.

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MOMENTS IN PICTURES

Date

December

3RD - 4TH 2021

Venue

ORIENTAL HOTEL

VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS

TIME

9AM - 4PM

DAILY

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Past Editions of AOT Lagos

2019

1.0

Art of Technology 1.0

The first edition had over 2,000 participants and gave birth to the Lagos Innovation Masterplan through grilling sessions, consisting of 6 Keynotes, 40 Speakers & 7 Sessions.

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2020

Art of Technology 2.0

The second edition hosted about 8,700 participants and witnessed the launch of Startup Lagos as well as Eko Open Source projects, with key participation from over 30 countries worldwide.

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SPECIAL GUEST OF HONOUR

SPECIAL GUEST OF HONOUR

Babatunde Raji Fashola

Honourable Minister of Works & Housing

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

GUEST OF HONOUR

GUEST OF HONOUR

DR ISA ALI PANTAMI

HON. MINISTER OF COMMUNICATION
AND DIGITAL ECONOMY

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

CHIEF HOST

CHIEF HOST

Babajide Sanwoolu

EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR

LAGOS STATE

Keynote

Keynote Speakers

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Olukayode Pitan
MD/CEO, Bank of Industry
Kola Aina
Founder, Ventures Platform
Parminder Vir OBE
Former CEO, Tony Elumelu Foundation
Tomi Davies
Collaborator-in-Chief, TVC Labs
Ola Williams
Country Manager, Microsoft
Dr Andrew S. Nevin
Financial Services Leader & Chief Economist
(PwC, NG)
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Olukayode Pitan
MD/CEO, Bank of Industry
Kola Aina
Founder, Ventures Platform
Parminder Vir OBE
Former CEO, Tony Elumelu Foundation
Tomi Davies
Collaborator-in-Chief, TVC Labs
Ola Williams
Country Manager, Microsoft
Dr Andrew S. Nevin
Financial Services Leader & Chief Economist
(PwC, NG)

HOST

HOST

OBAFEMI HAMZAT

DEPUTY GOVERNOR

LAGOS STATE

HOST

HAKEEM FAHM

HONOURABLE COMMISIONER FOR SCIENCE AND TECH

LAGOS STATE

CONVENER

CONVENER

TUBOSUN ALAKE

SPECIAL ADVISER TO THE GOVERNOR, INNOVATION & TECH

LAGOS STATE

Panel Session

AOT 3.0 will focus on Funding and A Connected Lagos to spotlight investment readiness, regulations and policy formulations for tech startups in the tech ecosystem.

Speakers

Panel

Sessions

Leading innovators, thought-leaders, and technology enthusiasts who curated conversations spotlighting investment readiness, regulations and policy formulations for tech startups in the tech ecosystem.

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The Rewards of Investing in Africa: Increasing Local VC Participation

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The Startup Bill; Making It work For All

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Closing The Funding Gap: Key Perspectives on Attracting Foreign Investment

Dr Ola Brown

Founder, Flying Doctors
Healthcare Investment Co.

Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat

Deputy Governor,
Lagos State.

Reginald Karawusa

Executive Sec. Securities
& Exchange Commission

Kola Oyeneyin

Partner, Volition Capital

Maya Horgan Famodu

Managing Director,
Ingressive Capital.

Eli David

Chief Executive Officer,
Startup Blink.

Teju Abisoye

Executive Secretary,
LSETF

Plenary Session 2

Day 1

Solape Hammond

Special Adviser on
SDGS & Investments, Lagos State

Oswald O. Guobadia

Senior Special Assistant
to the President on
Digital Transformation

Olumide Lawson

Executive Director,
Sahel Capital Partners

Tito Ovia

Cofounder & Head of Growth,
Helium Health.

Oluwatomi Solanke

Founder & CEO,
Trove Finance

Joshua Chibueze

Cofounder/CMO,
Piggyvest

Wale Anifowose

GM, Programs & Partnerships,
Enterprise Development Centre

Dr Rabiu O. Olowo

Hon. Commissioner
Finance, Lagos State

Plenary Session

Day 2

Peter Bamkole

Director,
Enterprise Development Centre

Carmelle Cadet

CEO,
EMTECH

Babajide Ibironke

Chief Finance Officer,
Viathan Group.

Yemi Keri

CEO, Herkerbella; Member, BOD,
Nigerian-German Chamber of Comm.

Oluwatoyin A. Moore

Executive Director, West Africa,
African Venture Philanthropy Alliance

Joseph Agunbiade

Cofounder, BudgIT.

Breakout

Sessions

Collins E. Onuegbu

Founder & EVC,
Signal Alliance

Erick Yong

CEO,
Greentec Capital Partners

Parminder Vir OBE

Former CEO,
Tony Elumelu Foundation

Nichole Yembra

Founder and Managing Partner,
Chrysalis Company

Ade Olowojoba

Founding Partner,
NerdzFactory Company

Bunmi Akinyemiju

CEO & Co-Founder
Venture Garden Group

Sam Egube

Hon. Commissioner,
Economic Planning & Budget, LASG.

Breakout Session

2

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Build Local vs Build Global: What is The Future for African Entrepreneurs?

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Understanding The VC Logic: What Do Investors Want?

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Policy and Startups: Navigating the Maze of Policy Changes

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African Tech Ecosystem: Where Does the Future Lie for Investors?

Changwen HU

Country Manager,
Opera Software

Dr. (Mrs.) Lola Akande

Hon. Commissioner
Commerce & Ind., Lagos State

Wole Odetayo

Managing Partner,
Loftyinc Allied Partners

Omolara Adewumi

Director,
Programmes & Coordination, LSETF

Kayode Oladapo

Asst. Regional Manager
(Sub Saharan Africa), Nestlé

Segun Cole

Chief Executive Officer,
Ekocab.

