LSW16 has ended
 Sept 24- 30 , 2016 
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Monday, September 26

10:30 WAT

The New Media Era and it's advantage for Film Makers
The cinema of Nigeria, often referred to as Nollywood, consists of films produced in Nigeria; its history dates back to as early as the late 19th century and into the colonial era in the early 20th century. With an average production of over 2,500 movies per year– 2,408, 2,514 and 2,621 in 2008, 2009 and 2010 respectively, Nigeria ranks has Africa’s largest producer. Bollywood on the other hand churns out an average of 800 movies yearly, which is more than double the amount of feature films produced by Hollywood.

Last year, data was released showing that Nollywood is a $3 billion industry. It is bigger than Hollywood by volume, and right behind India’s Bollywood according to www.fortune.com Facebook is the largest social networking company.

As of January 2016, Facebook’s monthly active users reached 1.55 billion, or 22 per cent of the entire world’s population (16million of these number are Nigerians).  Facebook's other services have 900 million users (WhatsApp), 800 million users (Facebook Messenger) and 400 million users (Instagram), globally, according to Statista, a leading statistics company on the internet. - See more This is the reason why adequate information needs to be paid to see how film makers can leverage on this technological insight.

  1.  Film making in this Digital age (Production technology/Technical know-how) How can we produce better film for great viewing experience using technically advanced approach and more.
  2. Leveraging the Power of Digital Media in Promotion & Marketing How can we market, promote and monetize your content and reach your target reach/penetration. 
  3. Seeking funding for your project. - You have come up with an amazing script or story but do not have the knowledge on how to source for funds or partner with production companies. - Knowing when to sell your script and when not to. - Knowing the legal decision to make when seeking funding and/or partnership.

Monday September 26, 2016 10:30 - 14:45 WAT
Oriental Hotel Lekki

15:30 WAT

Digital Marketing Best Practises for Today

The world of digital marketing is constantly changing and it can be sometimes overwhelming trying to keep up for startups founders who already wear many different hats. From Google search updates to new features on Facebook, better ways of measuring success online and new tools to make life easy, this free digital marketing masterclass aims to show startups and entrepreneurs what they need to do to market their businesses online.


Ayode Akinfemiwa

Agency Relationship Manager, Google & Expert Digital & Brand Manager.

Sola Amusan

Corporate Citizenship Lead, Microsoft & Founder Curators University for Social Impact Entrepreneur

Monday September 26, 2016 15:30 - 16:30 WAT
Oriental Hotel Lekki

17:00 WAT

Opening Ceremony (How We Did It - Beyond the Hype)
Entrepreneurship can be a tough and long journey for many people. Some get lucky and succeed the first time.  For any entrepreneur, the route from idea to established business is a long and winding one.If you want to startup a successful business come learn how.

Hear Inspiring stories from entrepreneurs on their backstory and how they made it. The hustle, Challenges and some of the biggest lessons they have learned.

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Bambo Akani

Founder, Making of a Champion
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Kasope Ladipo-Ajai

Founder Omoalata, Winner Of 'She Leads Africa' 2015 Pitch Competition
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Jide Martin

Founder, Comic Republic
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Ola Orekunrin

Founder of Flying Doctors, TedX Fellow
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Ada Osakwe

Founder, Nuli Juice
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Ope Owosho

Founder, Home Forte
Opeyemi Owososo is a graduate of Engineering from the University of Lagos and the Founder/CEO and Production Manager of Fitco Technology company - the only company that manufactures table-top gas stoves locally in Nigeria.  He is a alumnus of General Electric (Lagos) Garage... Read More →
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Lanre Oyedotun

Co-Founder/CEO at Delivery Science Inc.

Monday September 26, 2016 17:00 - 21:00 WAT
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Tuesday, September 27

10:30 WAT

Innovation Nation: Government and startups co-building the future

The rapid emergence of startups in Nigeria is catalyzing the ability of the nation to enhance its productivity, generate employment, and appeal to international consumers and investors. In order for these emerging enterprises to serve as true engines of economic growth, government must play a role in creating an enabling environment that allows these businesses to thrive. This includes:

  • Policies and regulations that lower barriers to entry in the market (tax, subsidies, preferential regulation, investment capital, etc)

  • Quality education systems to meet market demands

  • Access to global markets and supply chain

  • Business support services

  • Education and workforce development

In Lagos specifically, government has been playing a pivotal role in co-creating the future with the private sector and with universities. Here we discuss break-throughs and set-backs.

