Good Evening everyone. I wanted to introduce Ozzy
She presented at our last Ecosystem hangout on how to build your brand by providing value
Could you give a bit of background on what you do now?
Africa is rising, there are many entrepreneurial drive and zeal on the continent. But very little support which makes building a scalable and sustainable business very difficult. We have a lot of potential hidden here, stifled by the burgeoning systems and statutes that inhibit growth and acceleration. We tried to tackle the knowledge gap problem in the areas of Finance and Regulatory Techniques at the ecosystem hangout.
The Ecosystem Hangout held on the 30th of November at the Leadspace in yaba, was kicked off by Sean Burrowes, the COO of Ingressive. He talked about the services of Ingressive, the aim of the Ecosystem Hangout and also mentioned the opportunities for Entrepreneurs in the Ingressive Community, before introducing Olabisi Asatebo of Pedabo, who will be giving the first presentation.
Entrepreneurship is a mindset. It's an attitude and approach to thinking that actively seeks out change, rather than waiting to adapt to change. It's a mindset that embraces critical questioning, innovation, service and continuous improvement.
To be an effective and successful entrepreneur, you’ll need to develop these ten qualities of an entrepreneur to help set yourself apart from the average entrepreneur.
The first Tech Meets Entertainment Summit organized by Ingressive was held at the Zone Tech Park, on the 25th. The summit sponsored by BookedbyUs, Aluko & Oyebode, FCMB and Github hosted celebrities like Don Jazzy(Mavin), Bisola(2018 AMVCA Award Winner), Ajebutter22(Musical Artist), Seyi Tinubu (Loatsad), Mark Essien (Hotels.ng), Afua Osei (She Leads Africa), Olaotan Towry–Coker (Afritickets), Walid Mathlouti (Google), Chuey Chu (TV Host), Naeto C (Music Artiste), Stephanie Coker(MTV Base), Tomiwa (BigCabal), Leo Stiegeler (Ringier), Dami (TaxiTV), Olumbe Akinkugbe (SSA to the Ondo State Governor), Neo Ighodaru (Creativity Kills), Ugo Mozie (Creative Executive), Mark Redguard (Head of Entertainment for Temple Management), Admas Kanyagia (Director of Social Impact at GitHub), and Bada
Akintunde-Johnson (Country Manager of Viacom), and many others.
I was super excited when I find out about ICA on twitter because I saw an opportunity to collaborate and build a better tech community on my campus, which is something we are mainly about at C Trek Hub. So I applied, the team kept a positive mind, and when I was accepted it was a good news that gave us happy faces, and so the journey of ICA UNIBEN began.
The aim? To build a solid tech community for students who are passionate about tech in my institution, University of Benin.
As co-leads of Google Developer Group on campus, we decided to make use of our position to call up other co-leads to help code by design. It was a simple and done deal. Successful meetings were held, the initial vibe came and left, just few sticking with the plan. We had to press on, felt like our reputations were at stake, designs were out but the plan was never there.
Investing in start-ups is not an easy task. Investors have to think about the risks and long term investment factors before investing. The process is not for the meek, as most experienced investors tend to be smart, sceptical and thorough in reviewing opportunities presented to them. Despite the amount of start-ups they may see, the truth of the matter is that there are several boxes that just about every investor likes to check before they'll invest, either money or additional time.
Design thinking is a method for the practical, creative resolution of problems using the strategies designers use during the process of designing. Design thinking has also been developed as an approach to resolve issues outside of professional design practice, such as in business and social contexts.
The Ingressive ambassadors at the University of Port Harcourt hosted an event sponsored by Ingressive and Github titled “Cloud Computing with Github”.
It started at around 11:30 am with Obusor, an Ingressive ambassador giving his presentation on Github pages. It then proceeded with a session from Theodora Isola, (a technical writer @nodejsAfrica and an IT strategist at Tiva creatives) on The role of Github in Cloud computing.
The Leadership & Business Development for Youths in Lagos State program celebrated it’s third year with a commemorative event on June 30th at the IBM Innovation Center. CitiBank sponsored a program designed to train and create employment opportunities for youths in Lagos State. For the last three years, the Growing Business Foundation has led this program, training young men and women from all over the city.
