As part of the Federal Government’s agenda to
diversify the economy and create jobs by stimulating the tech start-up
space, President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will
be hosting the Aso Villa Demo Day 2016 (AVDD2016); an initiative of the
Presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria set to celebrate the best
of Nigerian technology, creativity and entrepreneurship,as well as
showcase Nigeria’s innovative spirit to a global audience. The event
scheduled to hold on June 23, 2016 in Lagos and July 28, 2016 in Abuja
brings together the brightest start-ups from across the country as they
pitch to an audience of Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors, key
decision makers and other influential businesspersons.
is the first part of a series of events to inspire a movement that will
lead to diversification within the Nigerian economy, leveraging on
homemade emerging technologies to drive sectors such as agriculture,
food, housing, healthcare, and transportation etc.
become imperative as the Nigerian economy transitions from decades of
oil dependence. The government increasingly realises the role of varied
innovation in helping our government, and country, run more efficiently,
building a more resilient economic base and inclusive entrepreneurship.
persons or teams with grand ideas and prototypes, as well as investors
seeking the next opportunity can be a part of this to contribute in
writing the next chapter of Nigeria’s economic revolution, as this event
presents the rare opportunity of partnering with the Presidency in
driving the innovation agenda and setting the stage for the creation of
what would become Africa’s future.