Tosin Eniolorunda

CEO & Founder,
TeamApt Limited

Oluseye Bassir

Head of Investments,
IFU

Salami Abolore

Founder,
Riby

Breakout Session

3

Lewam Kafela

Investment Officer,
Village Capital

Fagbowore Temitayo

Director,
Global Information Security, Adidas

Laura Temituoyo Ede

Program Director,
Ishk Tolaram Foundation

Uzoma Nwagba

Chief Operating Officer,
Growth Platform

Saheed Olusola Balogun

Senior Special Assistant,
Science & Tech, Lagos State

Melone Chioma

Chief Growth Officer,
Hazon Technologies

Jacob Fohtung

Research Associate,
Clayton Christensen Institute

Breakout Session

4

Seun Tubi

Chief Information Security Officer,
Bank of Industry

Ifeoma Uddoh

CEO,
Shecluded

Charles Sekwalor

Managing Director,
COS Ventures

Onyeka Akumah

Cofounder & CEO,
Treepz

Edwin Ajogun

Country Director,
Eko Innovation Centre

Toyin A. Ademuyiwa

Head, Creativity & Innovation,
OTCI, Lagos State

Etop Ikpe

CEO,
AutoChek Africa

Sponsorship / Exhibition

Sponsorship

SILVER

PACKAGE

₦1M

Virtual Sponsors Arena to host company logo and other details

Special email blast with company details

Session promotions in social media and featured snippets, etc.

Company details on event webpage and other printed materials.

Named as Silver Sponsor of the conference

GOLD

PACKAGE

₦3M

Everything thing on
Silver Package

with

Virtual Exhibition Booth to host live products and demos

Company details on event webpage and other printed materials.

Named as Gold Sponsor of the conference

DIAMOND

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₦5M

Everything thing on
Gold Package

with

5 minutes Virtual Speaking Slots

Virtual Sponsors Arena to host company logo and other details

Facilitated 1:1 meeting with attendees and networking lounge access [physical]

Named as Diamond Sponsor of the conference

60 seconds advert played in-between sessions

PLATINUM

PACKAGE

₦10M

Everything thing on
Diamond Package

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5 minutes video recording session [with Q&A] about business/product [to be uploaded on our website]

Advanced networking with speakers

Named as Platinum Sponsor of the conference

60 seconds advert played in-between sessions

If you will like to sponsor AOT Lagos 3.0 or showcase your platform.

Past Editions of AOT Lagos

2019

1.0

Art of Technology 1.0

The first edition had over 2,000 participants and gave birth to the Lagos Innovation Masterplan through grilling sessions, consisting of 6 Keynotes, 40 Speakers & 7 Sessions.

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The second edition hosted about 8,700 participants and witnessed the launch of Startup Lagos as well as Eko Open Source projects, with key participation from over 30 countries worldwide.

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Sponsors

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Schedules

Day 1

DECEMBER 3RD

10.00

AM

National Anthem

10.05

AM

Welcome Address

10.10

AM

Executive Speech

10.35

AM

1st Keynote

11.20

AM

Plenary Discussion

12.10

PM

Q&A/Interactions

12.25

PM

Goodwill Message

12.35

PM

Breakout Session

1.35

PM

Lesson from Breakout Session

1.50

PM

2nd Keynote Session

2.35

PM

Vote of Thanks

Day 2

DECEMBER 4TH

10.00

AM

National Anthem

10.05

AM

1st Keynote

10.50

AM

Plenary Discussion

11.40

AM

Q&A/Interactions

11.55

AM

2nd Keynote Session

12.40

PM

Breakout Session

1.40

PM

Lesson from Breakout Session

1.55

PM

Vote of Thanks

Agenda

ACTIVITIES Day 1

ACTORS

FOCUS AREAS

1

10.00 - 10.05am

National Anthem

Compere / MC

2

10.00 - 10.05am

Welcome Address

Mr. Hakeem Popoola Fahm  – Commissioner for Science &  Technology, Lagos State

3

10.10 - 10.35am

Executive Address

Mr. Governor – The Executive Governor, Lagos State.

Building a connected Lagos: Leveraging the growth of Startups

4

10.35 – 11.20am

1st Keynote Session

Tomi Davies  – Collaborator-In-Chief, TVC Labs

Managing Conflict: Equity sharing in African Startups

5

11.20-12.10pm

Plenary Discussion

Dr. Obafemi Hamzat Deputy Governor, Lagos State 

Kola Aina – CEO & Founder, Ventures Platform

Ola Brown – Founder, Flying Doctors Healthcare Investment Group

Bunmi Akinyemiju – CEO & Founder, Venture Garden Group

Ola Williams – Country Manager Microsoft

Managing Conflict: Equity sharing in African Startups

6

12.10-12.25 pm

Q&A/Interactions

Moderator

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7

12:25 -12:35 pm

Goodwill Message

Tubosun Alake

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8

Mr. Governor Exits

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9

12:35 pm – 1:35 pm

Breakout Sessions

- - -

12:35 pm – 1:35 pm

Investment Readiness

Tito Ovia – Cofounder /Head of Growth, Helium Health

Reginald Karawusa -Executive Commissioner, Securities and Exchange Commission

Edmund Olotu – CEO, Tech Advance

Teju Abisoye – Executive Secretary, LSETF

Positioning for investment: Insights and Challenges

12:35 pm – 1:35 pm

Enabling Policy

Shola Akinlade – Co-founder/CEO, Paystack

Eghosa Omoigui – Founding & Managing General Partner, EchoVC

Ifeanyi Amah – Founder & CEO, Waje Smart Solutions

Oluwatoyin Adegbite Moore – Executive Director, West Africa, African Venture Philanthropy Alliance

Pivoting your Startup to Match Policy Shifts

12:35 pm – 1:35 pm

Fiscal Policy

Uzoma Nwagba – Chief Operating Officer, Growth Platform, Nigeria.

