TechCircle Presents: Build a Great Startup – Q&A in Abuja With Y Combinator




If you’re an (aspiring) entrepreneur living in or around Abuja, looking to build a world class startup or you’re interested in knowing what it takes to get funded by the world renowned startup incubator Y Combinator, then you should attend the fireside chat and Q&A session with Michael Seibel, Partner, Y Combinator.

Also on ground to answer your questions would be Shola Akinlade, a founder of Paystack the first Nigerian company to be funded by YC and Kola Aina, Founder, Venture Platform.

Sign up quickly as spaces are very limited.

About Y Combinator

In 2005, Y Combinator created a new model for funding early stage startups. Twice a year they invest a small amount of money ($120k) in a large number of startups.As of 2016, Y Combinator had invested in ~940 companies including Dropbox, Airbnb, Coinbase, Stripe, Reddit, Zenefits, BuildZoom, Instacart, Twitch.tv, Machine Zone, Weebly The combined market capitalization of YC companies was over $65B

  • Michael Seibel

    Michael Seibel

    Partner

    Y Combinator

  • Shola Akinlade

    Shola Akinlade

    Co founder

    Paystack

  • Kola Aina

    Kola Aina

    Founder

    Ventures Platform

About the Speakers

Michael Seibel was co-founder and CEO of Justin.tv from 2007 – 2011 and the co-founder and CEO of Socialcam in 2012. During 2012, Socialcam participated in Y Combinator, raised angel financing from a group of amazing investors, and sold to Autodesk Inc. for $60m. In 2014 Justin.tv became Twitch Interactive and sold to Amazon for $970m.

Shola Akinlade is a co-founder and CEO of Paystack, an online payments company facilitating commerce in Africa by enabling frictionless payments and the first Nigerian company to be accepted into Silicon Valley Based Accelerator, Y Combinator. He previously co-founded Precurio, an open-source collaboration software for businesses in emerging markets which was downloaded over 150,000 times and made available in 6 languages.

Kola Aina is an entrepreneur and a tireless creative who has nurtured several start-ups in technology, media, agriculture, infrastructure and property development. He is the Founder of Ventures Platform and currently the Group Chief Executive Officer of Emerging Platforms Group, which comprises of a growing suite of companies, serving clients in West Africa.

This event is being co organized and sponsored by Ventures Platform

About Ventures Platform

Ventures Platform (VP) is the premiere technology innovation incubation hub and co-working space located in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory- Abuja. It is a carefully curated innovation hub where tech-enthusiasts, freelancers, start-up entrepreneurs, and professionals on the go, who share common attitudes, interests, and goals can meet, network and create.

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Ventures Platform – 29 Mambilla Street, Abuja, FCT




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