Roar Nigeria Hub Readies to Host Facebook Policy Team and SSEAN

Roar Nigeria Hub readies for a week-long activity in innovation, technology, business incubation and ICT as the hub welcomes her major Partner, Facebook. The Facebook Public Policy Director for Africa, Ebele Okobi and her team will hold a Facebook Stakeholders Roundtable at Roar Nigeria Hub in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) on the 20th of August, 2018.

This event will see the major players in the innovation ecosystem in the region such as hubs, incubators, startups, academia, government, leadership organisations, chambers of commerce and student leaders converge at the Hub for this all-important and strategic discussion with the social media giant.

Roar Nigeria’s partnership with Facebook started a few months ago when the media giant launched the NG_Hub in Nigeria. Roar Nigeria is the only hub from the South East to seal this major partnership with Facebook.

In the same vein, the hub will also host the South-South & East Angel Network (SSEAN) who are on the ecosystem tour of the region. This meeting will see all the players in the innovation ecosystem in the region convene at Roar Nigeria Hub, UNN on the same day.

A meeting of this sort is crucial for the startups and the angel investors. It provides a meeting point where angels discuss with the startups, select interesting ideas for potential investment and affords the startups the opportunity, not only to network with investors but also get critical feedback for their business growth.

According to the Manager, Roar Nigeria Hub, Chinwe Okoli, “the buzz of activities in innovation at UNN recently shows that the University of Nigeria has become the home of innovation in Nigeria. Just recently, the Lion Science Park, which is the first university-embedded science park in West Africa and had her maiden board meeting that features the triple helix structure – academia, private sector and the government, and the Lion Technologies, makers of Lion Laptops – is in full swing assembling laptops at low costs for students and staff.  The many efforts of the Vice Chancellor, Professor Chuma Ozumba at making the institution a hotbed for innovation is paying off already.”

 

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