Wale Ajayi – Partner, tax, Regulatory and People Services, KPMG Nigeria

Tom Lounibos – Global Managing Director, Accenture Ventures

Sandie Okoro – Senior Vice President and Group General Counsel, World Bank

Jumoke Ogundare – CEO, ARM Holding

Startup Act: possible implications for Startups

10

1:35 pm - 1:50 pm

Lesson from Breakout Session

Moderator

Startup Act: possible implications for Startups

11

1:50 pm - 2:35 pm

2nd Keynote Session

Asue Ighodalo – Partner, Banwo & Ighodalo

Intellectual Property Rights for Startups

12

2:35 pm

Vote of Thanks

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ACTIVITIES Day 2

ACTORS

FOCUS AREAS

1

10.00 - 10.05am

National Anthem

Compere / MC

2

10.05 – 10.50am

1st Keynote Session

Babatunde Fowler – Vice Chairman, UN Committee of Experts in Tax Matters

Regulatory risks for Startups in Africa

3

10.50 - 11.40am

Plenary Discussion

Babajide Ibironke –  Chief Finance Officer, Viathan

Solape Hammond – Special Adviser on SDGs & Investments, Lagos State

Meka Asonye – Partner, First Round Capital

Tamara Jack – Chief Financial Officer, LMI

Anjali Sud – Chief Executive Officer, Vimeo

Arese Ugwu – Founder, Smart Money Africa

Maya Horgan Famodu – Founder, Ingressive Capital

Gbenga Agboola – Co-founder, Flutterwave

Oluwatoyin Adegbite Moore – Executive Director, West Africa, African Venture Philanthropy Alliance

Closing The Gender Funding Gap; Key Perspectives

4

11.40 – 11:55am

Q&A/Interactions

Moderator

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5

11:55 – 12:40 pm

2nd Keynote Session

Dr. Andrew S. Nevin, PhD – Partner, PwC 

Igniting Startups for Economic Growth in Africa

6

12:40 – 1:40 pm

Breakout Sessions

Moderator

- - -

12:40 – 1:40 pm

Investment Readiness

Nichole Yembra – Founder and Managing Partner, Chrysalis Company

Jason Njoku – CEO, Iroko TV

Dr Rabiu Onaolapo Olowo – Commissioner for Finance, Lagos State

Understanding the VC logic: What do investors want?

12:40 – 1:40 pm

Enabling Policy

Efosa Ojomo – Senior Research Fellow, Harvard Business School

Janet Yellen – U.S. Treasury Secretary

Adia Sowho – Head of Growth, MTN

Victor Asemota – Growth Partner, AnD Ventures

Edwin Ajogun – Country Director, Eko Innovation Centre

The New Economy of Africa; opportunities for African Startup Ecosystem

12:40 – 1:40 pm

Fiscal Policy

Seun Tubi – Chief Information Security Officer, Bank of Industry.

Khalid-Al-Bustani – DG Federal Tax Authority, UAE

Ngozi Dozie – Co-founder Carbon



Operating in an unstable policy environment; Lessons for Startups

10

1:40 – 1:55pm

Lesson from Breakout Session

Moderator

Startup Act: possible implications for Startups

11

1:55pm

Vote of Thanks

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DR ISA ALI PANTAMI

HON. MINISTER OF COMMUNICATION AND DIGITAL ECONOMY

Federal Republic of Nigeria

Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami studied Computer Science at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University in Bauchi, Nigeria, gaining a BTech in 2003 and MSc in 2008, before obtaining a PhD from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland. He is also trained on Digital Transformation in Harvard University, USA, then Management Strategy in both MIT, and Institute of Management Development in Loussaune, Switzerland. He was also in Cambridge University for Management Programme.

Pantami lectured at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University in Information Technology before joining the Islamic University of Madinah as Head of Technical Writing in 2014.

In 2016, he was appointed as the Director General/CEO of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA). He has received over 50 awards and recognitions both within and outside Nigeria.

Dr. Isa Ali Pantami is a fellow of both British Computer Society (FBCS) and Nigeria Computer Society (FNCS).

He authored more than a dozen books on ICT, STEM, technology, politics & community reconciliation, religion and peaceful coexistence, as well as over 20 publications in international journals. He is the current Honourable Minister of Communication Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

GOVERNOR LAGOS STATE

Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu’s dream is to see a Lagos where everything becomes smart. A tech-lover, emotionally intelligent and a committed leader who is doggedly passionate about Greater Lagos.

A B.Sc and MBA graduate from the University of Lagos. He is also an alumnus of the John F. Kennedy School of Government,
the London Business School and the Lagos Business School. Before he became the governor, he was the Managing Director/CEO of Lagos State Property Development Corporation (LSPDC).

He is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) and fellow of the Nigeria Institute of Training and Development (NITAD).

He is a tech-lover, listening governor who is strongly committed to taking Lagos to a greater height.

Before governance, he was at United Bank for Africa as the Head of Foreign Money Market; and First City Monument Bank as a Deputy General Manager/ Divisional Head.

At AOTLagos 2.0, Mr. Governor will review the Smart Lagos journey, present the progress made so far to the stakeholders; while painting the renewed picture of the Smarter Lagos.

BOS is the 15th Executive Governor of Lagos State.

Michael Seibel

C.E.O Y-Combinator

Michael Seibel is the CEO and partner of Y Combinator, which provides seed funding for startups. He became a part-time partner at Y Combinator in January 2013, and joined Y Combinator as its first African-American partner in October 2014.

He was previously CEO and co-founder of Justin.tv the largest online community for people to broadcast, watch and interact around live video. In 2014 Justin.tv was renamed Twitch Interactive and later that year sold to Amazon for over $1 billion. He was CEO of Socialcam, a social video-sharing app that launched in March 2011 and sold to Autodesk for $60 million in 2012.

Prior to joining Justin.tv, Mr. Seibel was the Finance Director for former NAACP president, Kweisi Mfume’s U.S. Senate campaign.

Mr. Seibel holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Yale University, where he focused his studies on American government.

