Carefully curated sessions to leave you inspire you.

What to expect

We will convene over for an immersive day of insightful sessions, rich conversations and activities. Our goal is to facilitate the intersections where new pathways are discovered. This event will serve as fertile ground for planting seeds that can blossom into exciting new products, companies and careers.

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Keynotes & Panel Sessions

 Keynotes & Panels

Keynotes & Panel session

Curated keynote presentations and panel discussions will tackle critical topics shaping the tech and startup landscape. Speakers will share fresh perspectives on opportunities for innovation, financing African startups, and building big careers and more.

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Games & Photobooth

 Live Show

Live Show

The live show is still a key part of this event, creating an engaging and entertaining atmosphere. Featured interviews with pioneering Nigerian founders will provide invaluable insights into their entrepreneurial journeys and lessons learned. Attendees can expect candid discussions spotlighting challenges overcome and important milestones achieved.

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Exhibitions

 Exhibitions

Exhibitions

The exhibitions area will showcase Nigeria's thriving tech ecosystem. Connect with amazing companies as they demo their products and services. Our partners will host booths to connect attendees with valuable resources. It's a place to be inspired by local innovations.

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Live Show

 Pitch Competition

 Pitch Competition

This year, we are hosting a pitch competition for early stage founders in Africa. We have have curated a fantastic list of prizes including cash grants and credits to key tools every company uses. Stay tuned for more info.

Speakers

Sim Shagaya

Chancellor, Miva Open University
Group CEO, The uLesson Group

Sim is founder of uLesson, Konga.com and DealDey.  He has been awarded Entrepreneur of the Year (2013) by CNBC All Africa Business Leaders, and was recognised as one of Forbes' 10 Most Powerful Men in Africa (2014).

Adia Sowho

CMO, MTN

Adia Sowho (re)builds, operates, and scales technology ventures. She has successfully designed, built and scaled tech-driven platform companies in emerging markets, delivering +$100M businesses. She is also an angel investor and startup board member/advisor.

Babajide Duroshola

GM, M-KOPA Nigeria

Prior to M-KOPA, he was the Country Director at SafeBoda Nigeria where he was responsible for the overall growth of the business. He is a Business Management Executive with extensive expertise in startups, technology, banking and consulting.

Lexi Novitske

General Partner of Norrsken22

In 2012 she moved to Nigeria and launched Singularity Investments, a private capital-backed venture investment firm, and backed market champions in fintech and enterprise software, including Paystack and Flutterwave, in 2014.

Joe Kinvi

Founder of PLTFM

PLTFM is a multi-asset investment platform for Africa and Africans in the Diaspora. Joe also leads HoaQ, an investor community with over 100 investments across Africa and its Diaspora. Joe has held key positions such as Head of Finance at Touchtech Payments (acquired by Stripe), Growth Lead at Stripe, and Partnerships Lead at Paystack.

Tosin Olaseinde

Founder/CEO of Money Africa,

Money Africa is an ed-tech platform designed to equip over 200,000 individuals with financial literacy and investment skills using technology. Described as "the new face of money" by The Guardian, Oluwatosin continues to break newer grounds in championing financial literacy in Africa.

Ife Durosinmi–Etti

Founder/CEO Herconomy

Ifedayo is young global leader with over 10 years of management and leadership experience. She was selected as a Mandela Washington Fellow in 2021, and she is the proud founder of Herconomy (formerly called AGS Tribe), a community she developed driven by her own experience.

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Community Partners

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FAQs

We tried to answer all your burning questions.

Why is it themed The Builders Summit

The shift from Founders Connect Live to the Builders Summit reflects our expanded vision to encompass the entire ecosystem of innovation, recognizing that it's not just founders who drive success, but a collective of builders. Builders include not only founders but also the technologists, designers, marketers, operators, and investors integral to transforming ideas into reality.
Inspired by our YouTube show, which features a diverse mix of entrepreneurial roles, we realized our event should equally celebrate and support this variety.
The  Builders Summit is a more inclusive platform, acknowledging and honoring the collaborative efforts of all those who contribute to the entrepreneurial landscape.

Who should attend?

The Builders Summit is for anyone who is building a career, a startup, or a brand in the tech industry. This includes: Tech professionals, Founders, Investors & even Creators.

Why should I attend?

This summit offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in an electrifying atmosphere filled with engaging conversations, valuable networking prospects, and motivating activities. You'll gain insights from industry leaders, connect with like-minded builders, and find inspiration to fuel your ambition and innovation. It's a platform to learn, collaborate, and elevate your journey as a builder.

Will there be networking opportunities at the summit?

Yes, there will be plenty of networking opportunities at the summit.

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