Roar Nigeria Hub is hosting the Facebook policy team from Africa on a stakeholders’ roundtable a the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
The roundtable is part of the one week long activities in innovation, technology, business incubation and ICT which the Facebook team decided to embark on at the first university-embedded hub.
Roar Nigeria confirmed to business a.m. that Ebele Okobi, public policy director for Africa at Facebook and some other teams would be part of the stakeholders’ roundtable.
According to Roar Nigeria, the event will see the major players in the innovation ecosystem in the region such as hubs, incubators, startups, academia, government, leadership organizations, chambers of commerce and student leaders converge at the Hub for this all-important strategic discussion with the Facebook.
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Roar Nigeria’s partnership with Facebook started a few months ago when the social media giant launched the NG_Hub in Nigeria. Roar Nigeria is the only hub from the South East to seal this major partnership with Facebook.
Chinwe Okoli, manager at Roar Nigeria Hub said the hub will also host the South-South & East Angel Network (SSEAN) as the meeting will see all the players in the innovation ecosystem in the region convene at Roar Nigeria Hub.
She said a meeting of this sort is crucial for the startups and the angel investors as it provides a meeting point where angels discuss with the startups select interesting ideas for potential investment and afford the startups the opportunity, not only to network with investors but also get critical feedback for their business growth.
“The buzz of activities in innovation at UNN recently shows that the University of Nigeria has become the Home of Innovation in Nigeria,” she noted.
Just recently, the Lion Science Park, which is the first university-embedded Science Park in West Africa, had her maiden board meeting which features the triple helix structure-Academia, Private Sector and the Government and the Lion Technologies, the makers of Lion Laptops is in full swing assembling laptops at low costs for students and staff.