Ibukun Awosika

Chairman, Board of Directors, First Bank of Nigeria

Ibukun Awosika is the Chairman, Board of Directors, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and most valuable banking brand. She is also the founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Chair Centre Group. The companies within the group include: The Chair Centre Limited, Sokoa Chair Centre Limited, Furniture Manufacturers Mart, TCC Security Systems and Cubes and Boxes Limited. These companies are involved in manufacturing, retail and bank-way security systems services.
Ibukun chairs a number of corporate and not-for-profit boards amongst which are: House of Tara International and Afterschool Graduate Development Centre (AGDC), a facility which she promoted to help address youth employability and enterprise issues in Nigeria. She sits on the boards of Digital Jewel Limited, Cadbury Nigeria Plc., Convention on Business Integrity (CBI) and the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority. She was Chairman, FBN Life Assurance Limited, FBN Capital Limited and Kakawa Discount House Limited.
Ibukun is a graduate of Chemistry from University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Nigeria; an alumna of the Chief Executive Programme of Lagos Business School; the Global Executive MBA of IESE Business School, Barcelona-Spain; and Global CEO Programme of Wharton, IESE and China European International Business School (CEIBS).
With high interest in social issues, including women, Ibukun is a co-founder and past chairperson of Women in Business, Management and Public Service (WIMBIZ). An ordained Pastor and founder of the Christian Missionary Fund, Ibukun, through this faith-based organization works with hundreds of missionaries spread across Nigeria to change lives with the provision of medical, educational, and other supplies.
As a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative, Aspen Global Leadership Network, Institute of Directors and Society for Corporate Governance Nigeria, Ibukun, through her projects aspires to use her opportunities in life to further the greatness of her dear country by raising entrepreneurs to create jobs for the large unemployed youthful population. She is a member of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), served on National Job Creation Committee (NJCC), and sits on the International Advisory Board of IESE Business School, Barcelona-Spain.
Ibukun is a multiple award-winning entrepreneur and the first Nigerian recipient of the prestigious International Women Entrepreneurial Challenge (IWEC) Award as a nominee of the US Department of State in 2008. She loves to watch investigative and legal series in her leisure time. She is happily married to Abiodun Awosika and they are blessed with three wonderful sons.

Obafemi Hamzat

DEPUTY GOVERNOR LAGOS STATE

Femi Hamzat is the Deputy Governor of Lagos State,
Nigeria. He was formerly the Commissioner for Ministry of
Science & Technology; Commissioner for Works and
Infrastructure, and Special Adviser on Works to the
Honourable Minister for Works, Power and Housing.
He graduated from the University of Ibadan with a degree
in Agricultural Engineering in and a Master’s in Agricultural
Engineering. In 1992, he had his PhD in System Process
Engineering at Cranefield University, England.
Before his career as a public officer, he worked at RTP
Consulting Services, Columbia University, Merrill
Lynch Inc, Morgan Stanley and Oando Plc. In Oando Plc, he
served as the Chief Information Officer and Group Head IT
Strategist.

Hakeem Fahm

Hon. Comm for Science and Tech

Mr. Hakeem Popoola Fahm currently serves as Honourable Commissioner of Science and Technology, Lagos State.

He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology from Ohio University, Athens Ohio as well as Master in Business Administration in Computer Information and Systems Science from the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), Washington DC. His wealth of experience cuts across different fields in IT.

He started as a Computer Lab Technician and rose through the ranks to become the Chief Information Officer of the University in 2012. He led the ICT transformation at the University by building and implementing innovative solutions that includes IBM Enterprise Systems Architecture, upgrading System Network Architecture to TCP/IP based platform, Blackboard for Digital Learning, Internet2 for cutting edge applications and a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution that integrates all disparate systems into a single platform.

In May 2013, he moved to Accenture Federal Services, a management and I.T. consulting firm as a Cloud Computing Architect. During his tenure at Accenture, he managed the operational modernization for the US Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Air Force, Department of Health and Human Services(Obama Care) and the Social Security Administration.

In January 10, 2018, Mr. Hakeem Fahm was appointed as Honourable Commissioner of Science and Technology, Lagos State, the position he occupied until May 28, 2019.

His passion for technology has earned him several accolades and certifications. Hakeem is married to Muftiat Fahm with three sons and one daughter.

Olatunbosun Alake

Mr. Olatunbosun Alake is an Information Technology & Business Management executive with about 10 years of experience. He has functioned in different spaces including Product Management, Business Intelligence, Application Development & Business Development across Telecoms, Media & Entertainment industries.

Beginning his career as a technology consultant in Philadelphia, U.S.A, Mr. Alake managed technology related issues for clients across the hardware and software spectrum. His transition to Nigeria saw him take up a position as Technical Learning & Development Specialist at IPNX Telecoms Nigeria Ltd. where he deployed and managed technical and generic organizational learning programs that contributed to significant improvements in organizational productivity.

He subsequently worked in various functional and leadership positions at IPNX where he was the Head of the Business Intelligence Unit tasked with developing and managing the Business Intelligence Architecture.

Olatunbosun is an avid problem solver with a keen eye for identifying problems and gaps and proffering solutions that deliver value for consumers.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer & Information Science from Temple University in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, U.S.A. He also possesses a Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in General Management.

He is also an alumni of Harvard Kennedy School where he complete various courses including Certificate in Decision Science and Choice Architecture, Organizational Management, Leadership & Management for Executives, Managerial Finance, etc.

Dr Ola Brown

– Founder, Flying Doctors Healthcare Investment Company

Andrew NevinDr Ola studied medicine and surgery at the Hull York Medical School after which she worked in Acute Medicine in the UK. She then went on to be awarded the Japanese MEXT scholarship which allowed her to further her studies in Tokyo, Japan, the fellowship focused on lab-based research with induced pluripotent stem cells. She is currently completing her Masters degree in Finance and Economic Policy at the University of London (Modules included: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Financial Markets, Capital Markets, Banking, Banking regulation & IMF/Economic policy).

In terms of executive education, her post-graduate areas of study include Finance (specifically infrastructure) , Pre-hospital Emergency care, Healthcare leadership , Healthcare delivery, and Economics/Economic Policy. She has a certificate in Public-Private Partnership from Harvard University, a Project Finance and the Public Private Partnership Professional Certificate from the New York Institute of Finance, a certificate in Business execution and strategy from Wharton, Economic policy making from IE business school, Spain , a certificate in Accounting for decision making from the University of Michigan in the United States and a certificate in Finance & Investing in Infrastructure (Project Finance) from Universita Bocconi in Milan. Shecurrently teaches economics and finance at the School of politics, policy and governance in Nigeria.

