MarkHack 3.0, a highly anticipated event on the marketing and technology calendar, is set to make waves at the prestigious Oriental Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria on July 5th, 2024.

Hosted by GDM Group and Eko Innovation Centre, this year’s theme, “BEYOND LIMITS – Unleashing Creativity with Emerging Tech“, promises to challenge the boundaries of possibility and unleash a new era of disruptive thinking in marketing and technology.

In the run-up to the event, innovative startups from across the continent have been put through their paces, competing for a chance to showcase their solutions. Over two months, several startups have submitted their entries, with a select group of ten chosen to receive mentorship from industry experts on finance, business modelling, and scalability.

The morning session of the event will feature an exciting range of industry experts, comprising  marketing professionals, innovators, entrepreneurs, policymakers, marketing professionals, disruptors, and corporate entities, 

Notably, this gathering will be divided into various segments, including a captivating keynote, in-depth plenary, and breakout sessions, all aimed at unlocking innovative solutions to modern businesses’ most pressing marketing challenges.

MarkHack 3.0 promises to be a gathering of leading minds in deep tech, artificial intelligence, blockchain, and e-commerce, all committed to addressing real-time marketing and media challenges. The event is also expected to feature activities that facilitate innovation and collaboration, including hands-on workshops, deep-dive masterclasses, and personalized mentorship sessions.

A group of industry experts and heads of organizations expected to speak and offer insights at the event include Tubosun Alake, Honourable Commissioner, Ministry of Innovation, Science, and Technology, Lagos State;  Olalekan Fadolapo, Director-General of the Advertising Regulatory Council of Nigeria (ARCON); Tosin Faniro-Dada, Partner, Breega; Olugbolahan Olusanya, Nigeria Country Director, TeKnowledge; Sam Immanuel, Chief Executive Officer, Semicolon Africa;  Yinka Obebe, Chief Executive Officer, Pop Central; and Segun Ogunleye, General Manager Marketing, Seven-Up Bottling Company.

Others include Oluseyi Akindeinde, Founder, Hyperspace Technologies LTD; Ehia Erhaboh, Co-convener, AI in Nigeria; Tayo Kalejaiye, Chief Gaming Officer, VaultHill; Kemi Longe, Head of Marketing, PZ Cussons; Jimi Taiwo, General Manager, Nigeria at PepsiCo; Oyebowale Akideinde, Head, Digital Products & Innovation, Airtel Nigeria; Ibirogba Lara, Marketing Manager, Insurance and Asset Management, Stanbic IBTC; Stanislaus Martins, Managing Director, West Africa, Aleph Group; Deborah Ojengbede, Chief Executive Officer, AFEN Group;  Dr. Ifeoluwapo Odedere, Senior Brand Manager,  Non-Alcoholics Category, Guinness Nigeria Plc and  Ifeoluwa E. Obafemi, Sub-Saharan Africa Head- Digital Media & Insights (& Digital Transformation), FrieslandCampina.

In the culmination of an exciting day of collaboration and innovation, MarkHack 3.0 will host the much-anticipated live pitch session, featuring 10 startup finalists who have made it through a rigorous selection process.

The Startup finalists pitching their innovations at the event include Incluxive Scan Team, Suba Capital Team, Wakaquest Team, Isanja Company Team, Konnadex Technologies Team, Convers AI Team, Chao Team, Sema Team, Market AI Team, and  Star Tech Team.  These startups will present their innovations during the live pitch session in the evening, following a morning of engaging conversations and panel discussions.

MarkHack 3.0’s final live pitch session will be evaluated by highly esteemed judges, each bringing a unique perspective to the table in searching for the most groundbreaking ideas and visionary entrepreneurs.

The judges include Oke Umurhohwo, Marketing Manager (West Africa) itel Mobile; Joshua Chibueze, Cofounder & CMO, Piggytech;

Tolulope Medebem, President, Experiential Marketers Association of Nigeria; Seun Adaramola, Marketing Director, Visa West Africa; Kayode Oladapo, CEO of West Africa at Godrej Consumer Products Limited; 

Atim Ukoh, Creative Director, Afrolems Culinary Services Limited; Ilyas Kazeem, Marketing Director, Food Division, Flour Mills Nigeria.

With the clock ticking down to the biggest gathering of marketing and tech pioneers in Africa, participants are urged to secure free spots at MarkHack 3.0 by registering early at The event promises to be a game-changer, as participants explore the future of marketing and media, network with industry leaders, and witness the unveiling of innovative solutions that will shape the industry.

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