By Dipo Olowookere
The SpeedUPAfrica Bootcamp is returning to Nigeria with an ambition to produce more success stories from a fresh wave of African start-ups, we can confirm.
This followed the success from last year’s edition and the 2017 bootcamp will provide the platform for local start-ups owners to interface with top representatives from tech companies like Google, Singularity, Draper Universities and some 60 potential investors from the around the world.
Silicon Valley venture capitalist (VC) firm Draper Dark Flow (DDF), which is putting together the bootcamp, is expected to provide practical solutions to issues that start-ups on the continent face on a daily basis such as securing funding, attracting new clients, product differentiation and expanding their businesses.
The event is sponsored by Tim Draper, a partner at DDF, who has investments in over 1000 companies including Hotmail, Skype, and most recently Ghana’s Swiftly and Rwanda’s VugaPay.
According to the Managing Partner at DDF, Toro Orero, “Our focus is on mentors, workshops, and investments as well as networking and socialising with like-minded entrepreneurs. We will ensure that the SpeedUPAfrica week is a defining moment in the life of the start-ups who attend.”
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