Along with two other directors, Dr Ola co-founded and runs leading a early stage venture capital firm, Greentree investment company which provides growth capital to some of Africa’s most exciting tech start-up’s. Greentree Investment company has invested in start-up’s in various sectors mainly fintech, but also media, SaaS, Agri-tech, manufacturing, ecommerce, health tech and Edutech making it one of West Africa’s leading venture capital firms. In 2020, we exited our investment in Paystack when it was acquired by Stripe. Since then we have had a second exit in the fintech space. FDHIC is a sector specific company that makes VC and PE investments in healthcare. FDHIC also invests in and operates larger healthcare infrastructure projects.

Reginald Karawusa

Executive Secretary Securities and Exchange Commission

Reginald Karawusa is currently serving as the Executive Commissioner at the Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria and has prior experience in leadership roles within the commission.

He has extensive experience in the SEC having served as the HOD of Enforcement and Compliance as well as Deputy Director of Securities and Investments Services (Legal Division).

Kola Oyeneyin

Partner, Volition Capital

Andrew NevinKola Oyeneyin sits at the intersection of Investments, Technology, and People, as an experienced entrepreneur, investor and leader. He is recognized as a Serial Entrepreneur,
Innovator, Pan-Africa Advocate, and Social Movement Builder.
As an impact-oriented business leader, he has founded multiple thriving businesses through Venia Group – a venture creation and investment company focused on investing in people and impacting lives. He’s also a co-founder and partner at Volition Capital, a Private Equity company, and Volition Blue LLC, a Texas-based company, with a specific focus on opportunities in Africa and the US Markets. Venia Group was recently recognized and listed as one of the “Companies to Inspire Africa 2019” by the London Stock Exchange Group. Venia’s ventures include Venia Business Hub – Nigerisa’s 1st coworking space; for start-ups, early stage businesses, SMEs and international companies; AutoGenius (CoverGenius) – Nigeria’s 1st digital insurance platform; VFM – a lean facilities management company; and The iLx Center –
an integrated training and learning center. He also recently founded ‘Venia Gateway’, helping multinational companies set up in Nigeria with ease.

A strong believer in Nigeria, he founded GenVoices, an organization set up to prepare young people for political engagement. GenVoices had over 49 chapters across Nigeria and globally and was endorsed by the United Nations. In 2017, he created the Adullam Network, a nonprofit initiative to annually raise and mentor 100 young men between the ages of 18-35. Adullam currently has 300 active young men across Nigeria and globally.

Kola recently concluded the mid-career Master in Public Administration at Harvard Kennedy School, as a Mason and Gleitsman Fellow and a Fellow of Harvard Center for Public Leadership. He was honored with The Eric Yankah Award, for ‘distinguished contribution to the mason program and Harvard Kennedy School”. He also holds a degree in Computer Science, from the University of Nottingham, UK.

Maya Horgan Famodu

Founder, Ingressive Capital

Maya Horgan Famodu is Founder & MD at Ingressive Capital, a $10 Million VC Fund I and $50 Million Fund II targeting early stage startups across Sub-Saharan Africa’s key tech markets. Ingressive Capital Fund I has seeded some of Africa’s fastest-growing businesses, including Paystack (sold for $200M+ to Stripe); 54gene (backed by Adjuvant, IFC fund, closed Series B); Mono (Series A and Y Combinator alumn); Carry1st (Series A led by Riot Games, Konvoy & AET). ~40% of portfolio companies are female founded and 35% of companies are Y Combinator alumni. Maya and her team are building a pipeline from the time a student thinks “I want to be in tech” all the way to the time they IPO.

As such, she co-founded Ingressive for Good, a 501(c)3 nonprofit focused on cultivating technical talent and resources for the African startup ecosystems; and founded Ingressive Advisory, a market entry / market operations firm that has assisted more than 50 international companies to enter and operate across Africa, and they’ve done a collective 60+ deals on the continent. Many of these clients became investors in her fund, which has led to 80% of Ingressive Capital’s limited partners running their own later stage fund, and providing companies with access to international capital. She is a two-time Forbes 30 under 30 awardee (Africa ‘18 and VC ‘20), United Nation’s Most Influential Person of African Descent, Kauffman Fellow, and worked previously in private equity research and at JPMorgan after completing Cornell Prelaw Program and attending Pomona College.

Eli David

Chief Executive Officer, Startup Blink

Eli David is the co-founder of StartupBlink.com, a global
map of the startup ecosystem. Eli has also co-founded
LingoLearn.com, an online language school with hundreds
of students and teachers from around the world. Eli was
working as an accountant and business consultant for
firms such as BDO and KPMG until he decided to take the
startup path. Eli is also a digital nomad (blog at
BecomeNomad.com), and lived in more than 20 countries
in the last 4 years, constantly changing locations. Eli
thinks Nomads and Startup owners have everything in
common, in regard to initiating great changes and taking
smart risks to achieve happiness.

Teju Abisoye

Teju Abisoye is the Executive Secretary of Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), where she leads a team to deliver on programmes targeted at tackling unemployment in Lagos State by providing financing and leverage for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs); skills development for youths; and promote technology-driven innovations in enterprises. 

Teju is a lawyer with over 15 years of experience across various fields which include: development finance, project planning and execution, monitoring and evaluation of humanitarian projects, government interventions and investment opportunities.

She is an Alumnae of Yale’s Women Leadership Programme, has an LLM in International Trade and Investment Law from the University of Pretoria and LL. B from the University of Ibadan. She is a 2021 Amujae Leader, a flagship programme by the Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (EJS) Centre in Liberia.

Teju is committed to the development of MSMEs as the engine of growth in African Economies.

Solape Hammond

SA Governor on SDG

Solape Hammond is the Special Adviser on the Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs) and Investments to the Governor of Lagos State. She has over 20 years’ experience in Management Consulting, Risk Management, Banking and Financial Advisory. She is a Co-founder and CEO of Impact Hub Lagos, an innovation hub for entrepreneurs, providing work space, offices, consulting services and capacity building programs.

Solape has previously worked at Accenture, Merchant Bank and served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a financial advisory firm based in Lagos with clients across Nigeria, Ghana, Zambia and other parts of Africa. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Ibadan and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from INSEAD. She is passionate about social change and has sat on the Board or Advisory Councils of various organizations in and outside the country. She is currently a member of the boards of the Lagos State Science Research and Innovation Council and the Lagos State Sports Trust Fund.

