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Unicorn TechMoney, Innovation Summit For UNILAG

A FIRM Unicorn will hold its maiden TechMoney and Innovation Summit Africa next week at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka.

In an interview, Unicorn’s Chief Investor Relations Officer Dr Ponmile Osibo said the aim of the summit is to provide a platform for tech people across the continent and empower them.  He added that stakeholders in the ecosystem would be engaged during the two-day event to proffer solution to the challenges in the sector and show the way forward.

He said the summit would bring together experts in technology, finance and innovation to teach people how technology could change lives, support tech talents and start-ups to get investment and bankable deals, adding that the event would also connect tech leaders in major public and private organisations on the latest innovation to support citizen and customer service delivery.

Osibo said stakeholders, especially youths or young start ups, would get free training and networking opportunities to excel in the industry. ‘’The summit is not about us. It is about those in the ecosystem,’’ he added.

He said no fewer than 3,000 attendees were being expected and about 70 exhibitors had indicated interest in the summit that would hold from June 10 to 11.

Unicorn Chairman, Kola Abiola is expected to give the opening remarks. Others expected to speak are UNILAG Vice Chancellor, Prof Toyin Ogundipe, its Head of Innovation, Prof Wellington Oyibo and Managing Director Management Transformation Dr Wuraola Abiola. Others include founder, Ingressive Capital, Maya Horgan-Femodu; Partner, Silicon Valley and San Francisco Office White Summers, Mark Cameroon White and Managing Director Tiveni, Heiner Fees.

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Source: The Nation


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