What do designers do when they gather? They compose themselves. 😁
It was a bright and sunny Wednesday afternoon in Rivers State University, and designers (and design enthusiasts) have converged at the Computer Science Laboratory, the venue for the first Figma Design meet-up on campus. The call that brought out the creatives had been put out some weeks ago and they’ve all shown up with one common expectation; that they’ll better understand what it means to be empathetic designers. And so they did…
June 2, 2018 was a great day at MAL Hub, a beautiful day to always remember in the history of Kwaran students, another day developers from various campuses united to learn about Problem Solving skills of Great Software Developers Using Github.
The event was a great success, with over 81 developers from different institutions across Kwara State in attendance. It was indeed a great privilege for many developers as they acquire knowledge that can help them improve their skills as a world class developer. It featured four amazing speakers.
…“Did we achieve it?” have we succeeded in creating an inclusive community where everyone is welcomed, where nothing else matters but pushing each other to become the best they can be? I would have loved to spontaneously reply with an affirmative, Yes we did it!, but it takes more than one meetup to achieve this, but the foundation we have built is solid, and we are not afraid to build a castle on it.
The 21st of April, 2018 was another great day at Federal University of Technology Minna, Niger State. There was such a gathering of enthusiasts at the maiden edition of the FUTMX Ingressive Community meet-up. And as usual they gathered to share ideas, this time on how to network, learn and innovate. Ingressive is a tech firm that believe in the potential of African youths and have been working tirelessly to promote tech ecosystem in Africa.
The Ingressive Campus Ambassador program with support from Women in Tech Africa, launched in Ghana on the 22nd of May, 2018. Marking the launch with our first event at the University of Ghana. The Ingressive Campus Ambassador program has expanded up to four schools in Ghana and increasing. So if you’d like to be an ambassador for your university in Ghana, apply here!
Intellectual Property (IP) Rights was the subject matter of the third installment of Ingressive’s monthly Ecosystem Hangout. The question posed to the attendees was “Who Owns Your Dream?” The question was important for several reasons. In business it’s near impossible to do it all alone; understanding Intellectual Property Rights is one of the best ways to protect your ideas. We are forced to share integral pieces of our dream to execute objectives and create profitable partnerships. It’s important for any savvy entrepreneur to learn what to say, when to say it, and who to say it to. By arming Techpreneurs with this type of information, the result creates a developer or designer with the ability to create innovation from scratch and the business acumen to ensure the venture is profitable.
You’d had to be remotely remote, if you didn’t notice the explosion of DevOps as well as DevSecOps over the years. With it’s increased popularity there has been a lot of questions asked, questions like, “what really is DevOps?”. This event was targeted at introducing DevOps to Babcock Varsity Ingressive Community, highlighting it’s importance, acquainted tools and services plus resources to kick start their DevOps career.
Figma Global Design Community launched in Lagos with a long-awaited roadshow on May 5th, 2018 in partnership with MEST Africa. With over 200 techies in attendance, Namnso Ukpanah, Figma Africa’s Lead Advocate and a panel of designer experts, kept the audience entranced with insights their journey towards becoming a world class designer in Africa. communities around the world.
Codefest Nigeria is where ideas meet technology to create unique products for enterprises. The flagship program of Codefest Nigeria is the Codefest 2018 Annual Hackathon. Their software coding and application contest takes place between higher institutions and NYSC members. These teams came together to use technology to transform ideas into reality. This hackathon was made possible by the Codefest Nigeria team, partners, sponsors, and Angels. Notably, the CEO of Basscomm Group, Mr Demola Onanuga, keyed into the vision and pushed it further.
March 24th, 2018 was another great day at Mal Hub as Ingressive Tech Firm continue to empower the youths of Kwara State in becoming world class developers. As at last meet-up, which was also a huge impact in developing the skills of developers in our community, when lot of topics were discussed relating to how Github can be use to enhance projects workflow.
Hello there. Take a pause. Set a timer for 60 seconds and simply do nothing -- just gaze into the vast expanse of the universe.
This simple experiment may seem like child’s play but in that time span, an immense volume of data has already been generated. Within that minute, your heart beat 70 times and your lungs have inhaled and exhaled over 8 litres of air. Almost 47,000 photos have been posted on Instagram, over 103 million spam emails have been sent and 3.5 million Google searches have been conducted around the world.
It is very difficult for many social media users to scroll without coming across movie poster selfies and comic book historian dissertations on The Black Panther. Even six weeks later timelines are splashed daily with images of fans with arms crossing their chests, a foreboding expression, and the new mantra #WakandaForever. However; when considering the viral nature of The Black Panther and the movie netting $900 million in global ticket sales; we may be witnessing a shift in perception.