Mark Zuckerberg's Visit Gives Nigerian Startups Much-needed Boost
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's visit to Nigeria, his first to sub-Saharan Africa, put the country's tech businesses firmly in the world's spotlight. Nigeria is the largest market in Africa for Facebook; 16 million Nigerians using the platform monthly, with 7 million logging onto the site daily: 97% of them on mobile, according to statistics.
He said: "This is my first trip to sub-Saharan Africa. I'll be meeting with developers and entrepreneurs, and learning about the startup ecosystem in Nigeria. The energy here is amazing and I'm excited to learn as much as I can." Tech hub working on Nigeria's next big idea - Co-Creation Hub: Tech space working on 'Nigeria& #39;s next big idea' At the CcHUB, he talked to children at a summer coding camp and entrepreneurs who visit the center to build and launch their apps.
Zuckerberg thrilled Nigerians by walking around the streets of Lagos without any signs of armed guards or heavy security. He was also spotted jogging on the Lekki Bridge Wednesday morning. Like a lot of entrepreneurs on the continent, the founders of CcHUB have been quietly plugging away before catching the attention of one of the world's biggest tech founders. Zuckerberg singled out their business because of their proven track record in building and incubating startups that tackle the country's myriad social issues such as Lifebank, an app that locates available blood supplies and delivers it to hospitals.
Another entrepreneur who met Zuckerberg was Adebayo Adegbembo, who runs Genii games, a platform to make it easier for kids to learn about African culture both in Nigeria and the diaspora. #programmes #technology #techsolutions #nigerianstartup #nigerianstartups #nigerianentrepreneurs #innovation #youthempowerment #facebook #businessideas #business #businessleaders #businessman #businesswoman #businesscommunity #businessgrowth #leader #leaders #leadership #investinnigeria #techbusiness #innovativeideas #creativity #startupsinafrica #ihubs #techhub #entrepreneur #entrepreneurs #madeinnigeria #tradenigeria