This Weeks Tech event: Meetups and the search for new innovative startups

This week, the tech events are focused on capacity building within the Tech space. These tech events seek to bring together industry professionals to network and share knowledge.

Here is a list of tech events happening this week (Monday, 30th January – Monday, 6th February 2017).

Oracle FinTech Workshop at Idea Hub.

This event focuses on cloud technology and how businesses can leverage it for process optimization, growth & profitability. The theme for this event is “Future of Cloud Technology in the Financial Industry.” It will also highlight how developers can key into the cloud trend to create employment opportunities and wealth in their environment.

Invited panelists include:

  • Oracle Sub-Saharan Africa Cluster Leader – Cherian Varghese
  • Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Wealth Creation & Employment – Abdulahmed Mustapha
  • CIO, First Bank Nigeria – Kayode Oladipupo
  • Co-founder & CTO, Pay stock – Ezra Olubi

To sign up for this event, click here.

Date: Tuesday, 31st January 2017.

Time: 4pm – 6:30pm

Venue: Idea Hub, 296 Herbert Macaulay Way, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos.


re: learn Abuja January Meetup.

Re: :learn Abuja is hosting it’s first meetup in 2017 this week. The r learn meetup is a growing community of education and technology professionals, volunteers, school administrators and other stakeholders, who are committed to improving access and quality of education in Nigeria.

The discussions at the meetup will be about different learning styles for individuals and how it applies to teaching in the classroom. This month’s meetup features Uma Nnenna as a guest speaker. Uma is a Special Education Needs enthusiast and will be talking about her work in this space.

Feel free to invite colleagues, friends, teachers, school owners or organizations doing something interesting in the Edtech space?

To sign up for this event, click here.

Date: Tuesday, 31st January 2017.

Time: 6pm – 8pm.

Venue: The re learn Centre Wuse II, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria.


NexTech Africa 2017.

Created by a group of passionate Africans at Microsoft, NexTech Africa is a 2-day meeting of the minds designed to engage, empower and inspire.

The event hopes to foster collaboration with technology leaders from Microsoft and across the continent, exploration of local innovations that are making a global impact, and advancement of the discussion on what it means for technology to be innately African.

For more information about Next Africa, click here. You can also join the live stream here.

Date: Thursday, 2nd – Friday, 3rd February 2017.

Time: 7:30am.

Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill, Elgon Road 00100 Nairobi, Kenya.


forLoop Nairobi Meetup.

forLoop envisions to be a dev event where software developers can come together, interact, and share knowledge on different technologies. This edition will include presentations about Angular 2, Cloud Gymnastics, DevOps and deep collaboration amongst Nigerian & Kenyan developers.

It will also feature two Google Developer Experts and a notorious JavaScript Preacher and Evangelist. The event is intended to be as open as possible. Anyone interested in speaking should contact the organizers via email,

To sign up for this event, click here.

Date: Saturday, 4th February 2017.

Time: 2pm

Venue: iHUB 4, Bishop Magua Centre, Ngong Rd, Nairobi, Kenya.


Ventures Platform Acceleration Program “The Hunt.”

From the 1st to the 11th of February 2017, Ventures Platform (VP) will embark on a regional tour tagged “The Hunt.” The Ventures Platform team will meet with founders, learning from them and answering questions they might have about the VP Program.

To join the VP batch 2 cohort, the hunt is for the brightest minds building innovative products and solving real problems using technology.

If you interested in joining the VP startup family then click here and note the dates below.

#VPTHEHUNT Meetup at nHub

Date: Wednesday, 1st February 2017.

Time: 10am – 12pm.

Venue: nHub, Jos, Plateau, Nigeria.

#VPTHEHUNT Meetup at CoLab

Date: Thursday, 2nd February 2017.

Time: 10am -12pm.

Venue: CoLab, Kaduna, Nigeria.

#VPTHEHUNT Meetup in Port Harcourt and Enugu.

Date: Saturday, 4th and Monday, 6th February 2017.

Time: 3pm – 6pm.

Venue: Amphi Theatre, RSUST and Princess Alexandria Hall, UNN.