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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,, Machine Zone, Weebly The combined market capitalization of YC companies was over $65B

About the Speakers

Michael Seibel was co-founder and CEO of 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 became Twitch Interactive and sold to Amazon for $970m.

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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.

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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.

Ventures Platform – 29 Mambilla Street, Abuja, FCT

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