Developing the Lagos Ecosystem

Developing the Lagos Ecosystem

Uwem Uwemakpan is the Programme Manager for the Tony Elumelu Foundation, one of the largest Pan-African Entrepreneurship Programs which convenes the biggest gathering of African Entrepreneurs yearly. Uwem is also the Lagos Chapter Director of Silicon Valley based Startup Grind and manages the community team and initiatives. He drives ‘The Afropreneur Network’, an initiative dedicated to growing the African Entrepreneur and also sits on the 2018 Advisory Board of the South By Southwest (SXSW) Accelerator, Injini (Africa’s EdTech Incubator), and the Lagos ambassador for Startupbootcamp. He believes entrepreneurship is key to Africa’s development and as such invests his time and resources in initiatives that help the African Entrepreneur grow.

On this episode you’ll learn:

  • Besides fintech, what sectors do Uwem think are most ripe for disruption in Nigeria?
  • What can the nonprofit sector do better in catalyzing development in Africa?
  • Why is it important for Africa to move up the value chain and decrease the amount of products it imports?

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