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Built to Last in Africa - Our Logistical Nightmare

  • IBM Innovation Center Lagos Churchgate Street Lagos, LA Nigeria (map)

If movement is life, then logistics must be our religion... or a really good topic for Ingressive's next Ecosystem Hangout. Logistics, in it's simplest form, is the transportation of value to the end user meaing it applies to every business with plans of being a business. We are inviting _____________ and other key professionals to have a candid discussion about one of Africa's biggest problems.

African entrepreneurs face the logistical nightmare of having to both develop profitable concepts and build the infrastructure that makes them viable. Delivering on the promise we make our customers is a necessary compenent of generating income. This event will focus on discovering innovative ways to move products/services, money, and human capital to their intended destinations and the regulations that dictate that movement. The topic is relevant to all sectors but we would offer the most value to established agritech, e-commerce platforms, logistics/distribution companies, and our community partners.

The missing piece to flawless execution may be operating in a silo as thousands of kilos of products perish or disappear daily. Farms struggle to deliver while cars, trucks, and okadas are sitting idle under the hot African sun. Startups are bleeding money via inefficiency while innovative local solutions leveraging AI, block chain, and cloud technology struggle to gain traction. African entrepreneurs face a monumental task, but with the support of a community, we don't have to face it alone.

This event will follow our popular "Deal Day" format from last month. ______ will be in attendance to discuss ways to collaborate with entrepreneurs and offer deep discounts on services. This event is focused on logistics but entrepreneurs can find great deals on digital marketing, tax, HR and legal services. Our community partners will offer one day only deals for attendees and our online community and special give-aways during our supporting webinars.

Objectives:

  1. Identify the major obstacles to consistently delivering your product or service

  2. Identify local solutions that efficiently transfer value

  3. Identify ways to collaborate with solution providers

Focus Areas

  • Financial Logistics - Cash, transfer, pos, or crypto; what is the best way for your business to trade value?

  • Data Logistics - Each activity your business engages in creates data, what are you doing with it?

  • HR Logistics - Do you have the right technical and/or administrative talent in place?

  • Legal Logistics - Do you know the laws/regulations regarding the movement of your product/service?