Mark Zuckerberg Visit to Nigeria and “The VoguePay way”
– Mark Zuckerberg Visit to Nigeria and “The VoguePay way”.
– The event will be happening live online today.
The recent visit of Facebook’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg to Nigeria has been regarded as a big boost to the startup ecosystem in Nigeria. His visit coincided with the Aso Villa Demo Day organised by the Federal government of Nigeria. The Industry stakeholders consider these 2 events as major milestones to celebrate among the startup community.
Mr. Mohammed Ibrahim Jega, who is director of Business Development, Africa for VoguePay was a panelist at the Aso Villa Demo Day and was one of the few tech experts in Nigeria that had one-on-one interaction with the Facebook CEO. Given his rich profile, Ibrahim is one of the key technology experts in Nigeria.
We have a growing startup ecosystem in Nigeria but little to show for it in terms of funding and exit success stories. This contrasts with what is obtainable in Silicon Valley, Europe and other parts of the world.
The guest on this episode of the weekly #s6startup chat will provide some insights about the impact of the visit of Mark Zuckerberg to Nigeria as well as share about his company VoguePay which is one of the leading payment gateways in Africa.
This edition is focused on “The VoguePay way” and impact of the visit of Mark Zuckerberg to Nigeria”. The event will be happening live online on: Tuesday, 29th Sept. 2016, 3pm WAT, using the hashtag #S6startUP on Twitter. This been the 89th edition of the discussion. It will be LIVE across 6 major social media platforms – Twitter, Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, LinkedIn, BBM.
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