Oswald Osaretin Guobadia

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Digital Transformation

Andrew NevinOswald Osaretin Guobadia is currently the Senior Special Assistant to His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, on Digital Transformation. He is the lead on the Nigeria Startup Bill (NSB) – a project that is strategic to the growth of Nigeria’s tech ecosystem and digital economy. He is the founder of DBH Africa – a building infrastructure and technology solutions provider in West Africa. He actively supports startups in business strategy, operations optimization and technology. Oswald was just recently appointed as a Director on the Board of Edo Innovates – the engine hub to drive technology and innovation in Edo State by providing strategic policy guidance, leverage on skills development, investment promotion and tech advancement in the state. His ultimate goal is to influence the economic narrative of Africa for good, through helping to build sustainable businesses that contribute to economic development, job creation, and also thrive inclusively in an interactive ecosystem. As an African who is passionate about addressing development issues, he believes that startups and SMEs must take the lead to unlock potential, drive, and sustain economic value on the continent. This is evident in his published body of works, primarily in his book – In Pursuit: Journeys in AfricanEntrepreneurship. https://theinpursuitbook.com/ Mr. Guobadia holds a Masters in Telecommunications from Pace Universityand Bachelors degree from Wesley College.

Olumide Lawson

Executive Director, Sahel Capital Partners

Andrew NevinOlumide has over 20 years of experience in financial accounting and planning, a career spanning financial accounting, treasury, corporate finance and private equity roles. Olumide was previously the Chief Financial Officer at Lotus Capital, a leading Nigerian ethical investment firm. He started his career at the Commercial Banking Group of
Guaranty Trust Bank Plc., and from there joined the Financial Control Unit of Asset & Resource Management Company Ltd. (now ARM Investment Managers).

Olumide is a partner at Sahel Capital and serves on the investment committee of FAFIN, a private equity fund. He serves on the Board of Directors of Dayntee Farms, Ladgroup Ltd, Polyfilm Packaging, L&Z Integrated Farms and Delightful Toyshop. Olumide is a is a public speaker who is highly sought after for his financial management depth and skills. He was awarded the 2020 FATE Foundation Volunteer Advisor of the
Year Award. He is the author of My Money Toolbox, an effective personal financial planning tool.
Olumide is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®️), Chartered Alternative InvestmentAnalyst (CAIA®️), and an Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA). He has a B.Sc. Accounting from Obafemi Awolowo University.
He lives in Lagos with his family.

Tito Ovia

Cofounder & Head of Growth, Helium Health

Andrew NevinTito Ovia, an American-born Nigerian health technology entrepreneur co-founded Helium Health, a health tech company that seeks to improve the nation’s health challenges through technology. Born in the U.S, and schooled in the UK where she studied Biomedical Sciences from the University of Manchester, Tito witnessed high standards in the health sector of developed nations. Coming down to Nigeria, she saw and had an understanding of how starkly below the health standard is. Having experienced living abroad she decided to do something about it.
She co-founded a technology company called Helium Health that helps hospitals digitize their health records and streamline their processes.They offer electronic management records (EMR) to health institutions. These EMR have helped these institutions greatly as they can even access loans by having a clear and proper record.

Helium Health is used by 5,000 health professionals and currently attends to over 165,000 patients per month. Before starting her career, Tito worked for Orbis in Mongolia and also for the Lagos State AIDS Control Agency.Helium Health, formerly known as OneMedical won theEtisalat Prize for innovation in 2016 after which it was accepted into Y combinator in 2017 and also received two million dollars in investment from VCs all over the globe. In 2019, Tito alongside her partners featured on Forbes 30 Under 30 US and also made it to the Canada Health Care list that same year. Currently, Tito is the Head of Public Sector growth in Helium Health and interacts with clients from the public sector.

Oluwatomi Solanke

Founder & CEO, Trove Finance

Oluwatomi SolankeOluwatomi Solanke is the co-founder of Trove finance, a micro-investing platform that lets Nigerians invest in publicly traded US, Nigerian and Chinese stocks, government bonds and more. Trove Finance is the latest venture for Oluwatomi and his team (founded in 2018). He has in the past worked as a volunteer of the Red Cross Organization in Lagos, where he observed there were thousands of missing Nigerian children lodged in various child care institutions and a million-plus people lodged in internally displaced camps (IDCs) who never got identified. To help identify and match all these people, with the help of a friend, Oluwatomi built WhoSpottedMe, a crowdsourced web-based application that utilizes Facial Recognition Technology and Artificial Intelligence to help in finding missing people. This application since it was launched, has received submissions from 12 states and has resulted in over a thousand data/names given to rescue agencies in Nigeria. Oluwatomi, a graduate of Chemical Engineering from the University of Lagos Nigeria, is also co-founder of Dropbuddies, a Peer to Peer delivery startup based in Lagos State, Nigeria. Recently, In 2019, Trove Finance secured funding from Ventures Platform to improve on its operations, a clear sign that he is doing something laudable and we are inspired by and proud of Oluwatomi and his team.

Jushua Chibueze

Co-founder/Chief marketing officer PiggyVest

Joshua is the Co-founder/Chief marketing officer for PiggyVest – the leading digital savings & investment platform in Nigeria with over 3.5M registered users nationwide and has existed for over 5 years.

In May 2018, Piggyvest announced a $1.1M fundraise from both local and international investors to expand its operations and activities. Today, Piggyvest is now helping its users save and invest over N23billion monthly. In 2019, Joshua was listed as one of the beneficiaries of the Forbes 30under30 2019.

Joshua is a growth marketing expert, product strategy consultant, and customer success enthusiast with over 10years of industry experience working for multinationals, SMEs, and across several startups like Abeg who just recently launched and has over 1.8M registered users in Nigeria in one year.

Wale Anifowose

General Manager, Programs & Partnerships, Enterprise Development Centre

Andrew NevinOlawale Anifowose graduated from the SMC University, Switzerland in 2018 with a doctoral degree in Business Administration specializing in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. He obtained a Master’s degree in Marketing in 2009 and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics in 2000, both from the University of Lagos.


