Viable Online Startups: The Nigerian Story Digital Sense Forum 2010 Lagos – Nigeria April 16, 2010 by Loy Okezie
Overview The first dot-com registered company was Symbolics in 1985. The dot-com boom started in the 90’s and Amazon was launched by Jeff Bezos in 1995. Nigerian-born ChineduEcheruo founded HopStop.com in 2005. OnePage was launched by OsitaNwoyeand Joel Gascoigne in 2010.
Futureview What will be the next big thing on the web? Will you be the next youngest internet entrepreneur? When will you launch your own internet company? 2015? 2020? 2030?
The Way Forward? Provide early stage investments as a community of smaller investors. Build technology incubators across several states. Integrate latest web-related courses and degree programmes in the University’s curricula. Set-up a Start-up University for techno-entrepreneurs Reverse the brain-drain. Join the Renaissance for technology innovations.
Startups Nigeria Startups Nigeria is a youth-driven, online community for technology enthusiasts, internet start-ups, companies, entrepreneurs, investors and students, all pioneering innovations in Nigeria’s emerging start-up industry and Internet economy. http://www.startupsnigeria.org
Mission To e-ducate, e-mpower and e-ngage with the largestcommunity of people interested in business start-ups, entrepreneurship and innovations.
Vision To build Nigeria’s emerging dot-com startup industry and contribute towards a knowledge-based and Internet economy in Nigeria by the year 2020 and beyond.
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