Tech experts to empower young Nigerians at TechMoney Africa
Unicorn Group, a pan-African investment company targeting innovative ideas in collaboration with the University of Lagos, is set to empower young Nigerians via their ‘TechMoney Africa’ summit .
The tech summit will bring together the leading minds in technology, innovation and finance across public and private sector in Africa, to include: Clen Cook, Executive, RIIS, South Africa; Dr Wuraola Abiola, Management Transformation; Dr. Akintoye Akindele, Partner, Synergy Capital Managers; Dr. PonmileOsibo, Chief Investor Relations Officer, Unicorn; Heiner Fees, Founder Managing Director, Tiveni; among others.
Chief Programme & Business Development Officer, Unicorn Group, Mrs. Olatorera Abiola, said that the business matchmaking event will bring together leading minds in technology, innovation and finance across Africa to understand how technology can change lives; support tech talent and start-ups to secure investment.
According to her:” The biggest companies in the world don’t even have any assets. There is a new dynamics and paradigm shift. Africa is not part of itThis event is about creating opportunities for Africans to give them acesss to capital , acess to people , access to knowledge
“Techmoney and innovation summit will ensure that technology, innovation and strategy leaders across major organisations and enterprises in Africa engage with the next generation of disruptive and exponential technology and opportunity, so that they can continue to drive value for internal and external stakeholders by being at the heart of the technology and innovation that is changing the world and providing real opportunity to change lives for the better”.
In addition, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Development Services, Unilag, Prof. Folashade Ogunsade, said that the institution had in the last 10 years worked with NGO’s, international institutions, among others to organise summits such as this to help the student to better apply themselves. Ogunsade, said: “Our area of innovation is not just on computer but helping the minds of our student to think critically and creatively up to the point of developmental issues in Nigeria. Technology, like a pen is a tool, it goes down to the mind of the student and the character, one of the things we build in Unilag student is character, our goal is to build people who are not just smart, but have character and integrity.”
No fewer than 3,000 attendees are expected and about 70 exhibitors have indicated interest in the summit that would hold from June 10 to 11 at the University of Lagos