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Obafela Bank-Olemoh

Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Education., Lagos State Government
Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh is an astute visionary, strategist and administrator per excellence with a verifiable track record of impact in his almost 20 years of professional and social service engagements. Representing a new generation of middle-aged Nigerians, he is passionately committed... Read More →

Mobolade Ekujumi

Vice President, Business Development, Venture Garden Group.

Chioma Nwagboso

Private Sector Advisor,, GIZ
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Gossy Ukanwoke

Founder, Beni American University
Gossy is a Higher Education Investor, supporting access to Learning and Education for young people in under-served communities. He has worked with African governments on the development of policies to assist in creating better access, quality and relevance of learning in higher education... Read More →

Ada Umeofia

Architect/Designer, The OS Space

Tuesday September 27, 2016 10:30 - 11:30 WAT
Oriental Hotel Lekki

11:30 WAT

Masterclass: User Experience & Product Development

“How to stand out from the crowd”

In a recession, consumers have less disposable income, so brands compete even more fiercely for a share of scarce resources. So how do you differentiate yourself from the competition? Featuring examples from local and global brands that stand head and shoulders above their competitors because they provide unique experiences for their customers. Get tips you can use as a startup to differentiate yourself to your target market.


Tuesday September 27, 2016 11:30 - 13:00 WAT
Oriental Hotel Lekki

13:00 WAT

Masterclass: Building Successful Mobile Apps
This hands-on and interactive workshop is a simple introduction to the tools and techniques of Mobile app Development and a deep dive into how to integrate it into your work culture and process. small teams working with peers on practical business cases are an important aspect of this workshop.

You will leave with a framework for problem solving, a set of tools to use and share, and a practical way to put it to use tackling a problem you face in your work - immediately.

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Abiola Ibrahim

Google Developer Group
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Kendra Nnachi


Tuesday September 27, 2016 13:00 - 14:00 WAT
Oriental Hotel Lekki

14:00 WAT

Women who Launch
This event is committed to increasing the number of women entrepreneurs starting high growth ventures by providing the resources, network, and knowledge for the launch and growth of their company

It aspires to support gender equal entrepreneurial ecosystems by empowering women to engage with entrepreneurship, whether as founders, funders or team members

Connecting women to inspiring role models and an opportunity to discuss what it takes to launch and scale a new business venture.


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Anike Lawal

Founder Mamalette.com
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Dupe Macaulay

Founder Capital Square @capsqr
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Bolanile Olatunji

MSM Country Manager at Mara Group - ‎Mara Group

Tuesday September 27, 2016 14:00 - 16:00 WAT
Oriental Hotel Lekki

16:00 WAT

Masterclass : Digital Illustration
Comic Republic  in Collaboration with StartupLagos   would be hosting a Workshop on Digital illustratiuon 

This session would entail the following 
  1. How to use African Superhero Comic Books to change the reputation narrative of Africa. Th​​e concept of heroes as icons.
  2. How to write a good story.
  3. How to illustrate and colour a comic book story. 
  4. Marketing your product to a global audience

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Jide Martin

Founder, Comic Republic

Tuesday September 27, 2016 16:00 - 17:00 WAT
Oriental Hotel Lekki

19:00 WAT

Fashion Technology - & Drinks
Tuesday September 27, 2016 19:00 - 21:00 WAT
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Wednesday, September 28

09:00 WAT

From University Research to Real World Innovation

From University Research to Real World Innovation

Universities are critical to the future growth of any economy and are to be at the forefront of research and discovery .

Join us to learn more about how the cutting edge research of various academic institutions and students are being turned into commercially viable innovations, bringing benefit, economic activity and jobs to the world.

Businesses across all industries depend on cutting-edge research that will allow them to compete and deliver the products and services their customers demand. Nigerian Higher institutions have a wide range of talented inventors in science and technology.

This workshop would explain how inventions and technologies can be developed by academic institutions to help tackle real-world issues and problems.

