Dear entrepreneur, here are 3 events you should attend this weekend

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The weekend is usually a time to relax, unwind and attend events. However, as an entrepreneur whatever time or period of the day, week, month or year it is: everything they do has to impact positively on their business enterprise.

So this week, tech entrepreneurs especially should get ready to gain more knowledge at any of these 3 events.


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Themed “Beyond The Walls,” this year’s edition of TEDXIsaleGeneral is an intellectual event set to happen in Oyo State. The event promises first-hand interactions with powerful speakers like Wellington Jighere – The 2015 World Scrabble Champion, Mr Owolabi Oladejo – Chairman of the only Business Radio in Nigeria, Impact Business Radio, and Rufai Oseni an On-Air Presenter at Inspiration FM. Other prominent speakers for this year’s event include:

  • Engineer Jamiu Badmos – Director, The Safety Advocates
  • Seun Akinsanmi – CEO, Elophotos
  • Adekeye Azeez – CEO, Founder’s Hub, Ilorin
  • Barrister Abayomi Oke – Oyo State Commissioner for Youth and Sports.

Attendance to TEDxIsaleGeneral is free, but intending participants can register here OR send “ATTEND” + “Names” + “Email” to +2348138407613, +2348126362482 or +2347057596207 to register for the event, as registration is compulsory.

Date: Saturday 29th October, 2016

Time: 12noon

Venue: 250 LT Lautech to NUT plaza under G beside Lautech Ogbomosho, Oyo State, Nigeria.

The second event is the  #DigifiedSMEprogram (Batch 2)

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The Digified Small and Medium Scale Entrepreneurs (SMEs) Program is a development certificate course targeted at SMEs, self-employed individuals, working professionals, professional artisans, freelancers and any entrepreneur or business owner around. The program is targeted at equipping the attendees with useful technological and e-business knowledge that will improve their business, employability and productivity in the work and business place.

As an entrepreneur, the program is designed to provide you with a comprehensive examination of tactics and strategies across social media, mobile marketing, online analytics, and search engine marketing aimed at fully leveraging the internet for achieving business goals such as acquiring, converting, and retaining online customers.

Attendance for the event is free! Click here to register.

Date: Saturday 29th October – Sunday 30th October, 2016

Time: 10am – 5pm

Venue: 12 Osho Street, (Opebi/Oregun Link Road – Opposite Enville Institute of Safety and Management) Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos.

Interswitch API Integration Jam

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Nigeria’s foremost tech innovation hub, Co-Creation Hub (CcHUB) in partnership with payment company, Interswitch will be hosting a two-day workshop to help developers experiencing difficulties accepting payments from their users.

At the event which is tagged ‘Interswitch Application Interface (API) Integration Jam,’ teams and developers with technology products requiring collection of funds from customers will be given a hands-on demonstration of five new APIs they can use to solve payment problems and reward customers. At the Jam, development teams will have the opportunity to integrate the APIs into existing products or innovate around a yet to launch but already developed product and any questions or feedback will be resolved by the Interswitch engineering team.

The Jam will also feature a fireside chat on Interswitch’s plans to enable seamless payments with Mitchell Elegbe, MD/CEO of Interswitch. Interested participants should register here to attend the event.

Date: October 28 – October 29, 2016,

Time: 9am – 5pm

Venue: CcHUB, 6th Floor, 294 Herbert Macaulay Way, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos.

We do hope that you all will have a memorable weekend attending any of these 3 events.


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