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Wednesday, February 28 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Tech-Village Square: What’s Hot, What’s Not

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As the African start-up ecosystem continues to grow and investment options for entrepreneurs widen, our attention is diverted to the investors to tell us what makes for an attractive business. What’s hot and what’s not in this region.

Tech-Village Square: What’s Hot, What’s Not  will explore the critical roles emerging technologies can play in helping to address its age-old development challenges and achieve exponential growth over the next decade. The discussion will focus on security, Artificial intelligence (AI), Blockchain /Cryptocurrency, VR/AR, Internet of things and how they can be used to deliver disruptive outcomes and reshape digital business.

How can key stakeholders help nurture a vibrant and high impact technology innovation ecosystem?, What do they think about startups taking advantage of these technologies? How can we align with entrepreneurs using disruptive technologies within sectors? And how can entrepreneurs take advantage of these trends? With a show of the 'what’s hot' or 'what’s not' sign, panelist are prompted to talk a bit on the topic being addressed and based on the sign they raise we are sure to know where they stand on that topic!

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Wale Ayeni

Regional Head, Africa Venture Capital, IFC Venture Capital
Wale Ayeni leads venture capital investments in Africa on behalf of the IFC, the International Finance Corporation is part of the World Bank Group. He has over a decade of global technology experience spanning several roles including Venture Capital, Investment Banking, Corporate... Read More →
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Barbara Iyayi

Venture Partner, LATERAL CAPITAL
Barbara Iyayi is a Venture Partner at Lateral Capital, a venture capital fund that invests in early-stage technology enabled businesses in various sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa. Within Lateral Capital, she leads their fintech investments across Africa.Recently, Barbara was part of... Read More →
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Nnena Nkongho

Nnena Nkongho is a Principal at DiGAME Investment Company. DiGAME or, Digital Growth Africa, is an investment company with a mandate to invest in the digital transformation of the region. DiGAME invests growth stage capital, ranging from US$4MM - US$20MM in African businesses across... Read More →
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Chika Nwobi

Founder & CEO, L5LAB
Founder & CEO of L5Lab focused on Company-building and seed-stage investing in the rapidly expanding mobile and internet space in Africa.Chika is a Non-Executive Director of Unilever Nigeria and a Partner at Rise Capital a VC Fund focused on Early-Stage internet opportunities in Emerging... Read More →
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Eloho Omame

Managing Director, ENDEAVOR NIGERIA
Eloho Omame is the Managing Director of Endeavor Nigeria, a non-profit, active in 31 countries, that supports some of the most exciting high-impact entrepreneurs and scale-up companies globally. she recently worked with the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund, LSETF, to develop and... Read More →
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Seni Sulyman

Country Director, ANDELA
Seni currently the Country Director at &ela Nigeria, with about 400+ (and growing monthly) team.He is very passionate about building an ecosystem of exemplary African businesses and leaders.Seni has a background in strategy, operations and management includes evaluating, refining... Read More →

Wednesday February 28, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am WAT
Experience Stage