Ibadan Startup Fest—the largest gathering of startup founders, fintech enthusiasts, and business leaders in Ibadan has wrapped up the maiden edition held at the Manhattan Hall Jericho on 5th November 2022.
Featuring a series of insightful discussions, workshops and masterclasses, the just-concluded event was an incredible opportunity for startups in Ibadan to showcase their work and commemorate years worth of fintech excellence and impact in the Ibadan Startup ecosystem.
The Honorable Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Honorable Seun Fakorede, highlighted youth participation as crucial to building a conducive environment for startups to thrive in Ibadan.
Over 1000 registered participants and established and up-and-coming fintech founders were provided with valuable tools and insights needed to thrive in the current climate. Industry experts and stakeholders, including Tomilayo Akano (TomX holdings), Adeola Ayoola (Famasi Africa), Foluso Ojo (TruQ), Emmanuella Majero of Pennee Technologies as well as fintech expert Chris Ani, were at the forefront of several remarkable panel sessions that delivered profound gems on “The Role of Startups in Building a Sustainable Nation” and “Health Tech that actually works”.
Temidayo Oniosun, Managing Director, Space in Africa, delivered an insightful presentation on “Developing the Ibadan Startup Ecosystem” to make Ibadan the next technological hotspot in Africa.
As the keynote speaker during the opening ceremony, David Adeleke, Convener and Founder of Zeeh Africa, shared the value of service excellence and grit in building sustainable businesses in today’s landscape.
As an added bonus, Attendees won multiple gifts at the event from sponsors, including headline sponsors TomX Holdings and SekiApp, amongst others.
Speaking on the event, Project Lead, Atinuke Adeniran, said, “We had over a thousand particpants registered for the maiden edition of the Ibadan Startup Fest and we are excited to have all our speakers travel in from within and outside the country. It was certainly a fulfilling experience for the attendees and we look forward to more insightful discussions during the next edition”.
All registered participants were privileged to attend exhibitions of products of partners and sponsors. They also had the opportunity to network with peers and speakers and pitch their startups and startup ideas for a chance to win funding and other packages.
The Ibadan Startup Fest was an impactful event for the current and next generation of startup founders in Ibadan. The Nation’s startup ecosystem has a lot to benefit from landmark events, like the Ibadan Startup Fest, showcasing thriving startups in Ibadan and shaping its ecosystem’s evolution.
Sponsors and partners of Ibadan Startup Fest’22
The Ibadan Startup Fest’22 is powered by Daxlinks Global and proudly sponsored by Wiseki Technologies, TomX Holdings, Famasi Africa, Periculum, Cardify, and StudioMiDE. The media partners for the event include Channels TV, Real Studios, Techeconomy, TechNext, Orolane Content Connect and Business Day.
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