Startup Grind is a global startup community for entrepreneurs, founders, innovators, educators and investors alike to educate, inspire and network with each other. Powered by Google for Entrepreneurs, Startup Grind has reached about 100 cities in 42 countries where local events are hosted, ideally on a monthly basis.


The Lagos chapter of Startup Grind returns this month after a 3-month long hiatus. This month’s edition will be host to 2U Inc founder, Jeremy Johnson. Johnson founded his first company, a marketplace for virtual currency, at 15 and his second, a social network around the college admissions process, at 21 while a student at Princeton University. He left Princeton to lead the venture until its acquisition by Zinch in 2007. In 2008, at 24, Jeremy co-founded 2U with John Katzman (founder of the Princeton Review) and Chip Paucek (CEO of Hooked on Phonics), leveraging digital innovations to bring top tier education online.

Other entreprenuers slated to share their experiences at Startup Grind Lagos this June include Ian CarnevaleNadayar Enegesi and Iyin Aboyeji of Fora.

Details for the event are as follows:

Date: Saturday 14 June 2014
Time: 3 pm – 6 pm
Venue: Kaiven Ventures Partners, 7B Acme Road, Ogba

Tickets to the event are on sale online, or at the door, for N1,500/$10 (N 500 for Students). Tickets include food and soft drinks.

UPDATE: Startup Grind Lagos is offering 20 free student tickets to the community, courtesy of Fora.
If you are a student entrepreneur, or a student interested in startups, elect to register with the student ticket option. Please ensure you bring a valid student ID card with you to the venue.

Muyiwa Matuluko Author

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