Young Russians were protesting as I was writing this. 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’s Startup Hangout is a monthly meetup where startups meet 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.
A pitch session will also start to feature on the program as from the April 2017 edition, which is designed to further add value to Startups who attend each month's session of the Hangout.
All is now set. Over 100+ startups have already registered for the April 2017 edition of the event and I bet they cannot wait for that date because, one of them will have the opportunity to sit with me for a one-on-one chat and this will be aired oh Television.
Feel free to reach out to the team if you wish to work with us on this initiative and check out our little book on the value we bring http://startups.cfatech.ng/value
CFA is the Founder, www.CFAtech.ng & Co-producer/Presenter, Tech Trends on Channels Television