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Deji Akomolafe
Deji Akomolafe

Program Manager and Global Staff Solutions Architect at VMware

@dejify

Deji Akomolafe (a Program Manager and Global Staff Solutions Architect at VMware) specializes in the Virtualization and Cloud Computing Technologies and Solutions.

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Yemisi Adeyeye
Dr. Yemisi Adeyeye

Cofounder & MD, Lifefount Foundation and hospital

@drroadeyeye

As an entrepreneur she enjoyed many scholarships, recognitions and awards which includes Cherie Blair foundation/ExxonMobil Road To Business Growth, Tony Elumelu foundation, WomenX project of World Bank, African Manager's initiative under Bank of Industry YES-P, Certificate in entreprenurial Management under Diamond Bank BET6 project at Enterprise Development Center (EDC),Pan-Atlantic University and GEM big portal initiative of the federal government of Nigeria.

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Olawale Rotimi

Chief Executive Officer at JR Coffee Global Beverages

AGRIPRENEUR

Olawale, Rotimi Opeyemi is a development and agribusiness consultant to many organizations, government bodies in Nigeria, international NGOs, multilateral institutions and public figures.

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Hamdalah Hanafi
Hamdalah Hanafi

Founder of HIVERTISE, a Digital Marketing Agency

Hivertise

Hamdalah Hanafi is a digital marketer and marketin strategy planner. Founder of HIVERTISE, a digital marketing agency. She help business owners deduce the best maketing strategies to deploy for their businesses.

adeyinka adekeye
Adeyinka Adekeye

CEO Founders Hub Nigeria

Founders Hub

Adeyinka Adekeye is the CEO of Founders Hub, also a digital enterpreneur who is passionate about building the tech ecosystem

Nasir Abdulquadri

Founder at Dpositive Image Consult

@nas

D-Positive image consult is headed by Mr. Nasir AbdulQuadri, a graduate of B.sc Economics from Bayero University Kano. A member of Institute of Chartered Economist, Investment Analyst, an adjunct Entrepreneurship Lecturer in Kwara state University, Entreprenuership consultant to University of Ilorin Centre for entrepreneurship , SME/Retail Banker, Management & Leadership Trainer and Personal Branding Expert

Gabriel Eze
Gabriel Eze

Founder at Touchabl Pictures

@chuqdennis

As the founder and CEO of a rising, promising unicorn from Africa, Gabriel Eze is an interesting entrepreneur and a "design polyglot".

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Ayoola Falola

Founder at Pagecarton

Ayoo.la

Ayoola is an innovator per excellence
Innovation is not strange to Ayoola, he is himself an innovator extraordinaire. A creative web content builder per excellence, Ayoola combined his creativity, doggedness and entrepreneurial spirit to establish PageCarton.com - a FREE website development (CMS/CMF) framework. Since 2011 and till date, PageCarton has been helping thousands of people worldwide to create secure and beautiful web pages.

Lawal Ọlọhungbebe

Director for Community Development KWASU

Lawal

Lawal has served as a community development facilitator with some NGOs in Nigeria including the Initiative for Peoples’ Good Health (IPGH) Ugep, Global HIV/AIDS Initiative Nigeria (GHAIN) Calabar and Enhancing Nigerians Response to HIV/AIDS (ENR) all in Cross River State, Nigeria.

His areas of interest are community development facilitation, community engagement and mobilisation, service learning, volunteering, advocacy, innovations diffusion, youth mentorship, women and children support and community project management.

He works closely with the members of local communities, helping them to identify their needs and strengths and develop empowering strategies to meet their goals utilising assets abound in their communities. Olohungbebe Lawal Olalekan is currently the Assistant Director of the Kwara State University’s Centre for Community Development. He is the Chief Volunteer of the Volunteers of Ilorin Community and the Emirate (VOICE) and the Volunteer Coordinator of Hannis Institute for Development Studies (HIDS) and Haashim Initiative for Community Advancement (HICA).

Ridwan Rasheed

Chief Operating Officer at Epower

COO, Epower

Ridwan is a Web & UX designer, with over four years of building products that drives business growth. He is a Civic leader and a prolific digital skill trainer. He is an astute trainer with Facebook and SheleadsAfrica for SheMeansBusiness Initiative.

Ridwan is the chief operations officer at Epower; a Leading digital agency that specializes in Web and Mobile Development, he is the founder of The ZeroToOne Foundation; a foundation focused on building the next generation of Entrepreneurs that will shape the future of Africa, he pioneered the Ibadan Tech Community: a community of techies and enthusiast in Ibadan, he is One of the Curator of World Speech Day in Nigeria, an International Director at December To Remember; a global coalition of world problem solvers and the Director of Partnerships at TEDxIsaleGeneral. He is passionate about building the next generation of Entrepreneurs and innovators who would be paradigm changers in Nigeria and Africa at large via knowledge in information technology and ecosystem building

Bolaji Abdullateef

CEO, Iqra Books

Tech Entrepreneur

CEO of Iqra Books

Chike Ukaegbu

Founder & Lead Executive - Vision, Strategy & Execution

@chike

Born in Nigeria, Chike is one of six siblings currently living in 5 countries on 4 continents. A well travelled lover of people and cultures, Chike draws inspiration from the beauty in the things that both bind us together as well as those that make us unique. He is an ardent believer in the social and economic benefits of inclusive diversity and continues to advocate for its adoption.

Chike studied Venture Capital & Investments at Stanford, General MBA courses at UPenn, Executive Leadership and Management at Cornell University, and Biomedical Engineering at The City College of New York, where he taught Math for seven years and served as Entrepreneur-in-Residence for two.

