The CFA Startup Hangout April edition tagged “Building with Confidence” holds this Friday in Lagos and five startups have been selected to pitch their solutions.
CFA’s Startup Hangout is a platform where startups meet monthly to learn and grow from the experiences of successful entrepreneurs and top executives who come around to share, as well as network with one another.
The pitch session which starts this month is designed to further add value to Startups who attend each month's session of the Hangout.
The winner selected by scheduled speakers will have a one-on-one with Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata (CFA), the Founder, www.CFAtech.ng & Co-producer/Presenter, Tech Trends on Channels Television.
Here are the selected startups:
1. Trashusers - www.trashusers.com
2. HostelsVilla - www.hostelsvilla.com
3. AdQuet - www.adquet.com
4. Infinite Medix - www.medifix.ng
5. Placements - www.placements.com.ng
“Young Russians were protesting recently. They took to the streets in defiance of the stern warning issued out by the authorities in their country. That was a similar situation to what became known as the Arab Spring. The lesson I took away from this, is that we must engage our young minds in every way possible to keep them out of this kind of situation.
“If you are reading this and over 40 and fairly successful, I will love to ask you what you are doing to make a difference in the lives of young people? Whether we accept it or not, the reality is that we are sitting on a keg of gunpowder with the number of idle young minds that are parading our various streets.
“This is basically why my team and I decided to make a conscious effort to put together CFA's Startups Hangout, a monthly event, not minding the fact that it is pretty much a tall order bankrolling it every month. We are, however, excited to see that we are creating a movement that is capable of catapulting a few Startups to the next level. We are sure that we can achieve more with monthly partnership and sponsorship of the program to take it to even higher levels,” CFA said.