EntrepreneurCountry Launches In Nigeria To Boost Digital Entrepreneurship
EntrepreneurCountry launched in Nigeria last week bringing with it an entrepreneurial ecosystem comprising of 133,000 strong community from Asia, Europe, South America and Africa. It works as a networking platform for renowned digital entrepreneurs with other world corporate brands leaders in search for their products and services.
The EntrepreneurCountry acts as a worldwide discovery platform which enables entrepreneurs to be discovered by world leading corporate organisations. It comprises of over 400 partners, enabling entrepreneurs to network with world leading investors and provide a platform for exchanging revolutionary thoughts.
EntrepreneurCountry first launched its event last month at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The event was attended by a group of high-profiled guests that included Beverly Okoye – Deputy Director at UK Trade & Investment Nigeria (UKTI), Bankole Oluwafemi – Co-Founder of TechCabal, Victor Okigbo – Manager at IDEA Accelerator, Tolu Ogunlesi – Award-Winning Journalist and Amit Pau – The Director of EntrepreneurCountry.
The event was followed next by a formal ‘David and Goliath dinner’ with 12 C-suite attendees; David in this case representing the entrepreneurs and Goliath representing the investors.
It launched in Nigeria receiving backup from various key partners which include the UK Trade and Investment Nigeria – a government agency that is jointly funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for Business. The platform will be spearheaded by Nkiru Asika, a Regional Partner in Nigeria.
“Nigeria’s success in building digitaly-enabled basic services lays the foundations for easily scalable advanced services such as e-commerce, marketplaces and social media. This is well-reflected by the rise of e-commerce places such as Jumia, Konga, DealDey, Gidimall, Jobberman, Paga, iROKO, Kaymu, to name a few,” said Amit Pau, Director of EntrepreneurCountry.
Nkiru Asiak, the CEO of Enterprise Creative, Regional Partner of Entrepreneur Country Global had the following to say:
“EntrepreneurCountry offers entrepreneurs, investors and corporate in Nigeria, the opportunity to engage with each other and their global counterparts in our fast-growing online community.
We further build this community through thought-leadership content, high-level events and a global discovery platform, through which small digital businesses can source funding, customers and strategic partnerships while we work strategically with corporate to help them leverage digital innovation to enhance their own competitiveness.
We are delighted to be EntrepreneurCountry’s Regional Partner in Nigeria and look forward to working with the great talent within this country to help develop the digital ecosystem.”
The Deputy Director of UKTI, Beverly Okoye, further said, “Access to finance is of major importance, as well as understanding the business structures and knowledge partnerships in Nigeria. What EntrepreneurCountry does is to give digital entrepreneurs access to other entrepreneurs globally – enabling them to share, promote and learn from others with similar ambitions. We are delighted to see EntrepreneurCountry launch in Nigeria, and believe that it will play a major part in the growth of digital business here.”