TAN (Africa) May 2014 Event – Entrepreneurs Start-up Scene in Africa


Program Description
  • Date: Saturday, May24, 2014; 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Venue: Medallion Communications Limited, 8A Saka Tinubu Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
  • RSVP via Eventbrite: Entreprenuers Start-up Scene in Africa
  • Event Description:
    Join us for an inspiring discussion around entrepreneurs and start-up scene in Africa. Mr Onwumere will be sharing deep insights on some of the entreprenuerial activities he encountered on his travels across Africa. The opportunities he had seen for entrepreneurs and most likely success factors for start-ups.
  • Event Program Outline:
2:00 - 2:30 PM: Registration and Networking (Light Refreshment )
2:30 - 3:45 PM: Program Presentation
3:45 - 4:15 PM: Q&A + Open Discussions
4:15 - 5:00 PM: Final Networking
  • Speaker's Bio:
    Mr.Patrick Onwumere is the Director for Youth Enablement under the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative. His role spans each of the execution pillars of the 4Afrika Initiative: Innovation, World Class Skills and Access.
    Patrick acts as the connection between Africa and Microsoft’s global Education team, leveraging Microsoft Youth Spark and other important corporate investments to the benefit of African Youth. He is specifically focused on accelerating the adoption of world class technology, services and devices amongst the youth population to enable them to proactively shape the future of Africa.
    Patrick previously served as the President of the Africans @ Microsoft employee network, and in his new role he continues to serve as their strong advocate and advisor. Patrick joined Microsoft in 2008 and has been responsible for driving business development across multiple internal and external business units to meet revenue goals. He was instrumental in the growth and evolution of the Africans @ Microsoft charter, and he is deeply committed to helping people and businesses connected to Africa realize and exceed their true potential. Before joining Microsoft, Patrick worked at Apple Inc., Texas Instruments and attended university at Prairie View A&M University where he earned his BSc. in Electrical Engineering.