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September 22 Date for This Month's CFA's Startups Hangout

Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata

The next edition of CFA’s Startups Hangout is set to be held on Friday, September 22, 2017 by 5:00pm.

The CFA's Startups Hangout, is as a free event where Startups gather on Monthly basis to meet and learn from invited successful Entrepreneurs who put them through the path of succeeding in business as well as pitfalls to avoid in the course of carrying on their businesses.

This edition of the hangout will have in attendance, two interesting and successful Entrepreneurs, set to impart knowledge and experience to the Startups. They are Austin Okere, Founder, CWG and Banke Alawaye, Country Manager, Praekelt.

Austin Okere is the founder & executive vice chairman, CWG Plc and Entrepreneur in Residence, Columbia Business School, New York. He is a member of the World Economic Forum Business Council on Innovation and Intrapreneurship. He serves on the Board of the National Competiveness Council of Nigeria and Initiative for Global Development, a Washington based nonprofit organization that drives poverty reduction by catalyzing business growth and investment in the developing world.

Austin Okere is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors of Nigeria, as well as a Fellow of the Nigerian Computer Society (NCS), and serves as a member of the Advisory Council of the Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON).

Banke holds a B.Sc in Computer Science and a Masters in Business Administration from Edinburgh Business School. Her experience spans Investment Banking, Software development, Management Consulting and general management. She is a digital strategist and business consultant. She helps small business owners create systems that make their businesses easier to run so that they can be more productive and make higher incomes.

Past editions of the hangout had featured prominent successful Nigerian Entrepreneurs, such as Chinenye Mba-Uzoukwu, CEO, InfoGraphics, Afolabi Abiodun, CEO, SB Telecoms and Devices Bolaji Finnih, CEO, TechPreneur Africa and Ommo Clark, CEO, iBez Solutions. Nadu Denloye, PhD, Co-Founder of Telnet and Director,CDNet, Deepankar Rustagi, the Co-founder, VConnect, Adeoye Abodunrin, ED,Xpos Technologies, Simeon Ononobi, Co-Founder, MyAdsGlobal, Helen Anatogu, CEOand Founder, iDea Nigeria, and Yele Okeremi Founder of Precise Financial Systems and others.

The September 2017 edition of CFA’s Startups Hangout will be powered by TAMS and Remita.

We count on the active support of more brands for the future Monthly Editions of this selfless mission to help many Nigerian Startups to learn, grow and sustain their businesses for the development of the Nigerian Entrepreneurial ecosystem in particular and the Nigerian economy in general.

We also appreciate our media partners, Nigerian CommunicationsWeek, Connectnigeria, ITPulse, and Guardian Tech, for their unflinching support in sharing this rare opportunity to learn from successful Entrepreneurs to our numerous Startups.

Limited seats are available, hence, you need to register early, to book for a seat at the event.

You can register for the September 2017 edition of CFA's Startups Hangout @