BTNG presents B is for Building

Campfire Speaker Series for BTNG Community

Building Things for NG


Limited tickets available

It’s been a long time cooking.

And now we’re delighted to present you what we’ve been working on for the last few months — our first event of the year — B is for Building.

B is for Building is how we’re kicking off our Campfire Speaker Series (more on this below) initiative. The Campfire Speaker Series is in collaboration with Google for Startups and Do it Now Now (as part of their Startups for Africa initiative).

There’s so much to talk about, but, let’s first give you all the details for the May 3rd event as follows:

Event Details

Date And Time: Fri, 3 May 2019 18:00–21:30 BST

Location: Google for Startups Campus, 4–5 Bonhill Street, London, EC2A 4BX

Tickets: Get your free tickets

B is for Building Speakers:

  • Stephan Eyeson is the Co-founder and CEO of Survey54. Stephan will be taking us through his journey of building a survey platform with a focus on emerging markets and diaspora.
  • Bunmi Aworanti is one of the most prolific and highly skilled tech enthusiasts we have come across. She will be demonstrating how she built an interactive theatrical Nigerian play with technology.
  • Dayo Akinrinade is the founder of Africlick — A networking and dating app for ambitious Black, Afro-Caribbean, Nigerian, Ghanaian, African professionals and creatives. Come through and listen to the reasons why she started this company and what she sees this space has to offer.

With that out of the way, we know you’ve got questions about our Speakers Series — we’ve got answers:

Why do a campfire speaker series?
Since the birth of BTNG, we have noticed that the challenges and problems encountered by our speakers are unique and cut at the intersection of various circles. It can be visualised as follows: An entrepreneur in diaspora building products inspired by or for the emerging economy market whilst juggling problems of market penetration, Addressable market, technical issues, and a other variety of issues.

Why is this for you?
If you are a curious individual interested in how impactful tech products are built, especially those tailored towards Nigeria and emerging economies, then this event is for you. This is for makers, entrepreneurs, developers, designers, tech enthusiasts and so on to meet and learn from each other to aid in the building process.

Is this a sales pitch?
N‍o. Unlike many other types of makers events, we have an aversion to product sales pitch and we have structured this event in a way for people to learn from each other. That is learning from the speaker and the speaker learning from you.

What are you working on/What are you learning/What help do you need?
At our events, we encourage people to talk about what they are working or currently learning or what they need. Most of our attendees usually fall in those three camps. Either they are building something on the side or learning about concepts/tools/methods to help them build things on the side or need help in some way or form.

Do not feel pressured if you do not fall into those camps as most people did not start from there. But we hope this event and many more can inspire you to build things that will have an impact.

Where is the fire?
As mentioned already, we are excited to host our first event on May 3rd. Tickets are free but limited — so gets yours now.



Building Things for NG

Accelerating innovation for the Nigerian Tech Space. London