Tech events to attend this week: Creator’s Circle, Ecobank Fintech Breakfast + others

Afeez Odunoye
*Creator’s Circle | *Ecobank Fintech Breakfast Series | *EdTech Fellowship Showcase | *Digital Identity Matters
Creator's Circle
Creator’s Circle

Tech continues to shape every aspect of our lives. It has brought ease to the way we work and live, and there’s more to be done with tech events to attend this week.

Conversations continue on what to do next, and how to scale what has been done. This is why we listed these tech events happening around us this week: April 18–22, 2022.

Creator’s circle

Creator’s Circle. Image credit: Eventbrite

Why is Africa an afterthought in conversations about payments and monetisation in the creative economy?

This is the focus of the first edition of Creative Economy Practice’s networking meetups, in partnership with CMQ Media.

Creator’s Circle is a quarterly networking event where creators, investors, entrepreneurs, and professionals working in the creative economy gather to share knowledge and deep insights about issues affecting African creators.

Come network and connect over snacks and drinks as we discuss the topic – The African Creator & Monetisation – Solving payment problems affecting African creators.

The maiden event will hold on Friday, April 22, with the following lineup of speakers:

  • Douglas Kendyson – Founder,
  • Fu’ad Lawal – Writer
  • Valerie Egbuniwe – Product Specialist, Paystack and Creative Director

The Creators’ circle will be moderated by David I. Adeleke, Publisher of CMQ Media.

This is a physical event that will hold at 8, Montgomery Road, Yaba from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Register here.

EdTech Fellowship Showcase

EdTech Fellowship Showcase. Image credit: CcHub

On Wednesday, April 20, from 11:00 AM, CcHub and the ACT Foundation will showcase and celebrate their first EdTech Fellowship cohort of Instructional Designers.

The Showcase is a closeout event spotlighting the progress of 21 Fellows from Nigeria and Kenya that have taken part in seven months of intensive training to become Instructional Designers.

During the Fellowship period, the Fellows took part in learning and implementation phases that led to building unique digital learning resources and have thus qualified as a part of a pipeline that will contribute to the thriving Edtech Ecosystem in Africa.

Attend the Showcase here.

Ecobank Fintech breakfast series

Ecobank Fintech Breakfast Series. Image credit: Tech Cabal

How do you interpret information on partnerships between fintechs and banks?

Do you feel surprised considering that both parties are competitors? There should be a winner and a loser, right! But it doesn’t always work that way – sometimes both parties can be winners. So the question is, how can fintech and banks strike and sustain strategic partnerships?

This Friday, April 22, at 8:30 AM (WAT), Ecobank is hosting the inaugural edition of its Fintech Breakfast series, in partnership with TechCabal, to help you understand this form of partnership.

This edition takes on breaking down how fintechs can find and nurture partnerships with banks, and how they can leverage these partnerships to grow and expand across the continent.

Guest who will speak at the event include:

  • Tayo Oviosu- Founder & CEO, Paga Group
  • Tomilola Majekodunmi – Co-founder & CEO, Bankly
  • Victor Asemota – CEO & Principal Consultant, SwiftaCorp
  • Isaac Kamuta – Group Head: Cash Management and Client Access, Ecobank

Register here to join the conversation.

Digital identity matters

Digital Identity Matters. Image credit: TC Daily

Open finance is the next frontier of growth in Africa’s fintech ecosystem, but it cannot achieve its full potential without a digital identity infrastructure. The question then becomes, how can we build a robust and reliable digital identity infrastructure for Africa to expand its open finance offering?

To help understand how important digital identity is to driving open finance adoption in Africa, Esigie Aguele, CEO of VerifyMe Nigeria, a digital identity and KYC technology company, will speak alongside another industry stakeholder on Zoom on Friday, April 22, at 11 AM on the fourth edition of Digital Identity Matters.

Esigie is a seasoned expert in systems engineering, enterprise and solutions architecture, business transformation, and business development.

Register here to join the conversation.

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