Wednesday September 28, 2016 09:00 - 11:00 WAT
Oriental Hotel Lekki

11:00 WAT

Towards a Smart City - Energy, Access and Social Impact
An extraordinary session of discussing climate change, energy conservation and electricity
issues amongst others. The importance of the energy sector to Africa’s economic success
cannot be undermined. This year, we hope to highlight and proffer solutions through our
gathering of start ups, industry experts and academic professionals in the energy sector.
Last year we focused on building smart cities, this year we’d be looking more at alternative
energy sources and its subsequent impact on businesses.
We’re looking forward to seeing this event unfold and see what innovations for urban
living would come out of the event.

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Ayo Adegboye

Managing Director, Business Connexion
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Tolu Ijogun

CEO Digital Direct

Wednesday September 28, 2016 11:00 - 13:00 WAT
Oriental Hotel Lekki

12:30 WAT

Manufacturing & Hardware : The Next Era of Global Growth
In this session: we explore the viability of cutting-edge technologies such as 3D printing, in accelerating and enabling a true manufacturing layer, sustained and powered by bottom-up innovation, Maker culture and market-forces. Economists argue that Africa’s decade-long growth has been stunted, putting the continent’s ‘Africa Rising’ narrative at risk. Why? Its lack of a mature manufacturing industry. Despite many attempts to resuscitate this key Nigerian sector, it has remained a laggard, far behind the successes of the telecoms and financial sector. Manufacturing equips a nation with the capabilities to export competitive home-grown products to play on a global scale. Future global economic growth drivers point towards new technology opportunties at the intersection between software, data and hardware. From Facebook to Amazon, we have entered the Age of the Maker, where physical devices and solutions bring digital efficiencies into the real world. 3D Printing technologies will set product development and manufacturing free – reducing SME costs and accelerating product go-to-market - much like the internet democratized information.

Join us for a special panel and debate, with leading local and global experts within manufacturing, product design / development and 3D printing, to explore the future of manufacturing.

NASA Space Apps Nigeria's mission is to catalyze effective, home-grown innovation through community-led collaboration, and local capacity-building efforts. It achieves this by connecting youth and ecosystem , to broader technologies, thought-leadership, fit-for-purpose tools and global knowledge-transfer players.

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Oluseye Soyode-Johnson

Innovation and Business Development Expert, Ericsson

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Nifemi Marcus-Bello

Team Lead Industrial Designer, Tecno Design Lab

Stephen D. L. Pinkrah

Stephen D. L. Pinkrah is a Snr Partner with iVEN Consult, a subsidiary of the iVEN group, where he spearheads the 3D Printing arm of the business. Alongside a partnership with Joshnelly, they are the exclusive West African partners for Stratasys, the largest 3D Printer Manufacturers... Read More →
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Richard Tanksley

Director, GE Garage
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Sam Uduma

CEO Supergeeks

Wednesday September 28, 2016 12:30 - 14:00 WAT
Oriental Hotel Lekki

14:30 WAT

Lagos Comic Con
The event features a central stage for exhibition/sales, keynotes and panels, multiple rooms for workshops, master classes and presentations, and an area dedicated to co-working, networking and interactive installations.

Also there are lots of competitions and movie screenings that make the event fun to be at. The Creative industry has emerged as one of the world’s most dynamic economic sectors. Available data shows that the creative industry has facilitated cultural, social and economic development in most developed economies.

As Nigeria tries to diversify her economy and move away from its over dependence on oil, the creative industry can play a role in this process with the government fully not understanding the potential of Nigeria’s creative industry.  Our goal this year is to bring a correlation between Nigeria's Creative industry and the growth in its economy.

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Ibrahim Adeola Ganiyu

My full name is Ibrahim Adeola Ganiyu, (AKA Sir GAI). I’m a Brand Communications Consultant, Creative entrepreneur, Illustrator, Graphics Designer, Comic book creator and artist, Hobbyist Writer and Creativity Coach.
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Hugo Obi

Founder, Maliyo Games
Hugo Obi is the founder of Maliyo Games – the first indigenous gaming company in Nigeria and one of the early pioneers of mobile gaming in Sub-Saharan Africa. Hugo is a visionary entrepreneur with interests in the development of mobile content for Africa’s growing mobile consumers... Read More →
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Judith Okonkwo

Judith Okonkwo: is a Tech Evangelist, Business Psychologist and Organisation Development practitioner who has worked in Africa, Asia and Europe. Over the last 15 years her career has taken her through a range of sectors including financial services, defence, education, aviation and... Read More →

Wednesday September 28, 2016 14:30 - 16:30 WAT
Oriental Hotel Lekki

17:00 WAT

Masterclass: The Business of Photography
A point where Photographers Come
to Be More Connected and Inspired
The session is dedicated to everything photography, from inspiring enthusiasts, to providing professional photographers with access to exclusive networking and giving leading
photography brands the opportunity to show the audience first-hand the technologies and accessories that they offer.
This is the event for everyone passionate about photography!

