Tech events to attend this week: Global pitching session, NECLive9 + others

Afeez Odunoye
*Global Pitching Session | *NECLive9 | *Startup Meet-up | *Web Development Workshop

Can we over-emphasise the place of tech in everyday life? It keeps popping up, making it important to talk about tech events to attend this week.

Because we value the conversations and impact, we have listed tech events happening around us this week: April 25–29, 2022.


NECLive. Image credit: NET.

Africa’s largest gathering of entertainment and creative industry professionals, NECLive is bringing together experts, practitioners, stakeholders, and trend-setters from around Africa to have important conversations on the theme, ‘Sustaining the Africa Momentum.’

The focus of the ninth edition of the annual Nigerian Entertainment Conference is on developing an industry that will continue to grow as one of the country’s main export and a source of continental soft power.

As seen in the past, discussions of this nature have gone on to either predict the direction of the entertainment industry, offer solutions to pertinent problems or bring attention to other socio-political issues that affect the industry as a whole.

A typical example was in 2016 when Nigeria slipped into a recession – the conference theme was “Entertainment Industry As ‘Last Hope’ For Africa’s Largest Economy” and there were deep discussions that shed light on how Nigeria can harness its entertainment sector to drive the economy forward.

As is the tradition, speakers have been selected based on their experience, practice, interest, contribution and knowledge of the theme and conversation around the conference.

Some of the speakers include Nancy Isime, actor and host, Anyiko Owoko from Kenya, Mr Macaroni, actor and comedian, Tunde Onakoya, founder of ChessInSlums, Dr Busola Tejumola, the Executive Head of Content and West Africa Channels at MultiChoice, Bolanle Olukanni, TV host and filmmaker, Broadcaster Osi Suave, media executive, Sam Onyemelukwe, Broadcaster Mozez Praiz, Obi Asika, media entrepreneur, Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi, entertainment personality, Iyabo Ojo, actress and TikToker, Mariam Timmer, reality TV star, Aline Gahongayire, Rwandan singer, Tolulope Adeleru-Balogun, Head of Programmes at News Central TV, and others.

NECLive9 holds on Friday, April 29, 2022, at Landmark Event Centre in Lagos and would be simultaneously broadcast live on Hip TV (DStv and GOtv) and online platforms. 

Global pitching session: Funding women-led businesses

Global pitching session: Funding women-led businesses. Image credit: DealRoom

The current funding trend in recent times is toward financial inclusion projects, which have been launched in nearly every sector of the Nigerian economy.

Individuals and businesses should have access to relevant and affordable financial goods and services that match their needs, but little has been done to increase access to capital for women-led firms.

Are you a woman?

Are you an investor looking for viable and investable business deals?

Are you an entrepreneur looking to fund your business?

Tick one or two of the boxes? You should attend the forthcoming DealRoom Global Pitch Session (Gender Focused) for the 1st Quarter of 2022.

The theme is Funding for Women-led Businesses in Nigeria Part 2. Confirmed Special guests include:

Dr. Anino Emuwa (KEYNOTE). She will speak in person from Lagos.

She is the Founder and Managing Director of Avandis Consulting, a strategy and financial advisory firm in France. She is an expert in gender diversity in leadership and is a member of the Institute of Directors’ Expert Advisory Group on Diversity and Inclusion.

Gwen Abiola Oloke. She will also speak in person in Lagos.

She is the Immediate Past CEO GroFin. She has experience in private sector development, SMEs, impact financing, stakeholder management across diverse cultures, public advisory, consulting, and extensive work in female entrepreneurship and gender empowerment.

Date – April 29, 2022

Time – 9 am

Venue – The Citadel, 30 Kudirat Abiola Way, First Bank Bus-stop, Ikeja Lagos.

Register here.

Startup meet-up

Startup Meet-up. Image credit: eventbrite

Learn from leading Venture Capital experts and pitch your business idea at the UABA Startup Initiative Meet-up.

The one-day event is a networking business conference for entrepreneurs and start-ups to pitch their businesses to Venture capitals/Investors in Partnership with Yolo Group and Arsenal football club sponsors,

With the event, the organisers will welcome startups across all industries (Blockchain, Fintech, Agro, Health, Public sector etc) and allow them to pitch their businesses for possible funding.

UABA Startup Initiative Meet-up is an in-person event scheduled for April 25, 2022, in Lagos, Nigeria’s ‘tech capital’.

Venue – The Boardwalk Event Centre
687 Adeola Hopewell Street
Victoria Island, Lagos

Time – 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM WAT

Register here.

Web development workshop

Web development. Image credit: TechGig

Hexa Genesis is bringing you practical insights into selling your products with the Website Development Workshop holding April 30.

At the workshop, you’ll learn how to sell products massively from your NO-CODE Website.

Website Development Workshop is a hands-on training programme designed to provide you with the no-frills competency needed to meet the demands of designing a website that sells a real-world product, service, or solution.

The targeted audience includes Entrepreneurs, ICT Professionals, Physical products and digital product marketers, coaches, speakers, students, business owners, photographers, and anyone interested in selling something online.

Scheduled for April 30, the workshop is a physical event and free to attend.

Venue – 2nd Floor, Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) Conference and Exhibition Centre
10, Dr. Nurudeen Olowopopo Way, Alausa, Ikeja Lagos.

Time – 9:00 AM WAT

Register to attend here.

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