If there’s any technology event currently buzzing in Nigeria, then it’s Tech Fest 2018. With a theme that says “spark your curiosity”, the tech event is all over social media channels in Nigeria and currently attracting lots of interest from large and small scale players in the tech industry.
Some years ago, tech conferences were not so very popular in Africa and Nigeria especially. Over the years, due to advancement and growth of technology, these conferences are beginning to become popular. Tech Fest is certainly here to bridge the divide. It is “an open invitation to anyone who wants to explore, debate and celebrate homegrown start-ups who are using technology to change the narrative”. The event will be a two-day conference which will emphasize on three key components namely – co-creation, collaboration and partnership among start-ups.
Amongst other benefits, Tech Fest 2018 will bring together a community of liked minded participants to showcase Nigeria’s best talent, ideas, and businesses with a focus on technology. Such provision is scant in Nigeria.
Techfest will be a catalyst for Nigeria’s growth engine and connect entrepreneurs to investors and venture capitalists, improving the chance of business success.
The event holds barely two weeks from today, on 15th and 16th May, 2018 at the Landmark event centre, Lagos. It will be a catalyst for Nigeria’s growth engine and connect entrepreneurs to investors and venture capitalists, improving the chance of business success. There are several key sponsors of the event, including Diamond Bank, MTN, Interswitch, Deloitte, Visa and so on.
Techfest is about bringing together a community of liked minded participants to showcase Nigeria’s best talent, ideas, and businesses with a focus on technology.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48RULQc0bJ0&w=238&h=132] Chioma Afe, Head, Corporate Communications, Diamond Bank, sheds more light on Techfest.
Events/Programme at Techfest
There are three specific programmes at this year’s Tech Fest. These are;
- Investors’ Zone
This is a special feature of Tech Fest, in which a lounge for techpreneurs will be set up primarily to network with angle investors, partners and other collaborators in the technology industry.
Tech conferences aren’t complete without exhibition. Tech Fest 2018 will pitch amazing exhibitions from some of the biggest names in Nigeria’s tech space. Registration is currently on going for booth space.
- Battle of the Hubs
This will be the climax of day 2 of Tech Fest. Here, some pre-selected co-creation hubs will compete for prize money and technological services from the event’s partners.
As common in most tech conferences, registration is required to be a participant of the event. You can register here.