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SpeedUP Africa Bootcamp Returns to Nigeria

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.

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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.

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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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Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

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