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Segun Olotu

Founder, Sottu Photography

Wednesday September 28, 2016 17:00 - 18:00 WAT
Oriental Hotel Lekki

18:00 WAT

The Songs, The Sounds, The Business

Katung Aduwak

Senior Channel manager and Creative Director Viacom networks, MTV/Mtvbase/Bet/Nickelodeon /Comedy central
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King James Jonathan

Group Head, Radio Networks, Consolidated Media Associates Group Ltd (operators of Soundcity 98.5 and Urban 96.5)

Bizzle Osikoya

Leading Nigerian entertainment consultant

Wednesday September 28, 2016 18:00 - 19:00 WAT
Oriental Hotel Lekki

19:00 WAT

Africa Fintech Meetup
The Africa Fintech Network is bringing together the main ecosystem players in the fintech space in each region to engage, connect, collaborate and grow. Through meetups, conferences and seminars we are enabling startups and entrepreneurs to come together with banks, insurance companies, regulators, global fintech and tech experts, and investors, in order to exchange ideas and knowledge, learn, and join forces. Take part in changing the future of Africa through finance and technology.

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Andy Madaki

Founder of the African Fintech Network

Wednesday September 28, 2016 19:00 - 21:00 WAT
Oriental Hotel Lekki
Friday, September 30

10:00 WAT

Masterclass: Effective Customer Service
This hands-on and interactive workshop is a simple introduction to the tools and techniques of Customer Service and a deep dive into how to integrate it into your work culture and process. small teams working with peers on practical business cases are an important aspect of this workshop.

You will leave with a framework for problem solving, a set of tools to use and share, and a practical way to put it to use tackling a problem you face in your work - immediately.

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Dayo Adetona

Head Customer Service Samsung

Friday September 30, 2016 10:00 - 11:00 WAT
Oriental Hotel Lekki

10:00 WAT

Friday September 30, 2016 10:00 - 17:00 WAT
Oriental Hotel Lekki

11:00 WAT

Masterclass: Growth hacking your startup
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Friday September 30, 2016 11:00 - 12:00 WAT
Oriental Hotel Lekki

12:00 WAT

The future of Retail , Ecommerce & Payment
ecommerce industry is at a crossroads with new tech innovations, platforms and data creating dramatic shifts in how everyone from individual sellers to global brands market and sell their goods and services online. Hear from the industry's leading thinkers about the most important trends and developments in global e-commerce . ( Payment, Logistics, Customer service , Outsourcing e.t.c)This event prides itself on bringing you the latest trends and industry developments. We are able to give you a deeper understanding of what is happening in the world of selling online

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Shola Akinlade

Founder, PayStack
Founder Paystack

Olamide Amosun

Marketing Manager, Inifinix

Sefik Bagdadiglou

MD, Jumia Market

Kusha Dutta

MD, Jumia Travel

Deepankar Rustagi

MD, Vconnect
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Yuliy Shenfeld

Country Manager, Jiji.ng

Friday September 30, 2016 12:00 - 15:00 WAT
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15:00 WAT

Knowing When to PIvot
Changing your business model or Pivoting does't mean failure. This session covers information on when & How to Pivot.It will feature entrepreneurs who have successfully changed the course of their business and how they Did it. This will Involve both Talk & a Panel discussion

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Sheriff Shittu

Founder, Showroom.ng
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Nerve Mobile 

Friday September 30, 2016 15:00 - 16:00 WAT
Oriental Hotel Lekki

18:00 WAT

The Launchpad is a platform where the most innovative startups from Africa get a platform to launch their products and announce to Africa and the World, what they have developed.

This session also  provides an opportunity for already existing businesses to launch new features and new products while also providing an opportunity to interact with both existing and prospective customers.

6 Starups confirmed to be launching

Friday September 30, 2016 18:00 - 20:00 WAT
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