This year’s Lagos Startup Week is starting on Saturday, September 24, 2016 and ending on Friday, September 30, 2016 at the Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos.
Organised by Startup Lagos, the Lagos Startup Week happens every year and it’s 6 days of networking involving both local and visiting tech entrepreneurs. It features various sessions, keynotes, panels and meetups where these entrepreneurs get to share their experiences.
This year’s theme is “Be Inspired” and it’ll be about encouraging entrepreneurs to take on new challenges and initiatives in the face of this difficult economy.
In the words of Startup Lagos founder, 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 startups are linked up to willing investors and mentors alike.”
Speakers at this year’s Lagos Startup Week include YC Partner and COO, Qasar Younis, Paystack co-founder, Shola Akinlade, MEST Nigeria General Manager, Neku Atawodi, and SheLeadsAfrica co-founder, Afua Osei.
TechCircle’s Chat with YC Partners is the first event that will kick off the Startup Week, and according to founder, OO Nwoye, “That Y Combinator, the world’s most prestigious startup incubator, is coming to visit our techosystem right after Zuckerberg’s [visit] indicates clearly to the world that it’s Nigeria’s time. We are excited to receive them.”