Genesys Technology Hub, an idea, creativity and knowledge-based platform in collaboration with CFAtech, a leading technology blog in Nigeria will host the first Southeast startup convergence tagged, ‘GenesysIGNITE.’
The event which will hold on the 15th of December at the Office Complex, Tenece Group Enugu Lifestyle and Golf City – The Centenary City, Enugu, will have in attendance key industry stakeholders within the ecosystem.
This is the first edition of the GenesysIGNITE, will have discussions around the latest technology trends as it affects the region and to proffer expert insights particularly for the participating startups – which will also be exposed to potential investors during the event.
With a focus on undergraduates and early graduates, techies, startup Owners in the Southeast and other regions of the country, the top three innovative ventures will get a seed fund of $10, 000 each.
Speaking ahead of the event, Founder of CFAtech, Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata, says startups are invited to pitch for $30,000.
According to him, some of the industry key stakeholders include, that would grace the event include Google, HP, Dell/EMC, Microsoft & IBM), the international community – the German Consulate, delegates of New Economy & Startups, German industry and commerce and other government functionaries.
Also involved are, the Office of the Vice President – responsible for Innovation & Entrepreneurship – and the Minister of Science and Technology.
Speakers include, Hanson Johnson – Country Mentor, Google Developer Groups, Nigeria; Ndidi Nwuneli – Managing Partner, SAHEL Consulting and Advisory Limited; Kingsley Ezeh – Managing Director/CEO, Tenece Professional Services Limited; Ernest Ndukwe – Chairman, Openmedia Communications Limited, Nigeria; Ingo Herbert – Consul General, Federal Republic of Germany Lagos; Afolabi Imokhuede – Senior Special Assistance to the Vice President, Federal Government of Nigeria on Job Creation and Youth Employment and Prof. Umaru Garba Danbatta – Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
Among the panelists are, Kola Aina – Chief Executive Officer/Founder, Ventures Platform Nigeria; Pius Okigbo Jnr – Chief Executive Officer, InfoSoft Nigeria Limited Nigeria; Prof. Benjamin Ozumba – Vice-Chancellor, University of Nigeria Nsukka and Prof. Pat Utomi – Founder/CEO, Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL).
Meanwhile, hurry to register genesystechhub.com/genesys-ignite and share with others as registration closes today Dec. 1st at midnight!