In July 2003, Olawale joined the Enterprise Development Centre and is currently the General Manager, Programs and Partnerships. Olawale has gained 16years experience in enterprise development and has been part of the team that successfully implemented several SME development projects such as the Youth with innovation in Nigeria (YouWiN!) – the Federal Government of Nigeria business plan competition that evaluated over 200,000 concept notes in three (3) years. He is also the Managing Director of Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) Nigeria, a member of the Executive Committee for GEN Africa and member of the executive advisory board for Nigeria Climate Innovation Centre.


Olawale is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School and also an alumnus of the US State Department, International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) on SME Development. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing UK, a certified Microsoft BYB trainer and also Entrepreneurial Coach from Learning and Skills Management Centre (LSM),
United Kingdom. Olawale led the setting up a youth mentoring program -Startup Hub for fresh graduates in 2015. Olawale facilitates Sales/Marketing and Soft skills modules at EDC.

DR RABIU ONAOLAPO OLOWO

Honourable Commissioner for Finance, Lagos State Government

Dr. Rabiu Onaolapo Olowo is the Chairman of the Governing Board of the Lagos State Public Procurement Agency (PPA) and Honourable Commissioner for Finance in Lagos State. Dr. Olowo is a Chartered Accountant, a Certified Fraud Examiner, Internal Controls Auditor and an Associate Chartered Management Consultant.

He attended the Kogi State University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting with a 2nd Class Upper division in 2006. For his post graduate studies, he attended the University of Lagos, Akoka where he was awarded a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Accounting in 2012.

In his quest for more knowledge, he also attended the American University of Nigeria, Yola where he studied Doctoral Research Techniques and Methods in 2017 and in 2019, he attended the Charisma University, British West Indies, TCI for his PhD in Forensic Accounting and Auditing.

Dr Rabiu Onaolapo Olowo hails from Lagos Mainland of the State. At his leisure time, he loves travelling, playing table tennis and yoga (simple meditation).

Peter Bamkole

Director, Enterprise Development Centre

Peter BamkolePeter Bamkole, pioneered the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) of the Pan-Atlantic University in January 2003 – now one of the top enterprise development centers in Africa. As the Director of the Center, he is responsible for the overall program development, capacity building and support services to entrepreneurs and students across the university. Trained as a Mechanical Engineer in the UK, with MBA from IESE Business School in Spain and alumnus of Lagos Business School (Chief Executive Program), his 36 years’ cognate experience spans both public and private sectors (Oil Industry, Water supply and Education). He is currently a PhD candidate at the International School of Management (ISM) in Paris.

He led the Goldman Sachs 10,000 women initiative in Nigeria, and was a consultant to the project in Liberia. He initiated and led several partnership programs with diverse stakeholders such as British Council, World Bank, International Finance Corporation, Federal Government of Nigeria (National Business Planning competition – YouWin! and Business, Innovation & Growth), Diamond Bank, Stanbic IBTC, Access Bank and MTN, Coca Cola Africa Foundation and a host of other large corporates in the Nigerian SME ecosystem.

Peter consults widely in Sub-Saharan Africa on entrepreneurship development and practice. He currently chairs the board of Nigeria Climate Innovation Center, International Breweries Foundation and a member of the Lagos State Research and Innovation Council among others. He is a member of the Pan-Atlantic University Management Council and served on the Youth Learning Advisory Committee of the MasterCard Foundation. His current interest is designing new learning methods and e-support for SMEs.

Carmelle Cadet

CEO, EMTECH

Carmelle Cadet, Founder and CEO Emtech and is a passionate advocate of Blockchain and Digital Currency Technology for payment modernization and financial inclusion efforts.

In her last role after a 10 year career at IBM, Carmelle led the Global Business Development efforts in IBM Blockchain for Payments. She is now the Founder and CEO of EMTECH, a fintech company helping Central Banks in Emerging Markets modernize their Financial Market Infrastructure with Blockchain, AI and Data Analytics.

Her and the team are on a clear mission to build inclusive, safe and resilient financial infrastructures with digital currencies to unleash new markets and opportunities for everyone

Babajide Ibironke

Chief Finance Officer, Viathan Group

Andrew NevinBabajide is an award-winning CFO with 2 decades hands-on experience in Finance, Strategy and General Management roles in global and market positions across the world. I have an excellent reputation as a business partner, valued by other colleagues. This is founded on my broad expertise in finance, combined with strong strategic, commercial and consumer understanding. He has a great track record of improving processes, systems and controls and a clear ability to organise a team effectively, recruit and develop talent and motivate teams to deliver great results.

Highly skilled and motivated professional with extensive experience and skills in Budgeting, Strategic Planning, Reporting, Operations Finance, Marketing Finance and Financial Reporting. I also possess exceptional Organizational, Management, and Team playing skills and demonstrated experience in working with employees at various
levels in the organization.

He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria as well as holder of the ACCA Diploma in International Financial Reporting. I was the Nigeria’s sole representative at ACCA International Assembly in the United Kingdom from 2011 to 2013 and elected as the Chairman of the ACCA Nigeria Advisory Committee in July 2014 until November 2020 when I was elected as Global Council Member of ACCA

Yemi Keri

CEO, Herkerbella; Member, Board of Directors, Nigerian-German Chamber of Commerce

Andrew NevinYemi Keri is one of the foremost Women in Technology in Nigeria. She is the Chief Executive Officer of Heckerbella Limited, a Digital Transformation company. A Chair and Non-Executive Director and award-winning commercially minded technologist with 22 years’ experience in the Information Technology industry, operating at CEO and C-suite level across the public and private sectors. At the forefront of digital transformation to tackle business and social problems, recognised as one of the foremost Women in Technology in Nigeria with demonstrable evidence of delivering reliable business solutions through technology. She was the Director and Regional Manager, West Africa for SAP Africa and was the pioneer Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Edo State Directorate of Information Communications & Technology Agency. Yemi Keri is the co-founder of Rising Tide Africa, a women’s movement initiated with a vision to increase women’s participation in angel investing as an asset class and promote education, cross border investing and investor-mentoring across Africa. She is a Director of the Lagos Angel Network and serves as a mentor to various digitally and technology-enabled start-ups. A multidisciplinary graduate of Accounting (University of Maiduguri), and Masters in Information Technology Project Management from the American InterContinental University, Illinois, Strategic Decision Making for Management and Investment Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science, London She is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School, IESE Business School, Barcelona and CEIBS. Founding member of IDC West Africa CIO Technology Advisory Council in May, 2015 Honoured as Nigeria’s most outstanding Public Sector CIO at the ICT Centenary Awards in 2014.

