Ingo Herbert, Consul General, the Federal Republic of Germany in Lagos, Nigeria; Professor Umaru Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC); Prof. Pat Utomi, Founder/CEO, Centre for Values in Leadership and others will all attend the GenesysIgnite, a South-East Startups Convergence.

The annual event which comes up on the 15th December 2017 at the Office Complex, Tenece Group, Enugu Lifestyle and Golf City (The Centenary city), Enugu State will also have relevant industry stakeholders within the telecom industry.

GenesysIGNITE seeks to congregate technology hubs from all parts of the south-east and south-south regions of Nigeria. Its primary objective is to discuss latest technology trends that impact the areas and to proffer strategies for unearthing benefits in the various sectors of the Nigerian economy at large.

The event will also promote innovative business solutions and ideas, currently propagated in the form of Startups, within the region…culminating in Startups pitches from qualifying Startups, during the events demo segment.

Participating startups will be exposed to potential investors during the event. Graduates, undergraduates, and budding entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to pitch their startup ideas to a panel.

The top three innovative ventures as selected by a panel of prominent judges will be granted a seed fund of USD10, 000.00 (ten thousand US Dollars) each in cash and support.

This inaugural event has, as partners, key stakeholders in the technology space including:

  • The Office of the Vice President- responsible for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Federal Ministry of Science & Technology.
  • Tech giants- Google, HP, Dell/EMC, Microsoft & IBM
  • The International Community- the German Consulate, delegates of New Economy & Startups, German Industry and
  • Commerce and other government functionaries
  • Media and numerous online platforms


  • Afolabi Imokhuede – Senior Special Assistance to the Vice President, Federal Government of Nigeria on Job Creation and Youth Employment
  • Prof. Umaru Garba Danbatta- Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)
  • Ernest Ndukwe – Chairman, Openmedia Communications Limited, Nigeria
  • Ingo Herbert – Consul General, Federal Republic of Germany Lagos, Nigeria
  • Hanson Johnson – Country Mentor, Google Developer Groups, Nigeria
  • Ndidi Nwuneli – Managing Partner, SAHEL Consulting and Advisory Limited
  • Kingsley Eze – Managing Director/CEO, Tenece Professional Services Limited


  • Prof. Benjamin Ozumba – Vice-Chancellor, University of Nigeria Nsukka Nigeria
  • Prof. Pat Utomi – Founder/CEO, Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL)
  • Kola Aina – CEO/Founder, Ventures Platform Nigeria
  • Pius Okigbo Jnr – CEO, InfoSoft Nigeria Limited Nigeria
  • Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr. – Presenter, Tech Trends on Channels TV (Moderator)

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