As one of the selected speakers across the world chosen to discuss the future of employment, entrepreneurship and education in Nigeria considering the high level of youth unemployment and civic unrest in the country, the serial entrepreneur, Mr. Akideinde delivered a short and inspiring speech at the one-day event which had over 1000 participants across the globe.
The event, which provided global delegates with virtual live access, was sponsored by the US Mission in Nigeria in collaboration with accelerator partners IBM Cloud, AWS, Google Cloud, Sendgrid, and others.
The Nigeria Tech Summit is a one-of-a-kind event that brings together tech investors, entrepreneurs, and influencers who are building platforms to advance Nigerians’ future.
Mr. Akideinde, a serial entrepreneur, delivered a short and inspiring speech at the one-day event, which had over 1000 participants from around the world, as one of the selected speakers from around the world to discuss the future of employment, entrepreneurship, and education in Nigeria, given the country’s high level of youth unemployment and civic unrest.
The co-founder of 360nobs, MerryGo Kids, and Continued Entertainment shared important insights and initiatives leveraging technology and innovative ways to accelerate Nigeria’s future. He also emphasized the importance of youths viewing the nation’s challenges as an impetus to provide long-term solutions in all sectors of the economy.
Akideinde, who attended the summit, essentially charged the participants with loving what they do and working consistently without losing sight of the vision and mission. “One piece of advice I must give all entrepreneurs is to love what you’re doing, to have a vision and mission; to stay consistent and to keep driving,” he said. He urged the start-ups to “never give up, but to believe, study their data, analyze it, and learn.”
Continuing, he stated that technology is important, but innovation always thrives, and that it is preferable to have a product-centered start-up rather than a tech-centered start-up where the product/service is built/improved with user feedback (what the consumers want).
Akideinde is a Media, Technology, and Entertainment Executive with over 22 years of experience in the entertainment, consumer goods, eBusiness, financial, media, music, and digital sectors. He has been successful in creating and building start-ups for himself and for multinational corporations through demonstrated initiative and innovation (Boomplay Music for Transsion and Ayoba for MTN).
The Nigeria Tech Summit was organized by the Global Start-up Ecosystem, a community that hosts the world’s largest digital accelerator program for start-ups in seven global regions: Africa, America, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East, with approximately 1000 companies from 90 countries completing the program entirely online each year.