Ibadan StartUp Fest 2023 is set to make waves with the introduction of the N150 million Ibadan StartUp Fund, a game-changer for local tech innovation in the Southwest region. The event, themed “The Connected Eco-System,” promises an array of engaging programs including a Pitchathon, Hackathon, networking sessions, Job Fair, Internship Fair, and an exclusive Investors Masterclass aimed at enlightening local investors about tech investment intricacies.
David Adeleke, the brain behind the Ibadan StartUp Fest, emphasized that it’s not just about tech; it’s about the people, their passion, and the untapped potential of the region. He highlighted the significance of the Ibadan StartUp Fund and the Investor’s Masterclass in opening new doors for innovation.
Kolawole Tosin, chief strategist and event coordinator, emphasized their commitment to empowering emerging startups and the entire tech community, inviting everyone to be part of this extraordinary journey.
The Ibadan Startup Fund is a milestone for the region, representing a vital step towards building a tech ecosystem. It offers financial support that could act as a catalyst for the development and implementation of tech solutions, potentially revolutionizing the local tech landscape.
The event boasts an impressive lineup of industry thought leaders, including Iyin Aboyeji, Co-Founder of Future Africa, Flutterwave, and Andela; Kola Aina, Founding Partner of Ventures Platform; Ojimaojo Udale, Head of Engineering at PiggyVest; David Adeleke, Founder and CEO of Zeeh Africa; Olasehinde Oluwatosin, Founder of Money Africa and Ladda; Satoshi Shinada, Partner at Verod Capital; Temidayo Oniosun, Managing Director of Space in Africa, and Akinwale Alao, Partner at KPMG.
The event has received substantial support from leading industry players and esteemed corporate partners like Businessday, Cardify, Zeeh Africa, Kolomoni, HeyFood, Daxlinks, SmartComply, Technext, and others. Together, they’re united by the shared mission of empowering the local tech ecosystem.