A number of reports put Nigeria as Africa’s number one startup investment destination in 2018, beating both South Africa and Kenya. Yes, it is good to seek investments for expansion, but what is the guarantee that many of these startups would be available in another five years?
The theme of the 18th Edition of CFA’s Startups Hangout is, “From Startup to Scale up: The whole 9 Yards”. This was thought out by the team, against the backdrop of majority of startups failing and packing up within the first five years of their existence, with many not making it to the 5th anniversary of their commencement of business.
Two seasoned entrepreneurs have been invited as guest speakers, to help attendees on the right track, as far as scaling up is concerned. They are Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa OFR, Managing Partner, StarTeam Consult, Co-founder/Founding CEO, Neimeth Pharmaceuticals Plc and most recently elected as the President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria and Aramide Abe, Founder, Naija Startups.
CFA’s Startups Hangout is a forum where start-ups gather from time to time, to learn from seasoned, successful entrepreneurs and corporate executives, with a view to learning how to grow their businesses, as well as networking and synergising with others, in order to deepen the sustenance of their ventures, while adding value to the economy in general.
Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr., Convener, CFA’s Startups Hangout, while speaking on the 18th edition of the Hangout, stated that, “in today’s highly competitive marketplace, Startups working hard to solve key problems are the backbone of the economy and ought to be supported to survive and scale, hence, we came up with the theme, ‘From Startup to scale up; The whole 9 Yards’, and invited seasoned, successful entrepreneurs, who have been there, to pass their knowledge to the Startups”.
This edition is made possible with the kind support of forward-looking brands, such as Remita, Zinox, VoguePay, Swift Networks, Upperlink, .ng (NiRA), AskAnExpert and GoDo.ng.
The 18th edition of CFA’s Startups Hangout is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by 5:00pm. Seats are limited, so, startups who wish to attend should book a seat now. Visit https://startups.cfamedia.ng