Here at Ingressive, we are passionate about ecosystem building. We have previously achieved this by connecting investors and founders through our Tour of Tech market entry trips. It has become apparent to us that there is much more we can do to support the local ecosystem here in Lagos and help build a thriving tech community. To this end, we launched our Ecosystem Hangouts initiative in June 2017.
This initiative convenes key stakeholders within the tech ecosystem to address obstacles to growth, pain points and develop pragmatic solutions to address these issues. The launch event was a convening of key players from the three main ecosystem stakeholder groups: Founders, Developers and Investors.
Every month moving forward, with the support of our partners including GitHub and Rising Tide Africa, we will host an Ecosystem Hangout that focuses on a specific group within the ecosystem, providing training, swag giveaways, new partnerships, networking opportunities, and access in the African tech ecosystem.
Open Source: Investment’s Hidden Gem
On February 24th, 2018; Ingressive paired with Rising Tide Africa to present a course designed to highlight the intersection of two opposing ideas. We introduced open source, platforms where developers openly share the software they built for others to use and build upon for free. Then we taught our followers how to monetize it. Yes, taking something that is as free as the air we breathe and use it as an investment strategy, an entrepreneurial growth hack, or a money-making venture. Either it’s too good to be true or you missed out… Recap here