February 7-8, 2020 has been fixed as the date for the second edition of the South-South/South-East innovation community stakeholders’ summit. This year’s summit will hold in Enugu and will feature discussions on the state of the ecosystem, human capital development and collaborative goals for the region’s innovation community leaders.
Speakers will include Kingsley Eze, (Founder of Tenece), Arinze Chilo-Offiah, (SA, SME Development and Head, SME Centre, Enugu), Ibifuro Asawo, (Co-founder Cinfores & SSA, ICT, Rivers State) and others.
Commenting on the forthcoming event, Mr Chilo-Offiah noted that “Enugu is happy to host the innovation community stakeholders from across the South-South/South-East at this summit. The SME Centre’s partnership is a reflection of the current aspirations of His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s administration signalling that Enugu is more than ready for business. Enugu’s leadership is hugely motivated to energize the SME, creative and digital economy space.”
The Summit is powered by StartupSouth and supported by GenesysTech Hub, Digital Dreams, Greenage Technologies and Enugu SME Centre.
Speaking on their decision to host the event, Ekene Odum, Operations Director at Genesys Tech Hub commented that, “We are supporting this summit because at Genesys Tech Hub, we believe that collaboration achieves greater results than individual dispersed efforts can.”
Uche Aniche, Convener StartupSouth, also commented that, “this edition – following the first edition which was hosted by Oluaka Institute in Owerri in 2018 – will afford ecosystem leaders the opportunity to reflect on the progress achieved so far and chart a new course for the regional innovation community in the new decade.”
StartupSouth is an organization that believes in the power of entrepreneurship for development. They are a startup and entrepreneurship ecosystem development project focused on the South-South/South-East regions of Nigeria. Their goal is to inspire a generation of young founders to build innovative and scalable businesses within the regions. They educate, connect and attract funding to founders and startups within the regions.
Attendance to the summit is open to all innovation leaders in the region, however, access is strictly by invitation. To attend, kindly register via this link and wait for a confirmation.