The Lagos Startup Expo, held on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at the Landmark Centre, captivated attendees and exceeded all expectations. With over 90 exhibitors and nearly 4,000 participants from diverse backgrounds, this exhibition-themed event showcased the thriving Nigerian startup ecosystem.

Despite the morning rainfall, the Expo drew an impressive turnout, with attendees pouring in throughout the day. From industry professionals and tech enthusiasts to students and local and foreign visitors, people from all walks of life gathered under one roof to explore the cutting-edge innovations on display.

The event’s centerpiece was the main stage, strategically positioned for maximum engagement. Workshops and demos led by esteemed sponsors brought valuable insights to the attendees. Esther Ojosemako, Technical Product Manager at Cowrywise, kicked off the workshops with her session, “The power of spare cash: How investing on Sprout by Cowrywise can help your business thrive,” guiding participants on leveraging Sprout by Cowrywise for business growth.

Vivian Mbene, COO of Cardtonic, took the stage next, addressing the challenges of digital transactions and offering practical solutions. Ambrose Ebuka, Forex Expert and OctaFX Ambassador enlightened the audience with forex trading strategies, empowering them to tap into the power of the forex market. Femi Aghedo, Co-founder of Grey Finance, delved into global payments for Africa’s digital economy, providing valuable insights on easing cross-border transactions. Raknida wrapped up the workshops with a thought-provoking panel discussion titled “The Future of arttech in Africa: Exploring the Revolution of art and Technology.”

In addition to the workshops, an exclusive masterclass session featuring industry leaders Olu Oyinsan, Odunayo Eweniyi, and Oshone Anavhe offered participants invaluable guidance and practical advice on taking their businesses to new heights.

Exhibitors expressed their excitement about the Expo, sharing that the event provided a platform to showcase their groundbreaking solutions and connect with a diverse audience. Attendees were equally enthusiastic, describing the Expo as a wonderful and life-changing experience.

Muyiwa Matuluko, Chief Servant at Techpoint Africa, expressed his gratitude, stating, “The Lagos Startup Expo was a smashing success if I do say so myself. Thank you for believing in us.”

The Lagos Startup Expo truly lived up to its hype, delivering an unparalleled experience in the local startup scene. This event showcased the remarkable innovation, collaboration, and growth that define Nigeria’s vibrant startup ecosystem.

About Techpoint Africa:

Techpoint Africa is a leading media platform dedicated to championing the growth of the African tech ecosystem by providing valuable insights, news, and analysis. Through events like the Lagos Startup Expo, Techpoint Africa fosters connections and drives the advancement of innovation and entrepreneurship across the continent.

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