Innovation Corner Partners the UK Government and Aluko & Oyebode
Innovation Corner, a pan-African social innovation centre has launched ‘Beyond Nigeria’ to reflect the immersive learning from London to the tech ecosystem in Nigeria.
‘Beyond Nigeria’ brings together leading young entrepreneurs, investors, ecosystem players and executives from across Nigeria to drive conversations around growth and acceleration beyond Nigeria.
Speakers from Seamless HR, AB InBev, Microsoft, Seamfix etc will discuss topics relevant to the idea and early-stage business to scale beyond Nigeria as Beyond Nigeria will host a networking session for the tech ecosystem with the UK Government to deepen the ongoing relationship between the Nigerian tech ecosystem, the UK government, Aluko & Oyebode and Innovation Corner.
Chief Executive Officer, Innovation Corner, Tochukwu Egesi, said “We have identified a gap in the social innovation space with regards to human-centred design for social problems in Africa and support for idea and early-stage businesses in Africa.
So we are happy to co-create solutions and support startups with prototyping, learning and network in partnership with corporate and government organizations as we are currently doing today with Aluko & Oyebode and the UK government as sponsors and Greenhouse Capital and Trep Labs as partners.”
UK High Commission Head of Prosperity, Guy Harrison said “The UK Government is passionate about technology as the new frontier for economic development in Nigeria and is committed to supporting the ecosystem to thrive.”
Guy exposed that as part of their support to the ecosystem, the UK Foreign on his last visit to Nigeria took a tour of the tech ecosystem in Abuja.
He expressed the readiness of the support of the UK Government to the tech ecosystem spread across the country in the future.
Associate, Intellectual Property and Technology Law at Aluko & Oyebode, Osiri Ndukwe said that the firm has made the startup ecosystem the centrepiece of positioning itself for the current clime in our world.
He stressed that Aluko & Oyebode is committed to supporting the tech ecosystem and happy to partner with Innovation Corner to do that.
Other speakers at the debut edition include, Mary Joseph (Associate, GreenHouse Capital), Chidi Koldsweat (CEO, Donors for Africa), Idongesit Udoh (Head of digital Access program, UK high commission), Abdulaweed Adeola (Trep Labs) and Seun Dosunmu (Across All Initiative).
Additional partners for the Beyond Nigeria in the coming sessions include Seamfix, Microsoft, Seamless HR, Smepeaks, Hypecity and MTN foundation.
Innovation Corner is a 1-year-old pan-African social innovation centre focused on using technology to solve social problems and supporting entrepreneurs through learning and her network. Two tech companies have been launched via the internal innovation team Blueform and Rem Health.