In a groundbreaking collaboration, MCBA, a pioneering company dedicated to fostering innovation in the tech and creative industry, in partnership with BlueprintAfric, ePay, and other mission-driven brands, unveils the “Unwind the East” Tech Ecosystem Mixer.
An exclusive event poised to be the largest tech gathering in the southeast region of Nigeria.
Scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, December 1st, 2023, at Oakland Hotel in Enugu, this outdoor extravaganza promises an unforgettable experience, blending diverse elements to captivate, entertain, and inspire its diverse array of attendees, ranging from key players in tech industries to creatives and emerging tech talents.
The event, spearheaded by Elvis Obi-Nwankwo, MCBA’s Co-Founder and Chief of People, and Ihenacho Michael, the Co-Founder and Imagination Architect of MCBA, in collaboration with brands who are dedicated to community development and technological advancements, is strategically designed to foster a thriving tech community in the southeast.
BlueprintAfric, a subsidiary of the full-service media company, Blueafric Media, with its unwavering commitment to community building in the region, has always played a pivotal role in bringing together creatives and tech enthusiasts.
In addition to the numerous events they have hosted and sponsored in the past, this event is proof of the media organisation’s dedication to cultivating vibrant communities in the southeast.
In the dynamic environment of Southeast Nigeria’s growing tech community, MCBA’s Co-Founder and Chief of People, Elvis Obi-Nwankwo, popularly known as “The Plug,” emerges as a pioneering figure guiding the region toward a digital revival. Through the key role he plays at MCBA, his impact goes beyond conventional tech leadership.
With a career spanning public and private sectors, Elvis consistently advocates for digital transformation and innovation.
His previous role as the Special Adviser to the immediate past Enugu State Governor on Innovation, Science, and Technology significantly influenced the local tech scene, establishing Enugu as a hub for remote work in Nigeria.
Referred to as a Startup Founder and Serial Innovator, Elvis is not only a thought leader but also a community builder, protecting the rights of tech ecosystem participants and fostering collaboration.
Now back in the private sector, focusing on digitising payments, Elvis remains a driving force, shaping the future of technology in Africa.
His dedication to community development aligns seamlessly with the theme of the “Unwind the East” Tech Ecosystem Mixer, embodying the spirit of innovation and collaboration that characterises the event.
The evening kicks off at 4 pm and will feature a dynamic array of activities to ensure an engaging and enjoyable experience for all attendees. From networking sessions to the innovative “Sip & Paint” and “Camera, Rhythm & Booze,” every element has been meticulously crafted to encourage collaboration, spark creativity, and facilitate meaningful connections within the tech ecosystem.
Entertainment will be at the forefront, with a live DJ setting the vibe, a captivating live music performance, and MCs and Comedians to keep the energy high throughout the evening.
The events will be hosting some of the most distinguished names in the Nigerian tech community, with esteemed industry leaders and key players in the tech ecosystem in attendance, such as Rodney JacksonCole, CEO of Baniplay; Joshua Chibueze, Co-Founder of Piggyvest; Ihenacho Michael Bennert Ikechukwu, Co-Founder and Imagination Architect of MCBA; Ugochukwu Aronu, CEO of Xend Finance; Alex Onyia, CEO of Educare; Sam Eze, CEO of OurPass; Koromone Koroye, TechCabal and Jamit; Cynthia Chisom, SDC; Napa Onwusah, Startup Leader AWS, Sub-Saharan Africa; Yemi Olulana, CEO of FlexiApp, Arthur Chukwuebuka Ibik, CEO of Yebox; Ajibola Odukoya, COO of Afrilabs; Sean Burrowes, Co-Founder, Ingressive for Good, and many others.
Notable figures like Arinze Chilo-Offiah, Head of the Enugu SME Centre, and Engr Lawrence Eze, Commissioner on Innovation Science and Technology will add their insights to an evening of enlightening conversations, networking opportunities, and a celebration of the vibrant tech landscape in Nigeria.
The event is made possible through the generous support of sponsors like Blueafric Media, Tecno Mobile, Enugu SME Centre, Wicrypt, ePay, GDG Enugu, TechArt, OurPass, Xend Finance, Wema Bank, Educare, and Taprap.
Their commitment reflects the broader industry recognition of the importance of fostering communities in the tech ecosystem, encouraging innovation, and nurturing upcoming tech talents.
Tickets for “Unwind the East” are available on Kudibar, offering attendees the chance to be part of this landmark event.
“As we come together to celebrate the synergy of technology and community, MCBA, BlueprintAfric, and ePay invite you to be a part of an evening that promises not just to be a tech gathering but an immersive experience that defines the future of the southeast’s tech ecosystem”, Obi-Nwankwo said.