Five Events to Attend as a Budding Entrepreneur

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Embarking on the journey of entrepreneurship requires more than just a business idea; it demands networking, inspiration, and valuable insights. For a budding entrepreneur, attending key events can be transformative, providing a platform to learn from industry leaders, connect with like-minded individuals, discover emerging trends, and discover immense opportunities.

This could include speaking engagements, media appearances, or invitations to industry events. These opportunities can help entrepreneurs raise their profile, attract customers, and build credibility in their field.

In this article, we explore five events tailored specifically for those aspiring to make their mark in the entrepreneurial landscape. Whether you’re seeking inspiration, practical knowledge, or valuable connections, these events offer a wealth of opportunities to propel your entrepreneurial journey forward.

Let’s dive into the top events every aspiring entrepreneur should consider attending.

Code Cash Crop 5.0 Financing the Hidden Middle

    The event provides a platform for investors and entrepreneurs to meet and rub minds. The program, which is to be held on July 20, 2024, will explore the opportunities and difficulties associated with funding small and medium-sized enterprises in Africa. The venue is the Lagos Oriental Hotel, which is located in Lagos, Nigeria. Registration is also free.

    IOT West Africa

    This event is a must-attend for entrepreneurs seeking to leverage technology and harness the power of the Internet of Things (IoT) in their businesses.

      The event, which is to be held from June 25th to 27th, 2024, will expose entrepreneurs to how IoT is changing different industries and how it can benefit your business The venue for the IOT West Africa event is the Federal Palace in Lagos, Nigeria.

      Lagos Startup Week 2024

      LSW24 is one of Nigeria’s most influential events for the Nigerian startup ecosystem. It serves as a platform that brings together the global tech community. It’s an event where the unicorn of tomorrow is born, radical disruption becomes radical development, and everyone comes together to show the possibilities of a better Africa.

      Also, trailblazers, industry titans, and decision-makers come together to showcase innovative goods, demonstrate cutting-edge technologies, and exchange motivational thought leadership. It allows every existing and budding entrepreneur to network with founders, investors, and government officials, and accelerate their product, business, or idea.

      The event will be held from July 8th to 13th, 2024 at the Federal Palace Hotel and Casino, Lagos, Nigeria. All this comes on a platter of free registration.

      Africa Technology Expo 2024

      The Africa Technology Expo is the place to be if you’re interested in technology or you just want to learn more about what the future holds for Africa’s technological landscape. At the event, you can find cutting-edge devices, software, and ground-breaking concepts from all over the continent. 

      It also provides you with the opportunity to network and interact with business owners, enthusiasts, and industry professionals who are influencing technology in Africa. The live event offers an interactive demo, interesting talks, and thought-provoking panel discussions.

      The event will be held on June 22, 2024, at the Landmark Centre. The attendance ticket is, however, not fully free. It is divided into six parts.

      • Free Pass Perks: This gives access to only the exhibition grounds. Only for the first 1000 people.
      • General Pass $5: This gives unrestricted Access to the Exhibition area, access to the General Health Check Hub, access to the Pitch Battle Ground Area (limited seats available), no access to Night Expo, access to Unwind Fest, no souvenir, and no refreshments.
      • Developer pass (Limited) $30 Perks: This gives access to Developer Circle, access to General Health Check Hub, access to Pitch BattleGround Area (limited seats available), no access to Night Expo, access to Unwind Fest, no souvenirs, no refreshments, and unrestricted access to the exhibition area.
      • Innovator Pass (For Startups) $80: This gives unrestricted access to exhibitions, unrestricted entry to the Africa Pitch Battleground Area with the Innovator Pass, unrestricted access to the Innovator Lounge, access to the Health Check Hub, access to the “Pitch in 30 Seconds” activity (If you wish to participate in pitching, please ensure to complete an application process for Gamma), access to Night Expo, access to Speed Networking sessions (only open to the first 100 people), access to Unwind Fest – Day 1, and access to refreshments (breakfast only).
      • Delegate Pass $100: This gives unrestricted access to exhibitions, access to all event areas, priority seating at the Africa Pitch Battleground Area, unrestricted access to Unwind Fest Day 1, access to the dedicated Health Check Hub, access to Speed Networking sessions, access to classic Souvenirs, access to Refreshments (Breakfast & Lunch), access to Night Expo, access to Delegate Lounge Area, and access to Developer Circles.
      • 2 for 1 admission for Delegate pass $50 Special offer: Bring a friend with you for free.

      Moonshot by TechCabal

      Moonshot is the prime gathering place for the vibrant IT community in Africa. It is one of Africa’s largest tech and commerce events, organized by TechCabal. The two-day event (October 9 – 11, 2024) to be held at the Eko Convention Centre, Lagos, Nigeria, will focus on trending topics such as The Future of Commerce, Big Tech & Enterprise, Emerging Tech (AI, VR/AR, Web3), Startup Festival, and the Creative Economy.

        It promises a networking and collaboration session of a lifetime with innovators, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and industry giants from across Africa.

        This will allow you to gain unparalleled insights and inspiration from over 50+ distinguished speakers, including government officials, CEOs, and tech VCs.

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