Yes, Lagos again. We look forward to receiving the scoop from other states as well. Send us information on career enhancement opportunities and earn super credits! No joke.
[TIP] So for this one, if you are not a university student working on a tech project, simply ask to volunteer in your application.
This second edition of TENT Gathering will host young techies, tech professionals, academia, media and investors at the Lagos State E-learning Centre on Odunlami Street, Lagos, Nigeria, from Tuesday, November 26 through Thursday, 28, 2013.
The event’s first day will focus on general presentations about technology opportunities, including leading keynotes from Simdul Shagaya (Konga.com, DelaDey) and Mario Valles (Electronic Arts) while the second day will focus on the dual theme of Techie and Entrepreneurial and the final day will focus on Nigerian and Talented.
The theme for the second edition of TENT Gathering is Competence. Collaboration. Competition. The sessions mentioned above are described further below.
Registration/Welcome: 300 participants are expected from across all Nigeria (especially tertiary institutions), and the morning session will help them settle in with presentations and video screenings focused on the TENT theme and why young Nigerians can turn the unemployment disadvantage and evident passion into an opportunity for technopreneurship.
Keynotes: Keynotes will be delivered by Nigerian, regional and global experts on the subjects that surround the theme: technology opportunity, technology capacity building, entrepreneurship opportunities, investment, product/service exposure, etc. For 2013, we bring you the founder of some of Nigeria’s leading eCommerce companies, Konga.com and DealDey.com, Simdul Shagaya, and an investor who works with Silicon Valley’s Electronic Arts, Mario Valles.
Innovation Clinics: In partnership with Innovation Hubs across Nigeria, participants will be exposed to best practice examples – of both success and failure – so they can ask practical questions about their on-going projects and get help from the hub managers.
Techie: Featuring 3 amazing speakers who know what it means to be techies in Nigeria, the morning of Day 2 will have sessions followed by an opportunity for questions, that will drill better into the theme.
Entrepreneurial: Featuring 3 amazing speakers who know what it means to be entrepreneurs in Nigeria, the afternoon of Day 2 will also have sessions followed by a panel discussion that will discuss the practical and fine details of the theme.
Nigerian. Talented: The final day will focus on demos – of products and services – by young techies who hope to use the opportunity to TENT Gathering to launch (or re-present) their products/services. Participants will be sourced from TENT Workshops and the university programs (focus on TENT@GreatIfe for 2013).
Investors and Mentor Panel Feedback: A panel of investors and mentors will listen to the presentations and give feedback that can help presenters improve their product/service; request for additional meetings or announce support for projects that catch their attention; or a combination of both feedback and support. This session is extremely important to the success of TENT Gatherings because participants will either use feedback to get better or use support (investment, etc) as route to market.
The Taiwo Bankole Ogunyemi Prize: The TAIWO BANKOLE OGUNYEMI Prize goes to the leading team that wins the Clash of Campuses contest at TENT Gathering. Teams from various tertiary institutions present a leading product they (or a member of their team) has worked on to a panel of judges who decide winners based on product relevance, potential for impact, demonstrated use of appropriate technology and the wow factor, among others.
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