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Rudman, Ojikutu, Balonwu for CFAtech startup hangout



Leading media brand in the technology space in Nigeria, CFAtech is set to host the startup business community for the first time this year through its monthly programme dubbed ‘CFA Startups Hangout’.

This is in a move driven by the CFAtech’a vision of providing mentorship, learning and growth to the teeming entrepreneurs and startups in Lagos and beyond.

This Edition of the CFA’s Startup Hangout which holds on the 5th of May, 2018 at 53 Oladipo Bateye Street, GRA, Ikeja will have in attendance three Industry heavyweights as speakers.

Speaking ahead of the Hangout, Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr. “CFA”, Founder of said the whole idea is to see the startup ecosystem develop despite the very challenging business environment.

He said: “Frankly, these are indeed trying times to be an entrepreneur but, history has proven that in the face of great difficulties, focused and exceptional minds can go on to create life transforming solutions.

A number of people not just in Nigeria but across the world have proven that it is indeed to make something possible out of nothing through commitment. If you are a startup reading this post, it is important to note that this is certainly not the time to give up, rather this is the time to charge ahead on as long as you are not trying to flog a dead horse.”

Explaining why startups and entrepreneurs should attend the Hangout, he said, CFA’s Startups Hangout serves as a strategic avenue for startups to meet and learn from successful entrepreneurs, through divulging nuggets that will assist them to grow their various startups as well as network and synergize among one another.

Themed: “Building the Right Relationships and Partnerships.” The three experienced speakers will focus on how entrepreneurs, startups and businesses can advance their enterprises.

The theme will explore the various methodologies and strategies that allow any business-person to collaborate effectively to achieve certain business objectives.

Speakers (brief profile)

Muhammed Rudman- CEO, Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN)


Muhammed is a veteran IT professional with over 18 years extensive experience in network design, implementation, optimization and operations.

Before joining IXPN, Rudman had worked with several organizations in technical and managerial capacity including Galaxy IT & T Limited, where he facilitated the deployment of rural telephony project, Wireless multipoint and point-to-point for broadband access, Earth Stations for Wide Area Network (WAN) using remote VSAT sites across many Nigerian states and West Africa countries.

Ojikutu Adeniyi- President, CAPDAN & CEO, Pacific Network Solution Limited

Ojikutu is the Founder & M.D of Pacific Network Solution Limited, a leading online electronics retailer based in Lagos Nigeria. Ojikutu is also an agro entrepreneur and the CEO of African Agro Development project, a mechanized agro investment project with a workforce of over 70 employees and an approved license for PKO refinery.

He has a strong passion for entrepreneurship development and in his capacity; he serves as a mentor to upcoming entrepreneurs.

Nkiru Balonwu- Managing Partner, RDF Strategies

Nkiru manages a consultancy firm that provides counsel to clients in the public and private sectors on strategic communication, organizational strategy and stakeholder engagement.

Prior to RDF, Nkiru was CEO of Spinlet, the leading music digital distribution platform on the continent. In addition to a structural turnaround, Nkiru drove the re-branding of the company and ensured it was profiled properly through tactical placement of strategic communication.

Nkiru is also the Founder of Bukkipa; a simple accounting mobile application designed for individuals and small businesses to aid effective cash flow management.

To attend register here.

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