While we all get caught up in the excitement of the World Cup, it’s no excuse to put the rest of our lives on hold. That includes our first love, tech. So here a 4 tech and startup events you should watch out for this week.

Diamond Bank Cashless Policy and e-Payments Chat Session with the Lagos Tech Community


Diamond Bank will be holding a chat session with the Lagos tech community themed,  “The Place of Technology in Driving the Cashless Policy“. The idea is to share the bank’s vision and plans around e-payments ad how the tech ecosystem can leverage on it. Event details are as follows

Date: Tuesday 17th June, 2014

Venue: Mobile Experience Centre of the Co-creation Hub (CcHub) – 294 Herbert Macaulay Road Sabo, Yaba, Lagos.

Time: 3 pm

To attend, register here. Registration ends by 2pm, Tuesday the 17th of June, 2014

Women R.I.S.E Info Session: From Zero to Tech Entrepreneur – Lagos

Women R.I.S.E is an initiative of the CcHub, in partnership with Google for Entrepreneurs, to get more Nigerian women involved in tech entrepreneurship. They are organising a info session to educate their audience – female students, tech entrepreneurs and wantrepreneurs –  on the application process, how to get short-listed and what they stand to gain. There will be a panel of established female tech entrepreneurs in attendance to share their experiences and answer any questions. Details for the event are as follows:

Date: Friday June 20, 2014

Venue: 6th floor, Co-creation Hub Sabo, Yaba, Lagos

Time: 5:30 pm

Registration is free. You can visit the CcHub website for more details.

Startupland Screening at CapitalSquare – Lagos


Startupland is a pioneering documentary series that follows the journey of five startup founders from accelerator phase to starting successful and sustainable companies. It features interviews with world famous founders and investors (including the founders of AOL, Blackboard, Reddit, Eventbrite, Living Social, Mapquest, Evernote and Meetup.

CapitalSquare Lagos is giving you an opportunity to be among the first people in the world to view this documentary. They are doing it in partnership with  the United Nations Foundation, World Bank, and UP Global. Details are as follows:

Date: Friday 20th June, 2014

Venue: CapitalSquare – 2nd Floor, The Garnet, Kilometre 14 Lekki-Epe Expressway, Igbo-Efon, Lekki, Lagos

Time: 6:00 pm

Ignite 2014: Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Meetup – Port-Harcourt

The next in the series of Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship meetups organized by FocusHub Nigeria is here again.

This month’s IGNITE 2014 meet up aims to initiate conversations that foster collaboration and partnerships among technology and mainstream entrepreneurs to bring about improved solutions and adequate resourcing for businesses within the region as well as create a great opportunity for the business community in the region to connect, collaborate and share ideas on how to address various business concerns. Activities lined up for the day include a CEO roundtable, solutions showcase, speed dating and an SME Toolkit teaser session. The event is open to anyone interested in joining and growing the community.

The event details are as follows:

Date:  Saturday June 21, 2014

Venue: Grand Venice Hotel, Rumuogba 1st Artillery, Port Harcourt

Time: 12 Noon

Registration and admission is free. To find out more, please visit FocusHub Nigeria.

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Muyiwa Matuluko Author

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