Tuesday 20th of December Startup Nigeria Innovation Collaboration and Creation 9 00 AM 2 00 PM Le Paris Continental Hotel Theme Innovation Collaboration and Creation The importance of raising awareness about the importance of entrepreneurship and innovation is vital for the health of any local economy Entrepreneurship is important to job growth and wealth creation which makes entrepreneurship the major driver of economic development Apart of entrepreneurship makes up collaboration and creation working constructively with people to achieve a joint objective Most entrepreneurs can agree it is through collaborative and creative working environments is the defining trait of their humbling beginnings to their successful companies What does innovating collaborating and creating to YOU mean in the startup stratosphere Meet the Speakers 1 Fola Adeola Fola Adeola is a Nigerian businessman and politician He is a member of the Commission for Africa and is the founder and chairman of the FATE Foundation In 1990 he together with Tayo Aderinokun established Guaranty Trust Bank which he managed as managing director CEO from its inception in 1990 to July 2002 The bank has since expanded beyond Nigeria to other neighbouring African countries The Gambia Sierra Leone Ghana and Liberia and in United Kingdom The bank became listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 1996 In 2002 Adeola voluntarily retired from Guaranty Trust Bank after twelve years handing over to his deputy Tayo Aderinokun Since then he has served as the chairman UTC ARM Lotus Capital Eterna Oil CardinalStone Partners Limited Tafsan Breweries board member and Credit Registry Services He is also the chairman of Main One Cable Company Limited which completed the construction of an open access submarine cable system that spanned 14 000 kilometres and provides international and internet connectivity to countries on the Atlantic Coast from Portugal to Lagos in 2010 2 Kunle Adeoye Kunle Adeoye is a self starter entrepreneur with close to 20 years International and local market knowledge He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University with a second class upper degree in Chemical Engineering and one of the best three in his class This attracted the likes of Total Elf and some other major oil companies for a job placement in their organization He started his career as Assistant Production Manager in Total and thereafter left for international exposure His experience cut across various areas of engineering that include Telecoms Information Technology Production Mechanical Power etc He also obtained MBA from one of the leading Business Schools in United Kingdom i e Middlesex Business School where he graduated as one of the best students of his class He is presently the Managing Director of STECAM Nig Ltd one of the leading Telecoms Engineering Servicing companies in the country with clients that include MTN Zain Huawei Nokia Siemens Multilinks Glo and Etisalat etc He also sits on the board of several companies that include STECAM Properties Ltd a leading real estate company in Nigeria KAA Investments Ltd and Fina Trust Microfinance Bank Ltd 3 Kunle Oguneye
Tuesday, 20th of December Startup Nigeria  Innovation, Collaboration, and Creation  9 00 AM     2  00 PM  Le Paris Contine...
Mr Kunle Oguneye was the Director of Marketplace at Konga com one of Africa s largest ecommerce websites Prior to working at Konga Kunle has had over 18 years experience working in Fortune 500 and early stage companies alike He has worked for companies such as AT T Principal Financial Group LogicTree and Grameen Foundation His experience spans several years in the United States and other African countries such as Ghana and Kenya Kunle holds an MBA from Drake University with a B S in Electrical Engineering from Valparaiso University He is also an award winning author of the children s book Sikulu and Harambe by the Zambezi River 4 Dapo Adeniranye Oladapo Adeniranye is the CEO of a fire protection and industrial safety company in Lagos Nigeria called DapoAden Nig Ltd DNL He studied and graduated with a BSc in Business Administration and Marketing from the University Of Baltimore Merrick School Of Business Baltimore Maryland USA Oladapo has served as a consultant for various startup businesses from various disciplines including entertainment healthcare consumer goods and fashion With over 10 years experience in Marketing Business Administration and Software development Oladapo has also consulted for top organizations including International Monetary Fund IMF Customs and Border Protections CBP Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation ExxonMobil and many more Oladapo is also certified as a scrum developer and is currently enrolled in an entrepreneurship management course offered by the Wharton Business School Pennsylvania USA He is also a registered member of the National Fire Protection Association NFPA 5 Misan Rewane Born and raised in Lagos Nigeria Misan is no stranger to the challenges of education and social mobility in Nigeria When