Esinniobiwa Quareeb

Cofounder CodesquadLLC

@codesquad

Cofounder CodesquadLLC

Ukaegbu, Chibueze Ikedichukwu

CEO LearnFactoryNG

LearnFactoryNG

I am result-oriented professional with over 10 years working experience, wealth of skills and knowledge from working in various tech establishments with offices in Nigeria, Ghana, United Kingdom and Canada; with a specific focus on IT training, software development and project management. Committed to Continual and never-ending improvement (CANI), I promote excellence and a bias for action in any team I work with. Over the years, I have worked with Java, Ruby/Ruby on Rails, C# and MVC and got certified as an Oracle DBA; but since 2014, have focused exclusively on the burgeoning fullstack JavaScript ecosystem

Juliet Ronke Halawani

Marketing, director at Phoenix Agency

Juliet

Juliet Halawani is a marketing executive with nearly two decades of experience in the field of marketing and advertising. She's championed marketing and advertising projects for different companies in Lebanon. Being a brilliant marketing executive, she has used her knowledge of consumer behavior both online and offline in helping many top companies in Lebanon to write content that differentiates them from the crowd and helped create strategies, handled several social media accounts. She has a passion for established companies struggling to replicate the same marketing successes they had traditionally digitally. She's a strategist and has helped reborn many ideas and businesses. Juliet, being a brilliant marketing executive has used her knowledge of consumer behavior in helping many top companies in Lebanon to write content that differentiate them from the crowd. And helped create strategy for social media management.

Ahmad lawal
Ahmad Lawal

CEO of HairSense Beauty Care Ltd

Enterpreneur

Ahmad Lawal is a Nigerian from Osun state born and brought up in the Northern part of the country. His primary education was in Rainbow Nursery and Primary School, Kano and secondary in St. Murumba College, Jos. He attended Federal Polytechnic Bauchi were he studied Civil Engineering. While in school, he started engaging in several business activities. His first ever business venture was a bookshop outside campus. He also ran a computer/copy centre on campus and sold copy paper on to other business centres. After graduation, he tried his hands on teaching for a while to gain experience needed to start and run a school. A feat he later achieved in Ilorin with the set up of Crescent View Nursery and Primary school and Precious Sprouts Nursery and Primary school. He is the CEO of HairSense Beauty Care Ltd, and is on the board of sevaral companies. He describes himself as a business systems specialist.

Olushola Oguniyi

Cofounder Probity Software

Probity

Shola is a Techpreneur, researcher and blockchain hobbyist. He has a number of certifications and trainings both locally and abroad, including Microsoft, Cisco, ITIL and SAP.

He worked with ECOWAS-ASYCUDA project upon graduation and from there started Hacom Technologies Ltd where he built and supervised deployment of a number of IT Business solutions for MTN/IHS, Toyota, Lerumo SA, Peptores, StanbicIBTC, FidleityBank, SterlingBank etc.

Asides managing Probitysofware he cofounder which is focused on SME solutions, he is the current Business Advisor Kwara state for Startup Nigeria - Venture Platform - Vice President Office funding project and a Doctoral student in Edinburgh Business School Miami where he is researching on SME challenges and adoption of IT innovations in marketing

Adeyinka Adegbenro

CEO, SocketAfrica International

SocketAfrica

Adeyinka is a dynamic professional entrepreneur with 13 years experience in Software Development under various projects who utilizes creativity, leadership and teamwork to design and execute solutions, that create customer value.

Also a project executor with demonstrated exposure in full life-cycle implementations with skills in planning, executing various Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) projects in compliance to quality standards.

Abdulfatai Issa Abu Haneefah

Founder of GreenIT Host Inc

Founder of GreenIT Host Inc

Abdulfatai Discipline: Physicist, with degree in Physics and software developer with degree in computer science from University of Ilorin and Kwara State Universities respectively. The founder of GreenIT Host Inc. and the creator of the SchoolReporter EduApp, a School Management System which hosts almost 40 private school portals at present. Has developed many custom softwares in various facets of human activities. A JAVA and PHP programmer. A teacher of physics. Many numbers of his students are professionals in various discipline. In academics, he had produced numerous lecturers. In ICT he has the like of Abayomi Akanji, the co-founder of pass.ng and Olufemi Oladeji, a software engineer at Andela. Likewise he had produced several numbers of professional minds in medicine , sciences and engineering.

Aliu Musa

MD, DLT Africa

@Aliu

Aliu Musa is a technology enthusiast who is committed to creating a community of problem solvers. He is the managing director of DLT Africa, a platform he co-founded with his friends in Nigeria and Silicon Valley in March 2018.

Since inception in early 2018, DLT Africa has embarked on projects in blockchain technology for supply chain transformation as part of their interest which also includes Artificial Intelligence and Internet of things (IoT).

Being a software developer, he also works as remote technical advisor at Ansar Al Madeena Technical Contracting, Sharjah, UAE, Where he provide technical advice as well as expertise to systems development technical project groups.

He holds a degree in physics from university of Ilorin.

Mudashir Abdulmalik O

CEO iTrain

@iTrain

Mudashir Entrepreneur, Content Manager, Facilitator, Speaker, Trainer, Writer and Editor

Akinjobi Sodiq

CEO AdreSocial

AdreSocial

CEO AdreSocial

Matthew Adeniyi

Cofounder at Membersdrive

@membersdrive

CoFounder Membersdrive customer management system

Jamiu Abdullateef

Cofounder TourKwara

TourKwara

Cofounder TourKwara

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