Lagos StartUp Week 2016 set to hold this September

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Lagos Startup Week is an annual week-long event which celebrates and recognizes startups in Lagos, Nigeria.

The 2016 edition themed “Be Inspired,” is scheduled to take place this September from the  24 – 30th,  2016. The week-long event aims to inspire entrepreneurs to take on new challenges and initiatives even in a difficult economy.

According to the organiser, Mr Olumide Olayinka, “The present Nigerian economy however tough, presents tremendous opportunity for Startups to capitalise and establish leading positions in the marketplace. Lagos Startup Week 2016 is community led, and is all about building each other up and fostering the growth of a supportive environment to launch new businesses, whilst ensuring viable start-ups are linked up to willing investors and mentors alike.”   

In addition to the usual panel discussion, pitches and conference style talks, programs lined up for this year’s event features free startup masterclasses, product launches and a Startup Exhibition. An interesting lineup of speakers which include successful startup founders, local and international investors, industry giants and domain experts.

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