Startup Weekend Lagos

    Friday, November 20 - 22, 2015


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  4. Judges
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Lagos

Friday, November 20 - 22, 2015



Friday, November 20 - 22, 2015
Event starts at 4:00 pm

iDEA Hub Lagos
296 Herbert Macaulay Rd
Sabo
Yaba, Lagos

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Startup Weekend Lagos


Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?  


Startup Weekend  is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014.  

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders for an opportunity for critical feedback.  

You do not need to be a designer, coder or even a seasoned healthcare professional to join; the only requirement is curiosity. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!

In addition to a great weekend full of entrepreneurial activity, participants will receive: ·       
  • Fun participant SWAG! ·        
  • Food and drink to fuel your entire weekend ·        
  • Prizes for the winners of the final pitch ·




EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday November 20th


4:00 pm
Registration, Dinner & Networking
Arrive at the venue and get checked in Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


5:15 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


5:45 pm
Keynote
“Startup to Company” delivered by Collins Onuegbu


6:15 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


7:00 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


7:30 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas


7:45 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday November 21st


9:00 am
Arrive
Arrive & begin work


12:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


12:30 pm
Lunch & Check-In
Lunch. After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help


4:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


7:00 pm
Dinner
Dinner & talk


7:30 pm
Check-In
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help


10:00 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday November 22nd


9:00 am
Arrive
Arrive & begin work


11:30 am
Lunch


12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS


3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place


4:00 pm
Dinner


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
Go Home!



Speakers


Collins Onuegbu
Founder, Signal Alliance

Collins Onuegbu is a successful entrepreneur and the CEO of Signal Alliance, an indigenous Information Technology Solutions Company.
Last year, Collins Onuegbu started Sasware Nigeria, a technology investment company in order to help early stage startups make the transition to successful companies.
Collins Onuegbu is an executive member of the Lagos Angel Network.





Event Judges


Azuka Okofu
Group Head-Bottom of Pyramid (SMEs) at Bank of Industry



Yen Choi
Group Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer (Co-Founder) Netcom Africa



Daniel Oparison
Head, Growth & Consumer Business Paga



Dr. Elizabeth Nadu Denloye
Director, CDNet Ltd/Gte Board Chair, LEAP Africa



Victor Okigbo
CEO, 1Source Technology Partners



Lexi Novitske
Principal Investment Officer - Africa at Singularity Investments



Olumide Soyombo
CEO, Bluechip Technologies Ltd



Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Lagos team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.


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Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Lagos is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Olakunle
    Williams
  • Francis
    Onwumere
  • Nnamdi
    Ejiogu
  • Oswald Osaretin
    Guobadia
  • Ekundayo
    Odele

Facilitators


Francis Onwumere
Co-Founder at Prowork



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