Meet Our Speakers – SG180
He is Head, Investments and Portfolio Support at Ventures Platform, where he actively invests and support companies as they scale. Prior to VP, he was Head of Network Growth at Metro Africa Xpress (MAX), a leading mobility company in Africa which was also a part of the Techstars NY 15 program. He was also an Entrepreneur in Training (EIT) at Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST).
He has spent his entire career building and supporting companies focused on the application of technology in solving problems across Africa. The solutions meet the following criteria, improves access and quality of education in Africa, create jobs and economic prosperity for the lastly they have the ability (financial or otherwise) to spawn or fund other innovative solutions.
He is a mentor at the African Entrepreneurship Awards (AEA) and Village Capital where he advises, support and fund businesses as they grow and scale their impact across the continent.
ADETUNJI OPAYELE fondly called TeeJay is a Software Developer and Tech Entrepreneur. He is the founder of HostCabal and its subsidiary SalesCabal.
HostCabal is a cloud technology provider and web hosting company established to provide cloud services and a fun and enjoyable web experience. SalesCabal, on the other hand, is an all-in-one online retail and e-commerce solution designed to get businesses from products to profits.
Before starting HostCabal, TeeJay, being passionate about FinTech and Cyber Security, worked as a Cloud Security Consultant for Fintech companies both in Nigeria and Beyond. Behind the geek life, TeeJay is quite adventurous, loves Photography, and leads a free life.
Simi Adejumo desires to make a remarkable difference in Africa by effecting positive change in his environment. He has consistently contributed to his community’s healthcare through his affiliation with socially responsible and developmental organizations.
He is currently the Country Manager, Nigeria at Accounteer a Fintech startup that grows SMEs using their accounting data. Prior to this, he co-founded Aajoh, a healthtech enterprise that enabled individuals input their health feelings via text, audio and photographs to obtain medical options using AI algorithms.
In addition to this, he has worked as a product manager Idobeta a wedtech startup based in New York, providing personalized wedding options to brides from their social media profiles. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering at OAU in 2014 and received further education from MIT Sloan Business School and Draper University.
As the COO of Ingressive, Sean leans on his operations management experience gathered from three different countries. After over a decade of launching new brands, reinvigorating can’t fail markets, and deploying company training programs for global restaurant brands and nationwide Telco service providers; he decided to focus his attention on startups and tech entrepreneurs.
As a consultant, Sean is focused on implementing staff training programs, lean operations strategies, and maximizing ROI through efficiency and consistent execution.
Nifemi is a 2011 Graduate of Economics from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. During his time in O.A.U he served as Choir Coordinator of Winners’ Campus Fellowship (WCF) as well as Asst Choir Coordinator of the University Joint Christian Mission (UJCM) at different times.
Nifemi’s career started out in with a stint in Zenith Bank from where he then moved to SystemSpecs Ltd (The Owners & Developers of Remita). He currently works as a Product Manager in their Products, Services & International Business Division.
It was at SystemSpecs he met his friend and now Business Partner Chinedu Ugbaja who founded Innovirna Ltd, Nifemi currently serves here as the Chief Business Developer.
Innovirna was born out of a desire to bank on the limitless innovations technology has to offer in creating value adding solutions for the everyday person.
The first product released by the newly born Innovirna would be StartUp Pack (startuppackng.com).
StartUp Pack is the simplest startup formation in Nigeria and it helps any new business with sorting the most intricate of details ranging from Business Registration, Logo Design, Website Design, Domain Name Registration to Business Card Design amongst other things that have been broken down into different packages for affordability.
As Chief Business Developer Nifemi is not only responsible for seeking out New Business/Clients, he is also responsible for brokering strategic partnerships that are aimed at adding more value to the packages that StartUp Pack offers its numerous clients.
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