Startup Labs, an organisation set out to assist intending and upcoming entrepreneurs in bringing to reality their ideas, announced its presence officially in Ile-ife on Sunday, 10th September 2016.
The meeting which was organized by the localized section of the organisation, Startup Labs Ife, was held at the Rotunda of the Obafemi Awolowo University Campus and was supported by Classic Systems Infotech.
Giving his welcome address, founder of the organisation, Mr Igba Joshua; founder of the Neonatar brand stated that the organisation was birthed in a bid to assist young entrepreneurs, most especially considering the peculiarity of Ife not being as friendly for business.
The speakers at the event included Opeyemi Adesanya of OFA Multiglobal, Bomi Opatayo from StartUp Nation Africa, Adewale Ojo from the A&G group. The speakers spoke on an array of intricacies involved in starting and scaling a business, giving attendees practical experiences.
Commenting on the necessity of starting the programme, Mr Igba in an interaction with our correspondent stated, "The Startup Ecosystem in this terrain (Ife) is not vibrant. This is why startups in Ife hardly get any funding from investors in Ife let alone getting funding from outside.
One of the strong purposes of Startup LABS is to push Startups in Ife in the direction of funding for scaling."