Program Manager at Ventures Platform Abuja, Fola Olatunji-David is the Skype Mentor for the September 2017 Startup Sunday Meetup scheduled for this Sunday, September 17th, 2017, at the conference room of The Elkan Terrace in Port Harcourt.
Fola manages the accelerator program at Ventures Platform, which provides $20k investment, for 10% equity to innovative new businesses, solving some of Africa’s biggest challenges. Previous mentors include two YCombinator backed founders; Shola Akinlade CEO of PayStack and Kendall Anayi CEO of Tezeti, as well as Hotels.ng CEO, Mark Essien, who spoke at the August meetup.
The mentoring session will be preceded by a pitching session where Bill Kenneths would pitch Eistyles.com – an eCommerce platform for fashion designers. Other events include video viewing and discussions, an elevator pitch challenge and networking.
Startup Sunday is a monthly meet up where modern day founders, talent and investors, connect to build the unicorns of the future. It is organised by Netopps, an organisation focused on building people and systems in Africa to leverage internet opportunities to optimize potentials in digital jobs, tech entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship. Admission is N3,000, paid at the venue.
Startup Sunday debuted on July 12, 2015 with a 20 week viewing of ‘How to Start a Startup’, a series of 20 lectures originally given at the Stanford University by Y Combinator in the fall of 2014. Startup Sunday currently holds on the 3rd Sunday of every month. This month’s meetup would be its 39th edition.
Also published on Medium.