StartUP Friday is coming to Lagos for its fifth edition on Friday, September 23, 2016 from 3:30pm at Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Launched in February 2016, StartUP Friday is a startup community-building event that brings together investors, mentors, co-founders, entrepreneurs, and policy makers. It’s an initiative of the Office for ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIIE) and it’s quickly becoming one of the biggest startup events in Nigeria.
Over the course of four editions (February, March, April and July), 984 co-founders and 75 investors have attended, 30 startup pitches have been delivered, and N57m in direct and indirect investment has been put into startups that were at the events.
This is the first time StartUP Friday is taking place in Lagos (or outside Abuja, for that matter) and this edition will feature YC partners who are set to be in Nigeria this September.
Here’s Bunmi Okunowo, the National Coordinator for OIIE talking about this year’s StartUP Friday.
Attendance is free, so if you’d like to be at this September’s StartUP Friday, register here.