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S014: The Mark Zuckerberg Effect on Startups in Nigeria – with Bosun Tijani

November 02, 2016
The Mark Zukerberg Feect on Entrepreneurship in Nigeria

S014: The Mark Zuckerberg Effect on Startups in Nigeria – with Bosun Tijani

In this episode, Bosun Tijani, CEO of Co-Creation Hub, shares the story of Mark Zuckerberg’s visit to Nigeria and highlights how Mark visit has changed the fortunes of the Nigerian Entrepreneurship.

In this episode, you will learn 

  • about what inspired Mark’s Visit to Nigeria,
  • If his visit was really a surprise to ccHUB,
  • what was going through Bosun’s mind when Mark Zuckerberg walked in,
  • how Mark’s visit affect the life of Ekene Udeze, a ux Lead at ccHUB,
  • the opportunity his visit opened up to ccHUB and the tech space in Nigeria, and
  • the challenges we must overcome in other to make the best use of this phenomenon.
Bosun Tijani, Co-Founder, CCHUB, with Mark Zuckerberg (Photocredit: Co-Creation Hub)

What the visit means for Nigerian tech entrepreneurs

Before now, Nigeria’s tech scene was infamous around the world for cybercrime. However, this has changed in recent years as more people now use their access to the internet to solve social problems.
CcHub is a community for these new army of youths who work together to co-create solutions for the country. As important as this is, Mark’s visit to the hub was needed to give some sort of validation to the efforts of these community of young minds.
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Mark Zuckerberg with kids at ccHUB (Photocredit: Co Creation Hub)

In addition, it meant families, friends, investors, government can now pay more attention to this community and provide the required support needed for their startups and innovations to grow. Listen to Bosun as he gives more insights into how startups in Nigeria, and the tech scene as a whole, has received a significant boost.

 

Challenges We must overcome to take advantage of his visit

The tech industry is causing a sweeping change in several countries across the world and Nigeria is one. What must Nigerians do to take advantage of the tech industry? Bosun lists a number of important things Nigerians must get right before they can fully benefit from the tech wave and build sustainable and successful startups in Nigeria.
Listen Now.
Mark Zukerberg at Andela, Nigeria

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Today's Guest

Bosun Tijani is the CEO and Co-founder of Co-Creation Hub Nigeria, a Social Innovation Centre dedicated to accelerating the application of social capital and technology for economic prosperity. In simple terms, an incubation for start-ups in Nigeria that started in October, 2010 at Yaba. Foremost startups from this incubation centre include, BudgIT, WeCyclers, LifeBank, Truppr, Autobox, Efiko, Traclist and many more.

Episode Takeaways

In this episode, you will learn 

  • about what inspired Mark’s Visit to Nigeria,
  • If his visit was really a surprise to ccHUB,
  • what was going through Bosun’s mind when Mark Zuckerberg walked in,
  • how Mark’s visit affect the life of Ekene Udeze, a ux Lead at ccHUB,
  • the opportunity his visit opened up to ccHUB and the tech space in Nigeria, and
  • the challenges we must overcome in other to make the best use of this phenomenon.

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  • GMSadewale

    great one.

    • Thank you GMSadewale for listening to the podcast first and then taking your time to drop a comment! I want you to know I appreciate it!

      I am curious, what made the episode a great one for you?

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