Highlights From The Founders Conference 2016



The aim was to create a platform for new and growing geeks to publicize their wonderful ideas to those who are now successful CEOs in the industry for the purpose of critically analysing the ideas pitched and providing proper mentorships; the Founder conference 2016 also aimed at convincing angel investors and the world at large to see these dreams come true and provide solutions to societal problems.




Some of the ideas pitched at the event included; Loystar, Tuteria, Inat, Poles Music, Pulleva, to mention but a few, the event audience reached out beyond the four walls of the hall with the aid of the Life Streaming facility and the active engagement via different social media platforms using the hashtag #FC2016.

One of the panel sessions was headed by CFA having Fikayo Ogundipe and Niyi Gbodimowo while the other made up of SmartBCamp, CEO- John Obidi and Wecyclers, CEO- Bilikiss Adebiyi was coordinated by Ms. Mahassin Quadri; the CEO of tolet.com.ng, Kachi Eze was also one of the panellists.

Another highlight of the event was the launch of “The Ignition”, a book detailing a validated path to Start-Up success written by Bunmi Jembola and the moment to celebrate, Omowunmi Ayeni, the Head of Planning and Media for her efforts to ensuring the success of the event and equally to wish her a happy birthday in advance.

Dr. Henritta Onwuegbuzie of @LBSNigeria at founders conference 2016
There was enough to take home from the practical business tips coming from authorities with proven track record. Dr. Henritta Onwuegbuzie of Lagos Business School, Nigeria stressed, "your product/service should not be cheap, it should be affordable.” She also highlighted that investors are attracted when they see people patronize your products/services and that the critical success factor for innovations are; Affordability, Sustainability, Availability.
Participants at Founders Conference 2016
During his session, CFA as he is fondly regarded challenged the audience "Recession shouldn't stop you from been an innovator. Everyone is making reference to UBER, when will the world make reference to yours? The world is waiting for you!"

What people say about you will always reflect on your brand. Rep your brand very well.

Responding to questions asked, start-ups where advised, “Do not put yourself under pressure when doing business, you cannot be productive in such way.”

“Do not allow challenges to kill your dreams. Always build great relationship with people. You cannot do everything. Do the ones you can and do it very well.”
JohnObidi and other guest paying attention to startUp founders pitching their ideas at founders conference 2016
“They can steal your idea but cannot steal your passion.”

Participants left with the challenge to build problem solving brands that the world can embrace. In all, it was a nice experience at the Founders Conference 2016 for all participants- idea developers and creator, social media strategist, web designer, e-marketers, SMEs and others present.

Adebote Oluwaseyifunmi is a young Nigerian, passionate about youth empowerment and positive changes. He is based in Lagos State, Nigerian. He also has repute in Journalism and Radio Broadcasting in Nigeria.
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