Build, don’t destroy

In the last couple of days, there have a been a barrage of tweets fromexperts about all that is wrong with the current tech(read startup) in Nigeria. I have followed these tweets with keen interest. What’s amazing or rather amusing about those calling the new generation technologist and startups out is that one can’t easily point to what they are doing, have done or their singular efforts to move this community forward.

The conversation started from why Yaba and Lagos at large aren’t an ideal place to run a startup to how every startup today runs on either failed or untested business models. To who is qualified to be called a tech company and how the current breed of software engineers and developers is bereft of direction, saucy and without mentorship. I find these things annoying and exhausting.