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SILICON YABA TOWNHALL MEETING
Tue, March 21, 2017, 11:45 AM – 2:00 PM WAT
Growth Capital by CcHUB and 500 startups cordially invite you to the first edition of Silicon Yaba Townhall Meeting. This Townhall meeting is designed to focus on key essential areas to local ecosystem building: Infrastructure and Talent Growth.
The Townhall meeting will feature panel discussions with Silicon Valley Insiders, Silicon Yaba Players and the tech ecosystem to discuss challenges, and share stories in overcoming the talent drought and poor access to infrastructure. The aim is to build an important bridge to foster key learnings exchange for both ecosystems, from which stronger bonds of understanding can be built.
TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION:
INFRASTRUCTURE: This is aimed at addressing the issue of building infrastructural frameworks to rapidly improve access i.e connectivity, mobility, services to not just creators but teeming consumers all over the country.
TALENT GROWTH: This discussion will focus on developing a talent pool for the local tech ecosystem whilst enabling export to other countries. It will also shed light on other skills e.g. product managers, product developers, user experience specialists that not much attention is currently given.
Guest Speakers (Infrastructure)
Adia Sowho, Digital Business Director, Etisalat
Kazeem Oladepo, MainOne Communications
Stephen Ozoigbo (Geek), CEO of the African Technology Foundation
Guest Speakers (Talent Growth)
Iyin Aboyeji, CEO Flutterwave
Victor Asemota, CEO Swifta
Doug Galen (Geek), CEO RippleWorks
Chok Ooi (Geek), CEO AgilityIO
11.45am – 12.00pm: Introductory Tour & Short Presentation about CcHUB
12.00pm – 12.30pm: Infrastructure Panel/ Townhall
12.30pm – 01.00pm: Talent Growth Panel/ Townhall
01.00pm – 02.00pm: Lunch & Networking
DIRECTIONS FROM ANYWHERE IN LAGOS
Visit Lara.ng and type in 'From (Your Location) to (Silicon Yaba)' e.g From 'Lekki' to 'Silicon Yaba'.
For a tour of the Yaba ecosystem, ask Lara.ng "show me Yabacons” Or “Yabacons"
Growth Capital by CcHUB is Nigeria's first social innovation fund aimed at creating an unprecedented path to scale for outliers driving social change in NigeriaThe venture capital supports high-potential, early stage businesses building our next generation infrastructure using technology.GC's participating investors bring their experience, resources and networks together to work for our investees to catalyze their path to growth
500 Startups is a global venture capital seed fund and startup accelerator based in Silicon Valley with ~$200M in assets under management.
Co-Creation Hub (CcHUB) as a social innovation centre accelerates the successful application of social capital and technology for economic prosperity in Nigeria. Our technology hub which is the first in Nigeria serves as an Open Living Lab in which user-driven innovation is fully integrated in the co-creative process of new services, products and societal infrastructures. Our team works closely with stakeholders – including social entrepreneurs, technologists, civil society, government and private sector to identify and nurture novel solutions to social challenges in Nigeria.