TechMoney Africa summit ends on a high note

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Pix from left Professor Afolabi Lesi, Provost, College of Medicine, University of Lagos; Paul Kallmes, Guest Speaker from San Francisco, USA; Mr Segun Adeniji, Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Science and Technology, representing Lagos Deputy Governor, Dr Obafemi Hamzat; Mr Kola Abiola, Chairman, Unicorn Group; Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe. Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos; Dr Wura Abiola, Operating Partner, Unicorn Group; Dr Adeyemi Dipeolu, Special Adviser to the President on Economic Matters in the Office of the Vice President and Professor Folasade Ogunsola, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Development services at the TechMoney and Innovation Summit Africa 2019 held at University of Lagos Multipurpose hall, Akoka, Lagos on Monday. Photo
Ace Comedian Babatunde Adewale (Tee-A) Summit anchor addresses participants at the final day of the summit.
Cross section of participants at the Summit
Tee-A interviewing some selected participants to benefits from the Start-up funds.

The 2-day TechMoney Africa summit aimed at boosting entrepreneurship in the technology sphere ended today Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at the University of Lagos (UNILAG).

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Beginning on Monday, the event featured several exhibitors and a host of participants, some of whom spoke to Lagos Panorama Magazine, expressing their satisfaction and hopes to return for subsequent editions of the summit.

A doctoral candidate of the University of Lagos, Tunde Jimoh, stated that “the level of awareness is high.” Adding that, “this is an eye opener for us to know that tech has a lot of potentials for making money. I attended yesterday and today. I have benefited immensely. I have been exposed to several new ideas that will assist me in my business and researches.”

He further noted that “the organizers really tried, although there are some hitches (such as the 30-minute break-out section, which was not enough for proper interactions), but by and large it’s a successful summit”.

Lagos Panorama also chatted with some of the exhibitors, who also expressed their satisfaction with the TechMoney Summit. Dotun Ajayi, the DPS Head, Supply Chain and Procurement, partners to OMNI Charge, alluded that “the Summit is successful, the content is impressive and the participants are quite excited and happy with the products exhibited”.

Ajayi noted that the Summit had a serious impact on his organization, as it offered them the opportunity to showcase their new electricity backup product. “We have been able to introduce our new products that we intended for Nigeria and West-African markets. The reception had been very encouraging. It’s a suite of solutions to power situation in the country. It’s like a power-box that you can charge with electricity, or solar, as backup for electricity supply in case of outage”.

Some other participants with innovative ideas were selected for start-up funding by Unicorn and its partners. Unicorn’s strategy is to boost innovation and empower entrepreneurs to identify and build sustainable firms that will further grow the economy.

Some of the participants at break-out interaction section

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