Facebook Partners with Ingressive for Developers Conference

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Facebook Partners with Ingressive for Developers Conference

Facebook has partnered with Ingressive to host a day-long developers conference this October 4th in Lagos. Applications for the event are now closed. This year’s workshop provides developers and marketers with the opportunity to learn about Facebook's Platform Product tools and will focus on leveraging the Facebook platform to optimize acquisition, retaining and engaging users via Messenger, unlocking the power of analytics, and the future of monetization.

This initiative is part of Facebook and Ingressive’s commitment to supporting the tech and more specifically, developer community in West Africa. 

Ingressive Campus Ambassador Program

Ingressive recently launched Ingressive Campus Ambassador Program where one developer leader is nominated from every major university in Nigeria to train their peers, distribute swag, and work with us to identify needs of Nigerian students in engaging with technology. We have over 60 ambassadors representing universities across Nigeria.

To represent your campus, please apply here!

Have you signed up for our Account Services?  

Ingressive recently launched Account Services, a market entry and operations service. We assist corporates and investors both international and domestic to integrate into African tech ecosystems.

 Whether you're an investor or investment fund seeking to incorporate African deal flow to your current strategy, a Nigerian bank looking to target tech-enabled millennials and founders, or a corporation seeking to engage the local dev community, we will work with you to create your African tech strategy, and assist you to execute on it.

 You can sign up here.

Maya on Jumia Live for Startups

Our Founder, Maya Horgan-Famodu, was one of the speakers at the Jumia Super Startup Conference. Her Webinar was on “The Nigerian Startup Ecosystem." The Live Talk Webinar is part of Jumia’s Business Pitch Competition where successful startups with the best idea win the cash price of N1 Million Naira funding. This is part of Jumia’s CSR program of giving back to the community where they operate. Watch it 

4TH Annual Angel Investor Summit to Host in Cape Town.

The 4th Annual Investor Summit AAIS2017 will take place November 15th & 16th in Cape Town. This year’s conference is powered by Working in Progress in partnership with the African Business Angels Network (ABAN) and the South African Business Angels Network (SABAN). Special welcome to the XLAfrica Initiative of the World Bank Group. 

This year’s theme “Start-Scale-Exit: Funding Giant Startup Teams Poised for Global Success” focuses on the vital role investors play in building successful startups.

Please click here to sign up and learn more.

2nd Annual High Growth Africa Summit

Join us in Lagos this November 21-22 for High Growth Africa Summit. Or our end-of-year Tour of Tech November 16-22 in Lagos, Nigeria and Accra, Ghana.

 

Last year, we had 150+ international investors and 350 showcasing tech companies. This year, we anticipate 1,000 guests and special music x tech performances.

Ingressive Team Wishes You a Great Week Ahead

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500 Startups Geeks on the Plane

Hello!

We hope Q1 is serving you well. Please see below for the first of Ingressive’s bi-weekly African tech updates.

Upcoming Tours

We just wrapped up February 27 - March 3 Tour of Tech with Techstars Atlanta. After 20+ office hours, 5 Social Media Week panels, and a schedule packed with fireside chats, angel investor dinners, and founders’ meetups, we look forward to announcing Nigerian tech startups in their 2017 cohort :)

500 Startups’ Geeks on a Plane comes to Nigeria this March 19 - 22. We’ll be hosting them in Lagos. Visit our website to apply to attend local events as an investor, startup, or corporate partner.


YC Summer 2017 Batch Open

Top seed accelerator, Y Combinator, is currently receiving applications in the 2017 summer batch.

If you recall, CEO Michael Seibel and Partner Qasar Younis joined us last September for an Ingressive-hosted #YCinLagos.

7 West African companies were accepted into Y Combinator in the last batch. A few of them include Kudi.ai and others

Don’t forget to attend Demo Day March 20-22 to meet the rest and gain first access into post-YC deals.

 

500 startups in Lagos: Who got in?

500 Startups is a leading Silicon Valley-based, international-focused, early-stage venture fund and seed accelerator founded by Dave McClure and Christine Tsai. Two of our favorites joined their 2017 cohort:

TalentBase, an Africa-focused payroll company saving founders’ lives across the continent.

Printivo! An on-demand print production startup in Nigeria. The founder, Oluyomi Ojo, was a keynote speaker alongside Monique Woodard (Partner, 500 Startups) at the High Growth Summit 2016 we hosted last year.


Who is Kudi.ai? A look into the cool new tech company

Introducing Kudi.ai , the really smart bot that helps you send money over chat. Don’t turn up your nose yet, we know Nigerians aren’t too keen on trusting their money digitally, but this product is special. Think Venmo meets Siri.

Kudi AI, helps Nigerians to pay bills or make purchases simply by chatting with the bot. You would have these conversation with Kudi the same way you would chat with anyone on your WhatsApp, BBM, or Facebook Messenger.

 

Upcoming Africa Tech Conferences

Boston. April 8-9.

MIT Africa Innovate Conference.

 

Berkeley. March 29.

Berkeley Haas Africa Conference.

 

Paris. June 8-9.

Afrobytes Tech Conference in « Station F », the world’s largest tech incubator.

 

London. June 22.

The Economist Nigeria Summit.

 

Lagos. November 14-19.

Sign up early for our High Growth Africa Summit this November 15 - 17 in Lagos, Nigeria. Or our end-of-year Tour of Tech November 14 - 19 in Lagos, Nigeria and Accra, Ghana.

 

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