For 6 days, Lagos Startup Week 2022 will discuss “What’s Next?” for the tech space

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Lagos Startup Week

On July 25 – 30, 2022, startups and aspiring entrepreneurs in Africa will come together for Lagos Startup Week, a week-long celebration in Africa’s startup scene that brings together various players for learning, investment, exhibitions, and career progression and networking.

Lagos Startup Week diary

Since 2015, the Lagos Startup Week has positioned itself as the most engaging tech and startup event in Nigeria and across Africa, with a gathering of more than 5,000 tech stakeholders. It is the one place that gathers talent, founders, operators, investors and regulators with value to offer each party. 

This year’s edition is all about What’s Next?

By attending, you will be taking a gaze into the future as you hear from those who are currently building for that future and their investors and understand the role you could play in that future.

Startup founders, investors, aspiring entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts will dive deeply into what the future holds for different industries and other important topics like gender equality and being globally employable.

Hosted in three venues with a number of virtual programmes to include Africans in diaspora in the conversation, the 6th edition of the Lagos Startup Week (LSW) promises to be better than before.

At Lagos Startup Week this year, we envision an exciting time with fellow stakeholders, founders, experts, enthusiasts, and guests visiting our exhibition booth. Come and experience ‘What’s Next’ for Branch and join our journey.

This year we hope to spark conversations around “What’s Next” by creating connections and hearing from founders as they work towards achieving their goals of changing business and society with tech. As we learn from those currently building for the future, we will also be empowering and enabling the next generation of founders and disruptors through this event.  

Olumide Olayinka, co-founder Startup Lagos, organiser of Lagos Startup Week.

Here are some programs you should not miss during the week:

Lagos Startup Week 2022

What’s Next For Fintech

Date – July 25, 2022

Venue – Twitter 

So much has been happening in Fintech. Many argue there are too many players, and some argue that they are not nearly enough. Come join our speakers and find out what the future holds for the financial technology sector.  Register here

Speakers: 

  • Dayo Odulate-Ademola, MD, Nigeria, Branch International
  • Funbi Falayi, Co-founder Klump
  • Benjamin Dada
  • Olumide Olayinka. Co-host Lagos Startup Week

Startup Growth Masterclass

Date – July 27, 2022

Venue – Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island 

We have growth experts and executives at high growth startups come discuss how to position your business for growth. Startup founders or anyone interested in marketing would not want to miss this session.  Register here 

Speakers: 

  • Anthony Otagbie, Principal of The Otaigbe Group
  • Jenrade Lawal, Klump Technologies
  • Jerry Okon, Head of Operations, Flex Finance
  • Lucy Mbuthia, Business Strategy Expert
  • Adetutu Talabi  – Side Brief

Exhibitions

Meet tech companies such as Paystack, Omnibiz, Branch, Microsoft, Klump, Youverify, Lemonade Finance,  Izesan! Speak Esan!, Flex Finance and others

Innovation Tours

Date – July 27, 2022

Get the opportunity to visit some of the hottest startups in Nigeria. This tour would feature points that are considered very vital to the growth of the Lagos Tech Startup scene. Some of these points include startups and hubs such as Paystack, Endeavour, Cchub and more. Reserve your spot for the innovation tour here.

Lagos Startup Week 2022
Lagos Startup Week 2022

The Next Tech Frontier – Anticipating change, building for the next billion

Date – July 28, 2022

Venue: Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island

We have seen a wave of startups and digital products in finance, education and healthcare. Recently, there has been a shift to other industries like blockchain, gaming, energy, etc. 

This session will inform attendees about where the market is heading and how we can get set for the shift. 

Speakers:

  • Olu Akanmu, President & Co-CEO – Opay Nigera.
  • Nefe Etomi, Strategy & Finance Lead – Paystack.
  • Victor Oluwole, Business Editor, Business Insider.
  • Dayo Ademola, Branch International, Managing Director, Nigeria.

Adoption of e-payments in the B2C retail industry – the future of e-commerce

Since the last edition of LSW, new payment methods have been adopted. We now have things like direct debit and buy now, pay later. What more can we expect to see in e-commerce. Come hear from folks building the new payment rails. 

Speakers

  • Ope Adeoye, Chief Plumber, Onepipe
  • Priya Amarnani, Business Head, MPlify
  • Tochukwu Ironsi, Market Intelligence, Paystack
  • Zainab Arilese, Head of Product, Omnibiz
  • Mayowa Alli, Co-Founder, Traction Apps

What’s Next for Gaming & Animation – Telling African stories; the future of gaming and the metaverse

Gaming has become a culture in Africa, and we have had conversations about players monetising their time through this new technology. Understanding what the future holds in this sector and how to position yourself can be a game-changer. 

Speakers:

  • Hugo Obi, Founder – Maliyo Games
  • Agnes Soyode-Johnson, General Manager – Limitless Studios
  • Kunmi Adenipebi, COO, Gamr

What’s Next In Broadband Infrastructure & Mobile Technology Services

Internet penetration in Nigeria has grown. Adoption of the 4G network has become more mainstream but connectivity is still a problem as not many areas can boast of high network speed. The space is fresh for disruption and we will be listening to some experts in the field. 

Speakers:

  • Kendall Ananyi, CEO – Tizeti
  • Taha Jiwaji, CEO – Beem
 To expect: 
  • 3 Virtual Events
  • 3 Physical Locations
  • Innovation Tour
  • Workshops
  • 70+ Speakers

Venues: 

  • Zone Tech Park.
  • Federal Palace Hotel and Casinos.

Date: July 25 – 30, 2022.

To find out more about all the sessions and speakers, please check here.

Register for free here. 

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