On the 16th of August, I was hosted by Teniola Shobowale on the African Tech segment of Network Africa, which aired live on Channels Television and shared my thoughts on the role of technology in Nigeria’s economic development.
The conversation started with an explanation of what powers technology innovation in Nigeria and I explained that people are at the center of the driving force for technology innovation, while also noting the role of funding in all of this.
Also, the conversation moved to identifying the differences between SMEs and Startups, the role of investors in testing the success rate of startups and the innovative ideas they come up with and the need for more angel investors who are properly educated in the startup structure and are willing to put in funds to see to the growth of innovative startups in the country. …
“One fateful 3 AM on October 2016, I had the vision to construct a framework for designing effective solutions to socioeconomic problems.
The vision was structured with 3 pillars — intervention, innovation, and invention, inspiring the coinage — INTERNOVENT — the lab to serve as a 3D mechanism to design, develop, and distribute proven solutions.
3 months later, 2017 ushered in the first challenges of the adventure, all of which were embraced with the support of my friends and partners. …