Oluwatoyin Adegbite Moore

Executive Director, West Africa, African Venture Philanthropy Alliance

Andrew NevinOluwatoyin Adegbite-Moore “Toyin” is an international organizational development consultant who served as the pioneer Executive Director, West Africa for the African Venture Philanthropy Alliance (AVPA), where she built the brand, managed and facilitated social investment activities and partnerships across diverse social investors within the public, private and development sectors. She founded and manages Sheafam & Tam Limited, an International management consultancy firm specializing in diaspora connections, organizational development, including business process management, strategic planning, program design, enterprise transformation, change management and culture change for public, private and development sectors in the US and Nigeria. Toyin has provided project oversight on department audits at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and the Petroleum Industry Regulatory Bill through the Facility for Oil Sector Transformation (FOSTER), a Department for International Development (DFID) Program. Her work in strategy development and organizational transformation has led her to work with the Niger Delta Power Holding Company, among others. She has facilitated retreat sessions for the Strategic Planning and Monitoring and Evaluation Departments of ECOWAS and contributed to the development of the ECOWAS 2050, as facilitator for the youth and women organizations the youth and women organisations through the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. She served on the Technical Committee, led the Sustainability, Resilience and Impact Pillar and moderated the Sustainability and Impact Investing session of the Lagos State Ehingbeti Summit 2021.

She continues to serve as consultant/assessor for Financial Institutions through Human Capital Partners, a professional services firm. In the United States, Toyin was one of the first AmeriCorps Executive Directors in the nation and she also worked as a Consultant for 10 years on the Youth Action Grant and for 3 years on the Communities of Color projects for the Council of Michigan Foundations, the largest grant making association in the US. She was the president of the Social Venture Partners Delaware, where she worked with investors focused on Early Care and Education. She advocated for housing policy reforms for low-income people in Delaware. She transformed and rebranded the $35 Million Guaranteed Mortgage Program of the University of Pennsylvania. Toyin is passionate about transforming lives through effective programs and policies and specifically, she is an international advocate for youth, women and girls’ as major players in nation-building. 

She is also successful in her personal mission to assist others in understanding their talents and uniqueness and motivating them toward professional and personal growth. Toyin is a faculty member of the Kaduna Business School’s Kaduna Start-Up Enterprise Programme. She is a Salzburg Fellow and was selected in 2019 in the inaugural list of the Top 100 Women CEOs in Africa by Reset Global People in partnership with Pulse and Avance Media. The ranking acknowledges the achievements of Women CEOs across 24 African countries. Toyin serves on the Intermediary Pillar of the National Advisory Board of Impact Investors Foundation of Nigeria. She serves on the Board of Wevvo, a capacity building organization for women-owned micro/small enterprises. Toyin graduated from Calvin
University with post-graduate courses from Temple University, Western Michigan University & Wharton Business School.

Joseph Agunbiade

Cofounder, , BudgITy

Joseph is the Chancellor of Univelcity a training school for software developers and designers. In September 2011 he co-founded BudgIT. Before starting BudgIT, he worked at Silicon Harbour Investment Company, where he headed Product Development and Management.
He has also worked at Getmobile Technologies Limited, which he founded as an IT consulting and training firm. Where he built various solutions for Government agencies, automated business processes and payment solutions. Every summer he volunteers to teach children in Nigeria how to code. He is the founder of SmartED a digital school offering complete learning solution for Primary and Secondary school education in Nigeria and makes learning
inclusive, interactive and fun. We create well illustrated, animated and gamified content of the Nigerian school curriculum that is designed to make students learn
faster with better understanding. While empowering teachers to deliver this innovation in classroom.

As a technology entrepreneur, he has over 15 working years’ experience Joseph has a B.Tech in Physics Electronics from the Federal University of Technology Minna, Nigeria and an Alumni of General Assembly, San Francisco. He enjoys reading, learning new ideas and discussing technological issues.

Collins E. Onuegbu

Founder & EVC, Signal Alliance

Andrew NevinCollins E. Onuegbu is a Nigerian Technology Entrepreneur and Investor. He is the Founder of Signal Alliance a leading Nigerian Technology company. Collins has a degree in B.Engr. from University of Nsukka where he graduated top of his class with a degree in Electronic Engineering. He is an Alumnus of Harvard Business School and Lagos Business School and Said Oxford Business School.


He works currently with Signal Alliance a diversified technology
company with over two decades’ experience in the Nigerian technology and business landscape where he is the Executive Vice Chairman. Mr Onuegbu founded Signal Alliance in 1996, as a technology networking company and has grown it from this base into enterprise tech, software platforms and applications, building tech systems for large Nigerian enterprises. He founded Sasware, a Corporate seed investment firm focused ion tech start-ups in 2014. Using Sasware, Signal Alliance has invested in upcoming tech companies specializing in renewable energy, health tech, and fintech.

Erick Yong

CEO, Greentec Capital Partners

Andrew NevinErick is the CEO and co-founder of Greentec Capital and has helped developed their unique investment approach that combines funding, knowledge transfer, and capacity building. He is our specialist for working with start-ups, global strategy, and business development.
Erick has traveled extensively since he was young and has lived in various countries while traveling with his parents. He has Cameroonian roots, although he was born in Bonn, Germany and attending university in France.


Erick became an entrepreneur and strategic consultant immediately after his studies, where he further developed his strategic thinking skills and comprehensive track record of launching and scaling up new business concepts. He is also a specialist in international marketing strategies, implementing brand strategies, marketing plans and communication campaigns. He has also directed innovation efforts and managed international teams in executing company strategies with global vision.


He is especially passionate about the environmental as well as the economic impact of his projects. Erick speaks English, French, and German and is well-versed in cross-cultural collaboration. He has a passion for basketba