her parents unable to ignore the education system s breakdown were compelled to send her to the US for university Misan resolved to play a role in transforming the region s education system so that one day she would have the choice to send her own children to local schools if she wanted to After earning her Economics degree from Stanford University she worked in management consulting with The Monitor Group in New York and London on a wide spectrum of projects in both the private and public sector Post Monitor she worked as a consultant for TechnoServe Cote d Ivoire and with the Center for Public Policy Alternatives in her native Lagos Nigeria While getting her MBA at the Harvard Business School in 2012 Misan interned with Bridge International Academies It was also during her MBA that she connected with fellow socially minded Africans to discuss ways to tackle youth unemployment in the region culminating in the WAVE model Misan is a Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation entrepreneur a Rainer Arnhold Echoing Green Cordes and New Voices Fellow 6 Simi Fajemirokun Simi Fajemirokun is a Research Communication Consultant based in Abuja Nigeria She has a background in International Relations and Politics from the University of Reading In addition she has certifications in International Negotiations and Project Management In 2011 the World Economic Forum listed her as a Global Shaper She was also a recipient of the Good Planet Foundation award based on her presentation on Mobile Learning in Rural Areas at the World Economic Forum 2012 meeting in Davos In 2011 Simi founded a start up business advisory firm ESFAJ Partners that aims to provide strategic consultancy to public and private sector ESFAJ Partners provides innovative and creative solutions to the increasing need for research data analysis and visualization in business development Their list of clients
Mr. Kunle Oguneye was the Director of Marketplace at Konga.com, one of Africa   s largest ecommerce websites. Prior to wor...
include firms in Nigeria and Ghana such as Beyuo Co Interactive Data Management Corporation Salt Peter Young Benue State Government Kwara State Government Yobe State Government and Office of National Security Adviser She firmly believes in harnessing Africa s vast potential and resources in improving the lives of its citizenry by developing models that will help government s operate more efficiently and effectively Her detail and practical approach allow her to crack challenging situations quickly and unlock potential 7 Jide Ipaye Co Founder Keexs Jide Ipaye is a co founder at Keexs the first Innovative socially oriented Footwear Production Company in Nigeria Africa He plans to build a world class footwear brand with manufacturing setup in Nigeria creating economic empowerment opportunity for thousands as well as giving 10 of profit towards correcting some of our social challenges first in Nigeria Africa then Globally 8 Liz Osho CEO So ME Solutions Liz Osho is the CEO of SoME Solutions So Me is a digital agency focused on providing creative strategic and technical development of products and services for our clients They help brands to engage with their specific target audience and markets They are currently a team of five 9 Femi Akinde CEO Hotel Now Now Mr Femi Akinde Founded SlimTrader Inc in 2009 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer Mr Akinde has worked in a variety of high level capacities at some of the most respected telecommunications and software firms in the world including Gateway Communications AT T Consultant T Mobile and Microsoft Over his telecommunications career he has been a Subject Matter Expert SME for T Mobile s mobile data platforms and wireless portals He switched careers post MBA by joining Microsoft as a Senior Finance Manager on the TV Video Music Finance team He resigned from Microsoft to start SlimTrader He serves as a Director of Baas Corp He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS in Electrical Engineering 10 Akin Olaoye Founder and CEO House of Lunettes Akin Olaoye currently lives in the US and work as a principal project management consultant implementing the health benefit exchange ObamaCare with one of the southern states in the U S His area of competence is in IT Project Management consulting Business Process Development and Organizational Capability Maturity He owns a company called Akin Consulting as well as a start up called whereyoudey com in Nigeria He is very much involved in community service programs workforce empowerment and career mentorship of young individuals in Nigeria and the U S He recently began hosting a mentorship career development event at the Society of Black Engineer conventions in the U S with about 200 students participating Mr Olaoye is also the Founder and CEO of House of Lunettes Nigeria s biggest eyewear retail chain He splits his time between his company in Nigeria and his job at KPMG
include firms in Nigeria and Ghana such as Beyuo   Co, Interactive Data Management Corporation, Salt, Peter   Young, Benue...