Wale Bakare, the co-founder and CEO of a Nigeria-based edutech (education technology) startup, Myschool365, last week joined other 49 startup owners, decision-makers, captain of industries and investors around the world at the Azerbaijan Investment and Culture Summit, which held at the Marriott Hotel Boulevard in Baku, Azerbaijan.
The summit was jointly organised by the Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF) and the Small and Medium Business Development Agency (SMBDA) of the Republic of Azerbaijan under the patronage of the country’s Ministries of Economy and Culture with the theme “Toward Enhancing Intra-OIC Investment Opportunities: Investment to Sustain Peace and Development in Karabakh”.
The summit was a combination of knowledge and experience sharing, networking, pitching of ideas and exploring of the business environment and culture of the host country, Azerbaijan.
According to the organisers, the summit was to encourage international and cross-sector partnerships, identify resources for future cooperation and empower young entrepreneurs around the world with ground breaking ideas and collaborations to solve cross-border challenges, uncover new possibilities and develop revolutionary ideas and solutions, catalysing innovation.
Speaking on his participation at the Investment Summit, Bakare said it was a pleasure to attend the event, which he said provided him the opportunity to learn, network and pitch his business idea before potential investors.
He added that attending the summit had increased the visibility of his start up, Myschool365.
Myschool365 is a simple, robust and affordable school management system that automates school administration, generate insightful reports, make better, faster decisions all in a centralized web based platform. “We started myschool365 to basically reduce the cumbersome paperwork and manual inefficient processes causing loss of productivity for school owners and also prepare them for unpredictable situations like COVID-19 that the world is still battling with. I am glad to see our work being recognised globally.
“Our mission is to continue driving innovation that will positively improve quality of education and learning in Nigeria and the rest of Africa. I look forward to the opportunities that will emerge from participating in the Investment Summit,” Bakare said.