After various events targeted at startups such as Social Media Week, Mobile West Africa, and Demo Africa, the next big event is scheduled to be hosted in Lagos (the second fastest-growing city in Africa and the seventh in the world.) is StartupWeek.
Lagos StartupWeek is a five-day celebration of entrepreneurs and small business owners in Lagos, Nigeria. It is a weeklong event made up of various sessions, Keynotes, Panels & Meetups where every startups gather to learn from local and visiting entrepreneurs as they share their experiences and get ready to take on the continents next challenge.
Over the Course of 5 days, organizers are expecting a crowd of over 1,000 Entrepreneurs and small business owners to participate in this year’s event consisting of panel discussions, workshops, pitches (for entrepreneurs seeking funding), alongside Several networking opportunities.
Visitors are expected from all over Africa as well as from countries such as the United Kingdom (UK), United States, Spain and Switzerland amongst others. Event speakers and panellist include some of the most amazing startup founders, thought leaders, industry experts, community supporters and investors in town.
“The worlds focus is on Africa at the moment with Nigeria being a pivot point for investment activities in the continent. Africa is certainly rising and Nigeria appears to be leading this rebirth. If you are interested in checking out or getting plugged into the Lagos startup scene, there isn’t a better time to come to Lagos than during Lagos Startup Week.” Mr Olumide Olayinka (A member of the Organising Committee) said.
“If you are interested in checking out or getting plugged into the Lagos startup scene, there isn’t a better time to come to Lagos than during Lagos Startup Week.”
He further noted that the event will give the knowledge, insight and relevant contacts needed to start a business in Africa, expand a current venture and better understand the latest trends in African markets.
This annual event exists to connect Nigeria’s growing entrepreneurial community with fellow market and socially driven entrepreneurs and game changers in the world. Lagos Startup Week aims to give Nigeria the critical mass needed to support the growing community of entrepreneurs and attract investors and mentors from outside the region and across the globe.
“Startup week is a Catalyst for new opportunities. When you bring dedicated entrepreneurs with good ideas together with mentors and investors, Great things are going to happen.” Said Andrew Hyde founder of Startup week
Whilst the schedule and events are still being built up, you can take a sneak peek here.
If you’ve ever attended a startup event in Lagos, you know that Lagos is a wonderful big-little city. Her spirit of collaboration and disruption has led her to become an increasingly strong entrepreneurial hub. She remains the commercial capital of Nigeria and one of the largest cities in Africa.
To learn more about Lagos Startup Week, visit http://www.Lagosstartupweek.com or email Info@Lagosstartupweek.com, Lagos@startupweek.co