Seun Onigbinde, Mark Essien, Bernard O’bien To Teach Tech Entrepreneurs How To Grow Startups

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ENTERPRISE54 – GO! in partnership with Enterprise54 is organizing “Companies, Not Code” – a periodical business development workshop to inform and empower tech entrepreneurs on the business essentials of running and growing startups.

We have noticed the absence of open platforms targeted at developing the business intelligence of Nigerian technology entrepreneurs. What’s largely obtainable are coding programs and pitching competitions resulting in startup founders with funding but poor bookkeeping and accountability practice, great coding skills but poor understanding of management, marketing, execution etc. A classic business case in this regard is Celestine Ezeokoye of the Tiketmobile fiasco.

As a social enterprise, we have taken it upon ourselves to make this contribution to the ecosystem and it is hoped that this approach would help create balance in the capabilities of the budding Nigerian technology entrepreneur.

This first edition will hold at the Co-creation Hub, Yaba, Lagos.

SPEAKERS

Oluseun Onigbinde

Seun-OnigbindeOluseun Onigbinde is a Cofounder and Lead Partner of BudgIT. He is graduate of Electrical/Electronics Engineering from the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria and has worked with First Bank Nigeria Plc and Access Bank Plc. He is a 2012 Ashoka Fellow, Knight Foundation Fellow and an aspiring writer with a soon-to-be-published collection of short stories. He recently had Executive Education at Stanford University.

Bernard O’bien

bernardBernard O’bien is a serial entrepreneur and the Founder of Harbor Incubator. He is a graduate of Physics from the University of Lagos and a famished seeker of tech knowledge. By December, he will be relocating to Silicon Valley on another expedition, to understudy technology finance.

Mark Essien

Mark-EssienMark Essien is the Founder of Hotels.ng and the indigenous poster boy for tech worklife balance!

A founder of one of the leading ecommerce companies in Nigeria is also expected! We’re keeping a tight lip for now.

Date: Wednesday November 19, 2014

Venue: 6th floor CcHub, Yaba.

Time: 4-6pm

Attendance is free. Interested participants should register here.

 

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